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How to get Reservations :)
Please read first and if you still have questions start a own topic to keep this post as Informationpost as clean as possible. This post is made by @rvdborgt @AnnaB@runner.on.rails and myself. Planning/Timetables:Many of you will notice that the Railplanner of Eurail will have sometimes different times of the trains as other Websites/Apps. Or evenworse the railplanner wont show any train for your desired Route. The Railplanner of Eurail only shows the timetables that are shared by the Railcompanies unfortunately not all Railcompanies share these and even update it not frequently. The Result is that the Railplanner of Eurail is not always uptodate and because ofthat I and other experienced travelers recommend to use the Local Websites and Apps to check the times and even book the reservations with them (when possible).Below here finally the main words :D Hi if you are useing a Railpass there will be the point that a train needs a Reservation 🙂 Many of you ask where to get a reservatio
About Eurail pass activation
HelloI bought an Eurail Pass that can be used seven days a month. I'm going on a trip in July, and I set the starting date as the travel date. By the way, can I press the yellow QR code-shaped activation button on My Trip now? It doesn't count as a month from now on, does it?
Free Child Pass
I was ready to purchase my Eurail pass for my family when we travel to several European countries in July. When I looked at the price breakdown, it had a price for two adults (my husband and myself) and one youth (13 years old). Next to the child price (11 years old), it had $0. Great! However, when I added it to my cart, it said I was purchasing 3 Eurail passes—2 adults and one youth. My concern is that my 11 year old won’t have a pass, so therefore we’d have to purchase his train tickets separately. How will the ticket offices know that my 11 year old qualified under a free pass?
I have a question about the trenitalia railpass.I need some clarification about the word “journey” since the pass counts the numbers of journeys and not days.I am planning a Veniz- Palermo trip. which will have a Veniz to Rome via the high speed train and then night train for the Rome-Palermo leg.Is the total journey gonna be 1 (Veniz-Palermo) or 2 (Veniz- Rome and Rome-Palermo)? Thanks.
London to Brussels
For the train from London do you have to book a train through the Eurostar site and then separately pay for a seat through the eurail app? I am going to Brussels and am confused. It seems for the other countries in my trip that maybe I can just buy a 3 day pass to cover my trips from Brussels to cologne, cologne to frankfurt, and frankfurt to Paris. But can I just add a 4th day for my London to Brussels train and then just pay for seat reservation and I am set or do I need to pay separately on Eurostars site for train pass (which is ver expensive compared to just adding a 4th day to my eurail pass) and then pay on the eurial app for the seat reservation.
Are some Italy-Switzerland Euricity excluded from Interrail?
I noticed that some Eurocity between Italy and Switzerland are not visible in the Interrail planner app (for instance, EC 50 and EC 54 MIlano-Basel). The other three connections of the day are visible. One can still reserve the seats (e.g. from the Interrail reservation system, but the interrail ticket cannot be activated) . Interestingly, if one looks at the national legs of those trains (Milano-Domodossola and Brig-Basel) they become visible, but the international ones are not.Have others had similar experiences? Can one just add the trip manually, or will the controller object, because those trains are not supposed to be used by Interrailers (even if the seats are reserved) ?It seems that Zurich trains are all visible, but Geneva and Basel ones are limited.
Question about Eurail Global Pass
First time traveller and a little confused! My initial understanding was that the Eurail global pass would cover my travel throughout Europe EXCEPT for Switzerland (where I thought I’d have to buy the Swiss travel pass separately). But upon research, it seems that I am able to travel within Switzerland with the global pass, but want to confirm. I’m going to post my itinerary below (June 11-24). My overall question is - will the EUrail global pass work for travel between these destinations? Rome → Zurich → Lucerne → Interlaken → Bern → Cologne → Amsterdam → Brussels → Paris Thank you so much!
Milano to Venice/Florence/Pisa reservations
Hi I got to know how regional trains save our money . Do we have such options to book from Milano to Venice( reservation free ) and other places ? it showed me 15Euros to book seats . If seat reservation mandatory I need to book on oebb.com to avoid booking fees or any other websites ?
