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Running in to some issues with the timetable?

I'm not getting any results, why not?

We're expecting lots of travellers this summer, so many people are currently checking train times in our timetable. It's possible you're not seeing any results because our timetable is handling too many requests. Try again or check back a little later!


Are you getting the 'Prices unavailable' error? Chances are reservations for your preferred train are sold out. Take these extra steps to try and find available seats:  

  1. Check the train carrier's website to see if there are still available seats and book your seat reservation directly from the railway carrier or via other platforms. Learn more

  2. If your schedule allows you to be flexible, search the same route at another time or date in our timetable. 

  3. Not in a rush? Check if you can travel the same route on trains that don't require a seat reservation. Select the ‘No reservation needed’ filter before clicking ‘search’ in our timetable (you can find this under ‘Options’ in the Rail Planner app). Or check out our reservation-free itineraries for more inspiration.

  4. Can't find any trains with available seats or routes without reservations? It rarely happens, but if it does, why not consider alternative forms of transport, like the bus? Please note these options are not included in your Pass.

  5. Have none of the above options yielded a solution? Consider going to a different destination or exchange your Pass (only possible if it's unused) and travel in the low season. 

To view final prices and seat availability, you must be logged in and have a Pass (there’s no need to activate it to make reservations).

What's a Seat Reservation? 


For some trains, like high-speed and night trains, it's mandatory to buy a seat reservation (this reservation guarantees your seat on the applicable train). Please note that you can only buy reservations when you have a valid Pass. 


Don't have your Interrail Pass yet? Not sure whether you need seat reservations or how much they cost? Don't worry; we have all the answers. 


All about reservations →

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Don't have your Interrail Pass yet? Check out our timetable to get reservation fee indications. 

How to book a Seat Reservation? 


Our tool lets you make reservations for many trains in Europe. Exceptions are the Baltic countries, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, and the UK (except the Eurostar trains). 


Print at home reservations can be booked up to 3 hours before departure. 

Paper ticket 
reservations have to be booked way before the train's departure. We currently have shipping lead times of at least 2 weeks but they can go up to 4 weeks depending on the country (e.g. overseas).


When a train cannot be booked through our self-service, you can find alternative ways to book your reservations here. 

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When do I need Seat Reservations? 


If you're planning to see a lot in a short space of time on your Interrail trip, then you'll most likely need to buy some seat reservations for high-speed routes before you start your trip. 

Can I avoid Seat Reservation costs? 


It's good to keep in mind that most European trains don't need a reservation at all. Regional trains are a good alternative for fully booked high-speed and night trains. 

Which trains are included in the Pass?

You can use your Pass to travel on the national railways and some private railways in the countries where your Pass is valid. In some cases, these train networks reach airports as well. Check the full list here. The Pass even includes certain buses and ferries to make sure everything is within reach. 


Some popular trains like the Eurostar, TGV and AVE are included in the Interrail Pass, but require that you purchase a seat reservation


Why can't I find my journey in the timetable?

Our timetable covers most popular routes in Europe, but is not 100% accurate as not all European railways choose to share their timetable data. There are a few things you can do if you can't find your journey:


Planning in advance? Check back closer to the time

If you get no results for your chosen journey, you might be checking too far ahead. We update the timetable every four days with the latest data from the railway companies, but it depends on when the data becomes available per country.


Can’t find your station? Try another spelling

Try searching again with the city or station's local spelling. If you still see no results, you can check missing train times by country below.


Can't find your train? Check direct with the railway company

Not all railway companies share their timetable data with us, so unfortunately results for the countries below might be missing or incomplete. Check timetables on the national railway company's website:


Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • ZBFH (Maglaj – Sarajevo – Mostar – Ploce)
  • ZRS (Doboj – Banja Luka – Novi Grad – Dobrljin)



  • Private operators are not included and not visible in our timetable


  • TCDD (only long distance trains are visible in our timetable)


The following countries were added to our timetable recently:

  • Lithuania
  • Estonia
  • Serbia
  • Turkey (only long distance trains)


For general information on trains in each country, see trains by country.

