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By train from France to Greece
Hello all:) I have a question concerning trains in the balkan countries. I plan to travel from France to Greece in the beginning of June, but I cannot find any good train connections, neither on the Interrail site, nor on the national railway sites. I would like to go from(1) France to Austria (that´s easy) (2) and then maybe from Vienna to Beograd, Serbia (even there I did not find connections:( )(3) Then I somehow need to reach my final destination Greece (Thessaloniki for example), maybe via Skopje?Has anyone a suggestion how I could travel from Beograd to Thessaloniki, which is not too complicated?I saw that normally there is the Hellas Express Night train, but it seems not to be working in 2023 (still due to covid…?). Does anybody have informations about that? Or does anybody know which buses I could take in case there is no train connection. I would be very grateful for every advice! :) Thank you very much :)
Rail Planner keeps crashing - URGENT - Travelling in two days
Hi,Today the Rail Planner app keeps crashing on my iPhone despite working perfectly fine until today. I am set to travel in two days and the apps doesn’t work!I have tried multiples times to deinstall then reinstall the app and suppressing it. All these attempts remain unsuccessful. I also shut down multiples times my iPhone and also liberated additional space.I suspect this may be related to the last update of the app. I also note that I am already abroad and I am currently using a prepaid travel SIM card but I doubt that this could be the problem since when I put back my current SIM card, the app is not working either.I have only a few seconds when the app opens and then close itself in a few seconds. I can see that my pass is also not in the app anymore.Does anyone ever had this problem and what was the solution?I have already sent an email to technical support but I fear they may not reply in time. I am set to travel (first train ride) Sunday March 12, Spain local time! Thank you,M
Help: French strike and whole trip messed up
Hi all,I had planned to use my interrail for a full week of holidays in London. My plan was to do:11 March (tomorrow): Geneva - Paris (06:29 - 09:26 am), Paris - Brussels. Stay in Brussels the day to visit 12 March (Sunday): Brussels - Lille (07:17 - 07:51), Lille - London (09:31 - 09:51) and then stay in LondonI took seat reservations for all of these connections. Now to the challenge:Geneva to Paris train on 11 March is now cancelled because of the strike. The alternative train I could take is Lausanne to Paris (07:23 - 11:12). However there aren't any seats available to reserve this on the interrail site. Can I just jump in and fight my right to stay but with no reservation to that specific train (different though very close departure point)? The Paris - Brussels is still ok until now so if I get to Paris with the Lausanne train and run for my life from Gare de Lyon to Gare Nord I should be able to board it. Let’s imagine I do. So now Im in Brussels. The train Bruxelles to Lille
Paris to Spanish border this Sun 12/Mon 13 March
Hey Interrailers and Eurailers :)I have a reservation for the Intercité de Nuit 3731 Paris - Perpignan for this Sunday (12 March, 9.42pm). From there I was planning to head down to Tarragona on Monday.I'm pretty sure the train has been canceled: https://www.sncf.com/en/booking-itinerary/search-train-number/train-details/3731?date=03%2F12%2F2023&codeCirculation=9fdbf481825f3a7b8b503694793f693a&codeZoneArret=OCE87547000Luckily my train to Paris tomorrow still seems to be going. I'm thinking about probably getting the bus instead of the night train.But do you have any ideas for alternative ways to get from Paris to Tarragona or am I missing anything important or obvious!?I'm seeing a friend on Sunday so I won't be able to leave a lot earlier but would be OK with staying in Paris then leaving there Monday morning. It's just the strike is stopping me knowing what trains will actually go!?
Can't book SNCF for summer
Interrail website allows me to book SNCF trains Barcelona - France for this month but not for this summer. However, on SCNF connect website the train can be booked.Will they book it for me if I call? it feels counter-intuitive to call now that everything is online, but if someone has already reserved via phone and it works I will do so.
