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How do I book my seat reservations?

You can hop on and off trains as you please with your Interrail Pass, but some services may ask you to buy an additional seat reservation. Seat reservations are not included in your Interrail Pass, but for a fee they guarantee you a comfy seat on busy routes across Europe. On most high-speed trains and all night trains, seat reservations are mandatory. Find out more here.

 

You can book your reservations with us in 3 easy steps.

1. Buy your Pass

First things first – choose which Pass you're going to travel Europe with.

 

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 2. Plan your route

Choose where you want to go and check whether you need to reserve a seat.

 

Check for reservations →

3. Buy your reservations

Book your seat reservations quickly and easily with our online reservations tool.

 

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How to book reservations per country

You can book most of your reservations through our Reservation Service, but for some trains this is not possible. You can find all ways to book your seat reservations listed per country here below. 

 

Austria

You can book your reservations for trains in Austria the following ways:

 

 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DB (German railways: international trains
 
 
 
  • By calling the ÖBB booking center: +43 5 1717 (open 24/7)
    • When calling, you'll hear a menu in German. Select extension "1" for train information and bookings. The booking centre can deliver your reservations to any country you prefer, without charging you booking costs. The delivery cost is €5. You can also pick up your reservations at large Austrian train stations. Just take your order number to a ticket office in the station. This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.
 
  • Locally at the train station
Belgium

You can book your reservations for trains in Belgium the following ways:

 

 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DB (German railways): international trains
    • Paper Pass only - Via SNCB: international trains (Thalys and Eurostar)
 
 
  • Locally at the train station
Bosnia and Herzegovina

You can book your reservations for trains in Bosnia and Herzegovina the following ways:

 

  • Locally at the train station
Bulgaria

You can book your reservations for trains in Bulgaria the following ways:

 

  • Locally at the train station
Croatia

You can book your reservations for trains in Croatia the following ways:

 
 
With the railway carrier
 
 
  • Locally at the train station
Czech Republic

You can book your reservations for trains in Czech Republic the following ways:

 

 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DB (German railways): international trains
 

 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • Locally at the train station
Denmark

You can book your reservations for trains in Denmark the following ways:

 

 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DSB (Danish railways): domestic and international trains
 
With the railway carrier
 
 
  • Locally at the train station
Estonia

You can book your reservations for trains in Estonia the following ways:

 

  • Locally at the train station
Finland

You can book your reservations for trains in Finland the following ways:

 
 
  • By calling the VR (Finnish railways) call center: +35 89 2319 2902 (open daily 7.00 - 22.00 local time)
    • VR is the national railway company of Finland and has English speaking staff. You can pay for your reservations over the phone (by credit card) and collect them at ticket machines at Finnish railway stations. You will receive a booking code by email. Reservations cannot be delivered to your address. The VR call center can also be reached with Skype. This call centre can make reservations for Finnish high-speed and night trains.
 
  • Locally at the train station
France

You can book your reservations for trains in France the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Paper Pass only - Via SNCB: domestic and international trains (Thalys and Eurostar)

 

  • Locally at the train station
    • At the SNCF ticket machines at the station: domestic and selected international trains.

You can book the following international trains via the SNCF ticket machines:

Paris - Lausanne/Geneva (Switzerland)

Paris - Zurich (Switzerland)

Paris - Frankfurt/Stuttgart/Munich (Germany)

Paris - Milan/Turin (Italy)

Marseille - Frankfurt (Germany)

 

 
  • By calling SNCF: +33 1 84 94 3635
    • Select #85 for English
    • You can book both domestic and international reservations
Germany

You can book your reservations for trains in Germany the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via DB (German railways): domestic (IC and ICE) and international trains
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DSB (Danish railways): international trains
    • Paper Pass only - Via SNCB (Belgian railways): international trains (Thalys)
 

 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • By calling Deutsche Bahn
    • By clicking the link above you'll find yourself on the DB contact page. There are phone numbers for English, French, Danish, Italian, Dutch, or German speaking customer service representatives.
 
