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My friend and I are thinking about getting a first class interrail pass for our trip. However, it seems like the majority of the train connections we will go on require a seat reservation where we can choose between first and second class. If that is the case for us, does it even make a difference whether we have a first or a second class interrail pass?
I have just read that Trainline will be offering tickets for a new high speed service in Spain operated by Iryo at cheap prices. It is part owned by Trenitalia but I assume Interrail passes will not be accepted - does anybody know? https://iryo.eu/en/we-are-iryo-en/ Also SNCF announce a twice daily Alicante - Madrid service under the Ouigo Espana brand.
Good evening, I am sorry to disturb, I can’t find a way to connect Paris to Salzburg with a night train (I want to start my trip in the end of june)I’ve seen that I need to book the Asutrian Website, “OBB”, but there is no one way trainI thought it was possible to do Paris - Vienna with a one way train (no need to change the train, and with bed and without stopover), but the better way I found was Paris - Linz/Donau Hbf, and then I needed to change my train to Salzburg (friday 24th of june).I’ve also seen that there are just 3 days of night train from France to Austria, I hope you can help me,Thank you very much !
Hi, we are planning to travel from Brussels to Paris (13.08.2022 / 7.13 pm) with Thalys and called the customer service for seat reservations. But, I just realised that they gave us 1st class seat and now I can not call them again. Anyone has the same experience? How did it go? I saw a post that someone can still board the train but need to pay the differences. However, I wonder how much the differences will be? Any prompt response or suggestion will be very much appreciated since the travel date is coming soon and we will be travelling with a baby. Thanks all and have a good day!
Hello, I am trying to make a reservation for an OBB Nightjet Train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal with my eurail pass. On OBB’s site, the route is available if I click the option to purchase outright, but it is not available when I select a seat reservation only. I cannot find it on partner websites (eurail, b-europe) either… I am frustrated because I purchased the pass with the intention of using it to book some of these night trains. I can select the intercity train that I understand is connected for only a 3euro reservation, but I would prefer a couchette to sleep on my journey. Any guidance on how to work around? I have thought about purchasing the cheaper reservation and upgrading later, but I doubt that couchettes will be available day of. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Hello!My trip is gonna start very soon, in a week and I'm still not very sure about how does the app work. When I want to take a train that doesn't require any reservation, all I need to do is to add it to my pass and when the time comes, to show the QR code to the conductor. Right?What I'm supposed to do when I have booked an reservation for a train that required it? What I should do then? What do I need to show to the conductor? Except the tickets, is there anything else I need to show to the conductor? Thanks!
Hello fellow travellers,I´m planing a few trips in the new future and a few trips require a seat reservation. Now to my problem:I bought a mobile pass and I´m using the Interrail Planner app. If i now want to book reservations i have to enter the country I want to travel within and make a reservation. So far so good. Right under the search bar the app asks me to choose wether I have a mobile or paper pass when I choos the mobile pass option and enter a country like the netherlands i get a few options for the major railway companies like DB or DSB but not for the official Interrail website. If I then enter France I only get the option to do the reservation in person but if I choose the paper Pass option I can use the online booking function with Interrail. Can I ignore this differntiation between paper and mobile pass and just book all reservations via the Interrail website or do I have to book all the seats in person? Thanks in advance!
Hi,I have a Interrail GlobalPass and am currently in Austria. I would like to book the Budapest-Bucharest night journey but on the Hungarian site, despite the addition of the pass, the fares are much higher than expected, perhaps they contain the seat + the ticket and I can't find a way to separate them. On the Romanian site, it is impossible to put a form of discount/pass in the entry data. Finally, on the OBB site, the ticket is indicated as not available. Do I have to wait until I'm at the station to take these tickets? I also want to book the Bucharest-Sofia but on neither site is it possible to select these departure and arrival points. How should I do ? Finally, on the Sofia Istanbul, I guess it is only possible to pick it up at the station. Is it possible to still get a seat by booking at the last minute ? Thank you in advance,
Friends, I purchased a 1st class pass. When I go to book a reservation because it’s required, I’m only allowed to purchase a 2nd class reservation. Two questions: Does that mean 1st class is sold out? If so, then how do I request a refund for my pass since I can’t really use 1st class if it’s not available?Many, many thanks!
