How to get Reservations :)


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Please read first and if you still have questions start a own topic to keep this post as Informationpost as clean as possible.

This post is made by @rvdborgt  @AnnaB@runner.on.rails  @Angelo and myself. 

Planning/Timetables:
Many of you will notice that the Railplanner of Eurail will have sometimes different times of the trains as other Websites/Apps. Or evenworse the railplanner wont show any train for your desired Route. The Railplanner of Eurail only shows the timetables that are shared by the Railcompanies unfortunately not all Railcompanies share these and even update it not frequently. The Result is that the Railplanner of Eurail is not always uptodate and because ofthat I and other experienced travelers recommend to use the Local Websites and Apps to check the times and even book the reservations with them (when possible).


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Hi if you are useing a Railpass there will be the point that a train needs a Reservation 🙂 Many of you ask where to get a reservation for a specific train.

First of all there are 2kinds :)
Supplements like the Intercity Direct in Netherlands or the German/Austrian - Italian Supplement on Eurocity & Railjets that have to be paid and doesnt include a seat :/.

And Seatreservations like the TGV,Eurostar or Thalys that include in the supplement fee even a seat reservation.

There are several ways reserve a seat :)
A. on the Website of the Traincompany that operate the train.

B. at the trainstation (On major stations you have “International ticket desks” they often can reserve even trains in a different country for example you can reserve your TGV from Munich to Paris already in Prague 🙂 )

C. Via the Railplanner app of  Eurail itself :)  a small service fee will be charged

D. Via the booking Callcenter of a traincompany.

E. Via a Reservation service website or a well experienced Railagency :)

More informations provided by the Man on Seat 61 :) 

General Websites to reserve trains here you can find out which websites can help you. 

We highly suggest to confirm the times of your trains in the Railplanner with Local Railplanner apps or atleast with one of the major ones. I general i recommend even to plan your trips with these app instead of Railplanner.

https://www.seat61.com/interrail-and-eurail-reservations.htm a good helpfull website of Mark Smith.

Manuals for several websites.

German Rail 🇩🇪

Daytrains on oebb.at (Not for Italy) 🇦🇹

Bordercrossing Eurocity/Railjet Italy - Austria/Germany  🇦🇹🇩🇪 - 🇮🇹

Italian Daytrains booked via oebb.at 🇮🇹

Nighttrains on oebb.at (Several Routes)

Reservation within the UK (by rvdbrgt)
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Reservation of Caledonian Sleeper (by rvdbrgt) 🇬🇧

Reservations for Trains in Spain (by rvdbrgt) 🇪🇸

Reservation for the International TGV/AVE France - Spain (by rvdbrgt) 🇲🇫🇪🇸

Reservations on the website of Hungarian Rail 🇭🇺

Reservations on the Website of Czech Rail 🇨🇿

Reservation on the Website of Swedish Rail 🇸🇪

 Reservations within Denmark + Denmark - Hamburg 

Domestic Reservations within Poland (just 30days in advance)


 Thalys, Eurostar, TGV France - Belgium 

TGV France to Luxembourg & Germany 

 

TGV France - Switzerland 

Reservations France - Italy 

Greek Rail 

Reservations Switzerland - Italy 

Croatian Reservations 

Turkih (Turkey) Reservations 


 
@rvdborgt  @AnnaB  many others and myself will try to keep this uptodate and help as much we can with  advices :)

Kind Regards.


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Reservations for TGV/ICE DB-SNCF Cooperation, TGV to Freiburg and TGV to Luxembourg

 

All TGV and ICE trains between France and Germany are run by this cooperation except TGV to Freiburg and Thalys trains to Cologne (how to book Thalys look here)

 

Booking reservations for TGV/ICE DB-SNCF Cooperation trains is possible via:

  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com (2€ booking fee per person and train)
  • RailEurope website (adding Interrail/Eurail as discount card)
  • Deutsche Bahn Ticket Offices or by phone
  • SNCF French railways ticket office or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).
  • SNCF Ticket Machines for rides in France
  • travel.b-europe website for national rides in France (4€ booking fee per booking, Pass Cover Number needed, request it here).
  • SNCB/NMBS ticket office or by phone
  • Swiss ticket office or by phone (delivery by postal mail).
  • NS International ticket office or by phone.

