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I bought a seat reservation for the night train from Roma to Torino tonight. I saw there are still couchette beds available for reservation, and would love to make an upgrade. I just don’t know how to do it. Can I go to the station and ask for an upgrade to a couchette bed? Would it be possible to upgrade inside the train?There’s a strike affecting public transit in Rome today, so I doubt I’ll make it to the main station.Has anyone had any experience with this?Thanks in advance.
HiI'm planning a trip to Spain and Portugal next week. I tried to make the reservation for a train Montpellier (France) - Madrid (Spain) with the company Renfe but I saw that it's not possible on the interrail website and that I should go to a train station. And that's what I did. But there, they explained me that I can't book that train from France, since It's a spanish company and that I can only do it in a spanish train station. But how am I suppose to book the train in a spanish station if it's leaving from France ? Can anyone explain me how I should proceed ? Is it possible to make this reservation ?Thank you very much
Hello, I have bought an interrail pass for 4 (2 adults + 2 children) and I would like to plan my trip to Spain for the Christmas holidays. But at the moment rail planner is not offering tickets for sale for these dates (between 27 December and 7 January), it seems that it's too early. The problem is that the trains are on sale on the websites of the national companies (SNCF and Renfe).I read on the forum that you can book via the national companies but I can't see how to book an interrail pass, they only offer to buy tickets at the normal price, as if you didn't have a pass... I can wait for the rail planner to offer them but by then the trains will be full. I'm afraid that time will go by and I won't be able to book any more journeys because everything will be full. Can you please tell me what to do? I'm getting very stressed about having a pass that I can't use. I thought it would be simple and that once I'd bought the pass it wouldn't be complicated to book seats, but I feel complet
Hello, I booked a Eurostar reservation with SNCB quite a few months ago.I paid €34 and that shows in my PayPal account.I just happened to check the email today and when I checked my ticket there were two reservations, both in my name and for different seats. They are both for same day too.There is also a total dossier value of €64.Only one ticket brings up a bar code.The reason I am asking about this here is to see if anyone else has experienced this phenomena of mystery tickets appearing.Also, I don't have access to my phone number ATM (well not unless I pay for a days roaming with my provider and I have a data eSIM) but the only way to contact SNCB on the app is by phone.Does anyone know another way to contact SNCB? I am tempted to just leave this and on the day declare I didn't book that second ticket but I'd hate to be told I have to pay for a seat, or something.
New to Eurail. Bought our tickets from Munich to Vienna through the Rail Planner app and when we went to make the seat reservations, I get a message at the end telling me they are sold out. We have a 1st class pass and tried booking 1st and 2nd class seat reservations in any configuration. Any suggestions? Will we get a seat? Or for that matter, will we get on the train? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
We have made seat reservations on the TGV Lyria Basel-Paris. Its a double decker train but we’ve been allocated lower deck seats -there was no choice on the Interrail seat reservation service.Is it possible to change the seat reservation numbers to get an upper deck seat?
Hi there, We have Eurail Global passes (1st class) and want to book from Nice Ville to Amsterdam Centraal via Paris on 10th Oct 2023.So far I can find the train journey for this date but cannot make any reservations!I started by looking on the RailEurope app and found relevant trains for the morning time but cannot book any of the journeys at all :( Idealy we would go Nice to Paris, then have an hour or so to change trains, then from Paris to Amsterdam. We considered an overnight train but it doesn’t appear to be an option. I have looked on RailEurope app, OBB, Bahn.de, the trainline and SNCF. Please see some of my searches and screenshots. Thetrainline had an option for the first leg to continue to payment but obviously we want to use the Eurail passes.Any suggestions on how we can get back from Nice to Amsterdam on the 10th or 11th October will be super appreciated. We have to fly back to New Zealand the next day eeep.Thank you.
