catching and earlier train than the booked one because you got there earlier than you expected

  • 17 August 2023
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basically my question is if I can get into a train that, let’s say, leaves at 17.00h even though I made a seat reservation for that same train but a few minutes later, for instance, 17.35h. my friends and I are booking seats and we are trying to leave time gaps between the different trains we are catching in prevision of something going wrong. but we wondered: if nothing went wrong and we were able to catch and earlier train than the one we booked, if it would be legal to get it. thaaanks


Best answer by thibcabe 17 August 2023, 18:34

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Is it a train with mandatory reservation ? Then no it's not possible but you can buy new reservations if available. If you happen to board without one expect a big fine.

Is it a train with optional or no reservations ? Then sure, simply hop on or make new reservations. Add the correct train you're taking to the app/log sheet before boarding.

Seat reservations are generally not refundable nor exchangeable.