Dear customers,

We're aware of the current Issue where you've received an email stating that your Black Friday Passes will expire within 6 weeks. 

We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and would request you to please disregard any mention of a 6-week timeframe

Your Black Friday Passes will only expire if they have not been activated on or before 01 June 2024. 

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Seat reservation fees

Get an idea of how much you need to budget for seat reservations if you’re planning to use high-speed domestic or international trains, or if you need to buy a reservation for a night train.

Domestic (high-speed) trains

Speed between cities in one country


  • Extra speed and comfort
  • Reservations often needed
  • Average price: €10


See fees per country →

International high-speed trains

Speed across borders


  • Extra speed and comfort
  • Reservations often needed
  • Average price: €15


See fees per train →

(International) night trains

Cover long distances while you sleep


  • Book a seat, bunk or couchette
  • Reservations always needed
  • Average price: €20


See fees per night train →

Why do I have to pay for reservations?


Seat reservations aren’t included in your Interrail Pass – they're an additional supplement charged by some railway companies to make sure everyone gets a seat on busy services.


It can seem like a lot on top of the cost of your Pass, but trains that ask for mandatory reservations normally save you a lot of time, and have plenty of extra features like wifi and power sockets, so you can sit back and relax while you speed to your next destination.


If you're travelling on a budget, remember that most slower national and regional trains don't require seat reservations, so if you're willing to take the scenic route you can often avoid the extra cost.


See whether you need a reservation →

What are seat reservations?


Still not sure about reservations? We have all the answers – find out what they are, when you need them and how to book them.


All about reservations →