Train connections & reservations
Your go-to platform for discussing everything related to reservations
- 4,361 Topics
- 18,917 Replies
I need some help. I have a first class pass for July and August. I am travelling to several countries and when I look at booking seat reservations, a lot are green and state ready to book - no seat reservation required. For the longer trips I would like to reserve a seat to be on the safe side even though it states it isn’t necessary. I have just discovered one train has said prices unavailable - pass holder reservations may be sold out. Does this mean even though we don’t need to book a seat and we are ready to board that there may be no seat available at all? I have been regularly checking so I can book at the earliest time possible. I don’t feel comfortable just winging it.
No train options available from Marseille to Barcelona
Hi, I’m trying to book seat reservations for two travelers from Marseille to Barcelona on July 10th, using the Eurail pass. I am given options when I search however when clicking on the options the price will disappear and I am unable to add the reservation to my cart. Other options remain available, but when attempting to pay will say “one of the less of your journey cannot be booked.” Wondering if there are any other options I can take to book these tickets.
Reservation for train Varna > Istanbul (Halkali)
Hi, I would like to go from Bucharest to Istanbul. Since the Bosphorus Express night train is no longer serving the route (AFAIK) I decided sleep in Varna and from there continuing on route Varna Sp. > Kamobat / Kamobat > Plovdiv / Plovdiv > Kapikule. For Kapikule > Halkali there is request for reservartion and I struggle to acquire it online. Because in the Rail Planner app I see the info about it: At the ticket office (subject to availability).That scares me cos I don’t like end up in vacum without any move. Cos how can I know that it wont be full already. As I google it; found out the https://ebilet.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr but that page returning me: “No travel solution found, try again by changing departure and arrival stations/dates”Whatever date I try it’s still the same message. razpisanie.bdz.bg don’t know the connection. As for bileteinternationale.cfrcalatori.ro/ it knows the station (Bucharest > Halkali) but info is “Not available online” Basically I don’t need
Refunds on seat reservations in Italy, Switzerland and France
So we had a ferry scheduled from igoumenitsa to Ancona on the 5th of June, and have seat reservations back home all brought from Ancona to London. However Supperfast ferries threw a spanner in the works this evening by messaging us to let us know the Ferry is no longer stopping at Igmoumentsa, after spaking with them they advised us that we have to leave the day before or the day after, Our interrail pass will run out before we got home to London if we leave the day after, and we are unable to leave the day before because of work. Instead we are looking at getting the Ferry to Bari, which is fine, although we will require a different set of seat reservations from Bari to London.We want to know if seat reservations are refundable? and if so how it works? I can just see on my Interrail account you have to click a button and interrail will ask the train company if we get a refund. But that;s a bit problematic, as we might find out that we don’t get a refund and in that case we would try a
Would you recommend reservations with first class pass on Weekend days and Interlaken - Zurich?
I’ll put two related questions here. 1) Would you recommend a reservation with a first class pass on Friday July 14 from Interlaken to Zurich and for Saturday July 15 from Zurich - Heidelberg ?Part two - for the Interlaken-Zurich route I see 11AM IC 817 on the 14th with the Eurail site showing $13.44 charge for the two of us to reserve. The Austrian OBB site is showing no cost, but is allowing me to make a reservation. Is that correct? I’ve used that site for previous madatory reservations and paid the fee, but wonder if I’ve done something wrong getting a reservation for no cost? Below is what It is shows, and I also got to download the PDF ticket.ThanksTomSeat reservation1.Adult,Thomas XXXXNo applicable discount2.Adult,Leita XXXXNo applicable discountInterlaken OstZürich Flughafen1st ClassValid for IC 817 on Fri, 14 July 2023 at 11:00Valid from Friday 14. July 2023 09:00 thru Friday 14. July 2023 11:14Coach 2, accomm. 161 162 (window)
Nightjet couchette 4-berth numbering
Hi allI’ve just booked the following journey. I selected compartment with 4 beds and assumed this would be a 4-berth couchette. But when I got the tickets, it shows seats 21-24. My understanding is that the numbering for a 4-berth would be 21/22/25/26…Any thoughts? Anyone have an up to date nightjet seating plan?Thanks
Zurich - Rome Reservation ONLY with eurorail app?
