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Interrail benefits in France

If your Interrail pass is valid in France you can travel for free by bus and get discounts on ferry crossings, as well as many other great offers.

 

Show your Interrail pass to receive your discount or contact the specific company in advance. The benefits only apply during the validity of your pass. Free travel on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.

Transport

Travel with the French national railway's bus service

Interrail pass holders can travel for free with the French national railway’s bus service on these routes.

 

Booking information

The best place to enquire about bus services is at a local tourist office or railway station. In large towns and cities, buses run to and from bus stations (gare d’autobus/routière) usually located next to railway stations. In rural areas, bus services are often operated by the SNCF and run between local towns and the railway station. An SNCF bus, on which rail tickets and passes are valid, is shown as an autocar in rail timetables. 

 

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Set sail for Ireland with Irish Ferries

Interrail pass holders get a 30% discount on ferry travel between France and Ireland on the routes:

 

  • Roscoff – Rosslare (Ireland) (May to September)

  • Cherbourg – Rosslare (Ireland) (February to December)

     

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Booking information

To make a reservation and obtain your discount, follow these steps:

1. Go to www.irishferries.com and pay in full for a booking. 

2. Email your booking reference number and your Interrail Pass cover number to bookings@irishferries.com.

3. The relevant reduction will be applied to your booking and the credit will be refunded to you via the credit card system. 

Make sure to send your email at least 5 days before your outward travel date. 

You may be asked to show your Interrail pass when you check in for the sailing.

 

For more info go to www.irishferries.com/uk-en/frequently-asked-questions or call +33 233 234 444, +353 818 300 400 or +33 170 720 326 (in French).

 

Additional charges and conditions

  • The discount is valid on foot passenger fares on the above ferry routes, if your Interrail pass is valid in either the country of departure or the country of arrival
  • No daily sailings, reservation is compulsory
  • Cabin accommodation is available at an extra charge

 

More information

  • Roscoff has it’s own train station and can be reached from Paris in about 5 hours. From Roscoff’s train station it’s a 20-minute walk to the passenger terminal.
  • Cherbourg can be reached by train. From there you can take a taxi (€8,- to €10,-) or walk (30 minutes) to the passenger terminal.
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Cross the seas with Stena Line ferries

Interrail Pass holders get up to 30% discount on the route:

  • Cherbourg - Rosslare (Ireland)

 

Booking information

Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of your Interrail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland: +353 (0)1907 5388.

The offer code for this discount is EURAILFor more information go to www.stenaline.com.

Accommodation

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Stay in Lille at Gastama Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Gastama Hostel in Lille offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Lille's Old Town!

 

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Booking information


To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Stay in Marseille at Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel in Marseille offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Marseille's old port district!

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Booking information


To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Stay in Nice at Villa Saint-Exupery Beach Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Villa Saint-Exupery Beach Hostel in Nice offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in the heart of Nice!

 

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Booking information


To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Canal Hostel

 

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, St Christopher's Canal Hostel in Paris offers Interrail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay in Paris' vibrant 19th District!

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Booking information

 

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when checking in at the hostel.

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Enjoy a discounted stay at Generator 

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 20% discount at a Generator in Paris. The discount is applicable to their “Best Available Rate” via this website and is also relevant for the food & beverages.

 

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How to get the offer:

The discount is bookable via this website. Just use the promo code EURAIL20 within the reservation process. 

  • Food & Beverage discount is redeemable by showing your Pass at the restaurant or bar.

 

For more information: 

paris@generatorhostels.com

0033 1709 8840 0

https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/paris

Shopping

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Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at McArthur Glenn

 

As an Interrail Pass holder, you can take advantage of special offers at selected McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in France.

 

Participating Designer Outlets:

  • Provence Designer Outlet, near Marseille
  • Roubaix Designer Outlet, near Lille
  • Troyes Designer Outlet, near Paris
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What's included:

  • 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase made in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A free coffee voucher to use at any of the cafes or restaurants in the participating Designer Outlets.

 

How to claim the offer:

Show your Interrail Pass at the outlet's Information Centre.

 

Keep in mind:

The offers valid in participating stores only and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Coffee Voucher is valid in all cafés and restaurants. One voucher per valid Interrail Pass, cannot be exchanged for cash. For more information and to plan your visit please visit www.mcarthurglen.com.

Attractions

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See all of Lyon with the Lyon City Card

 

With your Interrail Pass, you get a 50% discount on the second Lyon City Card. Traveling solo? You then get a 20% discount on your Lyon City Card! This card will give you:

  • Free entrance to museums, shows, cruises and more

  • Unlimited access on Lyon's public transportation

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How to get this offer:

Get your Lyon City Card at the Tourist Information Center on Bellecour Square 69002, Lyon.
Opened daily from 9:00 to 18:00.

 

For more information, please visit www.lyoncitycard.com, call 0033 472776969, or send an email to info@lyon-france.com.

This discount applies to the Adult Card only. It cannot be applied to the Rhonexpress City Card.

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Discover Nantes with the Nantes City Pass

 

With your Interrail Pass, you get a 50% discount on the Nantes City Pass. For 24 hours, this pass will give you:

  • Free entrance to museums, castles, cruises and more

  • Unlimited access on Nantes' public transportation

  • Discounts on shopping, entertainment and leasure

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How to get the offer:

Get your Nantes City Pass at the Nantes Tourism desk on Rue des Etats 9, 44000 Nantes.

