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Hi, this may be a silly question but I will be taking a train with my pass from Amsterdam to Lille in October. My train from Amsterdam to Bruxelles doesn't require a seat resveration nor is one available to purchase, but the connecting train from Bruxelles to Lille does require one. If I buy the seat reservation for the connecting train how do I ensure the first train won't be fully booked that day ? And what happens if I pay for the reservation and then the first train is all booked that day?
I confess I did not expect most of my trains to offer reservations only on paper. I only finalized my plans a couple of days ago and now am trying to reserve trains beginning about ten days from now. So I have not left enough time for paper reservations to be shipped to me here (US).My trip goes to five cites in five countries. I am only staying a few nights at each stop. It seems too risky to try and ship my paper reservations to my hotels - the timing is too tight. Any delays and I will miss the shipments.If I go to the carriers’ websites, some do not ask if I already have a Eurail pass, and want to charge me for the trip in addition to the reservation. So that doesn’t seem to be economical.Already I am seeing that some trains I was planning to take show no reservations remaining (on the Eurail planning site). But this may only mean that the Eurail website cannot determine availability.Once I arrive in Europe, is it possible to book seats for international trips (Denmark to Sweden, C
I am currently on my Interrail and arrived in Ljubljana within the hour. I planned this trip months ago and had worked out connections to my hotel. I had set up a new Trip though and the journeys I searched are no longer listed. I planned to just reenter them as I travelled, covering for delays etc. I just went to set up a journey from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Stegne and Rail Planner says there are no routes.I spoke to a lady in the ticket office and she says I can't use Interrail. She gave me a local 3 day ticket for now. Sadly, she gave me a ticket for 19th because I said I was leaving Ljubljana on 20th. Something list in translation, I think.I figured I'm happy to pay for local trains but I checked a train I had planned from Ljubljana to Lake Bled and I get the same. The Interrail website doesn't mention Slovenian trains being excluded.Will I just need to check the Slovenian trains website and add trains manually? Thanks, in advance.
I'm looking at a train from Luxembourg to Stuttgart. There is one that leaves Luxembourg at 1124am and has 2 stops, the trip between Luxembourg to Strasbourg and from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe show reservations required do I pay for both trains in Luxembourg or do I have to buy the reservations at both Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
My Eurostar was delayed and so I missed the connection in Brussels to go to Köln. I got a HTONAT endorsement form the Eurostar and wanted to get on the next train (to make my connection to Berlin), but the staff on the Thalys insisted that I had to pay for a reservation to go on it, even though no reservation would have been needed to take the earlier ICE had I not been delayed. Is this correct?
Hello all!When I booked my train trips I was a complete rookie and didn’t know you could set transfer times. When we leave Nice and arrive in Marseille St Charles we have 17 minutes to switch trains going to Nimes. In Nimes we have 11 minutes to switch trains going to Barcelona.Is this possible? We are not familiar with these specific train stations. These are paid reservations but tickets are Eurail passes and can be changed. I am considering booking new reservations? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers, Brian
Hi, I am trying to book seat reservations for routes internal to France. They are on TGV Inoui. Every time I try on Aural it says there has been an error and they will be removed from my cart. I went to the SCNF website, made an account and found the route, but cannot find out how to connect it to Eurail so am getting ridiculous prices as it is the cost of the full ticket, rather than just the seat reservation. How can I book the seat reservation online? Thanks!
Hi,this bug has been reported many times on the forum. It is marked “solved” everywhere. However, it is obviously not solved, since I fell into the trap only yesterday. Hence, I raise it again in the hope this will annoy the team enough to actually do something about it.The problem: If you book a trip back into your home country with a night train, which arrives the following day in your home country, the app will mark the departure day as your return trip. Hence, you have lost your inbound day without doing one minute or one mile of traveling in your home country.I know the answer in https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/interrail-mobile-pass/mobile-pass-faq/how-can-i-travel-back-home-by-night-trainHowever, you are unlikely to find this answer, unless you actually fell into the trap. This is a serious bug, since it cheats people of their inbound trip. It needs fixing.Best regards,Hans
I have a 2nd class Europass. My wife and 4yr kid got cheaper tickets in 1st class so we booked them. Is there any way we can travel together? we all have got our seat reservations.I am open to paying fee for my upgrade orthem being allowed to travel in 2nd class? Can someone suggest some possibilities?
I’m traveling from Barcelona to Seville on Nov 30, 2023 and I’m pleased to see that now I can book AVE trains on the Eurail site. This journey can be completed with a leg from Barcelona to Madrid and then from Madrid to Seville, which is two separate journeys. A few weeks I noticed that an AVE 3940 train runs at 7:32 direct from Barcelona to Seville, but the available dates do not coincide with AVE trains for the 2-leg journey. A few weeks ago, the direct seemed to be available 45 days from the present date, but now it looks like it may have been discontinued after mid-October. I don’t mind paying double, but it would be nice to do the journey on a direct train rather than transfer at Atocha. I’m afraid I may wait for the direct train to be available on my date to no avail. Any insight on this would be appreciated. Thank you!
