Interrail In Spring

Our Choices For Interrailing Around Europe In Spring

Interrail by National Rail’s top picks for Spring 2025  

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, cultural explorer, budgeting backpacker, or looking for some luxury, the flexibility and convenience of an Interrail Pass allows every type of traveller to explore the wonders of Europe in your own style and at your own pace - all in a greener and more sustainable way.  


The best time to travel to Europe is in Spring when the Mediterranean weather is warm, nature is blooming, and the summer crowds have not yet arrived. A Global Pass will give you the opportunity to enjoy unlimited travel on the national railways of 33 participating countries, as well as some participating ferry lines – so all you need to worry about is where to go first!


National Rail’s recommendations for breath-taking Interrail train journeys this Spring include: 


Netherlands – Keukenhof Gardens 
Travel to Amsterdam to explore the Netherlands in its full springtime splendor (reservations are compulsory on Eurostar but Interrail customers get a special Passholder rate!). The Keukenhof gardens is the epitome of Springtime in Europe, with its world-famous tulip fields announcing spring’s arrival with a kaleidoscope of colour as far as the eyes can see. You don’t have to be a nature lover to appreciate Keukenhof, whose doors open as soon as Spring starts. Netherlands is a great starting point for any Interrail trip into Europe. 
Slovenia – Lake Bled 
Steeped in beauty and legend, Slovenia’s honey pot, Lake Bled, is radiant in springtime. The lush tree lined shores truly come to life and so does its atmosphere. Take a gondola across to Bled Island and visit the beautifully situated Pilgrimage Church, while taking in views of the magnificent Karavanke Mountain Range. On your return, don’t miss their local delicacy, kremna rezina, a cream pastry considered such a delicacy that in 2016 the Slovenian government designated it a protected dish. Then, why not travel on to one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, Ljubljana, only an hour away by train. 
Spain – Las Fallas 
If festivals and art excite you, the spring festival of Las Fallas in Valencia is a must see. The festival has deep-rooted historical and cultural significance, where locals would burn wood to welcome in Spring and to celebrate San José (the patron saint of carpenters). Now an internationally renowned and UNESCO recognised event, papier-mâché statues as big as houses - some considered contemporary works of art, are set ablaze in a spectacular and symbolic ritual.  An Interrail Pass can take you to Valencia via Paris and Barcelona, where we recommend you make window seat reservations to take in these regions’ springtime views en route via high-speed train. 
Germany - Black Forest  
Try a spring train ride through the Black Forest, a picturesque region of Germany, renowned for its natural beauty of dense forests, rolling hills, deep valleys and charming villages. From Offenburg to Hornberg this train passes through abundant meadows and quaint towns, through cool pine forests and all the way to your final destination – Lake Constance, one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes. The route is 150km long and ascends 650 meters.  Interrail Passes valid for Germany can be used on all Deutsche Bahn run Black Forest Train lines. 



See Europe for less this Springtime with a Global Interrail pass, all while reducing your carbon footprint by going flight-free. Visit