Costs:

  • International rides: 17€ in 2nd class and 30€ in 1st class.
  • National rides in France: 10€ or 20€
  • National rides in Germany: reservation not needed and optional

Reservations for International rides are quota-controlled, so you can book only some seats that are for pass users.

This trains can be used in Germany without reservations. In France there is a compulsory reservation, but all seats can be booked by pass holders.

 

Conditions: pass 1 (global pass - only reservation), pass 2 (One Country France, paying for the German part) and pass 3 (German Rail Pass - paying for the French part).

 

How to avoid TGV/ICE trains on international trips:

Use TGV/ICE trains to Strasbourg and reservation free regional trains Strasbourg to Offenheim from there ICE/IC/EC/ECE trains of DB (reservation optional).

 

LAST UPDATE 29 DEC 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

TGV trains France-Luxembourg and TGV France-Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) booking possible via:

  • Interrail.eu (2€ booking fee per person and train)
  • RailEurope website (adding Interrail/Eurail as discount card)
  • French railways ticket office, ticket machines (one available also in Luxemburg) or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).
  • SNCB/NMBS ticket office or by phone
  • travel.b-europe website for national rides in France (4€ booking fee per booking, Pass Cover Number needed, request it here
  • CFL ticket office for TGV Luxembourg-France
  • Swiss ticket office or by phone (delivery by postal mail).
  • NS International ticket office or by phone.

Costs:

  • TGV to/from Luxembourg 6€ in all classes
  • TGV to/from Freiburg 10€ or 20€

Conditions: conditions TGV Luxembourg and conditions TGV Freiburg

 

LAST UPDATE 29 DEC 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

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Reservations for TGV Lyria

 

Booking reservations for TGV Lyria trains is possible via:

  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com (2€ booking fee per person and train).
  • RailEurope website (adding Interrail/Eurail as discount card)
  • SNCB/NMBS ticket office or by phone
  • travel.b-europe website for national rides in France (4€ booking fee per booking, Pass Cover Number needed, request it here
  • French railways ticket office or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).
  • SNCF Ticket Machines for rides in France
  • Swiss ticket office or by phone (delivery by postal mail).
  • NS International ticket office or by phone.

Costs:

  • International rides: 29€ in 2nd class and 39€ in 1st class.
  • National rides in France: 10€ or 20€ in both classes
  • National rides in Switzerland: reservation not needed and not possible

Reservations for International rides are quota-controlled, so you can book only some seats that are for pass users.

This trains can be used in Switzerland without reservations. In France there is a compulsory reservation, but all seats can be booked by pass holders.

 

How to avoid the high reservation costs of TGV Lyria trains on international trips:

  • From/to Geneva/Lousanne: use TER local trains Geneva-Lyon (reservation not needed and not possible) and from there many TGVs run to Paris and other French and international destinations (compulsory reservation).
  • From/to Zürich/Basel: use TER local trains to Mulhouse or Strasbourg (reservation not needed and not possible) and from there TGV/ICE trains to Paris or other French destinations (compulsory reservation)

 

sales conditions:

exchangeable:

  • without cost until 7 days before departure.
  • with 25€ cost from 6 days before and until departure of the train.
  • not exchangeable after departure.

refund:

  • 30€ cost before departure.
  • no refund after departure.

pass 1 (reservation for Global Pass users), pass 2 (reservation for One Country France Pass + paying Swiss part) and pass 3 (reservation for One Country Switzerland Pass or Swiss Travel Pass + paying for the French part).

 

LAST UPDATE 29 DEC 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

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Reservations for trains Italy-France

 

Route Paris-Lyon-Turin-Milan:

Currently Railway closed near Modane. It should start a rail replacement bus between Modane and Charmonix linked by TGV from/to Milan and Paris. Or use trains via Switzerland.

There are two train operators that provide trains on the route Paris-Lyon-Turin-Milan.

SNCF with their TGV InOui trains (do not stop in Lyon)

Trenitalia with their Frecciarossa (for the moment Interrail/Eurail is not accepted in France)

 

Booking reservations for TGV InOui trains to/from Italy is possible via:

  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com (2€ booking fee per person and train).
  • RailEurope website (adding Interrail/Eurail as discount card)
  • SNCB/NMBS ticket office or by phone
  • travel.b-europe website for national rides in France (4€ booking fee per booking, Pass Cover Number needed, request it here
  • French railways ticket office or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).
  • SNCF Ticket Machines for rides in France
  • Swiss ticket office or by phone (delivery by postal mail).
  • NS International ticket office or by phone.