  • Locally at the train station
    • Domestic journeys only - At the DB ticket machines at the station
Great Britain

You can book your reservations for trains in Great Britain the following ways:

 

  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Paper Pass only - Via SNCB (Belgian railways): international trains (Eurostar)
 
 
  • Locally at the train station (seats for Interrail Pass holders might not be available when booking last-minute)
    • At SBB Stations in Switzerland
Greece

You can book your reservations for trains in Greece the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
Greece (ferries)

You can book your reservations for ferries in Greece the following ways:

 

International ferries:

Reservation for international routes can be booked through the Attica Group*: 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 

Find out more about Sail and Rail, or contact +30 210 891 9700, helpdesk@attica-group.com or helpdesk@anek-superfast.com.

 

Domestic ferries:

Reservation for domestic routes can be booked through the Attica Group*

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 

*The Attica Group consists of the following ferry companies:

Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries & Hellenic Seaways

Hungary

You can book your reservations for trains in Ireland the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
 


↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 

  • Locally at the train station
Ireland

You can book your reservations for trains in Ireland the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

Italy

You can book your reservations for trains in Italy the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Paper Pass only - Via ItaliaRail: domestic trains
 

 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • Locally at the train station
Latvia

You can book your reservations for trains in Latvia the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
Lithuania

You can book your reservations for trains in Lithuania the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
Luxembourg

You can book your reservations for trains in Luxembourg the following ways:

 

 
  • By calling the CFL (Luxembourg railways) booking center: +352 2489 2489 (open Monday-Friday from 7.00 to 19.00. Except on national holidays)
    • When calling you'll hear a menu in German, French and English. Select extension "2" for bookings and train information. Your reservations can be delivered to any European country. If you pick up your reservations at Luxembourg's main train station, the booking cost is €5. If your reservations are delivered to your home address (or any other address of your preference), you'll have to pay a delivery cost of €7. In the last case you don't have to pay the booking fee. This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.
 
  • Locally at the train station
Montenegro

You can book your reservations for trains in Montenegro the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
The Netherlands

You can book your reservations for trains in The Netherlands the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via DB (German railways): international trains
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DSB (Danish railways): international trains
    • Paper Pass only - Via SNCB (Belgian railways): international trains (Thalys)
 

 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • By calling the NS call center: +31 030 2300023 (open 24/7)
    • When calling, you’ll hear a menu in Dutch. Select extension ‘5’ for services in English and then ‘1’ to book the Thalys or ‘2’ to book other trains. NS International can book trains in various European countries (€7.50 booking fee, with a maximum of €22.50 per order; 2 reservations per call allowed). You have to pay for reservations made over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. The reservations ticket will be sent to you by email. You can also pick up your reservations at a NS International ticket desk or at a self-service machine. Just go to a Dutch train station with a NS International desk with your booking code.
 
  • Locally at the train station
North Macedonia

You can book your reservations for trains in North Macedonia the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
Norway

You can book your reservations for trains in Norway the following ways:

 
 
  • Locally at the train station
 
  • By calling the Entur call center: +47 61 27 90 88 (press 9 for services in english).

Opening hours: 

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 23:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00

Sunday: 08:00 - 23:00

Opening hours during bank holidays are shorter.

 

Entur Call Center handles bookings on behalf of all Norwegian train operators (except Flytoget AS). You may book tickets or seat reservations for the following train operators: Vy (Vygruppen AS), GAN (Go Ahead Nordic AS) and SJ (SJ Norge AS, planned from early march 2020).


Seat reservations are usually available up to 90 days in advance and are not compulsory in Norway. However, seat reservations are highly recommended where available. Popular trains to and from popular destinations tend to be full during holiday seasons (i.e. the Oslo-Bergen Line during summer)

 

Payment

We only accept payment by card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Payment is required when you book.