Hello everybody, I would like to book Zurich-Rome (5th of June). I see many options (I would like to do only 1 change in Milan) but I can’t book it through DB-Bahn or OBB or Trenitalia. I just don’t have the options available on these companies.This means that my only options to book it is the Eurorail website? Until now I traveled almost everywhere in Europe and I never done with Eurorail reservations system, avoiding fee and higher prices for each reservation(for example, in Spain it was displayed 25 euros for first class, at the Renfe office just 13 euros).Regards,Marco
No reservation possible from Stockholm to Narvik NT94
HelloAfter having purchased my interrail ticket, I am trying to reserve a seat from -Hamburg to Stockholm and-Stockholm to NarvikCurrently it is not possible for the 5-6 of August 2023. I also tried earlier but do not get the option to purchase a place in sleeping car of even a normal seat?Any hint most welcome!Yvan
Added tickets/connections wont' load timetable details
Hi, my app working so far OK - but since this day when I go for My Trip > in “View as list” section where have my connections added, if I click on any connection for detailed info for each train (past or upcomming), the app show for me only starting and ending station. But will not unroll/list all the stations on the way. Thus can’t see where actually I’m at the time, calculate delay agains maps/GPS position when arriving at some station. So far phone restarted, restarted application - several times. I’m not on VPN, do have internet, at full speed now, no throttling applied, all other applications working well. App is with full acces within Android for all what is needed. I see only this: When tapping in the area roughly defined by the height of yellow line - usually it shows me all the stops on the way. But not this time. It won’t react anymore. Before this issue such action resolved in this result (pic added is a cropped out prtscn): I noticed “last timetable updated:” info - but
train from rome to milan august 2023
im trying to book a direct train from rome to milan on the 15th of august, and yet it says that there is no direct service for that day. yet when i change the date to the week before or the week after the 15th the diret train is available. im wondering is the train down for that week, or is timetable not out yet, or if there is something im missing so that i can book the direct train. thank you
Validity of seat reservation
Hi,We have seat reservations on a train from Odense to Copenhagen.This trip will be part of a travel day that will end in Stockholm. Now we have changed our travel plan and will stay in Malmö a few days before continuing to Stockholm. We will therefore not use our interrail pass for the short trip between Odense and Malmö. My question is: Could we still use our seat reservations on the Odense - Copenhagen leg? Or are the seat reservations only valid during a travel day in combination with the interrail pass?
Zürich HB to Ljubljana on 15 July 2022 reservation
I have a eurail global pass Could anyone kindly advise me is there another way to book this train (Zürich HB to LESCE Bled or Ljubljana on 15 July 2022) without making international calls? I live in Hong Kong and it can be quite expensive to call a number in Switzerland
Hi,We (family of 4) have Interrail global passes and need to travel from Zürich to Lierna (by lake Como, Italy) on June 19th and from Lierna to Innsbrück on June 26th. I know the Italian timetables are slow to get published, but I'm getting anxious because it's only a couple of weeks and I'm still not able to see the timetables except for the high speed trains. I've been checking both Trenitalia and SBB websites. Am I missing something? I would be extremly grateful if someone could help me with finding good routes and timetables for those dates! I'm also a bit conflicted as to wether or not to get reservations (when they are not compulsory). The SBB website is showing extremely high occupancy for some of the connections that I've been looking at for example next Monday (the same day of the week that we will be travelling), although I've learned here that seat reservations are generally unnecessary in Switzerland.
Train from Tirano to Milan in Summer 2023
We are set to come down into Tirano on the Bernina Express (from Chur) in August, but need to get to Milan from there. I know there is a regional train, and that we can’t buy our tickets ahead of time. Is there a place to find the Summer 2023 schedule for this train line?