Confused about the difference between ''adding a journey'' to the My Trip and ''having a ticket'' for the actual train trip
I am brand new to Eurail and I am trying to plan for our vacation in Europe this summer.I have purchased mobile Global Flexi Eurail passes for both myself and my husband from the Eurail.com site. The passes are the 15 travel days in two month passes and we opted to buy 1st class passes. I then downloaded the Rail Planner app to my iPhone, which is running iOS 15. I have loaded both Global passes onto my phone and connected both of them to a trip. I have not activated the passes yet because the first day of our train travel is still to be determined.In each trip I have created several journeys and saved them to the trips associated with each of the Global passes. When I tap on the My Trip icon for a pass, the journeys all show up. But when I tap on a particular journey in the trip, I don’t get an option to “add the trip” to the pass. What I do get is a detail of the description of the train trip for the journey and and button that says “Search again”.In the list of journeys, none
I'm from Australia and planning a trip to Europe in July with 2 of my friends. We are planning to get a train from Barcelona to Valencia, and I was looking at the highspeed Euromed (RENFE) train as it is quick and supposedly scenic.However, I have found out that you cannot make reservations online, so I was wondering how I'm suppose to reserve a seat on this train? Obviously going into the office is not an option as I'm on the other side of the world, and doing it when I get to Europe would be too risky as these trains supposedly sell out fast.I have read that I could potentially call a Swiss ticket office, or that I could call RENFE? However I only speak English, would the phone operator even be an English speaker?I have seen that I can book online/on the RENFE app roughly 60 days in advance, but this is without Eurail discount. Is it worth just doing it like that, or is the discount substantial?Any help would be appreciated as a lot of this is foreign to me and has been a nightmare t
Hi!We were planning to travel around Poland soon but somehow it seems impossible to make seat reservations in advance. The Interrail app says its not possible on every connection we planned (for example EC 59 Frankfurt(Oder)-Gdansk Glowny dep. 1345 on may 10), the PKP-website only lets us book reservations including the full fare and also DB cant make reservations online.Does anyone have a recommendation on how we should do this? And if we would book reservations on the train station before departure, aren't we way to late to be guaranteed a seat?
I am trying to book my first trip. I want to travel from Graz to Utrecht, leaving Graz Thursday July 14 evening or Friday 15. It is not possible to make a reservation for the NightYet any more, neither for the 17:26 train. No reservation should be required for the 14.26 train, but for the 17:22 train from Wien Miedling to Frankfurt it says It is possible that all pass hlder seats are sold out. If no pass holder seats are available anymore you need to buy a seperate full fare ticket to board. Can I board, is this not allowed or do I only (?) risk not to fid a seat?
Date of birth information is wrong by one day on Eurail.com website but correct on Mobile pass for 4 travellers.
Hi,I recently purchased a 5 day in 1 month Eurail Global pass for my family. As I was planning for my trip, I noticed that the date of birth was off by one day for all travellers on my Eurail.com website account under the “Trips and travelers” section for “Upcoming trips”. When I checked my Mobile Pass on the Planner App under “My Pass”, the date of birth for all travellers was correct. I like to make sure that all the information on the website account is aligned with the Mobile pass on the Planner app.Should I be concerned about this and how do I get this fixed without messing up the info on the mobile pass version? Thank You!