 

Ticket collection

The easiest way to get your travel documents and receipts is to choose a home print solution. You will receive an e-mail with details and an attached PDF including your travel documents. You can either show the digital documents on your smartphone or tablet, or print your tickets at home and bring them onboard to show the train manager (note: If you choose the home print option, your tickets will not be available for print at TVM’s).

 

As an alternative to home print tickets you can request to get your tickets printed at self service ticket vending machines (TVM’s). You will receive an e-mail with details of your travel, the receipt of your purchase and a booking reference/Order ID that can be used at the TVM’s for pick up.

 

TVM’s are available at many of the train stations in Norway. For more information and station details, please see BaneNor for a list of stations in Norway. Manned train stations in Norway are Oslo S, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger.

Poland

You can book your reservations for trains in Poland the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via PKP (Polish railways): domestic trains
 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 

  • Locally at the train station
Portugal

You can book your reservations for trains in Portugal the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
Romania

You can book your reservations for trains in Romania the following ways:

 
 
  • Locally at the train station
Serbia

You can book your reservations for trains in Serbia the following ways:

 

  • Locally at the train station
Slovakia

You can book your reservations for trains in Slovakia the following ways:

 
 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via Slovakrail (Slovakian railways): domestic trains
 

↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • Locally at the train station
Slovenia

You can book your reservations for trains in Slovenia the following ways:

 
 
 
  • Locally at the train station
Spain

You can book your reservations for trains in Spain the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station
    • From February 2020, reservations for domestic and long-distance trains in Spain can only be made locally at the ticket desk of a Spanish Long Distance railway station. Find a list of long distance train stations here. You can make reservations on the day of travel or for up to 3 months in advance.
 
  • Pre-reserve seats by calling Renfe phone sales: +34 91 232 03 20
    • Pre-reserving a seat is possible up to 24 hours before a train's departure. You will receive a PNR code which you must use to pick up and pay for your reservation at a local station ticket office, making sure to show your Interrail Pass. You must collect your reservation within 72 hours. After this time the pre-reservation will expire. 
    • Please note that a pre-reservation is not the same as a reservation. It only holds a seat for you for 72 hours.
Sweden

You can book your reservations for trains in Sweden the following ways:

 

 


↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • Locally at the train station
Switzerland

You can book your reservations for trains in Switzerland the following ways:

 

 
  • Through the Rail Planner app
    • Via ČD (Czech railways): domestic and international trains
    • Via DB (German railways): international trains
    • Via Glacier Express (Swiss scenic train): only for the Glacier Epress train
 


↓ Check the step-by-step explanation on how to book reservations with these railway carriers in the 'Booking Instructions' section at the bottom of this page. ↓

 
  • By calling the SBB (Swiss railways) booking center: +41 0848 44 66 88 (open 24/7).
    • You will get a direct connection when calling this booking centre. The Swiss SBB booking centre can deliver your reservations to all European countries. Delivery costs are CHF8 (approx. €6.50). This call centre may charge a booking fee. You can also pick up your reservations at main Swiss train stations. Just go to the ticket office with your order number. This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.
 
  • Locally at the train station
Turkey

You can book your reservations for trains in Turkey the following ways:

 
  • Locally at the train station

 

Booking instructions

For some countries, you can reserve your seats through the websites of the national railway companies. Below are the instructions per railway where you can make online reservations. 

 

Austria (ÖBB)

Book reservations for Austrian domestic trains and international (night) trains that arrive/depart in Austria at the ÖBB website:

 

  • Go to the website of ÖBB and go to 'book a ticket' (or click the hyperlink above)
  • Choose your route and click 'single tickets/day tickets' in the results
  • Before you pick your train, go to the top right corner and click on 'who is going?'. Here you click on 'add discount' and scroll down or search for 'Interrail/Eurail - Globalpass', then select it and click confirm.
  • Now you can select the train you want to take and you'll immediately see the Pass Holder reservation fee you have to pay.
  • Go through the booking process and finalize your reservation. Please note that reservations for some routes can only be printed at an ÖBB self service machine or helpdesk in Austria.
Czech Republic (Leo Express)

Book reservations for certain domestic and international Leo Express trains on the website of the Leo Express. All prices are shown in CZK.

