I’m a resident of Switzerland (Zurich) and plan to travel in England and France during Sept. and Oct. but want to return to Switzerland 3 to 4 times in this period; one outbound/inbound journey is included in the pass which I can use at any time.
What I understand so far: to “save” the out/inbound journey I need to buy point-to-point tickets as explained here: https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/what-is-interrail/travel-your-own-country
So if I take a train from Zurich SBB to Paris via Basel SBB but want to avoid the outbound journey then:
- I’d need to buy a ticket from Zurich SBB to Basel SBB (the “Grenzbahnhof”) and the journey from Basel SBB to Paris would then be covered by my Global Pass
- If I take the TGV from Zurich then I’d need to buy a point-to-ticket from Zurich to Basel SBB incl. a seat reservation PLUS a seat reservation from Basel SBB to Paris OR
- I could take a Swiss train from Zurich to Basel SBB and then get on the TGV in Basel SBB with my Global Pass plus seat reservation
Is my understanding correct?
Is Basel SBB a “Grenzbahnhof”?
Is there another (simpler) way around this?
I’ve seen questions/comments stating that the Rail Planner app doesn’t consider this in all cases so the journey needs to manually entered.
Best answer by BrendanDBView original