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Plan a safe solo trip in Europe

Worried about travelling solo? Here's what you need to know

Imagine a holiday where you get to do exactly what you want, whenever you want. Sounds good, right? Train is the perfect way to explore thousands of safe and welcoming destinations across Europe, and an Interrail Pass makes it even easier to be spontaneous. So here's what solo travellers need to know before they hit the rails.

Is it safe to travel alone on an Interrail trip?

Absolutely!

 

Travelling by train is one of the safest ways to explore Europe. An Interrail Pass gives you access to an extensive network of railway companies with some of the best connections, maintenance systems and safety measures in the world.

 

Save yourself from the panic of losing your Paper Pass with Interrail Pass Protection. This allows you to recover part of the cost of replacement tickets after you have completed your journey. 

 

If totally carefree trips are your thing, getting travel insurance from our partners at World Nomads will ensure you aren't alone if things go wrong. World Nomads can insure your favourite tech and cover unexpected medical bills and other additional expenses.

Are night trains safe?

Yes!

 

Night trains are a great way to get around in Europe. Here are a few things to keep in mind when travelling overnight.

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7 safety tips for night trains

 

  • Do your research. Be aware of changes in the train timetable. 
  • Check online forums like our Facebook group to get advice from previous travellers about the route you're taking.
  • Don't leave your bags unattended. Secure your bags while you sleep by investing in a cable lock and label them with a name tag.
  • You can also get private sleeping compartments if you're not comfortable sharing. Check out these different sleeping compartments
  • Keep your passport, travel documents, wallet and phone with you at all times.
  • Bring a power bank for your phone in case you don't have access to a power outlet on the train.
  • Make sure you know where to find staff on the train in case something goes wrong.

I'm a solo female traveller. Should I be worried?

No! Lots of solo female travellers choose Interrail

 

"This experience really has changed my life forever, I now travel alone and it’s all because I took the plunge and Interrailed Europe!"

 

- Raeanne, 23, United Kingdom

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Tips for solo female travellers

 

  • Do your research before you go so you know what to expect – that way you can explore confidently once you arrive.
  • Ask female friends or other Interrailers for tips on where to go and whether there's anywhere you should avoid.
  • When choosing your accommodation, read reviews from travellers like you to get a better sense of what it's like to stay there.
  • Join free walking tours or bike tours and get to know your surroundings with a group of likeminded people.
  • Stay connected with friends and family while you're away and keep them updated on your plans.
  • Don't be afraid to try new things – trust your instincts and travel with confidence.

Ready to start your trip? 

Explore 33 amazing countries at your own pace with an Interrail Global Pass.