We are a family of 4 inter-railing from London to Istanbul this summer.
We want to book a private couchette from Bucharest to Istanbul using our interrail pass.
I see now that you cannot do this online, and that we need to do this in person at a station. I had this confirmed by the Romanian CFR customer services folk. This feels very risky for us with a young family and being quite fixed on dates as we travel through Romania.
I’ve looked on the interrail booking site and the OBB booking site and neither lets me book this train.
Has anyone done this and can advise me if there is any way to book these tickets in advance? Could we do it using an agent of some kind? I’ve seen Andy recommended on Seat61, for instance.
I think the only other option is to take the full cost of the seats on the chin and just book online without the interrail pass. Cost difference for the 4 of us seems to be around £100.
I’d love some positive suggestions if anyone can help!
Best answer by MartinMView original