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

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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Peter Lynch

Journalist, rail and wildlife specialist & contributor to Great Train Journeys of the World

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  1. Hi Peter ,
    I have written two inter rail articles recently one on my first in 1975 as a student and my latest (but not last) in 2019. The writing is personal and historical and shows the vast comparisons between the forty-four years. I have photographs to support the words. The inter rail / Eurail community are interested in me posting them. They are perhaps a bit long, but as I say, they have a personal touch and Edinburgh and Scottish terms and references so they have scope for editing. I would like to share the stories, as I feel there would be others out there that would have had similar experiences and would enjoy the read. I’m not sure where to post them for that audience. Perhaps anyone who reads this might be a similar traveller and could advise me.

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