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Eurostar seat reservation. Do I need one?

  • 14 March 2023
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I'm going to be coming to Europe and looking at buying a Eurail pass to cover most of my journey. 
Looking at going from Paris to London on the Eurostar however the info i have seen seems conflicting.

I am told i need a seat resevation and when i look on the planner its around  38 Euros.
Then when i researched further im told i need to buy a passholder ticket.

1st of i thought Eurostar was free on the Eurail pass but am i expected to also by a passholder ticket plus a seat reservation as indication by the rail planner its very confusing

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Best answer by rvdborgt 14 March 2023, 07:31

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ok so i only need to buy the pass holder ticket and that is my reservation

Yes.

There is a limited number of pass holder seats on the Eurostar between London and mainland Europe. On popular departures and during high season those sell out weeks, and sometimes months in advance.

The best place to see the availability of passholder seats and make reservations on the Eurostar is 

https://www.b-europe.com/EN/Booking/Pass#TravelWish

If you don't get any result, press "later trains" and eventually you will find the next available connection. 

If you have a mobile pass you need to generate a Pass Cover Number in order to make the reservation at b-europe. You do that here in the PCN generator:

https://community.eurail.com/news-and-announcements-39/pass-cover-number-generator-is-live-5653

thank you very much for your reply

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You need only one thing and it is usually called a reservation, which for Paris-London is €38 in 1st and €30 in 2nd class.

Your pass is the ticket.

You need only one thing and it is usually called a reservation, which for Paris-London is €38 in 1st and €30 in 2nd class.

Your pass is the ticket.

ok so i only need to buy the pass holder ticket and that is my reservation

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ok so i only need to buy the pass holder ticket and that is my reservation

Yes.

There is a limited number of pass holder seats on the Eurostar between London and mainland Europe. On popular departures and during high season those sell out weeks, and sometimes months in advance.

The best place to see the availability of passholder seats and make reservations on the Eurostar is 

https://www.b-europe.com/EN/Booking/Pass#TravelWish

If you don't get any result, press "later trains" and eventually you will find the next available connection. 

If you have a mobile pass you need to generate a Pass Cover Number in order to make the reservation at b-europe. You do that here in the PCN generator:

https://community.eurail.com/news-and-announcements-39/pass-cover-number-generator-is-live-5653

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