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How to book/reserve seats for Spanish trains? (Dummy edition)
Hi all!As mentioned above, I'm quite a dummy on understanding how to book trains; especially for the Spanish trains - it doesn't help that I've heard booking Spanish trains are trickier than the others!! I've had a search through the online community, and while helpful, it still doesn't answer some questions for me, like which website I should book, do I need to book in person/over the phone. My bookings are as follows:- May 16: Barcelona to Madrid (afternoon trains, no ticket booked yet)- May 19: Madrid to Barcelona (afternoon trains, no ticket booked yet)- May 22: Barcelona to somewhere in Paris (going to Disneyland on 24th, but want to stay as close to Paris Disneyland as possible as our Eurail pass runs out on this date)Thank you in advance!
German Rail Pass
I am traveling to Germany from Jun 1 to Jun 8. Arriving in Berlin for 2 nights, then on to Dresden for 1 night, Munich for 2 nights and finally Frankfurt for 2 nights. During my stay I want to be able to get around the cities to visit various places. I was thinking I needed a 7-day consecutive pass but the eurail site said I only needed 4. Can someone help me understand what I need? In Switzerland I can just buy a Swiss Travel pass and its good for all modes of transportation (train, bus, boat).
Included Train Rides and Ferries
Hello everyone, I am currently looking to book different train rides for my trip, and was able to make reservations for many of them. However, certain rides were “Included” in the Eurail pass. I am wondering how I can retrieve a ticket for these “Included” rides as I do not want to end up without a train to go to my next destination. Moreover, I read on the website that the pass offered discounts on different ferries and activities. Since I do not want to miss out on these discounts, I was wondering how it would be possible to book ferries right now and benefit from the discount. Thank you for taking the time to answer me. Hugo Pepin
Questions about the procedures of using the EUrail pass on the first traveling day and the suggested arrival time before the train departs
I want to ask when is the suggested time for us to arrive before the train departs?Also, do I need to conduct some administration procedures before boarding the train in the first traveling day of my pass? If yes, how long does it take?
Train from Skopje to Sofia or Istanbul?
Hello, is there any chance that there are train connections available between Skopje (Macedonia) and Sofia (Bulgaria) or Istanbul (Turkey)?On the website, these connections are shown but not in the Rail Planner App.I want to go in August and don’t think that I’m too early because there are already train connections shown from Sofia to Istanbul. Thanks!
Spain: Getting on the train without reservation (short journeys)
Hello,Maybe a strange question, what will they do if I will get on a train without a seat reservation. I have to travel from Malaga Airport to Granada and there will not be enough time to buy the seat reservation as I have to take the last train of the day. Over the phone they won’t sell as I need to pay it at the station 24h before departure. I know it is required but I tried my best and given all the ridiculous restrictions which will not allow me to reserve a seat my plan is just to get on the train as long as I see it is not full and sort it out on the train. It is a very short ride of 1 hour so even standing would not be a big issue. Will the staff help me or will they force me to leave the train at the next station?
Berlin to Prague 15th July
HiI am trying to book a night train on 15th July for 2 adults and 3 children. I can’t manage it for the five of us but can get a reservation for us if I split the group into 2,2, and 1. However I assume this means we are all in separate compartments - is there a way to tell? Or does anyone have a number for OBB that works from the UK. Or are there any other ways to book this train. Thanks in advance
Switzerland- Regional trains guidance
Hi,After all your suggestions, decided to travel by local trains instead of glacier train/cogwheel trains can you please guide me station names for each attraction in order to book a trip in app ? especially for 1.Mt Titlis ( from Lucern)2.Jungfrfraujoch ( from Lucern) can i take golden pall lane as it is free with Euro rail global pass?Mt Pilatus (DAY4: Staying in weggies location ) so please suggest statin names to reach this place Mt rigis( from Weggis) lake thun and brienz (from lucern )thanks in advance
I am a new resident of Switzerland and my 18 year old son is not yet. He will be but not until after we travel.
HelloCan I purchase 2 Interrail global passes if we will be travelling together or do I need to buy 2 separate passes (one Interrail and 1 Euro). If so, how will this affect our travel?Thank you
How to change a reservation if the train times have changed?
I made reservations (for two people) a couple months ago. Now the train times have changed. There is no train at the original time.Amsterdam to Cologne: was ICE #127 dep 14:38, arr 17:16Now it’s ICE #157, dep 14:08, arr 17:21.Virtually the same train, but different train number, and I don’t know that the reservation will carry over automatically. I don’t want to get to the train and not have our reserved seats.I can’t figure out how to change the reservation online through Eurail.com.I have submitted a support request, and I hope to hear something from Eurail.What does anyone else know about this topic?
Reserving seats for domestic trains in Spain
Hi there, I understand that it’s not possible to book reservations for Spanish domestic routes online, but I’m hoping to clarify a question about alternatives. When I click on “other ways to book this seat reservation” in Eurail, one option is “Book in person at a main station in Europe.” For those who are more knowledgeable...is this really an option? If so, what counts as a “main station in Europe”?For reference, we will be in London (and other UK cities) and Paris before arriving in Barcelona. We need to book seats for a Barcelona to Madrid train in late July, and we will be in Barcelona for a week before going to Madrid. Should I be trekking to main stations in Europe along the way to try to reserve seats, or do I just have to wait until I get to Barcelona to make a reservation? If I do wait, are we (party of 3) likely to be able to get reservations with only a week lead time? Thank you!
