Today I will follow another classic train route (like yesterday's Transalpin) which has between 1969 and 2010 been promoted as Catalan Talgo. It was a service between Geneva in Switzerland and Barcelona in Spain. Today I have to take at least 2 trains (or 3 from Zurich) for the same route.
I have so far not mentioned the cost of the trip by train. I'm using Interrail 10 days which cost about 500€ in 1st class, so 50€ per day. Using Interrail in different countries may cost different, for example in Poland and Czechia it may be cheaper to buy single tickets. But it is not the case for today's trip. When checking different price options for single ticket, I get 156CHF for the Zurich-Geneva trip.
Geneva-Lyon with TER is cheaper than Swiss trains, but still 42EUR
We are now travelling on the high speed line with maximum speed allowed of 300km/h