Hi, i’m planning a trip through multiple countries (Austria, Germany and Italy). When planning out my train schedule in “book reservations” for trains “included” in my pass I’m sometimes met with:
- 1) “You’re ready to board”
- 2) an extra cost (example: for a night train (nightjet) from Cologne to Vienna)
- 3) “You're ready to board, You can buy a seat reservation if you like but it's not required.”
- 4) “+ Additional supplement required, You will need to pay an extra supplement at the station or on board the train.”
I’m wondering what these mean exactly.
Does “1)” mean i don’t need a reservation or anything else and can just show up and hop on at the station ?
If I pay the extra cost for “2)”, I will be sent an electronic ticket. Is that enough in combination with my pass to board the train ?
For “3)”, how do I know if a seat reservatiion is necessary (to avoid finding no seat on a full train)?
And just to make sure, for “4)”, Am I right for thinking the ticket person will just ask me to pay a small amount on the train itself and that this amount cannot be paid in advance?
Best answer by AngeloView original