OBB seat reservation vs one way ticket

  • 2 May 2022
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Hi! I recently purchased a Eurail pass and I was planning to make several overnight trips. However, I am quite confused wrt to making seat reservations on the OBB website. I have quite a bit of confusion regarding “one-way tickets” vs “seat only”. I have already purchased seat reservations for all legs of the journey for 3Euros each, apart from the Nightjet train(which I could not make a seat reservation) but I am unsure if I need a one-way ticket instead. Was wondering if anyone could provide advice regarding my trip? :)


  1. Amsterdam to Berlin
    • Intercity 60403: Amsterdam to Duisburg Hbf
    • Intercity express 949: Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  2. Berlin to Vienna
    • Intercity 95: Berlin to Wien 
  3. Vienna to Venice
    • Option 1(which I may have booked wrongly)
      • Railjet Xpress 764: Wien to Salzburg
      • Nightjet 40463: Salzburg to Venice
    • Option 2
      • Nightjet 40466: Wien to Venice


Thank you so much!!!


Best answer by rvdborgt 2 May 2022, 16:18

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  1. Amsterdam to Berlin: book the 2 trains for 4€ in total via DB (click on Seat Only).
  2. Berlin to Vienna: Book via ÖBB for 3€. Only seats available.
  3. Vienna to Venice: book via ÖBB, but for a Nightjet, you need to use the option "one-way tickets” and add the “Interrail/Eurail” discount. See these steps.