Costs:

  • International rides: 31€ in 2nd class and 45€ in 1st class.
  • National rides in France: 10€ or 20€ in both classes

          Interrail.eu/Eurail.com can only book 20€ reservations for the moment

  • National rides in Italy not possible. Use Frecciarossa or local trains instead.

sales conditions of the reservation: condition "pass (SVI)"

 

How to avoid TGV InOui Paris-Milan trains on international trips:

  • Frecciarossa trains have sometimes lower ticket fares as the TGV reservation fees, look at Trenitalia.com.
  • Via Switzerland: use RE trains Milano-Ventimiglia (no reservations needed), EC trains (Milan-)Domodossola-Geneva (reservation compulsory only for rides from/to/in Italy except Domodossola-Switzerland), TER trains to Lyon (reservation not needed), TGV to Paris or other destinations (compulsory reservation).
  • Via Ventimiglia and Nice: (use Intercity trains (3€), Frecciabianca (10€) or Regionale Veloce (RE – reservation not needed) Milan-Genova-Ventimiglia. TER local trains Ventimiglia-Nice (reservation not needed). TGV trains Nice-Paris (compulsory reservation).
  • Via Mont-Blanc-Express scenic railway: use RE trains Milano-Ventimiglia (no reservations needed), EC trains (Milan-)Domodossola-Geneva or via local trains via Brig till Martigny (reservation compulsory only for rides from/to/in Italy except Domodossola-Switzerland), from Martigny trains Martigny- Le Châtelard Frontière – Chamonix Mont-Blanc, TGV trains Chamonix Mont-Blanc – Paris (compulsory reservation) or TER local trains to Annecy and Lyon and from there TGV high speed trains.

LAST UPDATE: 29 DEC 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

Route Italy-Ventimiglia-Monaco-Nice:

there are no direct trains on this route, you can use:

  • Milan-Genova-Ventimiglia Intercity trains (3€ reservation), Frecciabianca (13€ reservation) or Regionale Veloce (RE/RV – reservation not needed) trains and TER local trains Ventimiglia-Nice (reservation not needed).
  • Rome-Pisa-Cinque Terre-Genova-Ventimiglia Intercity trains (3€ reservation) and TER local trains Ventimiglia-Nice (reservation not needed)
  • Turin-Cuneo-Tende-Nice local trains (no direct service, you have to change in Cuneo and Tende or Ventimiglia). Reservation not needed.

Reservations for Italian trains can be booked online via Interrail.eu/Eurail.com (+2€ per person and train) or via Austrian Railways ÖBB (no booking fee) using this steps.

 

LAST UPDATE: 20 JUN 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

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Hallo

Mein Name ist Rampi, Ich reise nächsten April 2023 mit dem Interrail Global Pass 3 Tage nach Paris 4 Tage London 4 Tage Brüssel und 4 Tage München start ist in Basel. Ich habe versucht gestern bei der SBB nur einen Sitzplatz zu reservieren für den Eurostar von Paris nach London am 17.4.2023 und die Strecke London-Brüssel am 21.4 aber er hatte kein Suchergebnis das gleiche auch auf der Interrail Webseite .

 Meine Frage

Ist es weil der Fahrplan von Eurostar noch nicht draussen ist oder weil alles schon ausgebucht ist obwohl erst 6 Monate vor Reise gebucht werden kann das alles ausgebucht ist nur Sitzplaätze?

| Könnt ihr mir Links geben wo ich nur Sitzplätze reservieren kann bsp bei Eurostar direkt?

Kann man bei Eurostar auswählen ob man 2eir Plätze oder 4 Plätze möchte ? Geht das auch am Schalter von SBB Sncf ?

Ich hoffe jemand kann mir eine Antwort geben 

 

 

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@rebublic Please create a new own topic with your question and you will get advice there. This thread is not for questions. 

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Reservations for Eurostar and Thalys trains and TGV Brussel-France

 

Booking reservations for Eurostar and Thalys trains is possible via:

  • French railways ticket office or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).

This isn’t a question so I hope any pollution of the thread will be forgiven!