 

  • In the search tool fill in your departure and arrival station and select the date on which you want to travel.
  • Click on '1x Adult', a screen will appear with several age ranges and a discount button at the bottom. Change the amount of adults to the amount of people you're booking for, and click on the 'Discount' slider at the bottom.
  • A discount icon will appear below 'Adult' (one icon per adult, if you're booking for multiple people). Click it and select 'Interrail/Eurail 1st' class or 'Interrail/Eurail 2nd class' based on the Pass you're travelling with.
  • Click 'Search for connections' and go through the flow to book your tickets.
Czech Republic (ČD)

Book reservations for certain domestic and international Czech trains on the website of the Czech railways (ČD). All prices are shown in CZK.

 

  • Fill out your stations and travel time and click 'Search'
  • In the next screen, make sure to click on 'I want a reservation only'
  • Select your seat if possible, and go to payment
  • Complete your train reservation
France (SNCF vending machines)

Book your reservations for domestic and selected international (see the list of international routes  under 'France' at the top of the page) trains in France via the SNCF vending machines at the stations.

 

  1. Tap on 'Buy a ticket'.
  2. Select your departure station, arrival station, date of travel, and time of departure.
  3. Select single or return ticket.
  4. Select 1st or 2nd class.
  5. Select the number of passengers and their ages.
  6. When you get to the 'Do you have a discount code, voucher or company code?' screen, select 'other reductions at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Under 'Do you have a reduction or pass?', select 'Interrail'. Select the travel class of your Pass in the next screen (1st or 2nd class).
  8. Validate the conditions of travelling with Interrail.
  9. Select the train and fare you want to take.
  10. If you want to select a seat you can do so, or select 'any' to get a seat assigned to you.
  11. Fill in your personal details (last name, first name and date of birth), and contact information (phone number and email address).
  12. Pay for your ticket.
Germany (DB)

Book reservations for German domestic trains at the DB (Deutsche Bahn) website.

 

  1. Enter route details and click search.

  2. Click on ‘Reservation’ for the train of your choice.

  3. Continue through the booking process and pay by debit or credit card.

  4. You can choose online tickets, which you can print. (It is possible to have tickets posted but there is an additional charge.)

Greece - domestic ferries (Blue Star Ferries & Hellenic Seaways)

1. Go to the Blue Star Ferries or Hellenic Seaways website.

2. Fill in the departure port, arrival port, departure date (and return date if applicable), and select for how many people you’ll be booking.

3. You’ll get a result page with all the available ferries, select the one you want to book a reservation for.

4. On the next page, scroll down to ‘Seats’ and under ‘Passenger 1’ select the ‘Seat Type’ à economy

5. Select the ‘Passenger Type’ a full fare

6. Select the ‘Discount’ that’s applicable to you:

  • ‘Greek Island Pass 4 days – 100%’ if you are travelling with a 4 days Pass and you’re booking one of the 4 fully included domestic ferries.
  • ‘Greek Island Pass 6 days – 100%’ if you are travelling with a 6 day Pass and you’re booking one of the 4 fully included domestic ferries.
  • ‘Greek Island Pass – 30%’ for any additional domestic trips with a Greek Islands Pass
  • ‘Global Pass – 30%’ if you have a Global Pass

7. Fill in your personal information.

8. Fill in your Pass Cover Number in the 'Discount ID / Document' field. You can find your Pass Cover Number on the back of your paper Pass cover, above the QR code.

