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Domestic train reservation fees

 

Our timetable is the most up-to-date source for specific information about reservations. You can use it to search for specific trains and find out whether or not a reservation is required and how much it costs. Furthermore, it is the most reliable source for finding out if your connection is included in the pass.

 

An additional overview of reservation fees for domestic European trains can be found on this page. Find out if reservations for your train are compulsory, recommended or optional. You can reserve your domestic trains through our Reservation Service or through other channels.

 

All prices are based on carriers’ booking information, click here to find out where and how to book your seat reservations.

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Please note that the reservation fees given on this page are indicative only and are subject to change. Prices may be different when you book your reservations through an agent or when you pay in the local currency.

 

Most popular domestic trains

Train route Country Train name Reservations Reservation fee
Rome – Florence – Milan Italy Le Frecce (FR) Mandatory €10 / €13
Barcelona – Madrid Spain AVE Mandatory €10 / €23,50
Paris – Marseille – Nice France TGV Mandatory €10 / €20
Berlin – Hamburg Germany ICE Optional €5,20 / €6,50
London – Edinburgh/Glasgow United Kingdom IC Required / Recommended €6

 

Domestic trains per country

Austria

ÖBB Railjet trains

Reservation optional. Free WiFi on board.

  • 2nd and 1st class: €3

 

WESTbahn trains

For Westbahn trains, Passholders can buy a reservation for Standard Class and upgrade for Comfort and First Class online via the WESTbahn website or directly on the train for an additional fee.

 

Fees (depending on the travel distance)

  • First Class: €9,90 – €44,90
  • Comfort Class: €7,90 – €11,90
  • Standard Class (optional): €1,90 – €4,90

 

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Belgium

Trains to/from Brussel Airport

In Belgium, trains to Brussels Airport require a ‘Diabolo supplement’.

 

Cost of the supplement? 

  • €6,40 in first or second class

Where to buy? 

  • Buy the supplement at ticket vending machines in Belgium or online via the SNCB website

Exception

  • A diabolo supplement is not required if you are not getting off at Brussels Airport

 

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Bosnia-Herzegovina

ZFBH and ZRS

Trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina do not have seat reservations. You can board all trains and sit anywhere. 

 

** Be advised: Currently, you can only use an Interrail paper Pass on ZRS trains in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We are working with ZRS to improve customer experience and make sure our mobile Passes are accepted in the future. 

 

 

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Bulgaria

'Fast' trains

Reservation compulsory

  • 2nd and 1st class: approx. €0,30 (0,50 BGN)    

The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev (BGN).

 

 

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Croatia

ICN Zagreb – Split 

Reservation compulsory.

  • 2nd and 1st class: prices range from €1 to €3,60

IC Zagreb – Rijeka/Osijek/Cakovec

Reservation possible.

  • 2nd and 1st class: prices range from €1 to €3,60

R (Domestic) trains

Reservations recommended.

  • 2nd and 1st class: prices range from €1 to €3,60.

 

 

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Czech Republic

IC/EC (domestic journeys)

Reservation recommended*

  • 2nd and 1st class: €3,60 (97 CZK)

*Reservation compulsory on direct IC trains Prague – Ostrava Svinov – Opava (IC 513/514/515/517)

 

SC SuperCity

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes newspaper and catering.

  • 2nd class: €2,90 (70 CZK)
  •  1st class: €5,15 (125 CZK)

 

The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK).

 

RegioJet

Reservation compulsory for the routes underneath:

  • Prague – Pardubice – Olomouc – Ostrava – Bohumin
  • Prague – Brno – Breclav

Cost of ticket:

  • Prices range from €1,30 - €2,80
  • 2nd class: Low Cost, Standard, Relax
  • 1st class: Business

 

LEO Express

Reservation compulsory for the routes underneath:

  • Prague – Přerov – Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště
  • Prague – Přerov – Ostrava – Bohumin

Cost of ticket:

  • 2nd and 1st class for free

 

 

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Denmark

InterCity / InterCity Lyn

Reservation recommended.

  • 2nd and 1st class: €4,- (30 DKK)

 

The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK).

 

 

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Finland

InterCity day-time trains

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance.

Seat reservations at VR cost 25% of a full fare ticket.

