Travelling from Paris to Rouen, Monday 22nd May. Have Eurail Pass.
Specifically trying to book TER 3119 but I have also tried to book other trains earlier and later. Some of them seem to require reservations and some not. (According to Eurail)
In each case, when I try to book a one way journey Paris to Rouen on their website via my home computer there is no option to add it to my shopping cart. On the phone app it lets me add the train service to “My Trip”.
Question 1 - Does that mean I can board the train?
Also, the Eurail website and the phone app both say a seat reservation is required for this particular train. I looked up the train service on SNCF and confirmed this. I also read elsewhere (Seat61 I think) that TER trains are included on the Eurail pass. So that means I can just board the train I presume and do not have to pay any extra (except of course for a seat reservation).
BUT - and here is my question #2: How do you buy the seat reservation? You can’t on the app and you can’t via the Eurail website. It just says seats are unavailable. Maybe Eurail has a limited number of seat allocations and I can’t board it. Maybe.
I’m thinking I’m just going to rock up to the train station on the day of travel (as I’ll be coming from London on the same day), go to the ticket window, present my Eurail pass (which is on my phone) to the agent and (hopefully) he sells me a seat reservation for the next train.
Will that work?
I’m at a loss of how else do I get a confirmed booking on that train along with a seat reservation.
Hope somebody out there knows how this system works!
Best answer by HektorView original