Seat reservation

  • 5 August 2021
  • 4 replies

I am travelling through six countries starting in two weeks time. Some of my journeys require seat reservations which I have been unable to make, either through Eurail or OBB (train operator). I started trying to reserve them a month ago and haven’t had any response from OBB Customer Support. Does this mean I won’t be able to travel these routes? What other options do I have? Some of these are the second leg of a longer journey so I don’t want to be stranded somewhere!



Best answer by seewulf 6 August 2021, 12:35

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Userlevel 6
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Hi, can you specify which journeys (and on which date and time) you are trying to book? What message appeared when you tried to book through Eurail? Can you share a screenshot that shows you are not able to book? This way we can best assist you. 


Hi Nanja,

There are two of us travelling together. The journeys are:

  • Zagreb - Ljubljana, 28 Aug, 18:38
  • Ljubljana - Villach Hbf, 1 Sep, 21:10
  • Milano Central - Basel, 5 Sep, 10:10
  • Amsterdam Centraal - London St Pancras, 9 Sep, 13:47

The Eurail website directs me to OBB website to reserve seats but even though I have been trying for weeks to reserve, I always get the same message of “Ticket not available” (example screenshot below).


Please advise…


Userlevel 7
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The first two trains are Nighttrains and you have to book via a special way on 🙂 please have a look for my post how to get reservations 🙂 there is explained how to reserve Nightrains 🙂 on 


Amsterdam - London can be done via B- Europe (not sure if the eurostar currently operate from Amsterdam) Maybe you have to catch a Intercity to Brussels and use from there the Eurostar to London :)

Thanks, I see how the night train is different! sorry… we will try this!