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I’m going on a trip to Europe at the end of July this summer.
I am a student, however i am not studying abroad. I saw an ad on Eurail for a international student ID or Youth ID card, which can give you a discount at certain businesses and attractions.
Would i still be able to get one, even though i won’t be studying in the countries i am visiting.
If i resort to the youth ID, is it still worth it, will it actually be worth it?

I am leaving from Calgary with $2150 for 19 days
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You can get is ISIC card from your home country and it is valid in most countires. You can go into your local ISIC office with a passport photo and student ID card to apply for a card and you will get it within 5 minutes. I only used my ISIC card when I was purchasing tickets. I think that it will help with your tickets, food and attractions.

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Yeah, thanks! That’s the main reason why i want to get it, but will it really save me money? Has anybody ever acquired one and actually used it, because i don’t want to get one if I won’t have an opportunity to use it

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STA offers an international student ID card for $22- it gets you discounts to places all over the world.

Here’s a link about the card:
http://www.statravel…
There’s a discount finder tab on the website that tells you some of the discounts you can get.

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I used mine to purchase my airline tickets when I was traveling back and forth from London to New York while I was living in London for 2 years. My cousin used his to get a discount on tickets for attractions in London. It saves a few dollars on tickets and food.

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Thanks guy! i just mine from Travel Cuts in Canada?
What about the hostel international card, anyone use that?

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You might not need an Internation Hostel Card because you have a ISIC card, but you might want to check with the hostels.

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hmm, I’ve never heard of the Hostel Card…what is that? How and when is it used and what are the perks and cost of the card?

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the youth card says u need to be 26 or younger to get it and get discounts.

i have a questions please? i am slightly older 30ish. can i lie about my age and get this card? if i buy a eurorail pass with it is also cheaper. Would this get in trouble if someone checks my passport or figures out i am older.

would appreciate realistic advise. thanks.

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you have to use government id to get it on your home country. Unfortunately it does not give you a discount on Eurail passes (ha, i tried). So i doubt you’ll be able to purchase a youth card. sorry

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Hey, yea I got an ISIC card too. I booked my flights through statravel.com and the flights were wayyyy cheaper than anywhere else I could find online. I just had to purchase an ISIC card.

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actually i bought the youth card online. i lied about my age thoughWink

on websites i see youth discounts on eurorail passes.

are u sure u looked around? i think u do get the discount with the youth pass.

what do u think?

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Guys – STA does have great prices on youth flights and if you can get an ISIC and are able to get a confirmed ticket you should be good to go.

tablavik – we recommend you DO NOT try to lie about being a youth to get a cheaper Eurail pass. You will have no problem ordering and receiving the pass because you will attest on the site you are eligible and they (whoever you buy it from) won’t check, but it needs to be validated in Europe the first time you use it and will likely be caught then and not be able to use the pass.

Even if you get lucky and the person validating the pass doesn’t catch that you are ineligible for a youth pass…

It is very possible that while you are traveling a conductor might check your passport against the pass and see that you were not under 26 when you started traveling and you would lose the pass and be booted off the train.

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