EN 40459/IC 60409

  • 14 March 2024
  • 4 replies


I would like to travel from Milan to Leipzig on my last day of travel (06.05.24). I have the Global Pass 4 days in 1 month. (Trip start April 29, 2024).

I would like to use the night train from Zurich to Leipzig for this purpose (no further journey after that). I would like to use the IC carriage with seats (IC 60409: 19:59 - 04:48).

My question about this: Does the Interrail ticket cover the travel day May 6th? the journey from Milan to Zurich and also the entire night train journey from Zurich to Leizpig in the IC carriage of the night train?

And can I really use the DB seat reservation for €4.90 for this train?

Thank you


Best answer by thibcabe 14 March 2024, 10:16

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Yes you can. The seating carriages run as a regular IC service. The seat reservation costs 3€ through OBB and 4.90€ through DB.

You won’t get a great night sleep but if you can crash afterwards at home in your bed it should be fine :)

Btw if you don’t mind the detour, take the stunning Bernina Railway between Milan and Zurich. Even better value for your pass day hehe!

Trains run hourly via Tirano, Pontresina, Samedan and Chur.

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Sure you can, you can finish a journey on the last train boarded on a travel day, even if it reaches the destination the day afterwards. You can’t take another train the 07/05/2024 with your pass.

Since you take the IC carriage, the 4,90 EUR (DB) reservation seems allright (or 3 EUR at ÖBB).

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Yes, as long as you don’t take another train the day after and the following day lies within the validity period of your pass, you will be fine. I even had a similar situation using the same night train in the opposite direction last summer.

And yes: The 4.90 € reservation is enough for that train (it’s even not required to reserve a seat for the IC part but strongly recomended of course) because it’s branded as a DB IC. However, I  wouldn’t stay in a seat car cause on this route, they often use open space carriages.

You can also get your reservation for 3 € using the ÖBB website.

Thanks for your answers. There are very helpful :)