Traveling throughout Europe making Reservations

  • 25 May 2023
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I have a 30-day Global Eurail Pass and I do not want to activate the pass until I get to Denmark on the 30th of May. 

I want to reserve a couple of trips but I do not want to activate my pass now because I do not want my days to stay yet. However, there are a few trains we're they say they get filled fast and if course these are the trains I will need to stay on schedule 

My Questions... 1) When I land in Denmark on the 30th of May will a person working at the train station in Denmark be able to help me with reservation from say... Amsterdam to Cologne, Germany or any other country in Europe? 2) Or can a worker in Denmark or some other country only help with Reservations in their own country? 

3) Is there a way I can reserve my spot on the train without activating my pass or anything similar to this?

Thank you very much in advance!




Best answer by rvdborgt 25 May 2023, 15:57

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  1. In Copenhagen you can book reservations at the main station, for most countries I think.
  2. Reservations can often be made for other countries too. Exceptions I know are UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal.
  3. You don't need to activate to book reservations; most reservations can be booked even without having a pass yet. See:
    and this thread:

    If you have questions about specific reservations, then please mention route, date and departure time.


Wow! Thank you! This is great information!!