Hi! I'm travelling from Utrecht Centraal to Budapest in november and for my final train, from Vienna to Budapest, the website says I can't book a seat reservation. It says the prices are unavailable. Does anyone knows how this works? 1) Is it full? 2) Can I not book it in advance but is there still a chance I can take the train? 3) If I book a seat reservation on the site on this train company (https://www.cd.cz/en/), can I use that reservation to travel with my Interrail pass? On the website I have the option to book a ‘reservation only’, but will that allow me to hop on the train with my pass (and thus not pay the ticket)? Also, if I try to make this reservation the site says the train is temporarily unavailable.In at least one of the trains that are part of my journey (also if I switch to a different date) I have this problem.Also I was wondering in general if a certain train says ‘reservation not required’ but you can optionally book it, how this works. Is there then a possibility
My parents and I are traveling to Europe for the first time this November. In order to build paperwork for our Schengen visa application, I booked train seat reservations ahead of time. But because of some inconveniences regarding our visa application, I had to change booking our hotels. This means that, now, the current seat reservation for one of our rides (ICE 78) is on the “wrong” day. I’ve tried canceling or rescheduling the reservation, but I cannot. My sister suggests that I make a new reservation on the right day. What happens to the previous booking if we don’t ride it?
Hey, I was trying to reserve seats for my upcoming France trip. To do so the rail planner app always transfers me to the eurail website. The problem is: The website wants me to login with „the account I used to purchaisr the pass“. Bit I didn’t buy the pass, I won the „Interrail German French“ pass. So I have no account connected to that pass. If I create a new account with the email address I got the pass send to, the website tells me „no pass connected“ and theres no possibility to connect my app or my pass to it. It also says that it’s not possible to get reservations without a valid pass connected. Does anyone know what I did wrong and how to go from here? I‘m getting a little bit desperate since the trip is very spontaneous and starts soon.
I’ve got a 5 Day within a month Interrail Global Pass and so has my mum. I’m trying to reserve seats for us on the Hamburg to Stockholm 22:01-09:56 train on the 11th of October. Everything I have read tells me to not use the eurail/interrail website to book reservations as they are normally less on the train company’s website. So I looked at sj.se and put in the passes for us both and have the following options:Seat: 330SEK (£24.60)Couchette: 770SEK (£57.40)Sleeping compartment: 1,660SEK (£123.74)Whole compartment: 1,654SEK (123.29) When I look at the Interrail.eu website I get the following:Seat: £11.36Couchette: £22.36Sleeper (2 in a 3 bed I think?): £45.52Is there a reason that the interrail prices are so much less? Somewhere I read that it was doubled on checkout and it was for one person only but then I removed one of us and the prices halved. Is there a catch I’m not understanding with the interrail website? I obviously would prefer to pay less and reserve through there but I don
I won the German France Freindship Pass and i want to start in the next days.I live in Essen Germany. My Problem is that i am not really able to get to Paris. There is a train from Koeln HBF to Paris Nord it is the THA 9448 but i can not book it because it is not in the pass included. There are some rides with a stop in Belgium but i guess Belgium is not in the pass. But i can add the ride from Koeln HBF to Bruxelle-Midi for some reason. It is possible to take the TGV from Frankfurt HBF but there is no way to get to Frankfurt from Essen with the Pass or is it possible to make ride in the own country(Germany) just to get the right ride to France.
Hallo, wenn es genügt,den 1. Zug im Mobil-Pass für den Reisetage als Ticket zu aktivieren und ich kann den ganzen Tag damit fahren, warum lese ich dann von so vielen Zügen,die dazu getragen oder storniert wurden. Und worauf lasse ich mir im Bedarfsfall eine Umbuchung quittieren.
Hi all, I was wondering how it works when I want to travel on a train for which I cannot book a seat though I am entailed to travel with. There is this EC from Bern to Domodossola which is covered by the Interrail pass but the Swiss railways do not allow for seat reservation. How does it work in such a case? Do I show up at the platform trying to board the train? What if the train is full? Is my trip guaranteed? Thanks to anybody who would be able to answer. Emanuele
We are planning a trip next year from 28 June to 12 July. We are holding off buying the pass to see if there is an Autumn/Black Friday offer. We can now book the Eurostar for our dates. Is it possible to make a booking before we buy the pass?