I’m just posting to share my experience of calling this number, in order to advise prospective reservers that they may have a battle on their hands…

I rang this number today with four reservations to make; 2 for the Eurostar, 1 for Thalys and 1 for the SNCF Nice-Paris night train. The night train was the only booking it was possible to make. On two separate occasions I tried to read the call-handler the passage from the webpage that said “Want to call Eurostar or Thalys?” …. “If booking online … isn’t convenient, you can use this international line to do whatever you need from wherever you are”, but while he was very patient and polite, he simply would not accept that international bookings could be made on that number, and would not transfer me to a colleague, explaining several times that this was the number of the SNCF, which was the French national train operator and could be used for only TGV Inoui and Intercites.

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Reservations for Eurostar and Thalys trains and TGV Brussel-France

 

Booking reservations for Eurostar and Thalys trains is possible via:

  • French railways ticket office or by phone (press #85 for English, no booking fee, delivery via e-mail).

This isn’t a question so I hope any pollution of the thread will be forgiven!

I’m just posting to share my experience of calling this number, in order to advise prospective reservers that they may have a battle on their hands…

I rang this number today with four reservations to make; 2 for the Eurostar, 1 for Thalys and 1 for the SNCF Nice-Paris night train. The night train was the only booking it was possible to make. On two separate occasions I tried to read the call-handler the passage from the webpage that said “Want to call Eurostar or Thalys?” …. “If booking online … isn’t convenient, you can use this international line to do whatever you need from wherever you are”, but while he was very patient and polite, he simply would not accept that international bookings could be made on that number, and would not transfer me to a colleague, explaining several times that this was the number of the SNCF, which was the French national train operator and could be used for only TGV Inoui and Intercites.

Ok thanks for the information. What I read here in the community is that they often say not possible even when it would be, but maybe Thalys and Eurostar can't be booked directly via SNCF call center? They can book other international destinations like to Barcelona or Germany. SNCF Call Center is something weard, do accept only some cards, sometimes they do not reserve seats, sometimes yes. 

@rvdborgt do you know something more about it?

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Ok thanks for the information. What I read here in the community is that they often say not possible even when it would be, but maybe Thalys and Eurostar can't be booked directly via SNCF call center? They can book other international destinations like to Barcelona or Germany. SNCF Call Center is something weard, do accept only some cards, sometimes they do not reserve seats, sometimes yes. 

@rvdborgt do you know something more about it?

My knowledge is the same. SNCF can book Thalys and Eurostar but it seems they often refuse to do so via the phone.

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To Make Reservations in Greece via Email

Train reservations in Greece are obligatory but completely free to make, not only for both 1st and 2nd class, but also for IC trains, ICE (Pendolino) trains, and long-term bus substitutions like Kiato - Patras and Drama - Xanthi.

While this is excellent and very refreshing compared to the seat reservation in other southern European countries, it is important not to abuse this service so that it remains available. Email bookings are probably only possible with Hellenic Train because of the simplicity of not having to conduct a formal transaction or process card details.

DO NOT book unless you are very sure that you will catch the train that you are requesting, and be very careful to enter all details correctly. (Basically, don’t rush it.)

(Please note that I don’t know how often others have booked using this method, or how successful it would be if attempted during peak season; but for now, this works)

First, go to hellenictrain.gr/en.

First, you need to decide which trains and seats you want. The interface on this page is a bit clunky, so without filling in the fields above, just click on the blue bar as shown.
Fill in the journey details from the drop-down boxes at the top of the page, then click Search. The most significant stations are displayed separately at the top of the list, then all the more minor stations, both sets being in Roman alphabetical order.
Select a service, then click Seat selection and passengers.
Now you can view seating options and availability. (If your journey involves a change of train, you may need to first click on the train icon on the left of the page to bring up this display.) Click on the coach numbers to see their seating plans; A1, A2 and A3 are 1st class, and the B coaches are of course 2nd.

Now make a note of your seating preferences and train details (including train number), and return to the homepage (hellenictrain.gr/en).

Click Contact.
Scroll about a third of the way down the page and click this link.
Now fill in this form, making sure all boxes marked with a red asterisk are completed.
In the Topic box, select Other and then put “Interrail seat reservation request” or similar in the box that will appear below.
Because this is designed as an incident form, you must enter a date, time, station and train number in the following boxes. If you like, you can enter the details of the train that you wish to reserve here, even though the date is in the future. (Note that the drop-down box of stations is in Greek alphabetical order.)
In the comments box, write a short message clearly stating your request(s); the train number, time, date, the numbers of your seat preferences, and the names of any other travellers you are booking for.
At the bottom of the page, it is very important that you change none under Contact by, to email. Otherwise your request may not receive a reply!
Also tick the box as indicated, which simply means you agree to the privacy policy.
Then click send!

