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You can hop on and off most trains as you please with your Interrail Pass, but some trains ask you to buy an additional seat reservation before you can jump aboard. Find out when you need to book extra seat reservations and how much they cost.

What are seat reservations?


Seat reservations are not included in your Interrail Pass, but for a fee, they guarantee you a comfy seat on busy routes across Europe. For most high-speed trains and all night trains, reservations are mandatory.


Trains that ask for reservations normally save you time and have lots of extra features, like wifi and power sockets or sleeping facilities, plus you can bag a space next to your friends.

Do I need a seat reservation?

A lot of trains don't require a seat reservation, but for most high-speed trains and all night trains, a reservation is mandatory. They are also often required in France, Italy and Spain.


You can check our timetable to find out which trains you can take, if you need to make a reservation, and how much they cost.

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


How much do reservations cost?

Find out more about the reservation fees for domestic trains, high-speed trains and night trains.

Book your seat reservations


Ready to book your reservations? Our tool allows you to book reservations for most of the countries included in our Passes.

How do I buy reservations?

Couldn't book the train you needed through our reservation tool? Find out about other ways to book your seats.

Can I avoid seat reservations?

In some countries, it's pretty easy to avoid seat reservations all together. Find out how and when you can avoid reservations.

How do I buy a required supplement? 


Do you need to buy an additional supplement to travel on the Eurocity Brenner, IC Direct, Bernina Express or EIP in Poland? Find out how and where you can book a supplement.