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High-speed trains

Want to get there really fast? How does up to 300 kilometres per hour sound? Europe has a wide network of high-speed trains that take you quickly to your destination. High-speed train services only stop at major cities. The trains offer comfortable 1st and 2nd class cars and good catering services.


Many European high-speed trains are included in the Interrail Pass, but the reservations for these trains are not included in your Pass. Reservations for high-speed trains are often mandatory and need to be booked in advance. Your reservation will guarantee you a seat. You can book your seat for most high-speeds trains up to 3 months in advance.



Don't forget your seat reservations!

Some trains in Europe require a seat reservation, most commonly in France, Italy, and Spain. Reservation fees are charged by the railway carriers, and are not included in your Interrail Pass. Read all about reservations 



Train reservations for high-speed trains

Reservations are mandatory for some high-speed trains. Depending on the train, you can make these reservations online, by phone or at the train station. A reservation guarantees you a seat on the train, which is quite useful if you are travelling with a group and want to sit together.

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If you have a need for speed, or want to travel at night to save costs, we've got you covered.

Find out more about the many other train types in Europe.