Train connections & reservations
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Hi there, I'm travelling around Europe for the first time using the Global pass for two months. I'm starting from Portugal then to Spain, France, and then Italy and possibly to Croatia. I'm having a problem reserving seats through the app. It says that for some countries reservation is only allowed at the station ie can't do it in advance online. Wondering if people found it relatively easy reserving at train stations or what the process was like? I've read that Spain can be tricky but there seems to be no other option to reserve in advance. I have alot of places that I'm going to visit around Spain so would be great to get some more clarity!Many Thanks :)
Can't book reservation from London to Aberdeen
Hi, I was trying to book a reservation for the train from London to Aberdeen, but it didn't work. It said that that's online possible if you book it directly at a train Station in the UK. I'm afraid though that there won't be any reservations left if I only book it once I arrived in the UK. Is there any other way to book it beforehand? Thank you!
Train reservations between Paris St Lazare and Bayeux
I want to travel from Paris St Lazare to Bayeux on June 6 and return from Bayeux to St Lazare on June 8. Reservations are required for these trains. I have been successful in making reservations on all my other trains on the Eurail phone app, but for every train between Paris and Bayeux on these dates I receive the message, “No price results were found for this connection. It is possible that the train is fully booked for pass holders.” Amazingly, this same response is given for every Paris-Bayeux train, as many as 13 per day, on each of several dates; I can’t imagine that every single seat on dozens of trains is booked, so I suspect a systemic problem. Has anyone discovered an end-run around this problem, including not making a reservation at all? I know I can take slower regional trains on other dates, but this would greatly mess up my schedule. Please advise.
2 seat reservations at once: Paris - Brussels
Hi, I’m trying to book a reservation for me and my friend travelling from Paris Nord to Brussels Ziud. I have the two of our passes on my account so we can book reservations to be seated beside one another but it won’t give me an option to select both for this trip. I’ve tried to click both but it’s only allowing “1 traveller”. Is there a way to pay for the 2 seat reservations at once? any help greatly appreciated!
Where do I find my interrail pass cover number?
I have just bought two passes (Greek Islands Pass), and in my confirmation from Interrail it says, that it will arrive in the end of the month (29 march). I contacted the Atticka Group on email to book ferries, but they told me that I needed my island pass cover number - but I haven't got one yet. Do I get this number at the end of the month, when my passes arrives or is it possible to get it beforehand, so I can book the ferries now?
The “Book your reservation” site does not allow me to enter any information on travellers/trains. Any advice?
Can anybody get the seat reservation system working right now? Every time I click on “Book your reservation” the site does not allow me to enter any information on travellers/trains. Can anybody help?
Seat reservation website extremely slow!!
Dear Interrail community,I need to make seat reservations from Milan to Bern for the EC leaving at the 7th of March at 11am. Unfortunately, I can't make the reservations here in Parma as the train station isn't large enough to do this. Now I wanted to book the seats via your website, but it's since a couple of days the reservation page is so slow, it takes me half an hour just to type in the "Milan" as a starting point (30min is not over exaggerated; I've tried this multiple times over the last couple of days). Therefore, I haven't been able to complete a booking, but I need a reservation on the train. Can you please help me? It's quite urgent. (Also, if you could fix that bug on your website, that would also do the trick.) Hope you can help me,Maxi
Is possible that sometimes the interrail says that a reservation for a seat is mandatory but in reality we don’t need it?
Hi! Is possible that sometimes the interrail says that a reservation for a seat is mandatory but in reality we don’t need it? Like for example, I buy my reservation seat at a main station and they tell me that with interrail i don’t have to buy it( but my interrail app says it is necessary to buy it. Is this happen also to you, how you know when is in reality necessary and when not? Thanks!!
Planning trip including TGV's
Hi, I'm new to this and am trying to plan a trip with my family this summer. I have checked websites of all the trains and reservation fees that I would have to pay but am having trouble with SNCF. I read that they have limited interrail tickets available, but on their website I can't seem to add that its an interrail pass booking. I don't have the interrail pass at the moment so it seems I can't check the interrail reservations until I have one.Is it possible to find out the availability of interrail places available before I purchase my interrail ticket?And if there is no interrail availability on certain tgv trains for example, then do I have to buy full price tickets? Rendering my interrail pass useless.TIA
Hi, I’ve just noticed that Trenitalia offers some discounts on trains. It seems that it’s better to buy a regular ticked instead of using a day-trip with Interrail. The same train when try to book a seat in interrail system:And promo price in trenitalia (w/o interrail discount) for exactly the same train:97EUR with Interrail, 83EUR without :-ODo I understand it wrong? Is there any option to buy a super econony & interrail mix? Or just the best option is to buy a regular ticket and to save a trip day for the future?
