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Deutsche Bahn Reservation cannot be made

  • 10 April 2024
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Hi, I’ve been trying to reserve seats for myself and 4 friends on Deutsche Bahn, from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg HBF. Specifically the 20:28 - 23:03 on the 29th July 2024. The interrail website says unable to reserve seats, interrail support suggested booking on the Deutsche Bahn website directly. However when I try to checkout  I get the following error : “Reservation cannot be made”. I can see there are plenty seats still left on the train. I have tried to contact deutsche Bahn via email but have received no response and am unable to connect through phone.

 

Any help appreciated, thanks!

 

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Best answer by ralderton 10 April 2024, 18:59

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You should be able to reserve this on the ÖBB website for €3 per person.

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Select ‘seat reservation only’.

 

You should be able to reserve this on the ÖBB website for €3 per person.

oebb.at

Select ‘seat reservation only’.

 

Thanks! Worked perfectly. At checkout I was able to book a seat for 3euro and upgrade to first class for -3euro per ticket. This means my total came to 0 euros. I’m a bit skeptical about whether or not I’ve managed to book a seat then, because I’ve managed to upgrade to a more expensive seat for free. I was wondering if you’d be able to confirm if this screenshot here means I’ve managed to book a seat or not? Cheers

 

Userlevel 7
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Do you have a first class pass? You can only travel in first class if you do - this is just a seat reservation, not a ticket.

Reservations are free for first class ticket/ passholders.

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Reservations are free for first class ticket/ passholders.

I thought ÖBB had discontinued this for 1st class pass holders but it seems it still works for the ICEs from Amsterdam and Brussels...

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