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Questions about reservations supplements
Hi, i’m planning a trip through multiple countries (Austria, Germany and Italy). When planning out my train schedule in “book reservations” for trains “included” in my pass I’m sometimes met with:1) “You’re ready to board” 2) an extra cost (example: for a night train (nightjet) from Cologne to Vienna) 3) “You're ready to board, You can buy a seat reservation if you like but it's not required.” 4) “+ Additional supplement required, You will need to pay an extra supplement at the station or on board the train.”I’m wondering what these mean exactly.Does “1)” mean i don’t need a reservation or anything else and can just show up and hop on at the station ?If I pay the extra cost for “2)”, I will be sent an electronic ticket. Is that enough in combination with my pass to board the train ?For “3)”, how do I know if a seat reservatiion is necessary (to avoid finding no seat on a full train)? And just to make sure, for “4)”, Am I right for thinking the ticket person will just ask me to pay a
German seat only no ticket reservation
I have reserved seats no tickets on trains in Germany on DBs platform. My global pass will work as the ticket correct? I'm specifically going Frankfurt to Munich, then onward Munich to Vienna. Normally I could just book the direct ice train. But due to striking tomorrow in Germany I need to do a more convoluted way, and I need confirm seats, because there is a risk I will not get on otherwise. The train tickets are currently around $400, so that's why I need to know if the pass is going to work as my ticket.
Reserving on Italian Night trains
Hi allMe and my partner have second class 1 month mobile passes. We understand there is a reservation fee on many trains. We also understand there can be a supplement on night trains if we want a couchette, or even a compartment for just the 2 of us. So...trying to book TORINO PORTA NUOVA (Italy) 09:55 PM INI 799 INTERCITYNOTTE to Napoli for 28th March , I come up with a $16AUD booking fee for a seat (ok sure, but I want a bed so I'll pay extra)...or $310.40 for 'couchetta c4 comfort per 1 passegero - compartimento intero'. Those are my only 2 options Even if that option means 1x 4 couchette compartment all to myself AND another 1x 4 couchette compartment all for my partner thena) WHY? Why is that the only choice we get? Seems like we get to have 2 seats between us for $16 or a total of 8 individual couchettes for $310???b) Why so expensive when I can book the same train on trenitalia WITHOUT A PASS but with beds for roughly $190?I have read about some rules which mean people have t
Global Pass Question - 11 months to activate or complete travel?
Hi there,Our family is ready to purchase a Global Pass 10 days/2 Months. Per the conditions on the site I see that we have an 11 month deadline to use the pass. Does this mean we have to activate the pass within 11 months, or complete our 10 days of travel within 11 months?Due to possible (but hopefully unlikely) new Covid issues I want to know when would be our last day to cancel the pass and get a full refund? The site says a full refund is possible if one cancels “no later than six months from the last possible activation date of the Pass”.For example if today is January 31(purchase day), Expiration day 11 months from now would be December 31 and 6 months prior to this is June 30. So would June 30 be our latest cancellation day?Our first day of using the rail system will be in late May, so I think we are OK here, but just want to make sure as there seems to be some ambiguity of the terms.Thank you! John
What should I do if I have more than 1 inbound and 1 outbound journey?
Hey everyone,I have a 5 days Global Pass. My country of residence is Germany. I was travelling from Sweden to Denmark, then into Germany and tomorrow I wanna leave to England. In January I will come back to Germany. I have just read that I can only use one inbound and one outbound journey. What should I do? Should I book a ticket to Brussels without interrail so I don’t use another outbound journey, Will I be able to use interrail from England in January?Many thanks Laura
Eurail Pass validation at Heathrow Airport
My understanding is:(a) Eurailpasses are NOT valid on Heathrow Express(b) as almost always with local suburban rail operators, Eurailpasses are similarly NOT valid on London Underground (‘Tube’) trains (and buses/trams)however:© Eurailpasses ARE VALID on the newly opened Elizabeth Line (Transport for London) between say London Heathrow Airport terminals and Paddington, or elsewhere on the route (though once one tries to connect to the Tube, one would have to have a valid Oyster Pass issued by TfL.(d) Similarly, Eurailpasses “may” be valid on London Overground trains.Is the latter - c and d- correct?If so, where can one have a Paper Eurailpass validated at Heathrow? Will a TfL staffed booking office do it?
What happens when you just miss your train, because you couldn’t find it quick enough? And what about the reservations as well?
