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Booking seat reservation from Paris to Barcelona on the day of departure at the station. Can I secure a seat?
Hi! I have a 10 day Global Pass and am trying to book my seat reservation from Paris to Barcelona on March 17, 2022. It appears my current option is only a paper pass (which wouldn’t arrive soon enough) so I will need to make this reservation at the Paris Gare de Lyon station. The issue is that I will not be able to get to the station until the morning of the 17th, only a few hours before the train to Barcelona is scheduled to depart. What is the likelihood that I will be able to secure a seat? Is it possible to secure day-of seat reservations?
Hi, my credit card was recently charged for three reservations which I never received (neither via email nor do they appear in the account of my ordered bookings). However, I wrote to their customer service address, but time passes by and I do not get a notice from Eurail. In my eyes, this is complete lack of professionality and actually a bit a fraud behavior. What is your experience with similar issues?
Me and my friends are interrailing at end of august beginning of september… And we traveling directly from Lesce Bled to Split catching the night train in Zagreb. I also know it is only posssible to book croatian trains at the station but i was wondering if we can do it from slovenia or another country close by since the train from slovenia only arrives at zagreb 3 hours before the night train departs and we would have only those hours to have seats.
Hey, I am from Germany and want to travel Stuttgart - Prag - Warsaw - Amsterdam - Antwerpen - Bruxelles - Paris- Stuttgart. But this would mean, that I would travel trough my home country of Germany three times in total. 1. Stuttgart - Prag 2. Warsaw - Amsterdam 3. Paris - Stuttgart. So 1. Would be my outbound journey and 2. my inbound journey. And for 3. I would travel Paris - Strasbourg (with the Interrailpass) and then book a normal train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart. Would this plan work? Because I am not sure about how the inbound and outbound journeys work, from my understanding I can travel 2 days inside of Germany with the inbound and outbound journey, or am I misunderstanding something. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me.
Will my train journey from Wales to the Eurostar (both inward & outward) & onto Florence (overnight bus connection from Paris via Milan) be counted as one travel day? And is the bus connection considered as part of the same journey since the only alternative seems to be a train connection that involves an overnight wait of nearly 8 hours.
Hi,I already have used the interrail ticket for several times, but this time I really have trouble getting reservations and now travel time is longer than expected. I know that I am late this time for reservations in the next two weeks in France, but the last time it worked for me. So, it would be nice to see if reservations are possible for my train connections before I buy a pass and then I could decide against it. Is this possible? GreetingsMartin
Hello, I got interrail global pass with 2nd class ticket and when I reserved seat St Pancreas London to Paris the booking office of Eurostar gave standard premier class in Eurostar. So will it be an issue? when I will be traveling.
Here is my situation:I bought my Global Pass for 4 days for the 2nd class seats. I planned out my trip in the app with all of the trains that I would need. None of the trains show available seats and are all sold out. Is it possible to pay an extra fee for 1st class tickets to still get on the trains with my 2nd class ticket? I don’t mind changing my pass for a 1st class pass.This is my planning:Amsterdam to Paris on the 4th of AugustParis to Barcelona on the 7th of AugustBarcelona to Paris on the 13th of AugustParis to Amsterdam on the 14the of August Thank you for your help in advance!
Hello,I would like to book a two person cabin for the night train from Bari to Milano. Couchette and single cabin are the only options on the interrail website but the two person cabin is is available on the Trenitalia website.Is there anyway of booking this?Thanks,Adam
Hello,I planned out a trip on the Interrail website but when I actually bought the tickets I found that it was not possible to book reservations on many of the routes I was aiming to use 😣. In the "more information" section it says you can book at the station. If I did this three days in advance (when I arrive at the preceding destinations) do you think I could book the following routes at the station:Vienna - Krakow 15:10- 22:23 (08.09.22)Krakow - Bucharest 04:01 - 08:06 (12.09.22)Bucharest - Istanbul 10:55 - 05:35 (14.09.22)If anyone has any tips it would be great as I don’t want to be left stranded!Thanks,Alex
So as many have noted, it’s almost impossible to get a reservation crossing the border from Hamburg to Copenhagen.I’ve done some research, and what’s really strange in my opinion is : the fact that you can board the train from Hamburg to Flensburg (closest station to the border) without reservation, and then you can get a reservation from Padborg (the first station on the other side of the border) to Copenhagen using the travel.b-europe.com (DSB) website. It’s the same train (IC 394), same schedule… But if you try to get a reservation for that same train but on any leg that crosses the border (e.g. Flensburg-Copenhagen), then you’ll get an error (from both Deutsche Bahn or DSB).It doesn’t really make sense to me, basically the train is supposedly full just for the Flensbug-Padborg leg… It’s really strange.
