Paper Ticket reservations Praque to Katowice won't arrive on time. How else to buy?

  • 19 June 2022
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I’m looking to book 5 x reservations for Prague to Katowice on 31 July and then 5 x reservations for Krakow Glowny to Vienna overnight departing 2 Aug.  It needs paper reservations & says they won’t arrive on time.  (Website said allow 6 days & this is 5 weeks away so I’m a little confused!).  I’m worried about waiting until I get to Prague to buy them in case there are no seats left.  How else can I buy them please?  I’m currently in England and travelling to Prague via Belgium and Germany.

Thank you!



Best answer by rvdborgt 20 June 2022, 01:06

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You can book these reservations at many ticket offices that can do international reservations. Try in Belgium when you get there. It will also be a lot cheaper than via Interrail. If that doesn't work, then try in Germany.

Alternatively, you can call DB (+49 30 311682904) and then collect the reservations at a DB ticket machine when you get to Germany.

Thank you very much!

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The reservation Prague to Katowice can also be made online via Czech Railways. Add 4 persons, look for the connection and then click on "I want a reservation only”. Price per person is CZK 76 (~3€).

The night train unfortunately currently does not work for online booking.

You are a SUPERSTAR!!!    I’ve made the Prague to Katowice booking as you advised & if there are no online options, then I’ll try book the overnight when we get to Belgium as you advised.

You’ve made my day - thank you!

Hi there

When I was looking to book something else just now, I saw what appeared to be a new message in website that said that trains going into or out of Austria could be booked via OBB website.  I’ve just followed all instructions but when I get to the train that I want 22:49 from Krakow Glowny on 2 Aug arriving at 7am in Wien, it tells me ‘ticket not available’.  How do I know please if that means that they are sold out of tickets or that I just cannot book it online with them?  Any ideas?

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The connection with the Polish reservation system hasn't been working well for quite some time, which affects all bookings within Poland or starting in Poland. The best is to book this reservation at a ticket office, e.g. when you get to Austria. Should also work in other countries, e.g. Germany.