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Trieste to Zagreb via Ljubljana
Hi! I’m trying to check my route from Trieste to Zagreb in early September on the Interrail website to see if I need to make any reservations. At the moment the system is only showing one route (14h via Udine and Villach).I checked on the Deutsche Bahn website for the same day (7th Sept) and they’re showing a much simpler route taking the train via Ljubljana.Is this included in the Interrail pass, and if so, do you need a seat reservation?(also any reason why this isn’t showing up on interrail itself?)Thanks!
Can't book seats for EIC 40 train from Kutno to Berlin Ostbahnhof on 21 of June 2023 and EC 249 from Berlinh Hbf to Kutno on 26 of June 2023
I have Global Pass for 4 days in a month.I have bought almost all required seats to travel from Kutno, Poland to Paris Nord on 21-22 of June 2023. Also I have almost all needed seats to travel from Paris Nord to Kutno on 26 of June 2023.I had some difficulties finding thalys from Koeln to Paris, so I booked other tickets from Bruxells to Paris via Berlin. When buying then I didn’t book seats from Kutno to Berlin Ostbahnhof, as I wasn’t sure if everything will finish ok wit buying Thalys. Now I Can’t book the cheapest seats, seats for EIC 40 train from Kutno to Berlin Ostbahnhof on 21 of June 2023 and EC 249 from Berlinh Hbf to Kutno on 26 of June 2023 which were only available to deliver by post. What should I do next?
Big issue regarding Warsaw-Berlin EC44 train
Hello!So…what should I start with? Long story short…I want to buy seat reservations for Warsaw Centralna-Berlin Hbf on 22nd of June at around 12 o’clock. Last week I ve noticed several changes. The train EC44(EIC44) leaves now from Warsaw Gdanska and goes only to Berlin Lichtenberg…because of construction work on both sides…departure at 12:15 and takes longer. But thats not the problem. Problem is that seat reservation is still not possible. Moreover, the train shows now only on interrail mobile app and on intercity.pl. This connection doesn’t apparently exist anymore on interrail website or on db(bahn.com). I talked with both sides, the oddness is in the air. Soo if at first I wanted and couldn’t buy seat reservation, now I m not sure even if I am able to board it :)))so is anyone so kind to help us telling whats going on with this connection and how can we buy seat reservation? It s a 6h trip so standing isn’t an option. Thank you for any help :)
Individual pass joining with a group of people who have group pass- seat reservations
I am an individual who won a pass and I had a group of 5 friends who have also won a group pass. Because I didn´t want to go on my own, I have decided to go with them, having already paid for all of our Airbnbs. My question is if I will have to face any constraints regarding seat reservations ( having to be in a different place than their group or having to pay more) or regarding trips ( a trip that they are in is fully booked and I will have ot take another train all by myself). Apart from that, I would be tremendously thankful if you could give me any information regarding an individual person joining another group!
How flexible is mobile pass?
Hello,I’ve done a trip once with interrail. So I know the basics, inbound-outbound, travel days, the difference between trip and journey etc. I was using a flexi paper pass back then.Now I am planning to do another trip and I have few questions about the mobile pass.My understanding is that once I activate it (and I need to do this in order to book the reservations) - my trip gets fixed and I cannot change it, i.e. I am going from place A to B on the days X, Y, Z and I cannot change it either to be from place A to C or on days, X, Y, Q.But does it really work like that? I remember when I used paper pass each day I could decide that I want to travel that day and get on that or another train. I had a lot of flexibility.I would like to give an example below:Let’s say I need 4 travel days: 13, 14, 18 and 30th I need to book a reservation for a train on 13th. If I understood correctly, in order to do that I need to submit a trip in the app and activate my pass. From that moment my trip is
SNCF cancelled Lille Europe to Paris Nord train 27 May due to strike. alternatives?