Within a few days to a week, you should receive an email confirming your seat reservations, which you will need to collect the physical tickets for in person by showing your Interrail pass and passport at the ticket counter of a main Greek station. This email hopefully will not come from a No-Reply address, but if it does, and you need to get in contact with them again, cite the query number (“ID Δρομολόγιο”) that came with the automated receipt email immediately after you sent off the initial form.

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*EDIT - Having looked more carefully at my confirmation email, I’m not sure about this but the ticket collection *may* actually always be at the departure station. So if you made a booking for Thessalonike to Athens, and then another one from Athens to Kalampaka, you would need to collect the first ticket in Thessalonike before boarding, and the second in Athens before boarding. I don’t know how (if at all) this would work for boarding at minor unstaffed stations, but if you were to request such a booking that issue would probably be addressed in the email correspondence.

hi, actually i m holding Eurail global mobile pass and i want to book seat reservation for attached journey, MARNE LA VALLEE CHESSY (France) to Schiphol Airport on 27/11, but it shows price unavailable. Nonetheless, i check from Thalys website ( as attached), the train is not full,

Q1) Can i go to Schiphol airport counter and reserve my seat when we reach on 17/11?

Q2) If i aldy secure seat for other timing, is it possible to change to another time slot? or seat reservation is not refundable & exchangeable? Thanks

 

 

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@Ongong Please ask the question in an extra post and not here! Thanks.

Several Italian Trains - I always  notice “tickets not available”
Via the ÖBB app / site is it not possible to get tickets/reservations - i.g.  Pisa - Florence.  
After entering in the website ‘discount’  and wanting to add a reservation only, I see for all the trains: “tickets not available”
Does that mean that we can enter the train with our Interrail card without a reservation? 
For the trip Milan - Padua we had to pay a reservation…
What is normal in Italy?


 

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Several Italian Trains - I always  notice “tickets not available”
Via the ÖBB app / site is it not possible to get tickets/reservations - i.g.  Pisa - Florence.  
After entering in the website ‘discount’  and wanting to add a reservation only, I see for all the trains: “tickets not available”
Does that mean that we can enter the train with our Interrail card without a reservation? 
For the trip Milan - Padua we had to pay a reservation…
What is normal in Italy?

Hi, you have to click on one way ticket and not on only a seat (reservation). 

On that, you don’t need reservations for local trains on Pisa to Florence route. On this route don’t take long distance trains, because the ride is short. 

 

If you have questions, please ask them in a new topic, to not overload this one.

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uff!! Muchísimas gracias!, pero para quienes no clnocemos y no estamos scostumbrados a este trajín de requisitos, esto suena muy complicado!! Llego a pensar que haber adquirido nuestro pase global 15 días en 2 meses puede resultar en un error más caro que barato! ¿no existe una agencia de turismo que a quienes procedemos de américa nos faciliten ese trámite (de reserva de asientos) de forma completa (para todos nuedtroy trayectos) de una sola vez y en un solo sitio? Pensé que Eurail lo haría como un valor agregado a su servicio! Ahora me temo haber adquirido noletos de tren que posiblemente lleguen a no poderse usar por lo complicado de trámites de reserva de asientos. ¿Hay alguna solución más simple a este tema, que a los turísta de otro continente nos resulte menos complicado y más económico??? por supiesto, Gracias por todo du esfuerzo, dedicación y trabajo para buscar orientarnos!!! Un abrazo cordial!!! 

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@Piga Fredy As mentioned above several times, please ask your question(s) in a separate topic, so this topic remains a topic with information about reservations only.

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ya lo he hecho! muchas gracias!!! 

Hello, I have a question for a reservation with the OBB  from Venice to Innsbruck. After following the instructions posted here I get two options, to pay 20 EUR, or to choose the option: “ticket already exists”  and pay only 3 EUR  for a reservation. My question is if my Eurorail pass counts already as a ticket? or If have to pay the 20 EUR. The 20 EUR option has the “applicable discount: Eurorail pass” applied to it. So i don’t get the difference.  Or which one I’m supposed to choose. 

 

Here is option 1:

 

Here option 2:

 

Thank you!!! 

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Please create your own topic.

