InterRailing is for Seniors too! - Trip 9: Salzburg-Brussels-London

 

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My route back home involved two train changes - at Frankfurt and Brussels. The Salzburg to Frankfurt express left at 08.00, passing through beautiful scenery of mountains, lakes and small villages.

Changing trains at FrankfurtThe train had both open carriage and six person compartment options as well as a buffet car with seating. If there had been no hurry home I passed through plenty of additional wonderful city stop-off, including Augsburg and Heidelberg.

Changing trains at Frankfurt was very simple because it’s a terminal and all the platforms are lined up next to each other. There were plenty of sit in and take-away food options and it was just a couple of minutes walk to my high-speed train to Brussels. The empty train leaving Frankfurt subsequently filled to overflowing at Cologne.

I arrived at Brussels Midi station at 5.35 and the Eurostar terminal was easy to find as it’s just off the main shopping concourse. Getting through passport control and security seems less efficient than at the London end so it’s advisable to arrive an hour earlier. The final leg of my journey home was uneventful and the complimentary food and wine was most welcome.

Having previously travelled around Europe buying e-tickets from the web and also buying them on-route, I found the InterRail Pass really convenient and an excellent way to travel.

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  • peterlynch
    over 5 years ago
    Good, so give it some throught as rail travel around Europe has never been easier. For more inspiration you can download a rail map of all the places you could go to here - http://www.interrail.eu/plan-your-trip/interrail-railway-map. You can also use the InterRail website to plan a proposed itinerary without committing yourself to buying a pass.

    But don't go now, in high summer, but September/October should be great.
  • bee82
    over 5 years ago
    feeling very inspired by this Blog.