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Hello! Newbie to rail travel and I’m trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B and when I need to book a reservation. I purchased a 5 day Eurail pass for myself and my daughter. I have read that it is possible to get around the UK without train reservations but I’m struggling with when I need to have a seat reservation and when I can use the Rail Planner app on the day of travel. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve left it to last minute if I need to book a reservation because I see many options are not available now. This trip was fairly last minute to begin with so I’m trying to make it work! :-) I only booked my airfare less than 2 weeks ago!I have booked and paid for a seat reservation on Eurostar for the trip from Paris to London and back. So yay! I’ve got that arranged. No other train travel or hotels have been booked/reserved yet. When I search for train times, ALL the trains are “Not available from Eurail.com.” Both those requiring a seat reservation and those not re
I am having real difficulties booking reservations and have not got a clue why. I purchased my interrail pass via the uk site myinterail.co.uk. Recieved an e-mail confirming purchases with order number and pass number. Input these details into the rail planner app and thought I would be then start booking seat reservations. However, when I come to try and reserve the seats (which you can only do using the eurail site) I cannot see my pass. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? It is drive me insane and I have no response to an e-mail I have sent to both eurail and interrail. Thanks
HiI am finding ticket reservations for trains in Spain to be challenging, Can anyone advise?I understand long distance/high speed trains in Spain need reservations. You must collect reservations within 72 hrs of booking, at a station in Spain. However these reservations are released to general public 24 hrs before departure and therefore you loose the reservation, if not collected 24 hrs before departure. I am also told there are no charges for reservationsMy first station is Barcelona and I want to go straight on to Madrid I cannot use a reservation because my arrival will be less than 24 hrs from departure.It appears the only solution is for me to go to the ticket office in Barcelona and show my Interail pass and hope there are seats that I can use to get to Madrid. Is this correct?Then if there are seats available I presume these are free with my Interrail pass- Is this also correct. If I am missing something please advise. Thanks Malcolm
I have purchased a Eurail Global pass for 5 days in 1 month. I plan on taking EC-47 train from Geneva to Milan on June 18th, departure at 7:39am.I am trying to reserve seats on EC-47 but this train does not show up on Eurail seat reservation. Can someone please let me know if EC-47 is not covered by Eurail Global pass? or am I doing something wrong? Will very much appreciate your response.
Hey, I have good news for traveles to/in Italy. It is possible to book Interrail Reservations via ÖBB App or tickets.oebb.at (like Freccie 10€, IC 3€), without additional booking fee like via interrail.eu, eurail.eu or italiarail.com. I haven't try to book it yet but I can go till the paying site.Note: The reservation has to be printed on paper at home or collected at ÖBB Ticket Offices or ÖBB Ticket machines.
Hi,I bought a global pass and did a reservation from Paris/FR > London/EN on the website Eurail on June 1st but I couldn't get the extension of my vacation to use it.That said, I need to get the refund or exchange of this seat reservation for another trip that I shall do at the end of the year.Is that possible?
Hello everybody!Newbie question regarding Eurostar from Paris to London…Planning on taking the last train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras (ES9063) departing at 21:13 hrs. My flight into Paris arrives approximately 18:00 hrs whch gives me only about 3 hours including customs, baggage collection & transport from CDG to Paris Nord. Can someone tell if that will be cutting it too close to catch the last train (ES9063)?Also, what is the check-in closing time for Eurostar? If it makes any difference, I am in France on an Indian passport; travelling on UK Tourist/Schengen Visa and a Global Eurail Pass. Thanks in advance for your time…
I need some help. I have a first class pass for July and August. I am travelling to several countries and when I look at booking seat reservations, a lot are green and state ready to book - no seat reservation required. For the longer trips I would like to reserve a seat to be on the safe side even though it states it isn’t necessary. I have just discovered one train has said prices unavailable - pass holder reservations may be sold out. Does this mean even though we don’t need to book a seat and we are ready to board that there may be no seat available at all? I have been regularly checking so I can book at the earliest time possible. I don’t feel comfortable just winging it.
Hi, our family of 3 need to travel from London to Paris on 6/12 and I have not been able to make seat reservation from both EURAIL nor b-EUROPE.com. In EURAIL, I can’t find the available. But I can find available time in b-EUROPE.com. But when I enter the pass cover using the pass numbers in my global pass purchase confirmation email, it said my number is invalid. Can someone helps me please!
I’m wondering if there is any way to select specific seats using a Eurail pass on Trenitalia. From everything I read online here, it’s not possible on Trenitalia’s website, Trenitalia Kiosks, Eurail, or even OBB. My travel companion for an upcoming trip has never been to Europe before and I was really hoping I could select seats, rather than have them preassigned. I’m wondering if we go to a Trenitalia agent at a station if they have flexibility of accommodating requests. I’d prefer the one seat arrangements facing each other, but as long as we’re sitting together, that would be fine. What I’m really hoping to prevent is being assigned in different cars or even in the same car not together. Is there a way to see the assigned seats before finalizing a booking? I’m fine with us sitting side-by-side, across from each other, window or aisle, etc. Just don’t want us separated. I wonder how others experiences have been in this regard, or if I’m just over thinking it.
