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HiI’m a bit confused about the best way to manage reservations for two of us travelling together. It seems there are two ways to manage a multi-person trip so that reservations are made together (so we can sit together): either by adding both travellers/passes to an account on the interrail web site or by adding both travellers/passes to the app on one mobile device.I understand that these two options are not connected, so it’s one or the other. Which option should I choose? Are there advantages to using the app option, eg we can make reservations together and have the reservation on the phone (without having to print out)? ThanksLee
Digging through the posts about Portugal reservations, I understand that I won’t be able to make my reservation until I am actually there. However, I am concerned about actually being able to get seats on a popular train route (Faro-Lisbon) for the dates that I want to travel. It’s all over the eurail website to reserve ASAP because clearly summer is a busy time. I won’t be in portugal until 4 days before I want to take the train (in July). I think I have read somewhere that Portugal does not have the same restrictions as France, etc, on the number of eurail passholder seats per train - can someone confirm this or help point me towards more information? Thanks! Also, is anyone else disappointed in the Eurail program for southern europe? I ended up just buying tickets for Spain individually and am going to just leave travel days unused because I was watching trains fill up before my eyes (for dates months out), because I had no way to book reservations and didn’t want to mess up destina
I’m just considering buying an Interrail for me and my son for a 10-day trip from the UK into France and Spain. Last time I had an Interrail was 30 years ago - all paper-based, and very very few reservation fees!If we want a train journey with a connection (for example Granada to San Sebastian, which has at least 1 and maybe 2 or 3 connections) - do you have to make and pay for a reservation for every single ‘leg’ of the journey? For a journey with 2 connections, that would be E10 + E2 Interrail reservation fee on the app.. x 2 ‘legs’ = E24 just for reservations, per person? Is that correct?I have even read that you can’t actually book reservations on the Interrail app for Spanish trains, is that correct? So how would you do it - only in person at the station? It all sounds like a nightmare, possibly not worth it!!Thanks for any info!
Hi! I’m thinking of buying an interrail card; however, i am not sure whether there are seats for the train i want to. If i search through the Interrail website, are all the trains I see available for reservation? Or will there be some shown that have already been fully booked? Thanks in advance! Best,Kaya
After much searching, I have finally come to understand how miserable it is to try to use a Eurail pass in France. This was not the case last time I used the pass many years ago. I now have 2 first class passes, and I cannot seem to make any reservations for any French trains. Eurail claims that they can do it, but everything comes up “price not available” even months in advance. DBahn also has the same issue. B-Europe says it can’t find any trains. My first leg is 05/27 from Paris to Bayeux (small town in Normandy). There are multiple trains per day going that route, and there’s no way they’re all booked at this point. I have $70 worth of long distance charges trying to call SNCF (didn’t expect that from my phone plan!). I wait on hold for 15 minutes, and the automated system says something very fast in French and hangs up on me. Great use of time/money! I’m completely fed up with this whole process. I’m about ready to cancel the stupid pass, rent a car, and drive everywher
I’ve managed to reserve first seat from London to Paris. I’ve since been trying for 3 Evenings to reserve seats for 2nd journey from Paris to Bern. It either keeps telling me gateway error or it just keeps circling ?? Any ideas . I still need to reserve more . I really wouldn’t be happy travelling without reservations so at least I know I have a seat !! Any help and guidance would be appreciated Thanks
Hi! I am traveling using a global Eurail pass this summer for France, Italy, and Spain. I have a mobile pass and have paid for seat reservations on trains from Bordeaux to Paris and Florence to Rome. In the emails for our bookings they say we need to print out copies of our tickets, even though we have the mobile pass. Why is this the case and what will actually be needed when we board the train? The email says this: “Remember, you’ll need physical copies of your reservations to show the conductor on board the train, along with your eurail Pass. Showing this email won’t be enough, so make sure you keep your print-outs somewhere safe.” I just don’t understand why we’d need paper copies if we already have a mobile pass??? We’re also trying to find trains from Paris to Barcelona but now realize you must have a paper pass that is mailed. How realistic is it that we could book a train a few days in advance from Paris to Barcelona at a station in Spain in person when we get there?
I am trying to book a sleeper from Edinburgh to London bu can I avoid the 20 mins of the night I leave being counted as a day of my pass? I leave 23.40..the app seeems to suggest I book it from the next station but I cant do that at a booking office
Hi, we’re planning our first trip to Europe and I’m finally figuring out the train routes. We’re switching train stations in Milan for a Paris to Rome route. I read online that you need about an hour to move from one station to another and that it’s only a 25-minute walk or quick bus ride. But I had no idea how much time it takes to get off the train and back on another. Our first train gets into one station at 13:49 (1:49) and leaves from the other station at 15:15 (3:15). Will this be enough time? Thanks for any help.
