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Seat reservations booking - only available in paper with long delivery. How to book?

  • 26 June 2022
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I am planning to make a trip to south eastern Europe in around 3 weeks. I have not booked any seat reservations yet. For these countries, seat reservations seem to only be available in paper form, with a delivery time of more than 6 weeks(?!). Is it possible to go to a major railway station, e.g. Oslo sentralstasjon, to buy seat reservations there and immediately get them there?

 

I do not want to make all bookings weeks in advance, to have travel flexibility. Would it e.g. be possible to go to a major station in Austria, Croatia, etc. to e.g. make a reservation towards Belgrade, Sofia, Istanbul just a few days ahead of travel?

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Best answer by rvdborgt 6 July 2022, 13:43

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I think NSB-or VY now has stopped doing that-too much trouble for far too few people that also bring in only losses. The Swedes and Finns have too.

Again: Nordmenn_ check the overview of seewulf on howtodo most of REServ-if needed-by yourself on easier ways-mostly online and via mail. It differs a lot per country and even the need to do it also varies enormously. Most newtimers however all seem to want to do the very same routes-not very imaginative-and these these get clustered up in hi-season. Thats via FRance to ESpana.

Husk plassbillett-nu sta du der! that was printed in old Ruteboks that NO once had. IF you go all the way med taget-at least you need the DSB direct trains KObenhavn/Köpenhamn till Hamburg-or use locals with more changes.

Where is the mentioned “seewulf on howtodo”? Could you provide an URL?

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This:

is what he was alluding to.

I read the guide.

I have a similar issue, though I come from Italy. The question is: okay, I can reserve seats on nightrains on the websites of the train companies, but aren’t they much more expensive than reserve them via app?

And, if we go in person to book those tickets, are discounts as passholders applied?

Thanks in advance!

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I have a similar issue, though I come from Italy. The question is: okay, I can reserve seats on nightrains on the websites of the train companies, but aren’t they much more expensive than reserve them via app?

Usually the other way around, since Interrail charge an extra 2€ booking fee per person and train and some reservations are much more expensive to begin with (e.g. for Germany or Austria).

And, if we go in person to book those tickets, are discounts as passholders applied?

Sure.

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