Help! I booked London St Pancras to Lille then Lille Europe to Paris Nord. The Lille Europe leg is cancelled due to strike. What are my alternatives? Can I exchange them? Eurail Pass user. Family of 8. Travel date 27 May
Stockholm - Hamburg: 1st class compartment
Hello,I would like to book a compartment on the Stockholm - Hamburg with my interrail 2nd class pass.I am searching by entering my pass number, but I only get results in 1st class.Can I make this reservation while making sure that I don't have an extra charge on the day of the trip?I asked this question via chat, but SJ seemed to be unsure...Has anyone been in the same situation?Thanks in advance!Amélie
London St Pancras to London Bridge
Hello everybody! Taking the Eurostar back to London this weekend and have a small query on how to get to London Bridge from St Pancras.... if possible using only the Eurail Global Pass. The Eurail App doesn't show any direct routes but on digging I found this route below: However, since the reliability of the app has come under the clouds during my stay in Spain, thought I would ask here for greater clarity… By the way, my ultimate destination is High Brooms (via London Bridge): Also, if there's another direct way to get to High Brooms from St Pancras International, please do let me know. Many thanks in advance for taking the time to respond. Regards.
Paris to Latour Night Train
Hi everyone,Hoping someone can give me some insight on the Intercites night trains. I am finding conflicting information and schedules that don’t make sense.I am trying to go from Paris to Latour de Carol on Wednesday, July 19 on the direct night train. There is currently no direct night train showing on this route on SNCF for every weekday in July - only weekends. Same thing with the Paris - Cerbere night train.During the month of June, there are many departures showing for this route every day of the week (including the night train). Is it possible that there are actually far fewer departures during the summer months? I am able to find the opposite route available for booking (Latour to Paris) for any day of the week.Thanks in advance for any insight or advice.
Newbies in Eurail
Hi everyone! We are Roger and Sherry planning our first interail journey. We have activated our mobile global passes within the app and we are trying to get used to the eurail app by using our global passes. We have navigated quite well planning different trains and routes where we have to a point used a travel day as requested and downloaded tickets but we can’t reserve specific seats or sleepers. Grateful for any information on what we are doing wrong.
Can't reserve Dimitrovgrad (BG) - Bucuresti.
Hello everyone. I am from Turkey and I was thinking of going to Dimitrovgrad myself (I cannot book to dimitrovgrad from here online as well) and then going to Budapest using Interrail ticket but the train goes through Bucharest on the way. And Dimitrovgrad - Bucuresti seems like cannot be booked online. It says it can only:Book in person at a main station in Europe Reservations only locally at train station in RomaniaSadly, I won’t be around any main station until I am out for my trip and I’m scared the trains will be fully booked ‘till I am there. And opinions on what else I can do?Thanks!
Unable to reserve a cross-border seat (Poland-Germany & Germany-France) via DB
Hi!I'm trying to reserve a seat/seats on a Warsaw - Paris journey, via Berlin & Frankfurt.I can see the whole journey and each leg, but DB won't let me reserve a seat directly on the website.The issue seems to be the Warsaw - Berlin and Frankfurt - Paris legs, ie crossing the border.If I book separately, it seems that I can reserve the Berlin - Frankfurt leg with no issue (this, paradoxically, is the leg that the 'site refers to as 'high demand') - the other two legs aren't currently that busy.Changing the date, class, changover time... makes absolutely no difference.I had a similar problem booking Warsaw - Rijeka and found that Warsaw - Pszczyna, then Pszczyna - Wien (same train) got around the problem, but no luck here.On the Interrail Rail Planner it specifies that reservation is required for precisely the legs I can't book, but not the one I can(!)Any tips on how to get these legs of the journey reserved?I’ve been told that I may have to go to the international ticket office he
Kapikule to Istanbul lack of reservations
Hi,Travelling across Europe and am unable to reserve a seat for the train from Kapikule to Halkali. Given that the train departs at 02:30 is it possible to buy tickets from the station, does anyone know?Never done the trip before and all tickets are sorted except for this train.Many thanks.
Travelling inside your own country
Hi ! :)I’m french and I need to book a ticket from Montpellier to Marseille with my interrail global pass, to then go to Italy. But at the train station, I was told by the machine that this ticket with interrail global pass is only available for people who don’t live in France… While it is said on the interrail website “ An Interrail Global Pass is valid for travel in your country of residence during one outbound journey and one inbound journey that occur during travel days at any point in your trip.” Can someone tell me what to do actually ? Thanks in advance ! :)
For trip to France: check seat reservations before I buy the pass
For a trip to and through France, I would like to first check whether seats can still be reserved for certain trips. But I have to provide a passport number for this. I don't have that number yet.Because I don't want to buy the pass until I know that there are even seats available for my trips. What can I do?
eurostar train reservation payment not going through
If anyone can suggest what I could do with a 2nd class mobile pass to book seat reservations from London to Amsterdam it would be much appreciated asI've been trying to book seat reservations from London to Amsterdam for july. I am able to pick the date I want the seat reservation and everything up to the payment bit. But when I enter my card details and press pay it keeps saying something went wrong please refresh page. I have tried multiple departing times aswell as a different station other than Amsterdam centraal.Some possible issues I can think of:-seat reservations fully booked-booking seat reservations through interrail itself is difficult.
