Rail Planner offers everything you need to help plan your rail journey in Europe.
It provides offline timetable information for international European trains and
connections, simplifying cross-European travel.
Please note that some trains require a supplement and/or reservation which are not included in the price of your pass. Additionally, some private railway companies do not participate in the Eurail and Interrail Pass offer; a full price ticket is necessary to travel on those railways.
Once the Rail Planner app is downloaded you won't even need an internet connection, except when you use some special features. And there's more: extra benefits available with your Eurail or Interrail Pass will help you save money during your journey.
Some of the features:
- Seat reservation for some trains.
- Find train stations near your current position.
- Departure and arrival timetables for railway stations.
- Save your most frequent searches.
- Benefits for Eurail and Interrail Pass holders
Enjoy your trip!
Trip Planner and Timetable Sections:
Please note that only a few British stations and connections are available for search.
On some trains, a reservation is mandatory.
Other reservations are optional, but it may be a good idea to make one. Especially in the busy summer period to ensure you have a seat or can sit together with a group of friends. Or, for example, if you have a connecting route or flight on the other end and want to play it safe.
In general, reservations are required for:
- all European night trains
- most of the high-speed trains
Here's how to find out if a train needs to be reserved:
1. Go to the 'Trip Planner' section of the App.
2. Enter your departure and arrival stations, as well as your departure date and time.
3. Click on 'Find you train route' to view your different options for that route.
4. A 'R' symbol will show if a reservation is needed.
Note: In the 'Trip Planner' select 'Options' to filter by routes that do not require a reservation
Most trains, usually regional trains, don't need a reservation at all.
Just complete your travel report, hop on and enjoy the journey.
Conditions of use
All rights, including the right of reproduction (except for the purpose of program execution on
your own Smartphone), distribution and processing in whatever form, shall remain vested in the manufacturers. Neither the manufacturer nor the publisher shall be liable for inaccurate
information, transmission errors or consequential damages of any kind. The liability for
intent, gross negligence or injury to life or personal injury is without prejudice. The
information system shall be only used for own purpose and shall not be used commercially or
by the way of retransmission using an instrument for transmission. The use of an automated
system or software to extract data is prohibited. The license terms are deemed to be accepted
at the moment of starting the download.
- Fix an issue for users with a system language other than english
Ratings and Reviews
Prefer iRail app from John Holdsworth...
Alas, iRail is not compatible with newer versions of iOS. That app featured a simple, but easy to read search results and an easy way to enter destination, departure and time info. And the best part? The results were not rail pass dependent! Yes, pure info, less the garbage and gimmicks.
I tested route info between this app (Rail Planner) on my iPad and iRail on my old iPhone, using Milan departure and Florence arrival. This app only showed some of my options, whereas iRail returned a plethora of options to meet my “test” needs.
The problem may be that the timetable isn’t updated frequently enough or far enough into the future. Regardless, I don’t feel I can completely trust the info that Rail Planner provides.
Terrible planning format
The app is put forward as a planner, but as far as I can tell it doesn't actually help you plan whatsoever. You have to know the exact when and where (to the hour) to find a route - which if I had all that information, I wouldn't need any planning assistance. So far I haven't found a single route.
It would make a lot more sense to display routes leaving from a departure point on a given day for the person to select.
I’m trying to plan my trip but it doesn’t show any train connection or it gives me the “internal server error (null)”
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.