What is the travel diary?
Holders of an Interrail Pass receive a travel diary along with their pass. The travel diary is the section of your pass cover where you need to enter your personal details as well as the journey details of each train and free bus or ferry you take. Remember to fill in the journey details section before boarding each train or free bus or ferry. Train staff will check that the details are correct during your journey. If you forget to fill in the information before boarding the train, you could get a fine!
Keep the pass cover and pass together at all times, ready to present to train staff at their request. If you run out of room in your travel diary, you can download additional pages, print them out and add them to your diary.
Fill in the personal details section before you start travelling with your Interrail Pass. You can choose to receive a free gift from Interrail by crossing the relevant box and sending your completed travel diary to the address on the cover once you've finished interrailing.
Travel dates in your country of residence
The travel diary has a designated area for outbound and inbound journey dates. If you plan to use your Interrail Global Pass to leave from or return to your country of residence (not necessarily in that order), you need to fill in the dates here. If you do not travel on trains in your country of residence to leave or return, you can leave those fields blank.
Before boarding your first train in your country of residence prior to departing, enter the date (day and month) on the outbound journey line. Do the same before boarding the first train in your country of residence on the inbound journey line when you return to your country of residence. These journeys occur during your travel days, so you still have to mark the travel days in the travel calendar on your Pass
Fill in the details of each train, free ferry and free bus journey you make into the journey details section, including all the connections you make. Write clearly so it's easy for train staff to read. By failing to correctly fill in this section before getting on each train, you risk getting a fine!
See the image below to see how to fill in the travel diary