 

The 20€ price is correct but doesn't include a seat reservation for Verona - Innsbruck :

- 10€ Frecciarossa seat reservation

- 10€ Brenner Pass surcharge

You can add a seat reservation for the second leg for 3€. Or buy the 10€ Frecciarossa reservation and the surcharge at cd.cz where it includes a free seat reservation

 

Edit : for 11th June the full summer timetable isn't released so you can't see regional trains. There is a RegioExpress leaving Venice at 09:10 (Verona 10:38) that you could take, it is reservation-free

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Reservations for trains Italy-Switzerland(-Germany)

 

There are some Routes to get from Switzerland to Italy. Your Interrail/Eurail Global Pass is valid. One Country Passes are only valid in ONE COUTRY.

 

Reservations:

  • compulsory reservations: Italy and Switzerland-Italy
  • optional reservations. Switzerland and Germany

Border stations:

  • Chiasso (in Switzerland) on the Route Milan-Gotthard Base Tunnel-Zürich/Basel
  • Domodossola (in Italy) on the Route Milan-Simplon Tunnel-Geneve/Bern/Basel

For example if you travel from Domodossola to Geneve or Basel the reservation is optional, because you enter the train in Domodossola as a border station and it counts as Switzerland (but the city and the station is in Italy). If you enter in Milan the reservation is compulsory.

 

Cost:

  • 13 EUR for rides in Italy
  • 11 EUR for international rides in 2nd class Italy-Switzerland(-Germany)
  • 13 EUR for international rides in 1st class Italy-Switzerland(-Germany) 1st class pass needed!
  • for rides in Switzerland, in Germany and CH-DE reservation optional, 5 CHF/seat via SBB or 4,90 EUR/journey 2nd class and 5,90 EUR/journey first class via DB.

 

Where to buy reservations:

for rides in Italy and Italy-Switzerland(-Germany)

  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservations service (+ 2 EUR booking fee/seat)
  • ÖBB online shop.oebbtickets.at using this tutorial, no booking fee. You have to click on “one way ticket and day tickets” and not on seat only and add Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass as discount
  • Ticket offices of Trenitalia, SBB CFF FFS, ÖBB, DB, SNCB/NMBS, NS and other railway companies in middle Europe. 
  • Call Center of SBB CFF FFS, ÖBB, DB, SNCB/NMBS and NS.

for rides in Switzerland, Germany and CH-DE.

  • Deutsche Bahn online, ticket office or call center
  • SBB CFF FFS online, ticket office or call center
  • Ticket offices of ÖBB, SNCB/NMBS, NS and other railway companies in middle Europe. 

Do you have a Interrail One Country Pass valid only for Italy or Switzerland? A German Rail Pass? Or a Eurail One Country Italy? You have to pay from the border a normal ticket or via interrail.eu or ticket offices a partial pass fee.

 

conditions: 

LAST UPDATE: 20 JUN 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

!Please ask questions in a new topic, to not overload this one!

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Reservations for trains (Vienna/Innsbruck/Munich/Zürich/Basel-)Frankfurt-Cologne-Düsseldorf-Utrecht-Amsterdam

 

There are some routes to get from Switzerland and Germany to The Netherlands and Amsterdam. Your Interrail/Eurail Global Pass is valid. One Country Passes are only valid in ONE COUTRY.

Intercity trains in The Netherlands, except IC trains to Germany and Switzerland and IC Direct Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Brussels can’t be reserved. Only add the train to your pass and hop on the train!

Attention: FLX = Flixtrain is not included in your Interrail/Eurail pass. Choose another train.

 

ICE International (Basel-)Frankfurt-Cologne-Amsterdam


Reservations:

  • compulsory reservations: between 17 June and 18 August 2023 for rides to/from The Netherlands
  • optional reservation: rest of the year

 

Cost of the Reservation:

  • DB 4,90 EUR per journey 2nd class
  • DB 5,90 EUR per journey 1st class 1st class pass needed or upgrade
  • ÖBB 3 EUR per train
  • CD 72 CZK per train
  • DSB 30 DKK per train
  • SBB 5 CHF per train
  • SNCB/NMBS 6 EUR per train
  • NS International 4 EUR per journey
  • Interrail/Eurail reservation service 6 EUR + 2 EUR booking fee per train

 

Where to buy reservations:

  • DB only* at ticket offices or call center during the compulsory reservation this summer for rides to/from The Netherlands. Outside this period possible also via bahn.com
  • ÖBB online shop.oebbtickets.at using the option seat reservation only
  • CD online cd.cz using the option seat reservation only
  • DSB online via travel.b-europe.com/dsb-rail 
  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservations service (+ 2 EUR booking fee/seat)
  • Ticket offices of DB, ÖBB, CD, SBB CFF FFS, SNCB/NMBS, NS International and other railway companies in middle Europe. 
  • Call Center of DB, ÖBB, CD, SBB CFF FFS, SNCB/NMBS and NS International.

