Born between 2000 and 2001? This is your lucky day. 

Irish 18-year-olds are being offered the chance to win free train tickets to travel around Europe as individuals or as a group.

About 20,000 people will enjoy the chance to travel Europe by rail between 1 August 2019 and 31 January 2020.

Any European citizen born between 2 July 2000 and 1 July 2001 can apply for tickets online from noon CET on 2 May until noon on 16 May.

Participants will be able to travel up to 30 days to at least one foreign country. Travel will be mainly by rail, but also by bus and ferry to ensure wide access. Flights will be allowed in exceptional cases where no other form of transport is available. 


The tickets can be applied for online through the European Youth Portal from today until May 16th and applicants will have to answer six quiz questions. 

Winners will be drawn at random and must use the tickets between August 1st and January 31st 2020.

If you fit the profile, you can find out more HERE