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Seat reservation November

  • 3 September 2022
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Hello, trying to make a seat reservation through Eural site/app for the night trains Vienna - Hamburg-Stockholm-Narvik-Stockholm.

Non are avialable. What should i do?

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Best answer by rvdborgt 4 September 2022, 11:08

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Please specify the dates for each of these night trains, so we can check what's happening.

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Or use the other way-via ralway direct, as explained by seewulf and lnked by to all newcomers here by anna fra sverige. Via nightjet and sj. But its very well possible you are too early. There are also reported probs with some cars/types on the new-since this week, direct SJ EuroNIght HH-STO.

The dates are:
19/11 Vienna-Hamburg
22/11 Hamburg - Stockholm
23/11-Stockholm - Narvik
29/11 - Narvik - Stockholm

All of these are DIRECT  night trains.

Thank you in advance

 

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Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 

 Planning

The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 

 Reservations 

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

https://community.eurail.com/train-connections-reservations-47/how-to-get-reservations-105

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and train in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.

 Activation of pass

During the activation process, when you choose the start day of the validity of the pass, the first day of the validity period is automatically made a travel day, even if you don't enter a journey, the advice is therefore not to activate the pass before the first travel day as you only can deactivate the pass before 00.00 on the day the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you will loose travel days if you have activated the pass in advance.

It can be wise to make a test and activate the pass with a start date well in the future and then deactivate the pass immediately, just to see that everything works.

 Activation of travel day

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is also never to activate a travel day, that is connect a journey to your pass, until just before boarding the train, otherwise you might loose a travel day if your travel plans change in a late stage  You can't delete a travel day in the past. A travel day can only be deleted until 23.59 CET the day before the travel day.

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For the night trains between Stockholm and Narvik reservations are available at sj.se. Follow the guide for Swedish reservations in the link in the reservation section in my reply abowe.

For the night trains between Stockholm and Narvik reservations are available at sj.se. Follow the guide for Swedish reservations in the link in the reservation section in my reply abowe.



is it possible to link my eurail pass on national railway companies sites?

And another quick question:

Night trains in November are usually full, or, on the contrary - more empty?
So, will there be a chance, that reserving 6 people couchette compartment - will be empty and i will travel alone?

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For the night trains between Stockholm and Narvik reservations are available at sj.se. Follow the guide for Swedish reservations in the link in the reservation section in my reply abowe.



is it possible to link my eurail pass on national railway companies sites?

Sure. Read the instructions in the link, look at the site and if you don't get it to work, then ask here again.

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And another quick question:

Night trains in November are usually full, or, on the contrary - more empty?
So, will there be a chance, that reserving 6 people couchette compartment - will be empty and i will travel alone?

In Sweden I guess that the night trains often are rather full. Especially on friday- and sunday nights.

Thanks everybody for the replies!

 

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Vienna - Hamburg on 19/11 can already be booked on tickets.oebb.at. Do NOT use "Seat only” but add the Interrail/Eurail discount and then search for normal tickets.

Vienna - Hamburg on 19/11 can already be booked on tickets.oebb.at. Do NOT use "Seat only” but add the Interrail/Eurail discount and then search for normal tickets.

 Will do that. Thank you.

 

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