Do you have a Interrail/Eurail One Country BeNeLux? Or German Rail Pass? You have to pay from the border a normal ticket or via interrail.eu or ticket offices a partial pass fee.

 

conditions: 

LAST UPDATE: 20 JUN 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

 

IC/NJ Amsterdam-Basel-Zürich, IC Amsterdam-Osnabrück-Hannover-Berlin and NJ Amsterdam-Innsbruck/Munich/Vienna

 

Reservations:

  • compulsory reservations: for couchettes and sleeper cars on Nightjet services Amsterdam-Basel-Zürich and on seat, couchettes and sleeper cars for Nightjet service Amsterdam-Innsbruck/Vienna
  • optional reservation: for seat cars on IC/NJ Amsterdam-Zürich and IC Amsterdam-Berlin

 

Where to buy reservations:

 

IC Intercity train:

  • DB online bahn.com seat only option or DB Navigator App, at ticket offices or call center (4,90 2nd class/jounrey; 5,90 1st class/journey)
  • ÖBB online shop.oebbtickets.at using the option seat reservation only (3 EUR/train Online)
  • CD online cd.cz using the option seat reservation only (72 CZK/train)
  • DSB online via travel.b-europe.com/dsb-rail (30 DKK/train)
  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservations service (+ 2 EUR booking fee/seat)
  • Ticket offices of DB, ÖBB, CD, SBB CFF FFS, SNCB/NMBS, NS International and other railway companies in middle Europe. 
  • Call Center of DB, ÖBB, CD, SBB CFF FFS, SNCB/NMBS and NS International.

NJ nightjet train:

  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservations service (+ 2 EUR booking fee/seat)
  • ÖBB online shop.oebbtickets.at using this tutorial, no booking fee. You have to click on “one way ticket and day tickets” and not on seat only and add Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass as discount
  • Ticket offices of SBB CFF FFS, ÖBB, DB, SNCB/NMBS, NS and other railway companies in middle Europe. 
  • Call Center of SBB CFF FFS, ÖBB, DB, SNCB/NMBS and NS.

Do you have a Interrail/Eurail One Country BeNeLux or Austria? Or a German Rail Pass? You have to pay from the border a normal ticket or via interrail.eu or ticket offices a partial pass fee.

 

LAST UPDATE: 20 JUN 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

 

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Reservations for trains Italy-Austria-Germany, Italy-Austria and Italy-Slovenia

 

There are some Routes to get from Italy to Austria and Germany. You can travel via Brenner pass or via Tarvisio and Villach. For rides Italy-Germany via Switzerland check here

For rides to Slovenia you can travel via Trieste and Villa Opicina. Or via Gorizia/Nova Gorica.

Interrail/Eurail Global Pass is valid. One Country Passes are only valid in ONE COUTRY. Interrail/Eurail German Rail Pass is valid in Germany and to the train stations in Austria of Salzburg HBF (main station) and on DB-ÖBB Eurocity trains in Austria and Italy between Munich-Innsbruck-Bolzano/Bozen-Trento-Verona-Bologna/Venezia.

To use the EC, RJ and RJX you need for the italian part to pay a supplement. You can often avoid it using local trains instead on the same route. 

 

DB-ÖBB Eurocity (EC) Munich-Innsbruck-Verona-Bologna/Venice,

ÖBB Railjet Xpress (RJX) Bolzano/Bozen-Vienna and

ÖBB Railjet (RJ) Venice-Villach-Klagenfurt-Vienna

 

The DB-ÖBB EC trains are run by a collaboration between DB and ÖBB, also in Italy. The RJ to Italy by ÖBB. They ask a supplement for rides in, to and from Italy. For rides from/to the border station Brennero/Brenner or Tarvisio Bosco Verde from/to Austria and Germany no supplement needed. 

Reservations:

  • optional

Supplement for rides to/from/in Italy:

  • compulsory
  • 10 EUR in 2nd class
  • 15 EUR in 1st class - 1st class pass needed!

