We are planning a two-month trip through Europe for this summer. We’ve activated our Global passes because we know our first date of train travel. However, we can’t add actual trips yet (for some mysterious reason), so we’re adding them manually. But how do those manually entered trips turn into trips that will be honored once we start using the passes?
This system is extremely confusing, and we’re hoping for some really helpful guidance.
Thank you for your advice. Strangely, when I went back to the planner this evening, it worked just fine, so that problem seems to have disappeared, at least for the moment. Now I’m trying to figure out how to reserve seats on a specific rail line. How does that work in conjunction with the Global Pass?
And thank you for suggesting the DB Navigator.
You should buy the reservation on the company operating the train... but there are dozens of exceptions.
For example IC and Frecciarossa trains within Italy should be bought on ÖBB website (Austrian Railways).
There is a very good thread here "how to get reservations"
Almost everything is explained.
Let me know if you've got any questions.
PS : The Interrail planner is not reliable and you should not buy reservations on Interrail website (there are extra booking fees)
Thank you! I’ll check out that thread.