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Hello,I have read through a few questions here and couldn’t find a clear answer.I came across this on the interrail.eu site:The Self-Service lets you book e-ticket reservations up to 3 hours before its departure. You'll receive an e-ticket which we recommend you print at home.They recommend to print the e-ticket reservations. Now I am wondering if its okay to not print it and if I can use the e-ticket? Has anyone ever struggled with an e-ticket?
Hello, I think about travelling from Berlin up to Lisboa with a day stop/over night in Paris and Madrid (or Night train Madrid-Lisboa) by using a Global Pass in spring. I spent really a lot of time by using the Planner App and or this website - but failed... Is there any way (Service center? Whatever...) to have a working connection put together completely (train connection plus reservation (if absolutely necessary))?Thanks,Ber
Hello ! Unclear explanation for me if you have to add journeys in Northern Ireland & Ireland. Scrolling down in "Options" doesn't give me somewhere the opportunity to add train stations in these countries. Could you please clarify ? Thanks !
I added a train in Italy manually as it was not listed, but I know it requires a reservation. Is it possible to reserve ahead for manual trips?
How does this work for trains that require reservations? I’m trying to reserve a train in Italy and the trip is not listed in Eurail. I added it manually as indicated in the post, but I know that this train is a high-speed train that will need a reservation. Is it possible to reserve ahead for manual trips?
Outside of summer season, it is possible to book reservations spontaneously? Is there an exception to inbound/outbound rule for transition countries?
Hey Interrailers,I am planning to do an Europe Trip with roughly this route: Berlin-Vienna-Prague-Budapest-Ljubljana-Florence-Rome-Naples-Nicce-Barcelona-Paris-Amsterdam-CopenhagenI have two questions concerning my Interrail Trip:The first one is about reservations. I am planning to do the trip during March to May and I am pretty sure that it won´t be such a big issue to make reservations for various trains spontaneously e.g. at the train stations (mainly Italy, Spain and France as reservations are most of the time obligatory in these countries). As I a not travelling during summer, it is possbile to book reservations spontaneously as trains are not that busy during off-season/spring am I right? Nevertheless, I have read a lot about the problem that sometimes reservartions need to be printed out and this would be quite difficult to do if you are already in another country. Sadly, I found no answer to that question:)The second one is about the outbound/inbound rule: I planned to visit
Hey all, We are struggling to find out how to make a reservation by Italiarail or Trenitalia using the globalpass, this for a train journey from Zuerich to Firenze. How is this done? I only end up with the full price tickets, can you help me?Thanks!
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?
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 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!
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.
Hi everyone !I’ve noticed that some travelers ask for similar questions, but it was a few months ago, so maybe the answer has changed.My boyfriend and I would like to go from slovenia to serbia and then from serbia to greece.But impossible to find train which does those route.I think I need to go from Slovenia to Zagreb, ans then from Zagreb to Serbia (Beograd), but I can’t find anything…I hope you can help, Thank you :)
Hey, I’m going inter railing for the first time this summer and seat reservations are becoming so confusing. I’m having 2 issues at the moment. I booked a train between Paris and Lyon and when trying to book reservations I can't find the specific train I booked but I need to buy a seat reservation why would this train not exist anymore? secondly I have another train booked between Lyon and nice, I can buy a seat reservation for one part of the journey but not the other and I can't buy it for any of the trains that day. is there still a way I can book this reservation not on the website as it won't let me or will I have to change my route,thanks in advance
I couldn’t find an overview of booking fees when buying reservations/supplements for various trains. Next to online platforms, it seems that local train operators charge different fees when buying reservation at a customer service center. Does such an overview exist? If not, please add info below, ideally with an online reference. It would be great if Eurail can aid in compiling/correcting such a list.NOTE: This is not about the reservations/supplements themselves, which are well documented. Online platforms:Interrail/Eurail reservation service: 2 € per seat b-europe (domestic TGV): 4 € per bookingTrain operators (online / local customer service):DB: Germany - France (TGV/ICE): 3 € per seat
Traveling from CH to England next week and for the leg Strasbourg to Paris Est it says “reservation required” with the note “no results (Ergebnisse) found. Please try again or find an alternative booking method.” Does this mean there are no seats available? (it’s the 8:52 to Pars). On the subsequent Eurostar to St Pancras INTL it’s possible to reserve & book seats, as required.Grateful for any help.Thanks, Grizzly
We are trying to make reservation on the Eurail self-help page for a trip that is 4 ½ months in the future and keep getting the message “No price results found for this connection. Are we just trying to make the reservations too soon or is there another problem?