9. Add your contact information, then click ‘Proceed’.

10. You’ll get to the ‘Booking Confirmation’ page, showing your reservation information. Double check if all information is correct, before accepting the terms and conditions, and clicking ‘Confirm and Book’.

Greece - international ferry (Superfast Ferries)

1. Go to the Superfast Ferries website.

2. Fill in the departure port, arrival port, departure date (and return date if applicable), and select for how many people you’ll be booking.

3. You’ll get a result page with all the available ferries, select the one you want to book a reservation for.

 

When booking INCLUDED international ferries for Greek Islands 6 day Pass holders

4. On the next page, scroll down to ‘Seats’ and under ‘Passenger 1’ select the ‘Seat Type’ you want to travel in. If you want to add a cabin, click on ‘Add cabins’ and select the cabin.

  • 2nd class Pass holders are entitled to travel in ‘Airplane type seats’
  • 1st class Pass holders are entitled to travel in both ‘Airplane type seats’, or in a (female or male) ‘4 bed cabin’

5. Click ‘Passenger Type’ and select your age group. Make sure to leave the discount field empty!

6. Fill in your personal information. You can leave the ‘Discount ID / Document’ field empty.

7. Add your contact information.

8. Next to the contact information fields, you’ll find an ‘Additional Discount…’ field. Click it and select your Greek Islands Pass (Eurail or Interrail, 1st or 2nd class). The total price should become €0.

9. Click ‘Proceed’, and you’ll get to the ‘Booking Confirmation’ page. Double check if all the information is correct, select the Terms and Conditions and click ‘Confirm & Book’.

10. After payment you will immediately receive a booking confirmation via the email address that you used when making the reservation. Please note that the email confirmation is not your ticket and that you have to follow the steps in the email to collect your actual ticket.

 

When booking DISCOUNTED international ferries for Global Pass / Greece Pass / Italy Pass holders, and for extra trips outside of the 2 included international ferry crossings for Greek Island Pass holders.

4. On the next page, scroll down to ‘Seats’ and under ‘Passenger 1’ select the ‘Seat Type’ you want to travel in. If you want to add a cabin, click on ‘Add cabins’ and select the cabin.

  • 2nd class Pass holders can only travel in ‘Airplane type seats’
  • 1st class Pass holders can travel in both ‘Airplane type seats’, or in a (female or male) ‘4 bed cabin’

5. Click ‘Passenger Type’ and select your age group.

6. Click 'Discount' and select the discount that corresponds with the Pass you are travelling with:

  • Interrail Global Pass 1st Cl.
  • Interrail Global Pass 2nd Cl.
  • Interrail Greece Pass / Italy Pass 30% (Greece or Italy One Country Pass)

7. Fill in your personal information. You can leave the ‘Discount ID / Document’ field empty.

8. Add your contact information.

9. Leave the 'Additional Discount' field empty.

10. Click ‘Proceed’, and you’ll get to the ‘Booking Confirmation’ page. Double check if all the information is correct, select the Terms and Conditions and click ‘Confirm & Book’.

11. After payment you will immediately receive a booking confirmation via the email address that you used when making the reservation. Please note that the email confirmation is not your ticket and that you have to follow the steps in the email to collect your actual ticket.

Greece - international ferry (Anek Lines)

1. Go to the Anek Lines website.

2. Fill in the departure port, arrival port, departure date (and return date if applicable), and select for how many people you’ll be booking.

3. You’ll get a result page with all the available ferries, select the one you want to book a reservation for. Just below the results, fill in your age, leave the 'Discount' field empty, and choose between an ‘Air type seat’ or a ‘Cabin’. 

  • 2nd class Pass holders can only travel in ‘Air type seat’
  • 1st class Pass holders can travel in both ‘Air type seat’, or in a ‘4 berth cabin’

 

When booking INCLUDED international ferries for Greek Islands 6 day Pass holders

4. Under ‘Offer’, select the discount that corresponds with the Pass you’re travelling with:

  • Interrail Greek Islands Pass 1st class
  • Interrail Greek Islands Pass 2nd class

5. Click ‘Next step’ and you’ll get to the ‘Your Details’ page. At the top you’ll see that the ‘Total tickets cost’ is now €0.

