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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) 🇬🇧
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
Reservations Switzerland - Italy
Turkih (Turkey) Reservations