I have a global pass and planning on going to Istanbul (among others). It’s the beginning of the trip and I’d like to have that covered and make reservations so I’m not stuck in a foreign country I’ve never been in.
But I’ve recently learned that you can only buy tickets at the station !! Which means that I would land in a country not knowing if I can get out of it (by the Sofia night train). Have you been in that situation ? Are there any way to contact the station and book the tickets ?
Was the train full ? How did you manage that situation ?
And if you took that train, how much was the fee to book a reservation ?