6. Fill in your personal information and proceed to ‘Payment’.

 

When booking DISCOUNTED international ferries for Global Pass / Greece Pass / Italy Pass holders, and for extra international ferry trips outside of the 2 included international ferry crossings for Greek Island Pass holders.

4. Next to the ‘Age’ field, there’s a field for ‘Discount’. Click it and select the discount that corresponds with the Pass you’re travelling with:

  • Interrail Global 1st Class
  • Interrail Global 2nd Class
  • Interrail Greece Pass / Italy Pass 30%

5. Click ‘Next step’ and you’ll get to the ‘Your Details’ page. At the top you’ll see that ‘Total tickets cost’ has now been reduced.

6. Fill in your personal information and proceed to ‘Payment’.

Ireland (Irish Rail)

Book your reservations for trains in Ireland via the Irish Rail website

 

  1. Fill in your departure and arrival station, select the date you want to travel on and select the number of adults and children that will be travelling.
  2. Below the passenger information, click 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket'. Select the passengers that will be travelling with an Interrail Pass and click 'continue'. Then, click 'Go'. 
  3. On the search results page, select the train you wish to take and click 'Book tickets'. You'll get a popup with terms and conditions, click 'Book tickets' again. 
  4. On the next screen you can select your seat, or have a seat automatically assigned. 
  5. Go through the rest of the steps and pay for your reservation. Before travelling you have to pick up your reservation ticket at a machine at the station.
Italy (Italiarail)

Book reservations for trains in Italy on app.italiarail.com (only for paper Passes) or in our Rail Planner App.

  1. Open the app.italiarail.com website and click on 'Add tickets'. Fill in your station of departure and arrival. Don't forget to select 1st or 2nd class under 'Eurail / InterRail Pass' in the bottom left of the block, otherwise you'll only get search results for the full ticket price.
  2. Click on 'Find tickets' and select the train you want to take.
  3. Select the type of ticket you want and click on 'add to itinerary'.
  4. Fill in the information that is requested, select a seat and pay.
  5. You'll receive the confirmation and e-ticket in your inbox.
Poland (PKP Intercity trains)

Book your reservations for PKP Intercity trains in Poland on the PKP Intercity website. Please note that you can only book one reservation at a time (the discount types mentioned below do not work for journeys with multiple connections).

  1. Search and choose your connection
  2. Select 'Discount/reservation type' from the drop-down menu. For Express Intercity Premium (EIP) trains, the discount type is called 'Interrail/Eurail/NRT/EWT/FIP/OSJD - seat reservation (supplement incl.)', for the other trains it's called 'Seasonal/network/international ticket - reservation'. This is also explained on the PKP reservation homepage.
  3. Type in your Interrail/Eurail Pass cover number (contact our Customer Service if you don't have a Pass cover number).
  4. If you're travelling on an EIP train, you can choose a specific seat from the diagram. Reservation for EIP is mandatory at any time 
  5. Finalise the booking.
Sweden (SJ)

Book reservations for Swedish trains at the SJ website.

  1. Enter train details. Fill in your Pass cover number under 'Add SJ Prio/Commuter ticket/Rail pass'

  2. Then in the ‘Traveller Information’ section go to the ‘Customer Card’ drop down box.

  3. Choose 'Interrail Pass' or 'Eurail Pass'.

Sweden (Snälltåget)

Book reservations for Snälltåget trains, including the Stockholm - Berlin express, at the Snälltåget website.

  1. Enter train details and click 'Search'. 

  2. You can only reserve one way trains on the Snälltåget website, so select 'One way', before selecting the date on which you'd like to travel.

