Travelling on an InterRegio train
At a glance
- Regional train
The term InterRegio refers to a type of European trains which links regions within a country. Usually abbreviated as IR, they stand between a Regional Express and an Intercity when it comes to speed and service. As a rule of thumb, InterRegio services are more upmarket in Switzerland and more basic in Belgium, Hungary, Portugal and Poland.
In Poland, InterRegio trains are used on long-distance routes. They are, however, not as fast as Intercity services. In Germany there are a limited number of InterRegio Express (IRE) trains, which share routes with Regional Express services.
InterRegio trains often consist of older carriages – except in Switzerland, where high-quality trains are regularly deployed on IR routes. Yet even older IR carriages are generally comfortable and have good luggage space. Seat reservation is usually not possible. Air-conditioning is not standard. In Poland and Hungary IR trains are Standard Class only.
Featured journeys with this train
- Paris to Brig from $66.56
- Genève-Aéroport to Visp from $67.21
- Genève-Aéroport to Zermatt from $98.22
- London to Brig from $177.71
- Paris to Visp from $66.56
- Genève-Aéroport to Aigle from $42.00
- London to Visp from $153.15
- Genève-Aéroport to Martigny from $92.41
- London to Zermatt from $188.05
- Paris to Aigle from $51.05
Seating and sleeping on InterRegio
Standard Class seating on InterRegio services can be in open-plan carriages or in six-seat compartments. Some trains, particularly in Switzerland or on IRE routes in Germany, have double-deck carriages. Luggage space is available at the end of each carriage or in racks above seats.
Food and drink on InterRegio
On some Swiss InterRegio trains, a trolley service offers snacks and hot and cold drinks at your seat, including freshly brewed Lavazza coffee. Examples are the trains between Zurich and Luzern and Luzern and Geneva. A trolley service also exists on a small number of InterRegio Express (IRE) services in Germany, for example on the IRE train between Berlin and Hamburg.