 

For more information, please visit the Nantes tourism website, or call +33 272 640 479.

You can also send an email to info@nantes-tourisme.com.

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Explore the French Riviera

 

With your Interrail Pass, you get a 10% discount on the French Riviera Pass. With this pass, you can visit all the main tourist sights in Nice and on the French Riviera free of charge!

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How to get the offer:
You can get your discounted pass at the welcome desk of the Nice Tourism Board, located just outside the central train station.

 

For more information, please visit www.frenchrivierapass.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call ++33(0) 4 92 14 46 14, or send an email to info@otcnice.com.

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Discover Marseille with an all-in package

 

Interrail Pass holders get a 15% discount on the Marseille City Pass. The city pass is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours, depending on your choice.

  • Free entry to 14 art and history museums  

  • City tour or visit of the Château d'If

  • Free public transportation

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How to get the offer:

To get your Marseille City Pass show your Interrail Pass Cover to staff at the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau: 11 La Canebière 13001 Marseille

For more information, visit marseille-tourisme.com

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Explore the sites of Bordeaux with the Bordeaux City Card

 

Explore the city of Bordeaux for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux to get 10% discount on Bordeaux City Pass: 24h, 48h, and 72h. This card will give you:

 

  • Free entrance to museums, monuments and, more

  • Unlimited access on Bordeaux's  public transportation

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How to get the offer:

This offer is only available at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux, 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux.

Open every day from 09:00 – 18:30, except: January 1st and December 25th.

 

For more information, please visit: www.bordeaux-tourisme.com, call: +33 5 56 00 66 00, or send email to: otb@bordeaux-tourisme.com.

Reims City Pass

 

Discover Reims and the champagne wine-growing area with a Reims City Pass, valid for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours. Choose the pass that suits your schedule, and enjoy free access to the must-see monuments and museums. Travel for free on the public transport system, take a free guided tour of the magnificent cathedral where many of the kings of France were crowned and get discounts of up to 50% at dozens of other participating attractions such as world-famous Champagne houses.

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FREE with Reims City Pass :

  • Public transport (tram and bus)
  • City guided tour
  • City digital tour
  • Reims City Tour (city bus tour)
  • Museum of fine arts
  • Foujita Chapel
  • Saint-Remi history museum (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Fort de la Pompelle museum
  • Museum of the surrender, May 7, 1945
  • Planetarium
  • Palace of Tau (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Towers of Notre-Dame
  • FRAC Champagne-Ardenne – contemporary art exhibition
  • Hotel de La Salle
  • Reims-Champagne automobile museum
  • Le Vergeur museum-hotel
  • Museum of local aeronautics
  • Fossier biscuit factory tour

 

And many other discounts!

 

Good to know

The Reims City Pass is available for adults aged from 18 years old. Teenagers and children are already entitled to discounts at the museums.
Please show your voucher at the Tourist Information Centre on arrival to collect your Reims City Pass.


The validity of your pass runs for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours after time of first use.
A free guidebook is included with the pass.


Information about opening days and hours can be obtained by contacting each partner directly.

Explore Paris With The Paris City Card

 

Interrail Pass holders can enjoy 10% off the Paris City Card, your ready-to-go sightseeing package to discover the French capital’s top attractions.

Explore Paris at your own pace with a 2-, 3- or 5-day set of passes and enjoy priority access to more than 50 museums and monuments, a river cruise, a hop-on hop-off bus tour and unlimited travel on Paris’ public transport.

 

Present your Interrail pass cover at one of the Paris Tourism Office: Hôtel de Ville welcome centre situated at 29, rue Rivoli Paris 4th (Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville - Line 1 or 11) or Gare du Nord welcome centre situated 18, rue de Dunkerque, Paris 10th  (Metro stop: Gare du Nord - Line 4 or 5)

 

Please note: Discount available on presentation of your Interrail pass only on 2-,3- or 5-days pass

For more information about the Paris City Card, check out the Paris info website or contact here

Aix-en-Provence City Card

 

Offer: Pass holders can get a 15% discount on Aix-en-Provence CityPass and experience the pearl of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. You have the option to choose between 24h, 48h or 72h CityPass duration, the validity of the pass starts when it is used for the first time for one of the included services.

 

Info: Show your Interrail Pass at the desk of Aix-en-Provence tourist office located at 300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi, to receive the 15% discount.

For more information feel free to call +33 (0)4 42 16 11 61, send an e-mail to hello@aixenprovencetourism.com or simply visit the Aix-en-Provence website here.

 

Please note: Some services included in the CityPass require a reservation. Opening hours and days vary from one provider to another. This offer is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged

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Paris tours -  SANDEMANs NEW Europe

 

Interrail Pass holders receive an exclusive 20% discount off all SANDEMANs tours in Paris:

 

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How to get the offer:

Book your ticket online at www.neweuropetours.eu and use the code INTERRAIL20 during the check out process to apply your discount. Print your ticket and bring it with you, along with your Interrail Pass, to show to the guide of the tour.

 

Please note: guests that have booked their ticket with the Interrail discount will be required to show a valid ID and their valid Interrail Pass. Guests who are not able to show (one of) these documents will be given the option to pay the remaining 20% or will be denied from the tour.