Start interrailing outside of country of residence

  • 4 December 2022
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I’m currently on holiday with friends in Switzerland and would like to travel with interrail, using Switzerland as my starting country. I am a citizen of the UK and I am a resident of Germany. I wish to travel to France for one week, then return to Switzerland for a few days, and then travel from Switzerland to Austria (for a few days), and finally travel from Austria back to Germany. Would it be possible to  select my country of residence as Germany, but start my trip in Switzerland?


Best answer by cdwatkins19 4 December 2022, 12:11

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You can start wherever you like. You just need to be able to prove you are entitled to a German rather than a UK interrail. For your journeys a UK one would be better as you can then travel in Germany without the inward outbound restrictions 

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If you don't plan to travel in the UK it is better to choose UK as country of residence. Then, as @cdwatkins19 says, you can travel as you like in Germany without having to bother about the outbound/inbound rule.