Dear All,I have a lengthy night stopover in Marseille - arrive 00:13 & depart 06:33. It seems a very short time to book a room in a hotel so what are people’s thoughts on staying in the station or will the train I arrived on be the same that I leave on so I can stay on it?Thanks, John
Dear All,I am travelling back from Nice on Saturday evening, leaving at 21:37, with a longish stopover in Marseille - arrive 00:13 & depart at 06:33 travelling to Lille Europe where I am taking the Eurostar to London; I have reserved seats.My question is this though: is this one journey, using my pass, or more?Many thanks, John
Hello everyone!We are trying to book a bed reservation on the night train from Karlsruhe HBF to Berlin HBF, dated on the 17th of September (departing at 23:06 and arriving at 7:20). From the Interrail App, I can only book regular seats, while the app itself did show that there were more options (single bed, bed in a dormitory, etc...). In the reservation section, all these options disappear. How can I book a bed reservation if the system doesn’t show them?Thank you for your help
First, the responses I’ve received on this platform have been great and have resolved several seat reservation issues. So thank you. I’m finishing up reservations on my 3 month European excursion and need to book Bordeaux-St. Jean to Paris Montparnasse for the morning of Dec. 13, 2023. Eurail site has and the travel b Europe site, which I think is SNCF, have slots until Dec. 9, and it’s been that way for weeks. I really want to proceed with another connection that evening, but before I book I need to confirm this Bordeaux to Paris leg. I think I saw a phone number, but I’m in Southeast Asia and have Skype, so I don’t know if it will work. Is there an alternative to the methods I’ve been trying (Eurail/Travel b Europe)?
Why is there a difference between the Interrail app and site? I want to take a train from krakow to Budapest, but the app shows: reservation needed. If I go to the interrail site it shows: you are ready to board for the same train.. Is a reservation needed for this trip?
I will be traveling by train in Spain mid-September through early-October. I bought my Eurail pass back in August. I also made reservations for most of the trains I want to travel on using the Eurail website and printed out those tickets. I can see those reservations in my account on my computer under “Reservations Overview.”I just downloaded the Eurail app to my phone and activated my pass. I have some questions about the reservations I made.Do I need to add my reservations to the Eurail app or are the paper versions good enough?If it’s a good idea to have my reservations in the app, how do I add them? When I set up a “Journey,” I select the train I’m going to take as an option and add it to my “Trip.” How do I indicate that I already have a reservation?After I add a journey, I get a message that says, “To get ready to travel, tap to add this journey to your pass.” What does that mean? I haven’t done that yet since I don’t have the reservations included. Thank you for your help
Hello! I’m trying to book a reservation on a night train from Vienna to Paris (NightJet 468) for the 9th of November, but for some reason, there are no offers available for most of November at all, although there’s at least something for the whole of October.Am I too early? As far as I know, ÖBB usually opens reservations up to 90 days ahead, but maybe this train or this time is an exception. I'm worried that all of November is sold out already, though that seems quite unlikely.Thanks to anyone ready to help out in advance!
I leave at the weekend and feel a little nervous about using my pass. I have a paper pass, travelling into Italy. Can I confirm, if the train doesn’t need a reservation, I simply write the journey on my paper planner and board the train? I sit anywhere that doesn’t have a reservation ticket on the seat? Is this correct? Also, do I need to validate my ticket? It has the start date on it and is a 22 day pass.
I want to go from Paris to München on 22.09 and I made a reservation on two trains on the app. The first one need seat reservation but when I try to buy it it says “Prices Not Available”. One of the solutions posted said that I could go to the train station, but I’m not even in the continent. Other way was to go to the original train page and buy it there but I can’t find how to buy it from the SNCF.
Was trying to board a bus from Nantes to NOIRMOUTIER. Interrail tells me the ride is free with the TER replacement bus. However the scanner would not recognize the QR code and, being the last jus, I ended up paying 22 Euro for the ticket. I am still up for my journey back and very much would be interested on how to get a free reservation the bus driver recognizes.
Hey team.I’m trying to book a ticket between Berlin Hbf and Amsterdam Centraal on the 19/11/23, either the 08:33 or 10:33 service.I’m unable to do so through the Eurail website. I’ve also tried OBB and DB sites, and I’ve seen ‘ticket not available’Does this mean the train is booked out? Am I not able to get on this train?Thanks.
Today I booked my obligated seat reservation for the EC (Berlin - Warszawa) and EIP (Warszawa - Krakow). My app says it needs additional supplement, but the women at the service desk of DB said it was included. Is it? Because the site shows it is only included when booked at pkp? If it isn’t can I pay with card when on the train? These extra things are really unclear to me…:/
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