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Journey from Tallinn to Riga does not show up in the Rail Planner App. How to add it to my ticket?
So I want to get from Tallinn to Riga, and I read that first one has to take a train from Tallinn to Valga at the Estonian border and then a train from Valga to Riga. However none of these train stations show up in the rail planner app. I have the Interrail mobile pass so I need to add eagh journey to my ticket in the app, right?
Eurail pass and seat selection on Trenitalia
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.
Night train from Istanbul to Sofia. I can't find the schedule.
Hello! This is my first post here as I will soon be in Istanbul and I’m wondering if anybody knows whether the night train from Halkali station is running to Sofia Bulgaria. The Interrail/Eurail website seems to imply that it does however I cannot find a schedule and I read a bloggers page that said it wasn’t running due to Covid (but the page hadn’t been updated in awhile). Thanks in advance!James
Booking Sud Express Brussels- Lisbon in August
Hello! I would like to use my global pass in the beginning of August to travel from Brussels -> Paris -> Hendaye -> Lisbon by Sud Express (night train) with two friends. I did the same route two years ago and back then I booked my extra reservations in June. Now I am having trouble with booking that night train as there is no information available about schedules and prices...Anybody who has the same issues? Thanks in advance!
Extra fee for using the Brenner-pass
Hello,while travelling from Munich to Bologna I was asked to pay 10 euros extra for using the Brenner-Pass. I wasn't expecting this, because i used the Reservation tool and thought I had done everything correctly... Did I make a mistake there? And how can I be sure, that I have paid every necessary reservation and fee.Thank you for your advice :)
Reservierung für den Frecciarossa nicht verfügbar - woran liegt das?
Hallo,ich wollte eine Reservierung für den Frecciarossa von Rom nach Florenz vornehmen. Leider wird mir für sämtlche Verbindungen “nicht verfügbar” angezeigt. Auf der Seite von Trenitalia sehe ich, dass sehr wohl noch Plätze frei sind, allerdings kann ich ja hier nicht den Interrail Global Pass als Rabatt eingeben und nur die Reservierung buchen. Warum geht das über die Interrail-Seite nicht, was mache ich falsch?
Booking Reservations for train France-Spain and Spain
Hey everyone, I know there’s been a lot of discussion going on about the seat reservation between France and Spain but I still struggle to make my reservation. As I am currently in Germany and planning to travel to Lyon and one day later (2.12.) from Lyon to Valencia, I cannot book this trip as indicated at a local spanish station. I tried via app - says ticket would arrive too late and cannot be booked therefore, also tried to send it to my hostel in Lyon and it would still not work. Then I tried at a local european station counter - they say they cannot book it either. I tried to call SNFC but the call is not going through. Has anybody another idea?Did anyone ever let a spanish friend buy a reservation locally and thenreceived it by email?How good are the chances to book the ticket the moment I arrive in the evening of 1st of december for the next day?I really hope someone can help. Thanks!Mirjam
Full price on SJ Nighttrain Hamburg-Stockholm
Hi everyone, I want to book a nighttrain between Stockholm and Hamburg. According to the Interrail’s planner, it should be possible (from 39€) but after buying my pass, it seems that there is no day where it is available (always “Seat reservations required from NA”). I try on sj.se too but even when there are some place available, there is no discount with the Interrail pass. Does anyone know how it is possible to book these trains (my pass is useless otherwise) ? Thanks in advance
VY busses in Norway - is the Interrail pass valid?
Hi Community,due to the pandemic, trains between Norway and Sweden are not operating, at least not on the days I need. Instead, the VY company offers busses between Oslo and Goteborg respectively Karlstad. Is the Interrail pass valid for these busses? The answer is relevant for me, since this decides how much travel days I need. I am grateful for every answer!
No trains from Budapest to Belgrade/Thessaloniki?
Good afternoon! Me and my friends are planning a trip from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki for the coming April. We wanted to travel via Munich, Budapest and Belgrade. Up until Budapest, we can plan our trip via this website. However, when we want to check for trains from Budapest to either Belgrade or Thessaloniki, nothing comes up on the travel planner.Neither do I see Serbia in the list of exceptions on the website.I was therefore wondering whether there is any reason why we cannot find trains (in April) from Budapest to either Belgrade or Thessaloniki.Thank you in advance.
Seat Reservation with TGV with SNCF
Hello, I’m trying to reserve seats on the Barcelona-Sants to Paris leg of my Madrid-Paris trip (I know for the first leg I have to reserve seats in person at a Spanish station). On the Eurail website I try to use the reservation service, but it says the departure date is too close for the paper reservation tickets to be delivered to me at my home. It also says it’s too close to departure for the tickets to be delivered to my hotel in Madrid. Unfortunately, I am not yet in Madrid to reserve the tickets in person, nor will I arrive until the night before departure. What options are available other than testing my luck at 5pm at the Madrid train station before a 10am departure the next day? It makes me nervous since the website says TGV limits eurail pass holders per train. I want to make sure we’re able to get to our destination. Any advice?