Luzern-Mialno P.Garibaldi train suggestion
Hi,Can you guide me if I have to cover Mt.titlis trip(Luzern-Engelberg) and take train to Milano same day (Preferably post 5pm ? (June 7th) I tried to look at train connections on both Euro rail planner & Sbb. Train timings are completely different (Some train has 3 changed on Euro rail app and showing 24mins transfer ) where as Sbb shows 1 train change and 4 mins transfer time. we are 9 people . can you suggest train timings considering elders and children ? Thanks in advance!
Bought Passes but no trains available from london to paris
You must purchase passes before you are able to reserve seats. When we purchased passes, we were shown many options for train times from London to Paris on 5/30. Now that we have activated our passes to make seat reservations, there are ZERO available trains or seats from London to Paris on 5/30 or the surrounding days. Very frustrated we couldn’t see that those trains were not available prior to purchasing. Does anyone know how to locate available trains from London to Paris? Thanks so much~
Second outbound journey. How to book?
Hi there,After searching these forums for quite some time, I did find questions related to mine, but I still do not know what to do.I will be travelling in and out of my country (The Netherlands) twice in the two months that I will use my Interraill pass. The Interrail out- and inbound journeys are clear, but this is about the second out- and inbound journey.My wife, two kids and me will take the ICE from Utrecht towards Mönchengladbach (and change there). My kids travel for free in the Netherlands with their OV Chipkaart and my wife and I have no discount whatsoever. What ticket do we buy in the Netherlands and how to we make the registration in the app? Do I buy tickets from Utrecht to Venlo? To Kaldenkirchen (where it will not stop)? To Mönchengladbach?It seems logical that the answer to that question will dictate what part I register in the app for interrail travel, but is that really true?And how do we do the same for our return journey? We will be on a Dusseldorf - Venlo train th
pass not connected
Hi, today I started traveling with Interrail. In the morning everything was okay, but suddenly everything disappeared from the app and there is a description that the Pass is no longer connected. I logged out via my passcode again and in the app I see two trips (my old one and a new one named Trip), in the old one there are three days out of four used and in the new one 1 out of 4 I would like to get back my new one but there is no option to change it and it says that this trip is not connected to my pass. How come that my pass and trip disconnected form each other, is my pass still valid? Please, I would be very grateful if you helped me because I am abroad and I have no idea what to do.
Berlin to Karkow
Hi everyone. My name is Deb and I’m very new to train travel. My husband Steve and I both in our late 50s are travelling from our home in Australia to a wedding in UK in the June and are planning to tour Europe after that . We have purchased Global 2 month passes. I am starting to get the hang of everything and got us as far as Berlin with reservations etc ! I am trying to book from Berlin to Krakow and have read previous posts regarding not being able to reserve seats with DB. My question regards the EC57 train on 23/6/2023 at 1052. Is it likely to get fully booked if I can’t reserve seats until we are in Europe and if it is what the best alternative way of doing the trip on that date. Would really appreciate advice… ( took a lot of persuasion to get my husband to travel this way so I want it to go as smoothly as possible haha)
Frecce reservations now €13
It looks like Trenitalia have increased the price of Frecce reservations from €10 to €13. ÖBB now mention €13 for most Frecce, although some (still?) appear for €10.Italiarail still show €10, but if you then you continue to book, it will change to €13. Seat61 has also changed the price to €13 on most of the pages, so I guess it has really changed.Intercity reservations in Italy seem to remain at €3.EC reservations from/to Switzerland seem to remain at €11/€13.
not able to book reservation for eurostar
Hello! I’ve just activated my ticket for June and looking to travel from london through Paris. However I am unable to book any Eurostar seat. I tried on their website but it doesn’t seem to be possible. What should I do? Is there any other way to book a reservation? Thanks 🙏 I am adding the screenshot of what I see would love your help!
Hello,my residency is in Leipzig, Germany. Here is my itinerary:24.05.2023 Leipzig to Zürich26.05.2023 Zürich to Innsbruck to Leipzig (I want to spend some hours in Innsbruck and then travel back to Leipzig, but I have to transit in München, Germany during my trip from Innsbruck to Leipzig). Would it be possible to use the ticket as an inbound journey? can I use my ticket from München to Leipzig?thank you
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