Hi! We have planned to continue from Berlin to Croatia on 23rd/24th/25th July, and I see there is a night train from Munich to Rijeka. It would be a fine alternative to catch this train to the other direction (Rijeka - Munich) on 30th or 31st July. However, it looks like all the trains are fully booked, at least there seem to be absolutely no couchette berths or sleepers available. Do you think they really are sold out, or is it just I don’t know where or how to look? Are all berths on sale already, anyway…?
On the interail reservations page I cannot book and I cannot get any tickets at all fro this train on the Austrian rail https://tickets.oebb.at/ website - whether or not I put in the railpass discount. This is the 1930 from Vienna arr. Pris Est at 1094. Out of interest on the https://www.nightjet.com/ site there are no trains showing apart from Mondays and Saturdays, generally. Or so it seems to me. Any help in knowing if the train exists and how to book it would be welcome. Thanks
Hi we are travelling in July (mobile passes). Trying to book seat reservations on the train from Budapest to Bled. There’s a few changeovers and it goes through the night which is why we wanted to reserve for peace of mind. On the interrail’s reservation site it is showing one of the trains (maribor to ljubljana) as unable to book reservations for. I looked on the OBB website and it also won’t allow me to book ‘seat only’ reservations for this train (says ‘not available’). But on the interrail site it shows all our connections for this journey as ‘reservation not necessary’ ie we can just get on the train with our interrail passes. So should we just turn up and do you think we will get on the train without seat reservations? Or does ‘not available’ mean the train is already fully booked and we will not be allowed on? I’ve heard that especially in places like Slovenia seat reservations are really not necessary, is this true? Grateful for any advice thanks :)
How can I book my reservation in the Train [NT300 from Hamburg to Stockholm on 17.07.2022]? I have two digital Global Passes and connected them to the journey. The booking System says “ Prices temporarily unavailable “ and i should try it in some hours. The reservation for the German [EC6] from Osnabrück to Hamburg is available. Is every booking so uncomfortable complicated?Friendly regards,Michael S.
Hi, I want to take a night train from Prague to Budapest, which is a direct train. I thought this would mean that it would only cost one travel day, but the when I find the route on the app, it says (+1 day). Does this mean it would count as 2 travel days? And if so, why does it count as 2 travel days?Thanks :)
Hi, I can't seem to book my reservations between Bruxelles and London. In the reservations tool it says that this train is not available. On b-europe.com it says it is, but I need a paper pass to book it and I only have my pass in the app. What should I do?
I have a pair of 1st class Interrail Global passes and needed to book the Eurostar for return home. I could only find 2nd class seats available, so booked them. Am I able to use these 2nd Class reservations with a 1st class pass and/or how can I upgrade the reservations ?
Hi. We have 1st class global Eurail passes. On our first Thalys route reservation (through eurail.com) we are offered 1st class — Pass (AC) Premium and 1st class — Pass (HB) Comfort, both for the same reservation price. Is Premium the same as Comfort, except for food is offered? Is there an extra charge for the food, collected on the train? Is there any downside to choosing Premium? (I tried the Thalys site but couldn’t figure it out).
Hi, I have a question about booking reservations on the "book your reservations" page on Eurail's website. I have a mobile pass and have been trying to book train trips between French towns and cities. When I look up specific train trips on Eurail’s ‘book reservaitons’ page, some trips require me to book a seat reservation, but other trips say that they are "included" with my pass, and that seat reservations for that specific trip are "not required". My question is: how do I still book train trips when the website/app says that seat reservations are not required? There is nothing on the site that suggests I can even do this. I can tap the ‘add trip’ button on the mobile app, but this doesn’t actually add a reservation. I’ve noticed that regional trains, especially, don’t require seat reservations. But if I’m planning my itinerary around a certain regional train trip, can I just trust that this train won’t be booked when the day comes? Can I just expect that this train will be available
we purchased 2 global pass first class tonight and then tried to book London St Pancras to Paris for May 31 .. none available May 30, 31 or June 1 .. this was the most expensive train on our trip and the pass doesn’t make sense if we cant get a seat. do we lose 15% to cancel same day as purchase? Am I doing something wrong with the reservation or is this something that happens a lot? This is the message I get iwhen trying to make the reservation ,,, Prices unavailableNo price results were found for this connection. It is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. Please try searching for another connection or check 'More information' and try other ways to book this seat reservation. If no pass holder seats are available anymore you need to buy a separate full fare ticket to board.
Trying to travel from London to Paris on May 30th, 2022 with my family (preferably in the morning). There are 4 of us total with 1st Class Global Eurail Pass Currently no seat reservations show available between May 26 and June 1st. I’ve checked both Eurail reservation and b-europe.com Have checked with connections through Brussels and Lille with no options on May 30th. If there are still open seats on the day of travel, with those seats be opened to Eurail passholders?
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