Trains saying "prices unavailable" when making seat reservations. It is possible it isn't sold out?
Me and my 3 friends are going interrailing for 2 months. We have been online and there to reserve our trips and for 2 of them have been unable to reserve seats online as they are saying “prices unavailable” as it is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. The specific trains and dates we are having trouble with are: Pamplona » Madrid (8th July) LJUBLJANA » Split (20th July 1837 night train) We are unfortunately unable to change dates of these trains as we have booked accomodation and events surrounding these places. Is it possible all the spots havent come out yet? Should we wait before starting to look at alternative travel? Any suggestions on how to get around this would be fantastic . Thankyou!
Sweden Vy Norrtag Regional Trains / seat reservations really required?
Hi all,Today I traveled from Umea to Kiruna. I have booked the seat reservation before on sj.se but it stated “seat reservation not possible”, but it was still possible to proceed to do the reservation without actually receiving a seat allocation. However I got the ticket like the one with seat reservation but without a seat and carriage number printed on the ticket. Quite confusing, have I paid for nothing?So my question is, is it really necessary to do a reservation on those trains or is it sufficient to just show the railpass. I asked the staff on the train and they told me that seat reservation is not mandatory.However in the railplanner it states that it is mandatory, so I am a bit confused now and don’t know if I should book a seat via sj.se for Kiruna to Abisko/Narvik. For this route at least I can select a seat but trains were very empty and if it is not really mandatory I would just get on the train.Any advice?
Italy trip Sept. 2023
Hi! My question is about a specific train, which I’m hoping someone will be able to help me with.We’ve arranged an itinerary to and from Italy (using the Interrail website) which includes an overnight stop in Lausanne on the way out. When I first arranged the itinerary, there was a train shown on the website from Lausanne to Milan at 08:18, so I based the 2nd day of our itinerary around that train. Having subsequently checked on the Interrail website, this train is no longer shown, although it does appear on The SBB and Trenitalia websites, as well as the Trainline website. Is there a reason why the Interrail site is not showing it? Also, if the service is running, can we use our passes and if so, how do we go about booking seat reservations? Thanks in anticipation ,Andy
Budapest to Zagreb IC204 : Are seat reservations needed? If so, how do I book them?
Hi! I’ll be interrailing for the first time this summer July 2023. I was planning on doing Budapest - Zagreb on the 20th July 2023, on the IC204 15:42 - 22:10. The Eurail booking system says this journey requires seat reservations, however shows me the “Prices Unavailable” message. Also, after contacting the MÁV-group (Hungarian railways) about booking seat reservations through their website, they replied to me they only provide seat reservations online if you book the ticket as well, therefore Interrail Pass holders need to book these reservations at an Intenational Ticket Office personally. Could someone help me with this? Are seat reservations really needed? If so, are there any other ways to book them? Thank you.
Caledonian Sleeper not on rail planner?
Hello! I have booked a seat reservation for the Caledonian sleeper, however, when I try to find the train on the app to add to my pass I cannot find it.I added the journey manually, which has given me a QR code. Is this enough? I have printed out my seat reservation but I need to know if this manually added journey will be sufficient to get me onto the train.Thanks!
Can You book specific seats? and if you buy a 2nd class pass, can you buy one leg as 1st class?
Hi, We are looking at this journey. ---------------LON - EDI (booked via LNER) EDI - Glasgow Iceland inbetweenParis - BrusselsBrussels - Amsterdam Amsterdam - BerlinBerlin - PraguePrague - MunichMunich - VeniceVenice - NaplesNaples - RomeFly to Athens. --------Question’s are:Can you book specific seats? Like window seats and what not. I want to ensure we are together and maybe window seat/near luggage. LNER let us. Its got me thinking If I should Direct buy. If we book a 2nd class pass, can we book maybe one leg of the journey 1st class? It seems you can in the seat reservation section. Like the Munich to Venice or any of the longer ones and how do you validate your tickets? I see people getting stung with this mainly in Italy. and finally. any tips on the above journey thanksssss
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