Hi,I would like to travel from germany to italy.So I checked out the routes and I have to take multiply trains to reach my destination.But sometimes I have only 5 minutes to switch the trains.In another conversation I read that you can hop on a later train when your previous train was late.But what happens when you just miss your train, because you couldn’t find it quick enough? And what about the reservations as well?Thank you very much, Hannah
INTERRAIL IS A NIGHTMARE! Seat reservations in Croatia
Here’s the thing: InterRail official web and app says that it is possible to book seat reservations in Croatia/Hungary. We also got reply from Interrail that yes, those bookings are possible. But it’s not true at all! It is impossible! And you will find many other people having the same issue - there’s always the same message“Prices unavailable No price results were found for this connection. It is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. Please try searching for another connection or check 'More information' and try other ways to book this seat reservation. If no pass holder seats are available anymore you need to buy a separate full fare ticket to board” - and it doesn’t matter what dates you choose!The only option is to book on place… but imagine that it’s high season and you have on other way than book a seat in the same day… Great, isn’t? This is all a one huge lie and make whole trip a nightmare. You risk all that you won’t be able to travel because of that. We will neve
Interrail valid in Corsica?
Hey guys, I am thinking about using the current Interrail offer. Since I'm planning a vacation in Corsica in the summer anyway, I wanted to ask if you can also use Interrail there, for example from Bastia to Ajaccio? For any experience reports I would be extremely grateful, wish you a nice Sunday :-) Warm regardsRené
Pass Cover Number for Mobile Pass Eurostar
I’ve made our first seat reservation out of several on Eurail. However they will not allow us to chose our seats. So, I wanted to book direct with Eurostar, with the hope they will let us chose our seats. However, they want a Pass Cover Number. We have mobile passes, so I don’t think I have that number. I’ve asked Eurail for it, but to no avail. Any suggestions on how to book seat reservations and be able to chose seats?
I can't find trains in the app for Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, northern Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Hello, I'd like to ask whether the European railway pass in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the cross-border trains in Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, northern Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can't be booked. I can't find it on the app. Then I see that the European railway pass has four free rides on the Greek islands and two Italian round trips to Greece, but there is no one when I click the preferential option for four domestic round trips, However, there are round-trip tickets in Italy, as well as European railway tickets. Many of them are operated by railway, but they will appear when scheduled/
how to book seat only in trains to Paris (Thalys) ?
Hi, Need suggestion - We have 2 days of Interrail Global Pass (without the inbound / outbound trips from Germany).How to best use the Interrail Pass for travelling to Paris starting from Germany Border like Brussels / Amsterdam?How to book seat only in Thalys Trains?Regards,Santanu
Split - Zagreb night train
HelloWe want to travel (with our two kids) on a night train from Split to Zagreb in August (on a Monday night). The reservations tool seems to say we don’t need a reservation, which I am sure is not true! We want to book a couchette room so that we can all have a bunk. I have spoken to the Croatian railway company HZPP, but they said that with an interrail pass we can only reserve the couchette in person at the railway station. We will only be able to get to the train station on the day we want to travel. We can’t afford not to travel that night, as we have a tight schedule the next day. Does anyone know if it gets full up? Is it safer to book and pay for a couchette separately? it’s not expensive as there’s a special discount currently. Any thoughts very welcome! Thank you
Thalys Trains are available on their website but not on interrail?
Why is that?I’m trying to book a ticket from Amsterdam to Paris which is in over 2 ½ Weeks. And Interrail does not allow me to use ANY of the reasonable thalys train times, despite me spending 250€ on this pass.There is still plentiful options avaiable on thalys’s official website – but I would have to spend the full price to make use of it! Plus why would I even consider buying separate tickets if this website brags about their partnerships with thalys and after I spend this much money on a pass that doesn’t serve any use.The fact that this company seriously expects me to spend 140€ on another seperate ticket, making the pass 100% useless is completly ridiculous and I am not recommending this do any of my friends after this trip is over.
Do I need to print a "Print at home" e-ticket in Italy?
..and if so, how?Me and my girlfriend have Interrail passes and we are going from Florence to Venice tomorrow. Frecciarossa operated by Trenitalia. We made reservations and it clearly says that the tickets need to be printed and in "physical form", otherwise we could be fined. We have the PDF-files with the PNR and QR-code. Do we need to print the ticket and if so.. can we print it at central station in Florence? Thankful for your answers.
Eurail Pass: Italy only - Reservation questions
Dear Community, I’m about to leave on my trip to Italy and just wanted to ask (and/or confirm) a few things to ensure my understanding of this process is correct. I have read some of the other posts related to mine, but just wanted to double check. On the Rail Planner app, I tried to look at train times for 9 September (Thursday) at 9 pm, but when the results show up, it gives me 8 September (Wednesday)….?? Why is that? Does this have to do with the time difference between Italy and California (where I currently am)?  Is it only possible to book reservations via Eurail.com website or the Rail Planner app? Is it possible to book reservations in person at the train stations? (e.g. when I fly into Fiumicino Aeroporto I won’t necessarily know how long immigration and customs will take, so it would be hard to anticipate which train I’ll be able to board). Would train station personnel accept the Eurail Pass on my Rail Planner app?  Does the TrenItalia app communicate at all w
Travelling from Paris to London via Eurostar, need to book seat reservation
I need to Travel from Paris to London via Eurostar on Apr 24, 2022, with Eurail Global Pass, and need to book seat reservation, but it is not available at Eurail.com. Where I can buy the seat reservation? Please help me. Thanks!
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