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Are some Italy-Switzerland Euricity excluded from Interrail?

  • 18 May 2023
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I noticed that some Eurocity between Italy and Switzerland are not visible in the Interrail planner app (for instance, EC 50 and EC 54 MIlano-Basel). The other three connections of the day are visible. One can still reserve the seats (e.g. from the Interrail reservation system, but the interrail ticket cannot be activated) . Interestingly, if one looks at the national legs of those trains (Milano-Domodossola and Brig-Basel) they become visible, but the international ones are not.
Have others had similar experiences? Can one just add the trip manually, or will the controller object, because those trains are not supposed to be used by Interrailers (even if the seats are reserved) ?

It seems that Zurich trains are all visible, but Geneva and Basel ones are limited.

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Best answer by thibcabe 18 May 2023, 21:15

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There currently is a problem on Rail Planner for those trains. Simply add it manually. Passes are fully valid, don't worry

- 11€ seat reservation on tickets.oebb.at : no booking fee, add Interrail as a discount and select one-way tickets.

It is recommended to avoid interrail.eu because they add 2€ booking fee per person per train + sometimes reservations are more expensive there. General advice :

https://community.eurail.com/train-connections-reservations-47/how-to-get-reservations-105

https://www.seat61.com/interrail-and-eurail-reservations.htm

You could also do the journey reservation-free :

- regional train Milano Centrale (fast)/Milano Porta Garibaldi (slow) - Domodossola

- any train Domodossola - Brig, Bern, Basel,...

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