First time Interrail user here, so please bear with me 😀Planning a travel from Germany to Northern Italy. I would like to take a 3h break at Brenner station while travelling with the Eurocity from Munich to Bologna via Brenner. I learned from Seat61 Austria interrail info that there’s a surcharge for pass holders. So if on the same day I take a 3h stop at Brenner and board the next EC do I have to pay the surcharge again?
UPDATE: Customer Service came back to me - they know about the problem with the seat reservations and are working on it…Cross fingers that they manage to solve it quickly… Hello,I have just tried to do seat reservations on the interrail website (interrail.eu), but neither the starting point (Geneva) nor the destination (Paris or London) will show up. It seems to be a problem on the website, as I tried different starting / end points and the only thing that happens is that the page reloads as a blank page. I tried different browsers, all having with the same effect.Has anyone encountered the same problem?Sibylle
Hi all. Thank God for this community, we almost finished on planning and reserving our first family eurail trip. We plan to travel from Interlaken Ost to Zurich on November 15th via Luzern with the Panoramic Express (PE) 0904am. However, Railplanner, SBB and OEBB showed that there is no direct PE train to Luzern on our travel date. The train will stop at Meiringen, and we must take replacement bus from there to Giswil, and board the train again from Giswil to Zurich. We checked on SBB website, this is due to:“Interrupted service Giswil - MeiringenInterrupted rail services between Giswil and Meiringen.This is due to engineering work.” My questions are:Would be it be worth it to choose this PE2919, which require us to take bus half way? Do we need to make or pay another reservation for the bus? Then the PE2919 from Giswil to Luzern, do we need to make and pay another reservation?We really want to try Panoramic Express, but we wonder if we took the PE, we won’t be relaxed to enjoy the sc
Hi allWe travel from Paris to Interlaken Ost on November 13, based on Railplanner App and SNCB App, the earliest is to take TGV 9203 from Paris 0722am to Basel, then IC1069 Basel 11.28am to Interlaken Ost. We need to reach Interlaken Ost before 2pm as we have to take bus scheduled on 2.06pm to Iseltwald.Is there any other way to make reservation for TGV9203 other than from Railplanner? Also, Railplanner showed that we can make reservation for IC1069 although it’s not mandatory. But we thought Eurail pass holders didnt require to make payment for IC trains? A bit confused now Another questions, found that reservation fee for THV9203 is high. Please show us other route that maybe cheaper? Sorry for long post and thanks in advance.
US citizens (wife & I) planning on traveling to 4 locations in July 2024 (London-Paris, Paris-Zermatt, Zermatt-Brussels, Brussels-London). I want to buy 1st class pass and reservations. How accurate are the rates listed on the Eurail reservations that pop up? My hope is to book all reservations through Eurail’s website/app. If I cannot pick seats, how do i insure we are seated together (and would like the facing seats)? When boarding a train that doesn’t require reservations, how do you know seats have not been reserved by someone? How does the 1st class and 2nd class noted on Eurail map to the Business class, Standard Premiere class, & Standard class I read about in the comments?
I'm currently on the Trenitalia TPER 3910 from Ancona to Piacenza. You can find it on trenitalia.com and www.lefrecce.it websites, but not in the RailPlanner, DB (Deutsche Bahn) or Rome2Rio apps. This is crazy frustrating, and makes it so difficult to plan ahead. I got to know about this train at the Ancona train station, 2 minutes before departure, and I caught it 5 seconds before it left the platform.
Hi all. Please help us to decide which train schedule is better for us as we travel with toddler. We plan to leave Brugge on 11th Nov around 9am. Previously we got suggestions from this community to take IC from Brugge to Kortrijk, Kortrijk to Lille Flandres, then take TGV from Lille Flandres to Paris, as it would be many available seats from Lille Flandres and reservation fees much cheaper But so far we checked the schedule from Rail Planner App or Belgian Train website or SNCB app or DB Navigator app, these app show that we must take Brugge to Bruxelles Midi, then take Thalys from there to Paris. If we edit the options by putting via Kortrijk or via Lille Flandres, these apps keep pointing out that we must go to Bruxelles Midi to go to Paris, resulting 4 to 5 change of train. We prefer max 2 change of train and hope to reach Paris around 1 or 2pm.We are so confused now. Please advise.