Hi there, I’ve been trying to work out how to ultimately get from Athens-Sarajevo! I’ve found buses from Thessaloniki -Skopje, Skopje-Belgrade and then Belgrade-Sarajevo.To do this I was hoping to get a train from Athens to Thessaloniki before 9:00 and arriving at or before 15:00 to be on time for a Thessaloniki-Skopje bus the same day. However, I think TrainOSE haven’t updated their website and therefore I’m unable to see a timetable or any trains from Athens to Thessaloniki on the 6th of July and so am unable to plan these connections. Does anyone know roughly how many trains go from Athens to Thessaloniki on a daily basis and if there are earlier trains (pre-09:00)?
I have a reservation to arrive at CDG on a Friday in May this year and hope to depart soon after for Strasbourg by TGV and know a reservation is required. It is sometimes slow and difficult to get from the plane through immigration and customs. I should have 2 hours between arrival and departure of the TGV (morning). There is another 2 hrs 23 minutes later. Since arrival is on a Friday morning I expect the TGV demand to be high and am watching it now. If I were sure of the trip I could make a reservation now but plan to wait about another month.One strategy is to book the earlier departure knowing that if the plane flies at all I could make the later TGV. Another is just the opposite, i.e. book the earlier thinking that if it becomes clear that I can’t catch it in time I could possibly change the reservation to the later TGV. My wife will be waiting at CDG and will know the status of the flight and could make the change if it is clear we wont make the early TGV. She will be at
Hello fellow interrailers.Me and my boyfriend both won interrail passes through the discover eu competition, and we are traveling as a group. I got my pass before him, and added a journey in the app, a Nightjet train from Muenchen HBF to Roma Termini on 13th of June, with OEBBs NJ 295 train. We bought tickets for a sleeper cabin as well. Now when my boyfriend tries to add this journey to his travel plans in the rail planner app, it does not show up. Another similar OEBB train does, but it has a change of trains in Villach HBF and the train number is NJ 40295, and then in Villach it changes to train NJ 40233. The tickets we bought, and the journey that still shows up in my app, does not have any changes. Is it the same train? Does our train not show up because it is fully booked? What should we do? PLEASE help us. Kindest RegardsMira
Hi, there seems to be a problem with the website. I can only login if I use google. I first logged in using a password but it will no longer let me.My friend has the same problem. She managed to log in once and book one reservation, but now she can no longer do so. She asks for a password reset just in case, but this was never sent. She doesn't have a google account so can’t log in that way.Can anyone help - is this a temporary problem with the website, or can you only login with google or facebook?If so she is completely stuck!
Dear all This Saturday I am planning to go from Lille (France) to Barcelona (Spain) with my interrail pass. There is a change of trains in Lyon. For Lille-Lyon I can make my reservations for seats online, for Lyon-Barcelona I cannot - this needs to happen by post 6 days prior to departure (for which I am too late) or in a station. I live in Belgium, and here the local railway service (NMBS) does not provide seat reservation for trains to Barcelona (I really don’t understand why??). My solution is to go on Saturday to Lille (France) early enough and hope that it still will be possible to make reservations for my train from Lyon to Barcelona on that same day. Is there anyone who knows if this is possible? And whether I can check prior to departure whether there are still enough places free?Thank you in advance! Karel
Reserving sleeper cars: Is there anyway to ensure that we are booked in a sleeper car on these overnight trains, and not just in regular seats?
I have purchased global rail passes for myself and my family for a Europe trip In July/august. I have run into a question about reservations. There are several nights that we would like to use the sleeper trains. I can see that we can reserve these through yours website service. I also know from making my other reservation that seats will be selected for me, but Is there anyway to ensure that we are booked in a sleeper car on these overnight trains, and not just in regular seats. It appears that both seating types are available on this train.
Dear community, I have another question regarding my Interrail tour. I am travelling from Barcelona to Madrid with a train at 8 p.m. I was able to make a seat reservation for this train via Deutsche Bahn. However, when I tried to find this train connection in the Interrail app, it didn’t show up. What could be the reason for this? And will I have any problems if I travel with this train without that it’s listed in my app? (I have the seat reservation as a printed ticket though). Thank you in advance for your help!
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