Following morning, I'm ready to head to France and later on to Austria
Breakfast at the hotel
Just like many other border crossings, the rail connection between Spain and France is horrible. The commuter train has the end station at Irun, which is about 3km from the nearby Hendaye in France. The railway is there, and could have been possible to have at least some trains between Spain/France, but no.
So, I have to go to the station of Ventas de Irun which is the closest to the Euskotren
But it's not easy to change between Renfe station and Euskotren, last time I missed my train because I could not find the way
Here it is, Euskotren station just next to the railway, but without an easy exchange possibility
Euskotren is not part of Interrail, but it is the only option to get to France
From Hendaye there are direct trains to Paris, but first I will visit two more stations
SNCF has removed the option to book Interrail seat reservation on their website, however it is possible to do that at the ticket machines, so no need to queue at the ticket office.
The train I'm about to take is still available, however the 10EUR quota is filled, so the remaining tickets costs 20EUR per seat.
Boarding the train to Paris
Traveling at high speed
Gare De L'est
Time to board the Nightjet to Vienna
Finally it is possible to travel with a night train from France to other countries
185 552, from MRCE Dispolok GmbH is hired to SNCF
My compartment today
The menu for breakfast