No train available from Lisbon to Spain. Why?
Hi!I'm planning a trip to Spain and Portugal with interrail in July/August. I saw as answer to another question that there are currently no trains between Lisbon and Madrid. Does anyone know why and how long that's gonna be (if it's still the case in July/August). That would be super helpful, thanks!Julia
Reservation e-ticket has not arrived
Hey there,I already have contacted the customer support, but in the email they said that they would get back within 2 days :/Here is the problem: I have booked two reservations for my trip that is tomorrow, hence the urgency of the problem. The payment worked well and I received an E-mail with the payment confirmation but NO E-Ticket.…I really don't know what to do as I have to depart tomorrow...
Reservation Lyon Barcelona
Hi Interrailers,I have a question. How can I make a seat reservation for the train between Lyon and Barcelona? I am based in Amsterdam and it is for the 15th of April. I have already read a lot of tips, like calling the DB, NMBS, Renfe and SNCF. I have spoken to them all and no one can help me so I hope one of you had the golden tip!Last option is to ask a friend of mine who lives in France to book it for me, but is that an option? Can someone else buy it for me and send it by post?
Reservations using mobile pass when travelling in a group
I’m an inter-railing rookie. I am travelling in a family group of five in August. Our kids are older and hence will have their mobile pass on their own phones. Can I make seat reservations for the five us of us to sit together and then pass the reservation details onto them?I will buy all the mobile passes and then send onto them.Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance
Adding Journeys when flying to another destination
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help. I am flying from Rome to Barcelona to save travel days. Can I add a journey when i land in barcelona without joining it to Rome. I planned on doing my route to Rome and then just starting again in Barcelona - is this possible? Or will I need to start another “Trip” in the app and start there?
Very disappointed by reservation topic in Paris
Hello,i am very disappointed by the seat reservation system, especially in Paris. Why did i buy an Interrail Pass for 251€, only to pay for all trains again?From Paris for almost all Trains you have to book a seat reservation before boarding. Problem is: The booking website does not work. So we had to go to the ticket office at Paris Est, stand there in a line for 45 minutes only to be told that our train is already full and all other trains this day are booked out as well. Our only option was to board the train anyway and buy the reservation in the train, where it costs twice as much - while we had to sit on the floor anyway.For our trip to Paris we paid 20€ per Person and for the journey back it was 35€ per Person - while we also paid 251€ for the Interrail Pass. We thought with Interrail we could travel spontaniously and we would not have to pay for every train once again!Please fix your reservation website as soon as possible!For anyone planning a trip right now: If your trains nee
Madrid ---Barcelona---Perpignon (Regional Trains)
How can i travel from Madrid ---Barcelona---Perpignon in Regional Trains? Where can i check the timetables for train : Madrid -- Barcelona Barcelona--Perpignon Are all the regional trains of RENFE/SNCFA trains covered by Eurorail pass , which means i don’t have to pay extra for these trains ?
Reservations cannot be booked
Hello, I have a problem because I really need to do some reservations for next week, but the reservation tool on the website doesn't work and I can't do it in the app as well. And I can't do it on any other website nor will I have the time to buy it at the station. The website just does not load or closes itself again and again when I try to write the directions. Can you help me please! It is urgent
I booked reservations on the website but nothing appears in my reservation overview.
Hey! I booked 3 seats on the website, did the payment, and it’s been a few hours and nothing appears on my reservations… I tried sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it didn’t work.. Any ideas how to solve this? Thank you very much and any help is appreciated.
Train station counter, B-europe and Interrail.eu all do not work for Interrail reservations...
Hello,I need to book a reservation for the night train Paris->Latour de Carol on Saturday (and for a Spanish train on Sunday). At a DB counter, they told me that they cannot book domestic train reservations abroad anymore. On the SNCF website, it is not possible to book Interrail reservations any longer. B-europe does not show the train. And I cannot even access the Interrail.eu reservation tool: It says "Using the timetable below, you can make reservations for most European trains", but there is no timetable on the page at all. Does anyone know how I can book the reservation?
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