 

All prices are subject to availability and vary on the route you are booking:

  • 2nd class: price from €2,70
  • 1st class: price from €5,40

 

Pendolino day-time trains

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance.

Seat reservations at VR cost 25% of a full fare ticket.

 

All prices are subject to availability and vary on the route you are booking:

  • 2nd class: price from €2,70
    • 1st class upgrade to Ekstra Class or seats upstairs of restaurant car: Full ticket price
  • 1st class: price from €5,40
    • 1st class upgrade to Ekstra Class or seats upstairs of restaurant car: €2,50

A €1 fee applies when making your reservation at a Finnish railway station.

 

 

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France

There is a limited number of seats available for Pass holders in France. Make your reservations for these trains as soon as possible. Read more.

 

TER

Certain ‘Nomad’ trains in the Normandy region have mandatory reservations.

  • 2nd and 1st class: €1,70

 

InterCités

Reservation compulsory or recommended (see map).

Trains with compulsory reservation:

  • 2nd and 1st class: €10 
  • If all €10 seats are booked, the reservation fee will be €20

Trains with recommended reservation:

  • 2nd and 1st class: €1,60

 

TGV

Reservation compulsory.

  • 2nd and 1st class: €10
  • If all €10 seats are booked, the reservation fee will be €20

 

 

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Germany

ICE / IC / EC / ECE

Reservation optional, not compulsory.

  • 2nd class: €5,20
  • 1st class: €6,50

 

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Greece

Inter City (IC)

Reservation compulsory and free of charge.

 

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Great Britain

For seats in the overnight Caledonian Sleepers, a reservation is required.


Long distance trains  

Reservations recommended, mandatory for certain services.

  • 1st and 2nd class: Free of charge

 

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Hungary

IC, EC, IR, RJX

Reservation compulsory for certain services:

  • 2nd class: €1,70 – €2,60
  • 1st class: €3 – €5

 

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Ireland

IC

Reservation optional.

  • 1st class: €12,50 – €16
  • 2nd class: €0 – €2,50

 

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Italy

Le Frecce

Reservation compulsory (can be made locally with a €2 booking fee).

  • Frecciarossa / Frecciargento
    • 2nd class: €13
    •  1st class: €13
  • Frecciabianca
    • 2nd class: €10
    • 1st class: €10
  • Freccialink (Frecce + bus)
    • Can only be booked in combination with Le Frecce trains. See here for more information.

Note: Reservations made locally are 80% refundable prior to departure. 

 

InterCity

Reservation compulsory.

  • 1st and 2nd class: €3

 

EuroCity
Reservation optional.

  • 1st class: €10 – €20,90
  • 2nd class: €10 – €14,50

 

 

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Lithuania

Regular day trains and Pajūrio ekspresas

Reservations highly recommended 

First class includes bus transfer on some routes

  • 1st class: €5
  • 2nd class: free

 

A €5 fee applies only for 1st class Vilnius - Klaipėda which offers you high level of service quality and bus transfer from Klaipėda to Palanga or Klaipėda to Nida.

 

 

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Netherlands
 

Intercity Direct

Supplement compulsory.

  • 1st & 2nd class: €2,90*

*Only between Schiphol – Rotterdam Centraal. No supplement required on the routes Amsterdam – Schiphol and Rotterdam – Breda.

 

 

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Norway

Reservations for most Norwegian trains are shown as optional in the timetable. However, we advise you to always make reservations in Norway because trains often get fully booked.

 

Long distance trains

Reservation highly recommended.

Reservation fees can differ between different operators.

 

  • 2nd class: €4,40 (50 NOK)
    • 1st class upgrade (Premium): €22 – €26,50 (250-300 NOK)
  • 1st class (Premium): Free

 

Flåm (scenic train)

Reservation highly recommended.
Reduced price for Interrail Pass holders (30% discount).

 

The currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK).

 

 

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Poland

Express InterCity Premium (EIP)

Reservation and supplement compulsory.

  • 2nd class: €10 (43 PLN)
  • 1st class: €10 (43 PLN) 

 

Express InterCity (EIC) 

Reservation recommended.

  • 2nd class: €0,20 (1 PLN)
  • 1st class: €0,20 (1 PLN) 

 

IC, TLK

Reservation recommended, compulsory on selected trains.

