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What is the exact definition of "travelling within the country of residence" ?

  • 13 July 2023
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About travelling within the country of residence ?

Does it include any journey starting from a city in your country of residence, whatever the destination (e.g. Liège-Koln) ? Or do you specifically refer to journeys within the country of residence, i.e. from one city in the country of residence to another city in the country of residence (e.g. Namur-Liège) ?

Concretely, I live in Belgium and would like to know if I could use my remaining travel days to go from Brussels to Paris (directly) after coming back from a trip Brussels-Berlin (for which I will use my outbound/inbound days) ?

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Best answer by thibcabe 13 July 2023, 11:27

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It's simple (but badly worded on the website) : on 2 of your pass days (not extra days) you can take as many trains as you'd like in your country of residence.

Please note that the Thalys between Brussels and Paris requires an expensive reservation : 27€. Limited quota for passholders too so book well in advance.

Alternative without triggering the inbound/outbound rule :

- TGV Brussels - Lille-Europe : tickets almost always at 19€

- cheap ticket Brussels - Tournai/Courtrai - Lille

Using the pass from Lille : multiple TGVs to Paris for 10€ (limited fare but pretty much always available) or 20€ then.

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