  3. Below the calendars, add the amount of travellers on the left side of the screen, then check the 'I have an Interrail or Eurail Pass' box below. Click 'Search' again.

  4. A pop-up will appear where your Pass will be validated. Fill in your mobile Pass number or your Pass Cover Number, before clicking 'Validate'.

  5. Finish your booking.

Switzerland (SBB)

Book reservations for Swiss trains at the SBB website.

  1. Click on the ‘reserve’ button.

  2. Fill in the ‘seat reservation’ information with arrival and departure city, then click ‘next’.

  3. Select a connection if necessary and proceed to a seat reservation.

  4. Specify if it is a one way or return ticket, and fill in passenger/s details.

  5. Fill in any reservation requests where needed.

  6. Fill in address.

  7. Proceed to check out.

By phone

You can make your reservations for most European trains through railway call centres. Reservations can be made even before you have an Interrail Pass. Make sure you mention that you have an Interrail Pass and that you only want to make a reservation.
 

We recommend using one of the following call centres which have English speaking staff. Please note that lines can be busy during evenings and at weekends and you may have to wait.

Phone number: +41 900 300 300 (open 24/7). Please note that not all European providers support this phone number.

 

You will get a direct connection when calling this booking centre. The Swiss SBB booking centre can deliver your reservations to all European countries. Delivery costs are CHF8 (approx. €6.50). This call centre may charge a booking fee. You can also pick up your reservations at main Swiss train stations. Just go to the ticket office with your order number.

 

This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.

 

Austria: ÖBB booking center

Phone number: +43 5 1717 (open 24/7)

 

When calling, you'll hear a menu in German. Select extension "1" for train information and bookings. The booking centre can deliver your reservations to any country you prefer, without charging you booking costs. The delivery cost is €5.

 

You can also pick up your reservations at large Austrian train stations. Just take your order number to a ticket office in the station.

 

This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.

Finland: VR call center

Phone number: +35 89 2319 2902 (open daily 7.00 - 22.00 local time)

 

VR is the national railway company of Finland and has English speaking staff. You can pay for your reservations over the phone (by credit card) and collect them at ticket machines at Finnish railway stations. You will receive a booking code by email. Reservations cannot be delivered to your address.

 

The VR call center can also be reached with Skype.

 

This call centre can make reservations for Finnish high-speed and night trains.

Germany: DB booking center

Phone number: +49 1806 996 633 (open 24/7)

 

When you call, you'll hear a German menu. Select extension "9" for an English menu, then "1" for train information and bookings. This call centre does not charge a booking fee. Delivery costs are €3.50 to every country.

 

You can also pick up your reservations at larger German train stations. Just take the order number you received on the phone, to a ticket window or a 'self-service' machine in the station.

 

This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.

 

Please note: the DB Booking Centre can't book any Thalys and TGV trains.

Luxembourg: CFL booking center


Phone number: +352 2489 2489 (open Monday-Friday from 7.00 to 19.00. Except on national holidays)

 

When calling you'll hear a menu in German, French and English. Select extension "2" for bookings and train information. Your reservations can be delivered to any European country. If you pick up your reservations at Luxembourg's main train station, the booking cost is €5. If your reservations are delivered to your home address (or any other address of your preference), you'll have to pay a delivery cost of €7. In the last case you don't have to pay the booking fee.

 

This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.

The Netherlands: NS call center

Phone number: +31 030 2300023 (open 24/7)

 

When calling, you’ll hear a menu in Dutch. Select extension ‘1’ for services in English and then ‘1’ to book the Thalys or ‘2’ to book other trains. NS International can book trains in various European countries (€12.50 booking fee; 2 reservations per call allowed). You have to pay for reservations made over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. Through the call centre, reservations can only be delivered to addresses in the Netherlands. There are no delivery costs. You can also pick up your reservations at a NS International ticket desk or at a self-service machine. Just go to a Dutch train station with a NS International desk with your booking code.