  • 2nd class: €0,20 (1 PLN)
  • 1st class: €0,20 (1 PLN)   

 

The currency of Poland is the Polish zloty (PLN).

 

 

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Portugal

Alfa Pendular, IC

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally).

  • 2nd and 1st class: €5

 

 

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Romania

IC
Reservations are mandatory.

  • €3,60 (RON 16.20)

 

IR

Reservations are mandatory on many routes.

  • €1 (RON 4.50)

 

 

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Serbia

Fast trains (Brzi Voz)

Reservations are compulsory.

  • 1st and 2nd class: approx €1

 

Soko

Reservations are compulsory.

  • 1st and 2nd class: approx €1

 

 

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Slovakia

 

IC and EC

Reservation mandatory.

  • 1st  class: €11 – €16 
  • 2nd class: €5 – €10

 

Supercity

Reservation mandatory.

  • 1st class: €3
  • 2nd class: €1

Upgrade to 1Plus in high speed trains: 1st class €5 (includes snack and added comfort)

 

 

REX, Zr, Ex, R, EN and RJX

Mandatory reservations for 1st class domestic travellers.

  • 1st class: €2 
  • 2nd class: €1

 

RegioJet

Reservation compulsory.

  • Prices range from €1,30 – €2,80
    • 2nd class: Low Cost, Standard, Relax
    • 1st class: Business

     

 LEO Express

Reservation compulsory.

  • 2nd and 1st class for free

 

 

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Slovenia

IC and Pendolino

Reservation recommended. 

  • 2nd class: €2 – €4
  • 1st class: €2 – €4

 

Reservation cost depends on the distance travelled. If you travel <60 km, the fee is €2. If you travel >60 km, the fee is €4. It is possible to make your reservations online.

 

 

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Spain

AVE

Reservation compulsory. 

  • Elige: €10
  • Elige Confort: €13
  • Premium: €23,50 (meal included)

 

Euromed

Reservation compulsory.

Please note: Euromed doesn't serve meals on Saturdays.

  • Elige: €6,50
  • Elige Confort: €10
  • Premium: €23,50 (meal included)

 

Alvia

  • Elige: €10
  • Elige Confort: €13

 

Intercity

Reservation compulsory. 

  • Elige: €6,50
  • Elige Confort: €10

 

 

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Sweden

Regional trains

Reservation recommended.

  • 2nd class: €3,10 (35 SEK)
  • 1st class: €3 (35 SEK)

 

InterCity

Reservation compulsory.

  • 2nd class: €3,10 (35 SEK)
  • 1st class: €3 (35 SEK)

 

SJ High Speed train

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes breakfast before 9 a.m, WiFi , fruit, coffee and tea all day.

  • 2nd class: €5,70 (65 SEK)
  • 1st class: €13,40 (150 SEK)

 

Inlandsbanan (scenic train)

Reservation recommended.

  • 2nd and 1st class: €5

 

Snälltåget (Malmö – Stockholm)

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes a light meal.

  • 2nd class: €5 
  • 1st class: €15

 

 

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Switzerland

IC domestic trains

Reservations optional.

  • €4,40 (5 CHF)

 

Scenic train routes

  • Bernina Express observation car
    • Short routes* all year long: €30 (28 CHF)
    • Long routes** Low season: €34 (32 CHF)
    • Long routes** High season: €39 (36 CHF)

Low season: December 12th - April 30th / November 1st - December 14th

High season: May 1st – October 31st

 

* St. Moritz – Tirano / Tirano – St. Moritz

** Chur – Tirano / Tirano – Chur

 

Connecting bus between Tirano and Lugano: same prices as the train reservations.

 

 

  • Glacier Express
    • Short routes*: €37 (44 CHF)
    • Long routes: €53 (49 CHF)
    • Excellence Class: €506 (470 CHF)

 

*St. Moritz – Chur / Chur – Andermatt / Andermatt – Brig / Brig – Zermatt. Not available on trains 902, 923, 903, 904 & 905.

 

 

Gotthard Panoramic Express

Reservations mandatory.

  • 1st class: €15

 

 

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Turkey 

Reservation for long distance trains are mandatory. There are no fees.

 

 

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