Immigration check from one schengen country to another via rail?

  • 20 July 2022
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I am from UK and have schengen visa for short term. I am travelling 1st time via interrail pass. When we go from one schengen country to another schengen country via train, is there an immigration check done while entering that country e.g.- from barcelona(spain) to nimes (france) to lyon (france): will there be an immigration/passport check and stamp at each schengen country and do we need to consider having additional hourse in between legs in that case?

Please help.




Best answer by mcadv 20 July 2022, 14:03

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No, there are no routine border checkpoints within the schengen area.

Userlevel 7
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There ARE still-mostly/only in Germany for incoming pax from CZ/PL/Austria on some routes-notably in Bayern(=toward Múnchen). This as special ´temporary´ measure to control the refugees coming in from UKR. This holds most trains-also RJ-for 20-30 mins in border stations=delays further on.

But as a general rule there are no regular checks anywhere in between Schengen member states

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Generally speaking, there is no strict passport checks that happens when you cross every single border. Every now and then the relevant authorities might perform a passport check on the train, but this is not standard. Please ensure to have the relevant valid travel documents available regardless.