Seat reservation via DB Germany site
Hello! I have made a seat reservation in DB webbpage (www.bahn.com/en). You can book seats via clicking the link “Seat only (no ticket)” on their booking page. But now I’m not sure is this is valid with my Interrail global pass. Anyone knows anything about this? It’s also a cheaper than on the eurail page, so thats makes me unsure. /Christopher
If I miss my connecting train, for which I have a reservation, due to a delay, can I take the next train?
If I miss my connecting train, on which I need a reservation and have already paid for it, due to the delay of the previous train, can I simply take the next train without making a new reservation? Or do I have to make a seat reservation again for this train?And what if this next train doesn't go all the way to my destination (like the train I wanted to take), but has an intermediate stop and I have to change to a train where I also need a reservation?Thanks for your helpTeresa
What if I miss a reserved Eurostar due to a delay?
I want to book a journey from Germany to England, using ICE trains in Germany and a Eurostar to travel to England. As ICEs are often delayed, I wondered what would happen if I miss the Eurostar due to a delay of the ICE before.Does my seat reservation then count for the next train or what would I have to do?Thanks for help!
Interrail to Spain - train reservation
Hello! I plan to go in Spain with Interrail, and the organization is almost a nightmare.My departure’s train is from Brussel to Barcelona. I found it easily on the app, but impossible to make a reservation. On the interrail website, it is said that there is no information about the price and the remaining places. On the SNCB website, I can take any trains from Brussels after 8:00 AM but none before (they don’t appear). Those trains are not full : on the Thalys webiste, I can buy tickets for 50€ (it is cheap for the Thalys so really not full). I can see those trains on SNCB with a normal search, but not when I ook with an Interrail pass. I would like to travel from Barcelona to Valencia with EUROMED (16:10 to 18:50) but this train doesn’t exist on Interrail and the SNCB told me that I can’t include this train’s company on my pass. I would like to travel after from Madrid to Santiago de Compostella with ALVIA and from Santiago de Compostella to Zamora (also with ALVIA). Thoses trains do
Is there a way to check seats availability before purchasing a pass ?
Hellothe app only gives you timetables but not seat availiabilities. Is there any way to check seat availiabilities before buying a Pass ?I wouldn’t like to be in the situation of purchasing a pass, and seeing after that, that the night trains I wanted to book are sold out ! If so I wouldn’t have any choice but to request a refund (including a 15% fee)thank you !
Reservation ItaliaRail - passholder number
Hey everyoneI tried to book a reservation on italiarail.com but I cant figure out which number is the “passholder number” that is requested… I’ve got a paper pass and already tried the cover number and booking number, but everything is “Invalid”. Has someone got a solution for this problem? CheersKati
Change seat reservation on SNCF
I’m planning to go to France this summer with the One Country Pass and I’ve some question related to it. Is it possible to change the travel date/time after I’ve booked my seat via Interrail (before the travel date/time of course) ? If the answer is “Yes” to the previous question: Do I have to pay anything extra?
HEADS-UP! All Nightjets to/from Italy (except to Venice) aren't running in July of 2022
Yeah, what I said in the title really…These are among the most popular night train routes on the continent, and not only is July peak season on a normal year, but 2022 will also be the first proper chance many people have had to travel abroad since the pandemic began. Accordingly there will be a lot of travellers planning to use these trains in July, and this track work couldn’t really have come at a worse time. :-(I’m aware that quite a few of the more expert users of this forum will already have known about this, but hopefully anyone who didn’t - and was counting on these trains for their itinerary - will see this reminder and adjust their plans accordingly.One possible alternative option for those who had been planning to come from Munich is the Trenitalia sleeper from Bozen, but this is on weekends only and only works for those travelling to Rome.
seat reservations Norway
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 :)
How do I pay for the seat reservation fee after the tickets are added to my Eurail pass?
Hello everyone, my husband and I are doing a 3-month trip in Europe in April. Recently we tried to get our trip planned and have all the train rides booked and accommodations booked and confirmed. We bought the 1st class Eurail Global Pass continuous pass for 3 month. However, after I activated our passes, I saved some trips to our passes and turned on the button of one of the trips, and I went to “My Pass” section, clicked “show tickets”, I could see the ticket with a QR code, but couldn’t see any button for the payment options for the seat reservation fee. (it does show “seat reservations required with orange colour under the Journeys)Could anyone please advise me how to pay the seat reservation fee on the app to secure the seat as we need to book our accommodations based on the train times. Thank you in advance :)
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