How do we make a reservation on a train, when it is not needed?

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How do we make a reservation on a train, when it is not needed?

Is it possible?


Best answer by MartinM 15 July 2022, 14:12

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Mostly possible. You do it the same way as you make a needed reservation. Best to go to the website of the railway company you are planning to travel with and check there ;-)

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You can read about how to make such reservations and other useful things in the advice below from the experienced travellers. Please ask again if you have specific questions after having read the text.


Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 


The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 


The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and ticket in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.