Can't find train connections to book reservations (for summer)
Hey, I’m going inter railing for the first time this summer and seat reservations are becoming so confusing. I’m having 2 issues at the moment. I booked a train between Paris and Lyon and when trying to book reservations I can't find the specific train I booked but I need to buy a seat reservation why would this train not exist anymore? secondly I have another train booked between Lyon and nice, I can buy a seat reservation for one part of the journey but not the other and I can't buy it for any of the trains that day. is there still a way I can book this reservation not on the website as it won't let me or will I have to change my route,thanks in advance
Reserved seats through Eurail but Journey Changed
Hi! I reserved seats for a train ride from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu for March 31. I booked the seat reservation through eurail, and also received the seat reservation confirmation already. However, upon checking in the app - seems like the journey changed. My original seat reservation was for BARCELONA SANTS to MONTPELLIER SAINT-ROCH, then MONTPELLIER SAINT-ROCH to LYON PART DIEU. The journey now for the exact same time departure time from Barcelona became BARCELONA SANTS To NARBONNE, then NARBONNE to LYON PART DIEU.Has anyone ever experienced something like this? What happens to my paid seat reservation? Will it still be valid for the updated journey? Appreciate any feedback for anyone who experienced a similar issue. Thank you!
Does IC 60403 only use one travel day just like NJ403?
Hey all,I want to go From Amsterdam to Zurich with IC 60403. This train departs Amsterdam 20:28 and arrives at 8:05. Does this trip use only one travel day just like NJ403? Because it isn't a Nightjet in the travel planner. Would love to hear your answers.
Interrail or national train apps?
Hi everyone, I’m new to Interrail so I still have a few questions. Ofcourse i’ve read the interrail user guide. This guide says that I’ll need to add my pass first. After that I need to activate my pass by choosing my first travel day. Once that’s done, I need to choose a journey and save it to my trip, then I can connect it to my pass. This is the part that I understand. I’ve been reading some different topics on the community site and I’ve read somewhere that it’s advised to use the national train app from the country I’m travelling in. But how does that work with choosing a train? For example: if i connect a journey to my pass in the interrail app and it’s a train from Naples to Rome and it leaves at 10:40 and arrives at 12:00. When and how is it advised to use the Italy train app itself? If I pick a train from the Italy train app, how will the train people (??) know I’m using the train with my interrail pass. also: I’ve seen some advices about seat reservations via another site. B
Ljubljana night train to Zurich
I am looking to book the night train from Ljubljana to Zurich. I was able to reserve my 1st class ticket, but I would like to purchase the single sleeper, on May 2nd, 2023. Does anyone have any idea of how I can go about to book this? Does anyone know which railway this is, so that maybe I can book directly with them? I have also read that the train a few months ago was being worked on and that it is now done by bus, is this still true?Thank you in advance for all the help
Zurich to Ljubliana night train
Hi! I'm planning to travel from Zurich to Ljubliana at the end of April (and then return to Zurich a week-ish later). I want to get a bed in a shared compartment for this journey. Do these fill up fast? Should I book now, a month in advance, or can I wait until a week or two prior to my departure date?Thanks!
Issues with booking tickets from London to Edinburgh -
When I search for reservations for 28 December, lots of booking times appear, but for each one, a red exclamation mark appears with the following statement Not available from Eurail.comThis seat reservation can’t be booked on our website. Check 'More information' for other ways to book.I have tried to click - More Information and the solutions it offers, do not work either.Is this related to the current rail strike?Or is there some other issue I am unaware of?I am trying to use my eurail pass from Australia.Getting worried that we will not be able to get there!thank you!
