I plan to activate my 3 month global pass on May 1st. I am based in the UK. Am I right in thinking I wont be able to use the global pass until I am in another country. I plan on starting my trip in Belgium so assume I would have to the eurostar or search for cheap flights closer to the time?
On that note, does anybody have any tips on route planning. I have several places that I want to visit but struggling to work out the best possible route. Is there some sort of route planner available that will do this for me automatically?
Thanks in advance
You can use your pass in your country of residence on 2 of your travel days. That includes any domestic trains.
The best general planner for the whole of Europe is bahn.com. Although for purely domestic journeys, it's always best to check a national planner. Never use the rail planner app or the Interrail website to plan. They're unreliable and often out of date.