Norway: Entur Call Center

Phone number: +47 61 27 90 88 (press 9 for services in english).

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 07:00–23:00
  • Saturday: 08:00–21:00
  • Sunday: 08:00–23:00. 

Opening hours during bank holidays are shorter.

 

Entur Call Center handles bookings on behalf of all Norwegian train operators (except Flytoget AS). You may book tickets or seat reservations for the following train operators: Vy (Vygruppen AS), GAN (Go Ahead Nordic AS) and SJ (SJ Norge AS, planned from early march 2020).


Seat reservations are usually available up to 90 days in advance and are not compulsory in Norway. However, seat reservations are highly recommended where available. Popular trains to and from popular destinations tend to be full during holiday seasons (i.e. the Oslo-Bergen Line during summer)

 

Payment

We only accept payment by card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Payment is required when you book.

 

Ticket collection

The easiest way to get your travel documents and receipts is to choose a home print solution. You will receive an e-mail with details and an attached PDF including your travel documents. You can either show the digital documents on your smartphone or tablet, or print your tickets at home and bring them onboard to show the train manager (note: If you choose the home print option, your tickets will not be available for print at TVM’s).

 

As an alternative to home print tickets you can request to get your tickets printed at self service ticket vending machines (TVM’s). You will receive an e-mail with details of your travel, the receipt of your purchase and a booking reference/Order ID that can be used at the TVM’s for pick up.

 

TVM’s are available at many of the train stations in Norway. For more information and station details, please see BaneNor for a list of stations in Norway. Manned train stations in Norway are Oslo S, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger.

Switzerland: SBB booking center

Phone number: +41 0848 44 66 88 (open 24/7).

 

You will get a direct connection when calling this booking centre. The Swiss SBB booking centre can deliver your reservations to all European countries. Delivery costs are CHF8 (approx. €6.50). This call centre may charge a booking fee. You can also pick up your reservations at main Swiss train stations. Just go to the ticket office with your order number.

 

This call centre can make reservations for the majority of European high-speed and night trains.

Through the Rail Planner App

Some trains can easily be booked through the Rail Planner app. This is a great option if you're already travelling - just download the app and reserve your seats anytime before the train's departure. You'll get an e-ticket on your phone that doesn't require printing.
 

You can book the following trains through the Rail Planner app:
 

At the train station

You can also make seat reservations for European trains at the ticket office of most European stations. Different rules to making reservations apply depending on which country you’re in. Please keep in mind that for some trains you have no other option than to make your reservation at the train station. This is often the case with French, Spanish and Portuguese trains.

 

In the United Kingdom it is not possible to make reservations for trains outside of the country and in Spain and Belgium you can only make reservations for trains departing and arriving in those countries. In some countries a limited number of reservations can be made at a time, including in the Netherlands where a maximum of two is permitted.

 

A booking fee may be charged when making a reservation in certain countries, for example in the Netherlands a €10 fee applies, however in most countries the fee is less, or there is no charge.

Spain (Renfe)

From February 2020, reservations for domestic and long-distance trains in Spain can only be made locally at the ticket desk of a Spanish Long Distance railway station. Find a list of long distance train stations hereYou can make reservations on the day of travel or for up to 3 months in advance. 

 

It is also possible to pre-reserve a seat by phone, by calling +34 91 232 03 20 (Renfe phone sales).

  • This is possible up to 24 hours before a train's departure. 
  • You will receive a PNR code which you must use to pick up and pay for your reservation at a local station ticket office, making sure to show your Interrail Pass. 
  • You must collect your reservation within 72 hours. After this time the pre-reservation will expire. 

Please note that a pre-reservation is not the same as a reservation. It only holds a seat for you for 72 hours.

tip-image Reservations for Thalys trains can no longer be made through the DB call centre or at the ticket desks in German train stations. Find out how to make your Thalys reservations.
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