How do I reserve a train seat in Europe?

You can make seat reservations through the website for 95% of all European trains. To do this, you need a Eurail Pass and a account. You can also book many trains through our Rail Planner App.

How do I book seats on a train?

Search for your tickets and see if there is a ‘Next to…’ seating preference available. If this option is available, then you can enter the assigned seat and carriage numbers of the existing reservation in your cart. If there are any nearby seats available then hopefully everyone can sit together or nearby at least.

Do you have to book a seat on trains?

Those with an advance ticket can just board and choose their own seats, while travellers with season or “walk-up” tickets will need to obtain a reservation for their chosen train.

How do I reserve my seat on interrail?

You can book your reservations with us in 3 easy steps.

  1. Buy your Pass. First things first – choose which Pass you’re going to travel Europe with. Get my Interrail Pass now →
  2. Plan your route. Choose where you want to go and check whether you need to reserve a seat. Check for reservations →
  3. Buy your reservations.

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on Eurail?

The difference between 1st and 2nd class rail travel is the level of comfort and the facilities provided. A 1st class Eurail Pass is more expensive than a 2nd class Eurail Pass, but it also gives you access to seats with more space and extras that can even include food and beverages.

Can I reserve a seat on a train after booking?

Whether you can reserve a seat depends on the carrier you are travelling. When you make a booking online you will be shown the seat reservations available for you chosen train. If you require a reservation you will be allocated one at the time of booking.

Does a train ticket guarantee a seat?

Your ticket entitles you to a journey and not a seat. If you want a seat, you can check to see if you can reserve one at the time you buy your ticket. This is free of charge.

What countries are in InterRail?

The Interrail global pass gives you unlimited train travel throughout Europe, covering the national train operators in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia (new from 2020), Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia (new from 2020).

When should I buy my InterRail pass?

How far in advance can I buy my Pass? Your Pass can be purchased up to 11 months before your first intended travel date.

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