My companion and I booked passes but wish to sit together how do we do this.

  • 13 November 2022
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My partner and I have booked separate passes (both passes are the exact same Global pass) the passes have not yet been activated but we both have put in the date we wish for them to be activated. 


Question: We want to book reservations for the train but are unsure if we will be together as we cant book specific seating. Is there a way to guarantee we will be sitting together?


Best answer by cdwatkins19 13 November 2022, 17:32

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Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 


The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 


The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and train in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.

 Activation of pass

During the activation process, when you choose the start day of the validity of the pass, the first day of the validity period is automatically made a travel day, even if you don't enter a journey, the advice is therefore not to activate the pass before the first travel day as you only can deactivate the pass before 00.00 on the day the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you will loose travel days if you have activated the pass in advance.

It can be wise to make a test and activate the pass with a start date well in the future and then deactivate the pass immediately, just to see that everything works.

 Activation of travel day

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is also never to activate a travel day, that is connect a journey to your pass and create the ticket (QR code), until just before boarding the train, otherwise you might loose a travel day if your travel plans change in a late stage  You can't delete a travel day in the past. A travel day can only be deleted until 23.59 CET the day before the travel day.


Thank you

So just adding the traveler to my trip and then booking for two reservations is the best and easiest way to do so?

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normally yes, you can book with one account more seats on one train. But if you can tell wich route, we could give you advices where to book (cost less and sometimes you can also book from a seat plan)

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You just reserve two places! They will normally be together. Read the sections on this site about reservations. Remember that your passes and the reservations are completely separate.