Hi all, Urgent request here. We were due to depart for Paris Gare de Lyon this coming Monday 22nd of May, but I just received an email from SNCF stating that our train had been cancelled due to a local rail strike. Email is as follows:'Your train 9704 on 22/05 to PARIS GARE DE LYON is cancelled due to a local rail strike.We advise you to contact your travel agent or your original selling point for the terms and conditions for exchanges and refunds before departure.Find out details about how our services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey on:- SNCF.com. website under the timetables and live traffic updates section- By calling 00 33 1 84 94 36 35 (cost of international call + fees of your phone operator) or at your original selling point.' Our train was due to depart Monday 22nd from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon at 14:32. I have checked the SNCF website and I think there may be trains running, but I'm not so sure (looks like just basic trains with all
Hi I want to travel from Budapest to Milan on 20th (or if necessary 21st) April but on checking obb website there's no seats on salzburg-milan night train on 20th. Is there another route I can use? I've booked a seat on a train from Saltzburg around 6am on 21st but no idea how to get there from Budapest! Thanks. Carole
I need to Travel from Paris to London via Eurostar on Apr 24, 2022, with Eurail Global Pass, and need to book seat reservation, but it is not available at Eurail.com. Where I can buy the seat reservation? Please help me. Thanks!
Hi! I want to travel from paris to barcelona and I am not sure whether I should be buying a one country pass or a global pass. One of the scheduled trains tells me that if I have a one country pass I need to buy the ticket separatelywhile the other scheduled time does not have any instruction whatsoeverI am a bit confused because the train travels across countries. I do not need a globa pass I am just taking this train
First time user, and I am trying to book a seat reservation for La spezia - Milano Centrale on Sunday 14 May. Can someone help? Am I right in saying there are no train seat availability?. if so, can someone suggest how i get from La spezia to Milano on this date. I’m really concerned I can’t get out of La Spezia. do buses run. -
Hi guys,I'm planning to travel from Karlstad (Sweden) to Oslo (Norway). The app tells me to buy seat reservations for both trains that I have to take. However I am unable to book the reservation for the train that enters Norway trough the interrail website. How do I make my reservation instead and is this an issue common in Norway?Thank you for your help in advance!Marie :)
I tried booking seat reservations from Paris to Amsterdam but it isn't working it keeps popping up with Prices unavailable No price results were found. Pass holder reservations may be sold out for this connection, but there are other ways to check for available seats—more info below our timetable But this has been the same for all trains i have searched. doesn’t matter the country, filters, trains or times none are letting me book any seat reservations.
Hello! I'd like make reservations for my friends with mobile Pass (InterRail Global Pass) for trains in Italy. I added them to trip in my account, but I can't find Issuer (CIV) and Pass Cover Number on their tickets. Without them I can't make reservations. Where can I find them? Or how can I make reservations with mobile Pass? Moderator note: similar topic
Hey,Some users on Twitter but also here in the community have the problem that they do not get informed about the fee to use the DB-ÖBB Eurocity trains to/in Italy. The railplanner app gives some time ago the (wrong) information that you need a reservation, now it writes nothing. The problem now is that DB-ÖBB started to ask an additional fee if you pay the fee on the train.Would be possible to add a notice like please check the special conditions to use this train or something like this? Because how we know only with an Interrail/Eurail Global Pass and an Interrail/Eurail One Country Italy Pass you have to pay, with an Interrail/Eurail German Rail Pass not. On the Railjet trains Venice-Vienna, there is the compulsory reservation notice, but like via Brenner there is only a compulsory fee needed. Here is the information wrong about the compulsory reservation also on the website. If I am not wrong, you get via Interrail Reservation system only the fee and not a reservation. On the Euro
Hi all, very glad to be part of this community!Spent some time looking for answers, and this was very helpful!A few things though that I would like help with.First though, some information about me/usFirst time Eurail users (to be confirmed if we buy one!) Mobile pass still not bought Whole family (including my elderly parents) will travel with us. The youngest of the group is 18 Here is our travel plans:From Montreal(Canada) to London(UK), arriving in London on Dec 17th 2022 (plane tickets already bought) From London to Amsterdam with Eurostar here. From Amsterdam to Hamburg on Dec 22nd From Hamburg to Stockholm on Dec 22nd too (night train with SJ, info here) From Stockholm to Copehhaguen on Dec 30th From Copenhaguen to Berlin on Jan 6th 2023 From Berlin to Frankfurt on Jan 13th 2023 From Frankfurt to Bruxels on Jan 15th 2023 Plane back to Canada on Jan 20th 2023 (plane tickets already bought) As you can see, it seems that 7 days of travel for a 1 month pass would work just fine, at
Hello, normally I would contact customer service, but there isn't one. Just cruel. Maybe you can help me. I had to book a ticket through Austria "ÖBB" because it was not bookable. That worked wonderfully and I have the e-ticket. But how do I add the seat reservation to the portal? Thanks very much.
HI friends! I am brand new to the Eurail community and trying to book my first leg of my journey from Titisee > Freiburg > Hamburg > Copenhagen on 9/30 and arriving 10/1 I just called OBB directly to make a seat reservation from as all the research I’ve done says that making a seat reservation through the app is not guaranteed and is more expensive (can someone clarify that as a side note?) I am buying a first class Eurail pass as this specific trip was required to reserve first class due to availability. My problem is that the Eurail planner is now only showing a Nightjet Freiburg > Hamburg leg … this is exactly the same time as the Intercity train that I’m supposed to be on. I’d really like to avoid any fines and the OBB service agent told me that the Nightjet is COMPLETELY sold out so I’d have to take the intercity but the timetable is exactly the same… i’ll just have to be in a seat. She confirmed there were still seats in first class for Intercity 60400 at 21:58… I
Hi @Sven you asked in the post “How to get Reservations” the price for a berth in a triple sleeper with a Railpass :)The price is 74€ with Interrail or Eurail and the sleeper is very popular and already sold out for some depatures :) That´s why you may get no results :)
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