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows the exact time when the seat reservation for Glacier Express opens 93 days in advance. I thought it would be open by midnight 93 days before the departure date, but it already passed midnight and I kept refreshing the booking page, it still says “Travel date too far in the future. You can only book 93 days in advance.” The latest date available is May 18 so far, however, I need to book for May 19. The first class seats of the earlier train seem to be very popular and the good seats are sold out pretty fast as soon as the booking opens. I can't really sit in front of the laptop and keep refreshing the booking page for hours until it opens. So any chance, anyone here knows the exact open time? Thank you so much :)
Hello, I have a question- I have an Interrail global pass flexi pass and by this information in my Rail Planner is written 7 days within 1 month and I don't know what does it mean-that I can travel only for 7 days or something different?
How far in advance should I get to the station and do trains have a limit on number of people they allow?
I’m interrailing in May-June time and wasn’t planning on booking reservations when they’re not required. On the rail planner app it says the train times, for example Berlin- Brussels, 6:46am-13:26pm, does this mean that the train leaves the station at 6:46 or arrives at the station at that time. How long before setting off do the trains get to the station, how far in advance should I get there to ensure I get on? Also, if I haven’t reserved a seat, is there a limit to the amount of people that the train allows (I assume I will be standing which is fine). Will the train just fill up or is there a maximum amount of passengers allowed. I don’t want to not be able to miss/not get on as there’s a big gap between train times.
Hi everyone, I was trying to book seat reservations for some UK trips, however, when it comes to this stage (shown on the picture below), the page doesn't refresh when I click the “continue” button. Has any one had the same issues of it’s just me? I did switch to different browsers and it was the same.
Hi - this may be a stupid question but I need all the help I can get with booking night trains for italy.I have found the trains I want on both italiarail and trentitalia websites but neither of these sites have an obvious option for applying the interrail pass to the booking. But when I try the interrail/eurrail reservation system it does not find any of the trains even though both other sites clearly have booking available.This is specifically for booking a night train/sleeper cabin.
Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zu den Fahrten im Heimatland:In meiner groben Planung würde ich meine Reise in Bielefeld starten und nach Zürich fahren, müsste jedoch in Köln und Frankfurt umsteigen, bevor ich in der Schweiz ankomme.Zum Ende der Reise würde ich von Prag aus nach Bielefeld aufbrechen, was aber einen Umstieg in Berlin zur Folge hätte.Ist dies soweit möglich? Ich wäre ja nur an zwei Reisetagen in meinem Heimatland Deutschland unterwegs, aus den Erklärungen auf der Homepage werde ich aber nicht ganz schlau, ob Umstiege auf dem “Hinweg” und “Rückweg” erlaubt sind. Danke und L.G.Nico
I’m using Interrail around the UK and despite London’s new Elisabeth Line trains clearly being included, we’ve had confusion at the gates where you need to show your Global Pass. I was once refused entry at Liverpool St Station, the gate staff directing me to the ticket office to get a paper ticket proving the validity of my app pass – but of course there they had no idea about this. Tried entering with different guy at the gates and he let me through. This response by TfL suggests they really have a policy in place that requires a paper ticket, but they fail to mention where exactly to get these: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-1415-2223 Since then, I have asked about this at a TfL ticket office as well as 2 national rail ticket offices, but none of the staff had heard of issuing paper proof tickets and some pointed out the app should simply be accepted at the gate. So is this requirement for a paper version just nons
We are travelling from Holland to Vienna this summer to make a nice bicycle trip with our 2 daughters along the Danube to Budapest. It sounds great and easy to go with the eurrail pass. (Like the good old days) I’m just puzzled how and where I book our bicycles tickets in advance? We don’t want to spontaneously jump on a train and have to leave our bikes behind….Tips and advise most welcome! mirjam
Hi guyys, I would like to take this train for my next trip but on the site bahn.com it is written "train is fully booked" and "passengers who have not het purchased a ticket should choose a different connection". What does that mean ?? I have to take another train ? I can't take this train if I dont have a reservation or I can go in the train and stand up but I wont have a seat ? I have a second question : Germany has been affecte by the floods. Are the trains affected by this also ? Which train are affected ? Is Theresa a ensuite where we can see trains affected and trains non affected ?Thanks for your help !
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