Questions about pre-purchasing supplements
Hello, I am travelling from Rome to Dublin in May/June and have my route mapped out and pass booked. I am curious about the supplements. I know the routes I’ll take but the times I take them might vary. Can I pre-purchase supplements to save the extra fee of purchasing on board and extra time of waiting at the station, and have those supplements be used for any time, or is it route AND time specific? thank you,KrisDean
Booking seats querry Please - Milan - Chamonix & Chamonix - Paris
Hiya,Sorry (1st time user) I have purchase my Eurail Global passes, I am logged in, I am looking at booking seat reservations (for July), the departure time options on the left side of screen are each titled ‘seat reservations required’ and there is a from price listed.Do I assume correctly this is the additional seat reservation fee and not the price of the train ticket? as I am already logged in (& I thus assume being logged in the system should recognise that I have a Eurail global pass paid for)….The first leg Milan to Sion - references needing to buy a seat reservation to board, but in red writing states “Prices unavailable, no prices found etc etc” Eurail says this leg should be bookable upto 180days in advance. I believe this is a trenitalia train (EC 50) Eurocity,When I goto the TrenItalia website, this train schedule for July is not yet available.Would peoples experience be that Prices unavailable popup is due to the train schedule being not yet released…., or sold out….?
Help with booking Venice - Munich
I am trying to book a train from Venice - Munich on https://www.oebb.at/en/I can’t book a seat reservation on the train 13.35 - 20.26. I rather have one since I am going in the summer and traveling with a young child.The page is bit confusing, if I put in my interrail card and click on purchase a day ticket a price of 10 Euros comes up. What is this price for, if it is not for a seat? If you click seat option only, it says, not available?I then went through the process of purchasing a ticket without a interrailcard, it doesn’t seem to be an option for a seat reservation here either?Does anyone know which one to purchase? Many ThanksAnna
ICN Excelsior/Deluxe not available for (2nd class) Passholders?
My family and I needed to leave Sicily tomorrow and we saw that there was only Excelsior class tickets left. Inter City Notte tickets are known to be difficult to reserve online, we couldn't find any method to do so, and I was advised to go to a ticket office. Did so in Taormina and was informed that the cabin was first class and couldn't be booked with a 2nd class Interrail card. Is this correct? On ÖBB trains for example, all classes are available for passholders. We needed to travel on that date so ended up buying a full price ticket at 362 euros.
Help needed Barcelona - Freiburg by train
Hi everyone, I want to reserve seats for Barcelona - Freiburg for the 12, 13 or 14 of August.I am new to Interrail. In the past I’ve done the route Barcelona - Freiburg, but SCNF keeps making things complicated.I used to do Barcelona - Paris and then Paris - Freiburg but, the TGV Paris - Freiburg doesn’t show up anymore.Also, I don’t understand how should I reserve a seat with SCNF? I have bought the Interrail Global pass. I read on this forum I have to call them? Is there an online way to book this?The Interrail website gives me reservation prices but when I click on each option the price disappears and there’s no booking option. Also the price is quite high, like 48€. Is that usual?Also RENFE says they will have AVEs Barcelona - Lyon before summer, but they are still not rolling. Any help on how to do Barcelona - Freiburg by train and on how to get SNCF seat reservations will be welcomed😊
Question about DB in german rail pass
Hi all.I checked the information about German Rail Pass.It said I can use ANY DB train in the pass.Here is the question. I hope to go to Praha, Czech. And there is a DB train to go Praha.But the information about the other countries that pass can be used, there’s no Czech or Praha in that.There is only Austria, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland.In this case, Can I use the pass in Praha? or are those countries only I can go with the pass?And if it’s possible to use the pass in Praha, can I use it in Praha as departure also?If anyone knows about this problem, please let me know the answer.Thank you.
Group Reservations for Couchette’s - OBB Nightjet
Hi I recently just booked a 4 bed couchette for the Berlin > Zurich night train. I booked for 3 people, which include myself (male) and my two friends (females). I just have a couple questions: Will we be sharing the same couchette? It says we are in the same coach but have different accommodation numbers (please see attached photo for screenshot of ticket) If ÖBB tries to segregate males and females, will we be separated? If not, what will happen with 4th spot in the couchette if there are both a male and females already in the couchette? Any help would be appreciated, thanks :)
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