YOUR SEAT RESERVATION INTERRAIL PASSES
On some trains you will need to book a seat reservation or passholder supplement. Get to know all!
- Some overnight trains
- Some high speed trains
- Some international trains
WHY DO I NEED TO MAKE A SEAT RESERVATION?
To use your InterRail pass on high speed or overnight trains, you will need to book a seat reservation or passholder supplement. There will be a fee in addition to your Interrail pass. These guarantee you a seat or sleeping accommodation on the train and are compulsory on certain services.
HOW TO MAKE A SEAT RESERVATION
There are two options to make your seat reservation:
1. You can book your seat reservations by selecting the Rail Passes tab on the booking form on the right. Simply check the Seat Reservation box and search for your journey. You’ll then be able to make all your seat reservations in one booking.
2. You can make a reservation at the ticket office of most European stations
Attention: there are limited numbers of seat reservations available on each train and these can sell out quickly during peak travel times such as the summer holidays. Most European trains can be booked up to 3 months in advance of the date of travel, so we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, if you haven’t fixed a route or you want to change your plans, you can make your reservations at the station before boarding the train.
TIPS FOR BOOKING YOUR SEAT RESERVATION
Tip: Most European trains can be booked up to 3 months in advance. We recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, particularly if you’re planning on travelling during peak periods.
Tip: If your journey will involve overnight trains, you’ll need to ensure you have a reservation for your sleeping accommodation. This varies in price depending on the type of accommodation you choose.
Tip: If you’re on a budget and want to avoid paying reservation fees, it’s worth looking at breaking your journey into shorter legs, with more stops en-route and using local services which don’t require seat reservations.