Hello everyone!I have a question regarding trains. Is it possible to take a train different to the one I put in the Rail Planner (It does not need seat reservation) ?I am considering taking day trips when I’ll be travelling, and I wanted to know whether I exclusively have to take the ones I associated to the pass. thanks in advance
Me and my friends will be travelling in eastern Europe with an interrail pass. We've been about to book the seat reservations for the train lines that require a reservation. The problem is that there is only the option to get them send to our home adress as a printed version.My question is if the seat reservation works with a QR code or reservation number so that a friend at home just need to send pictures of the reservation tickets or if we need it as a printed form.Thanks in advance!!!You guys are our last hope !!:D
Hey! So I was interrailing last spring and had no problem with my reserved seats since I had them all printed out. I would however like to do a trip with no planned route or anything like that, ehich means that I can’t reserve and print the tickets at home beforehand. I was wondering if the e-tickets work fine by showing them from my email even though it says on the Interrail website to print all of them just in case.
Hi,the end of July I want to travel from Prague to Budapest. I wanted to book seat reservations via the Interrail/Eurail website but it just sais Prices unavailable. I guess because of all the reservation for interrail travellers are sold out already.But on the website of the czech railroad it’s still possible to book a seat reservation. My question is i if it’s ok to make the reservation on this website (and if it’s valid in combinaion with my interrail pass) or does it necessarily need to be booked via the Interrail-website? Best regardsJohannes
If there is a delay I should get a seat on train next day but how does it work when your pass is expired by then?
I’m planning a trip to Europe from the UK. I’d like to take the last Eurostar train back to the UK from Brussels on the last day of my pass, but am now wondering what would happen if my connecting train to Brussels, from Germany, is delayed. I’m aware that I should get a free seat on the next train the next day since it’s not my fault (and presumably a hotel night in Brussels?), but I’m concerned I’d get problems since my month would then have expired. Would I still be put on a train the next day without any issues? Or should I plan on getting an earlier Eurostar train? It’d give me much less time elsewhere so I would prefer not to, but I don’t want to get stuck in Brussels and have to buy a completely new ticket.
So i am using the rail planner app to book my trains and keep track off the ones i wanna catch, but I don’t understand if the time that appears in the app is the local time of the countries. For example i am booking a train from portugal to spain, the departure time and arrival are in what timezone in this case ? Because they have a 1h time zone difference so if i leave portugal at 4 and catch a 2h train i arrive in spain at 6 portugal time but 7 spain local time. How should i book the trains ? Should I look at the time from the departure countries time zone or the destination.
I have booked a travel star from London to Paris on 17 august.I am trying to book a train from Bolton to London Euston on the same day in the morning. There is no online option to reserve tickets and the train station in Bolton said they have no idea about inter rail reservations. Anyone able to help?Thanks
Hi,i have booked a trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg 2 months back itself. At that time, for that train no reservations were needed. still now just that journey exists in my trip without any highlights ( like ‘seat reservations needed’ highlight notification which I got for some other trips )now I thought to change time of my journey and now it says seat reservation needed. So, I did not do any change. my question is if I continue with my original journey booked 2 months back, for which I have ticket (QR code), will it be sufficient or do I need to reserve seats there also? I am confused because QR CODE DOES NOT HAVE ANY SEAT NUMBER ,it just says second class. Kindly help me.Note; I have monthly EU global interrail pass
I am not sure if my recent experiences trying to book a couple of reservations, well in advance, across Italy are repeated elsewhere but here is my experience.We need to get from Monaco to Venice in September. Trenitalia shows a journey at 0901 with changes at Ventimiglia and Milan, but there seems to no way to book reservations only on their site. Neither OBB or Interrail planner showed this option until today, when the Interrail planner/reservation tool now showed the combination we wanted. Reservations from VM to Milan and Milan to Venice would be needed. OK so far - moved to reservation tool and proceeded to make both reservations. Went to check the cart, entered passenger details and it said one of the legs wasn’t available (The 3 euro intercity from VM). Really???? A basic Intercity 2 months in advance.Back to the planning phase.Now, with Monaco to Venice as search, it seemed that the VM to Milan had disappeared and the suggested option included 3 changes to Milan.Then tried si
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