Seat reservation Grece
Hello, My name is Lucie, I am passionate about travelling and I am going to Grece by train with an interail pass. I will take a ferry to Patras that arrive on the 15 of June, from which I would like to go to Kalavryta as the road look amazing. I saw we can book the ticket from Diakopto to Kalavryta but I don't see where we can make only the seat reservation. I just see 'Eurail" in the reduction but it is only 3 euro less than the full price (and more expensive than a youth ticket) so I guess it should not be that as it is quite expensive for an interail pass. Does anyone know more about it?Later on the afternoon, I would like to take a train from Diakopto to Athens. I saw there is one (with one correspondence) at 20H20. I guess it is there eventhough it is not on the interail app? On the website, I saw we can not make seat reservation, is my interail pass therefore enough to get in the train? Thank you in advance for your attention to my question, Lucie
Reservations for Balkans Trip
Hi,I am trying to make reservations (and have been trying to for weeks) for connections from Istanbul → Sofia, Podgorica → Belgrade and Split → Zagreb, but whenever I click on anything it just says that seat reservations are not available.Seems like a lot of other people have had issues with pre-booking these reservations. Are reservations for all of these supposed to be made at the train station? Are you able to make reservations for the Istanbul → Sofia train at the Sirkeci station in Istanbul, even if the train to Sofia leaves from Halkali station?Any insight would be really appreciated! Thanks so much!
DB reservations will cost more
Hi, from 11 June 2023 will DB - Deutsche Bahn increase the cost of a seat reservation. 2nd class from 4,50 € to 4,90 € per journey 1st class still 5,90 € per journey, but customers with Super Sparpreis and Sparpreis fare will not get the reservation for free anymore. Should be less reserved in 1st class in Germany Family reservation from 9 € to 9,80 € per journeyYou can pay less using ÖBB or CD reservation service for 3 EUR/train or 72 CKZ/trainBut keep in mind that the price is still for a journey and not per train, so often it cost less than two reservations from ÖBB or CD.Via Interrail.eu or Eurail.com the cost is 6 EUR + 2 EUR fee per train. Avoid this service for trains with optional reservation in middle Europe and German speaking countries.
Sofia - Arad > Arad - Warszawa Zachodnia
Hi, I would like to take this connection up to Warszawa from Sofia. Starting from Sofia for Craiova - Arad (IR 349) there is RQ for seat reservation.On IR page it shows that it’s not available cos only paper option from station is possible. But for this connection I did not found on cfrcalatori.ro option only for seat reservation > they requesting me to pay whole ticket. But I have a ticket with IR pass. On their page there is a lot of seat available - but not via interrail page. The info presented is:“No longer availableThis seat reservation is only available as paper ticket and can't bedelivered to you in time. Try booking in person at the station.” OK, so hopefully when I arrive at the staion it will still be possible to get a place. The next connection shown in IR app is: Arad - Warszawa splitted for 2 connections Arad - Wien > Wien - Warszawa Arad - Wien HbfStarting as train named (NT 346) here starting in RO again I have no other option on the web page (international trains
Berlin to Krakow- reservation
Hi I have been trying to book the EC57 Berlin to Krakow train on 23/6/23 for several weeks. I believe a reservation is required but every time I try I get reservation cannot be made message.initially I thought this was due to the timetable change 11/6 but this does not to seem to be the case I have tried DB CD and OEBB. Can this train only be booked at a station. Is it likely to sell out ? . I will not be in Europe until 19/6/2023 and this is the only train I have had an issue with so it’s starting to stress me haha 😂
One Country Pass Karlsruhe Paris
Hi, we are travelling to Marseillan Plage in the summer via Paris with a one country pass for France.If we take the TGV from Mannheim to Paris we will have to pay until Forbach and if we take the ICE from Karlsruhe to Paris we have to pay until Strasbourg, right? Just wanted to make sure as this is the first time we are travelling by Interrail with a one country pass and I can’t seem to find this information anywhere on the Interrail site. Thanks,Annika
How to get reservations travelling in Poland
We’re trying to book train reservations for travel in Poland. The planner states reservations are compulsory, but there seems no way of booking them. We’ve looked at both the DB and PKP websites, but neither gives the possibility of buying reservations. Which leaves us wondering what to do. We’re planning to travel from Berlin to Warsaw, having traveled from Brussels earlier in the day. No reservation is necessary for the leg between Berlin and Frankfurt Oder, however reservations are necessary once we enter Poland. We could buy train tickets, but that’s silly already having an Interrail ticket. Can anyone offer advice about what we do? Thanks for your help
Not finding what you're looking for?
Don't be shy and let us know about your challenge.Ask your question here!
Already have an account? Login
Social LoginLog in with Facebook
Login to the community
No account yet? Create an account
Social LoginLog in with Facebook
Enter your username or e-mail address. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password.