You get a reservation for free included in the supplement (except 2nd class booking via ÖBB). 

 

Where to buy the supplement and reservations:

Supplement (compulsory) and reservation (optional) for rides in Italy and Italy-Austria-Germany

  • ÖBB online using this tutorial, no booking fee. You have to click on “one way ticket and day tickets” and not on seat only and add Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass as discount. (reservation cost on top 3 EUR/train, included for free in 1st class)
  • CD online book a normal ticket adding Interrail/Eurail as discount (reservation included)
  • ÖBB ticket office or call center (reservation cost on top 3,50 EUR/train, included for free in 1st class)
  • Deutsche Bahn ticket office or call center (reservation included)
  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservation service (+ 2 EUR/train booking fee - reservation included)
  • On board of the train (maybe you pay a fee on top of the supplement)
  • Ticket offices of CD, SNCB/NMBS, SBB CFF FFS, NS International and other railway companies in middle Europe. 

Reservations (optional) for rides in Austria, Germany and AT-DE.

  • Deutsche Bahn online seat reservation option, ticket office or call center (4,90 EUR/journey 2nd class; 5,90 EUR/journey 1st class; 9,80 for a Family reservation)
  • ÖBB online seat reservation option, ticket office or call center (3 EUR/train online, 3,50 EUR/train)
  • CD online seat reservation option and ticket office (72 CKZ/train)
  • Interrail.eu/Eurail.com reservation service (6 EUR + 2 EUR per train)
  • Ticket offices of SNCB/NMBS, SBB CFF FFS, NS International and other railway companies in middle Europe. 

Do you have a Interrail One Country Pass valid only for Italy or Austria? You have to pay from the border a normal ticket or via interrail.eu or ticket offices a partial pass fee. Interrail/Eurail Global Pass and German Rail Pass valid on all DB-ÖBB Eurocity trains. Not valid on other trains outside Germany.

 

conditions: 

https://www.obb-italia.com/de/angebote/interrail-eurail

 

how to avoid this supplement?

You can often avoid this supplement if you will only go to stations that are not far from the border to Austria in Italy. Like Udine or Bolzano/Bozen. In this cases the supplement is to much for short rides.

  • Villach-Tarvisio-Udine(-Trieste) line use the Micotra local trains instead. Reservation needed (or optional??) but it is free via tickets.oebb.at. No supplement needed. https://www.obb-italia.com/de/ab-italien/micotra
  • Brennero/Brenner you can use the Eurocity till Brennero/Brenner or get there by local trains and change in Brennero-Brenner to local trains in Italy*. Reservation or supplement not needed. Local trains (R - regionale) run hourly. *Trains operated by SAD on lines where also Trenitalia trains are running are not included in the pass. But often they accept it. 

 

LAST UPDATE: 01 JUN 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

Eurocity Trieste-Ljubljana(-Vienna)

there is ones a day a direct train between Trieste, Ljubljana and Vienna. The ÖBB Online Shop shows a supplement of 2,70 EUR. But no official information is know by the train company ÖBB Italia that runs this train in Italy.

Reservations are optional.

There are also 2 local trains that run on this route, one bound to Udine. No supplements or reservations possible. 

LAST UPDATE: 16 APR 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

Train change between Gorizia and Nova Gorica

There is no passenger trains between Gorizia (Italy) and Nova Gorica (Slovenia), but you can go by walk, bus or taxi from one part of the city to the other. 

LAST UPDATE: 16 APR 2023 - All information is provided without warranty

 

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Domestic trains in Croatia

Reservations for domestic journeys in Croatia can be made at a Croatian ticket office or by email, for seats, couchettes or sleepers (e.g. the night train Zagreb-Split). To book, send an email to rezervacije@hzpp.hr, max. 2 months in advance.

For journeys from 1 July 2023, seat reservations for day trains Zagreb-Split can also be made on tickets.oebb.at (€3, 2nd class only).

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To Make Reservations in Greece via Email

I don’t want to mess up this overview, but don’t see another way than replying in this topic - So you may delete my remark and add it it to the original post 

Thanks for your explanation. So I followed the steps (little change in website; there are 2 forms now: generaal info and complaints) and got an answer back: Unfortunately I can’t make reservations this way. I have to do it locally at the train station. So we will see next week - I hope I can do at least all my reservations at 1 place

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