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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 →

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. 
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 must be booked at least 6 days before the train's departure. 

 

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

 

More information →

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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 at least 6 days before the train's departure. 

 

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 go. 

Can I avoid Seat Reservation costs? 

 

It's good to remember 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. 

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 go. 

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, Thalys, 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, check back in a few weeks. We update the timetable every month with the latest data from the railway companies.

 

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. Choose a country to check timetables on the national railway company's website:

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Estonia

Croatia
Great Britain

Greece

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Latvia

Lithuania

North Macedonia

Romania

Slovenia

Turkey

 

For general information on routes and seat reservations in each country, check our information on trains by country.

How do I make seat reservations?

You can make seat reservations through the Interrail.eu website for 95% of all European trains. To do this, you need an Interrail Pass and an Interrail.eu 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.

 

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, Thalys, 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, check back in a few weeks. We update the timetable every month with the latest data from the railway companies.

 

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. Choose a country to check timetables on the national railway company's website:

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Estonia

Croatia
Great Britain

Greece

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Latvia

Lithuania

North Macedonia

Romania

Slovenia

Turkey

 

For general information on routes and seat reservations in each country, check our information on trains by country.

How do I make seat reservations?

You can make seat reservations through the Interrail.eu website for 95% of all European trains. To do this, you need an Interrail Pass and an Interrail.eu 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.