Reservation Kil (Sweden) to Kongsvinger (Norway) - connection is not listed

  • 14 July 2022
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I wanted to book a reservation from Kil (Sweden) to Kongsvinger (Norway) today, because its required. But the reservation side doesnt list the train we want to travel with (19:55). Does anyone know if there is a reason for that or if that means that there are no seats left?

Thank you guys alot for helping!


Kind regards



Best answer by AnnaB 14 July 2022, 10:12

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Where did you find that train? 

There are almost no trains running on that route since a long time due to construction works in Norway.

I can see 2 possible connection from Kil to Kongsvinger today but non of them is available.


There is one connection early tomorrow morning. On this train you don't need a reservation. 


Thanks for the Info. We searched via the Interrail App, but its very confusing.

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The interrail app is not reliable. Please read more below.


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 ticket 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, 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.