For information about which trains are included in the pass, see here.

How do I make seat reservations?

You can make seat reservations through the website for 95% of all European trains. To do this, you need an Interrail Pass and an account. You can also book many trains through our Rail Planner app.


Reservations for Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the Benelux will be sent to you as e-tickets. You need to print these e-tickets and bring with you on the train. For other countries, you'll receive your reservations as paper tickets through registered mail. 


Please check out other reservation options if you want to make reservations for domestic trains in Portugal, or any trains in Ireland, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia or Turkey.


Can I get a refund for a reservation?

Most reservations are non-refundable. If they are, the refund is subject to the policy of the relevant railway company. 


When you purchase a seat reservation through our website, the refund policy of the relevant railway company and country apply. You can find the applicable refund policies in our Exchange and Refund Conditions for Reservations. Please be aware that most reservation tickets are non-refundable, and no changes can be made after booking.


Requesting a refund


You can request a refund via the Reservations Overview in your personal Interrail account. You will find the option to request a refund at the bottom of the overview box for your selected reservation. Our system will tell you if your train reservation is refundable. After you accept the refund conditions, you can go ahead and cancel the reservation. Make sure to file your request before departure of the train concerned. A cancelled Reservation Ticket can never be reinstated and becomes invalid.

If you’ve got an electronic reservation ticket, the refund will be automatic once your cancellation is confirmed (you don’t need to send the ticket to our office in the Netherlands). ​

Want to return a paper reservation ticket? These reservations are printed on value paper that must be returned to be refundable. We’ll send you the return address once your cancellation is confirmed, and then you need to send the ticket back to our office (within one month of the departure date) for us to start processing the refund. You’re responsible for the cost of shipping, and if your paper ticket gets lost in the post – it’s best to use registered shipping. ​

We will transfer the refundable amount to your original payment method (for paper reservation tickets, you must return the physical ticket(s) first). The refund amount may vary per train type, and booking fees or shipping costs are never refunded.


In the case of a train cancellation, strike or other exceptional circumstance, please contact our Customer Service team for support. 

Where can I check the number of seats left in a train?

Already have a Pass?

You can use our reservation booking tool to check how many seats are left in a train before booking your seats. All you have to do is log in, search for the route you want to travel on and select your preferred train from the options.


Don’t have a Pass yet?

We’re currently working on making this information available to our travellers before they buy the Pass. Until then, you can check the number of seats left for Interrail Pass holders on most railway carriers' websites. You can find more information about this on our How to book seats page. Please note that the number of seats on a train for Pass holders differs from the total number of unsold seats on the train as seats for Pass holders are usually limited.


We suggest the following platforms for checking if there are still seats left for Pass holders: 

  • France
    • For TGV trains within the country, please check this website.
    • For Eurostar train connections to the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, please check B-Europe.
  • Belgium
    • For Eurostar train connections to the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany, please check B-Europe.
  • The Netherlands
    • For Eurostar train connections to the UK, Belgium, France and Germany, please check B-Europe.
  • Germany
    • For trains within and connecting Germany to neighbouring countries, please check the Deutsche Bahn website.
    • For Eurostar train connections to the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, please check B-Europe.
  • United Kingdom
    • For trains within the UK, please check the LNER website.
    • For Eurostar train connections to mainland Europe – Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Germany, please refer to B-Europe.
  • Italy
  • Austria
    • We recommend checking the OBB website for trains within and connecting Austria.
  • Sweden


For most other European trains, please check the Trainplanet website.


Note: If you're planning to travel during the summer or the holiday season, we recommend checking seat availability for popular routes before purchasing a Pass or to consider buying point-to-point tickets or travelling on reservation-free routes in case seats for busy routes are already sold out.


Check out our nifty guide on travelling to some of Europe's most visited destinations without seat reservations.