Some reservations are only on the app and some are only on the Eurail account
First time Eurail pass user, and I can’t seem to grasp why the reservations don’t all show up in the same place. I have read 0n many forums that reservations won’t show up on the app, and I understand that and how you can add it to the planner. What I don’t understand is with one particular leg of the trip. We have a trip taking the train from Paris to Venice in mid June of 2023, that we purchased through the Eurail app. We have a 7 day pass and this trip is the only one that is marked as a day used on the pass. We have access to the tickets by clicking “Show My Ticket” and we have a scannable QR code and all of our information for the trip. What is confusing is that this is the only part of our trip we haven’t seen a charge for on our credit card (we had to pay extra for the reservation). Every other reservation we’ve had to make we were charged already (shows on our statement), we were sent an email, and we have printable tickets. These trips include Amsterdam to Paris, Venice
Glasgow Central to London Euston (via Carlisle, Lancester, etc.)
Hi to all,We’re trying to make seat reservations for the 12:40 train from Glasgow Central to London Euston on july 20th (VT 6680). For some reason it is not possible to make seat reservations at all in that week. A week earlier (f.e. 13th of july) it is possible, A week later (f.e. 27th of july) it is also possible. Anybody know why it is not possible to make seat reservations in that week? Ofcourse we can travel via Edinburgh to London but that’s not the route we would like to travel.Any help is appriciated.
Bernia Express Train
Hi, I am planning to travel from Tirano to St Moritz and will be taking the Bernia Express Train. I have a second-class pass for Eurail. The eurail app told me I have to buy a supplement. Do I have to purchase a seat reservation or supplement? My family doesn't plan on taking the panoramic train as we will be taking the glacier express the next day.also, will we be able to board the train without any reservation etc to sit in the regular carriages? We are afraid that there might not be any seats left if it is a popular route. We wouldn't want to stand for 2.5 hours.Thanks for the help!
Villach - Lesce Bled
Hello Everyone ! I wanted to go to Lesce-Bled on monday 15 may.I saw this travel on the OBB website :Villach - Lesce Bled (EC 213 to Zagreb)17:23 - 18:20But it doesn’t appear on the rail planner. Can anyone please tell me if the interrail pass is valid on this travel ?Thanks a lotAntonin
Belfast-Dublin - 28 day horizon?
I’m looking to take the train from Belfast to Dublin at the end of June, but looking online (on the Translink website) it seems that bookings in that direction are only available 28 days in advance. Going from Dublin to Belfast (on the Irish Rail website) you can book much further ahead.Does anyone know what the story is there? Is there no way to book more than 28 days ahead for Belfast-Dublin?Thanks,David
Why can I add a train to my trip, but it's impossible to make a seat reservation
For our trip back to the Netherlands we travel through Basel and Köln. We can add a direct train to our trip, so w’ere ready to travel, our Interrail-account tells me. But we would like to make a seat reservation - which is not absolutely necessary! - for the long journey in busy times. But we can't make that reservation, nor on the Interrail-site, nor on Bahn.de. We do have a littel hope, because de German site mentions a temporarily problem. But Interrail is clear: no seats available. Help! What could be the problem? And what happens if we travel without a seat reservation? Can we be expelled from a train that is overbooked?
Copenhagen to Osnabrück
Hi Community. I am travelling across Europe with my wife and 3 kids this summer and we are still trying to full understand the reservation and booking challenges. Thank you all so far for all the information been made available. I have however come up against a problem. We have been trying to book the reservation for travel from Copenhagen to Osnabrück to the 9th of July. When I tried with 5 though OBB is didn’t work but for whatever reason it worked with 4+1 through separate bookings. However when I look at the ticket it only shows reservations for the Hamburg to Osnabrück part of the journey. Is there anyway to confirm if we actually have a booking for the 1st leg? Any ideas?Thanks in advance for any advice.Regards,David
How to Get Tickets and Seat Reservations on Bahn.DE
Hi everyone, my first post. I am Interrailing this summer with my teenager. We have booked loads of our trains on Obb Austria. But we need to book some on Bahn.De and I cannot find how to add the interrail discount. We have first class tickets and using the Obb website gave us free reservations, but it only has limited German train details. Also the train times on Obb do not match up with Interrail, so I added them manually to the Interrail app - is this normally?Thanks for any help and advice.
Inquiries about changing the number of seat reservations
I bought 5 passes. A total of four-section trains need to be booked, but the seat reservation for the one-section train was not available, so we booked and paid for the three-section train first. I'd like to reserve some seats for the remaining one section of the train, what should I do?
Times on interrail not matching times on rail europe
Hi We’re exploring options for our trip and are slightly confused as trip options which come up under ‘Rail Europe’ don’t appear as options under the interrail - one of the journeys is TGV but the others aren’t. Has anyone else experienced this and if so can you advise on why and how this happens? Another thing is that we’d reserved seats with Deutsche Bahn for a journey which now no longer exists and they never let us know - so now it looks as if we’ll arrive at 11pm rather than 9pm (with a 9 year old in tow so not best pleased).Happy to provide more details but any general advice to start with would be gratefully received. Thanks
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