Domestic train reservation fees

Below is an overview of domestic trains in Europe, where a reservation is mandatory, recommended or optional. We list the fee for both 1st and 2nd class travel (where available).

Many French trains have a limited number of seats available to Eurail pass holders. It's important to book these trains as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

 

ÖBB Railjet trains

Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.50 euros

WESTbahn trains

1st class pass holders can upgrade to PLUS service. This will give you an additional seat for comfort, a drink, a newspaper and individual service.
Fees - 1st class: 7.50 euros. Upgrade can only be booked on the train.

 

Trains to/from Brussels airport

Supplement only. Can be bought in the station, in the train or online at www.belgianrail.be.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4.50 euros

 

Express (Ekspresen) trains

Reservation type: compulsory.
Fees - 1st  class: 0.25 euros (BGN 0.50)*

*The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev (BGN).

 

ICN Zagreb - Split

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1 euro (HRK 7.60)*

IC Zagreb - Rijeka/Osijek/Cakovec

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1 euro (HRK 7.60)

*The currency of Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK).

 

IC/EC (domestic journeys)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 2 euros (CZK 55)*

SC SuperCity

Reservation compulsory. Inlcudes newspaper and catering in 1st class.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 8 euros (CZK 220)

*The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK).

 

InterCity / InterCity Lyn

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros (DKK 30)*

*The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK).

 

InterCity

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance.
Fees - 1st class: 1.84 to 5.63 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 1.36 to 4.17 euros

Pendolino

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance
Fees - 1st class: 3.55 to 6.79 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 2.63 to 5.03 euros

 

There's a limited number of seats (and beds) available for pass holders on these French trains. Make your reservations for these trains as soon as possible. Read more.

InterCités

Reservation mandatory or recommended (depending on train).

Trains with mandatory reservation:
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 6 euros

Trains with recommended reservation:
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.50 euros

InterCités de Nuit

Reservation mandatory. Prices can be seasonal and vary according to the type of accommodation.
Fees - 9 euros for a reclining seat, 20,60 euros for a couchette

TGV

Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 9 euros

 

ICE/IC/EC

Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros

ICE Sprinter

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes newspaper and catering.
Fees - 1st class: 16.50 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 11.50 euros

Thalys (between Köln and Aachen)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 7 euros 
Fees - 2nd class: 5 euros

EuroCity Berlin-Warszaw/Gdynia Express (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 4 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 4 euros

 

ICE (Inter City Express)

Reservation compulsory, no reservation costs.

 

EC (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (HUF 910)*

IC

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (HUF 910)

IP

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 0.50 euros (HUF 152)

*The currency of Hungary is the Hungarian forint (HUF).

 

IC

Reservation optional, can be made locally or online at www.irishrail.ie
Fees - 3 euros (no class distinction)

 

EuroCity (domestic journeys) and Le Frecce / Frecciarossa / Frecciargento / Frecciabianca - formerly known as Eurostar Italia)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 10 euros

InterCity; InterCityNotte, Expresso (only seats)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros

All compulsory and optional reservations for passholders can be purchased via Trenitalia at 'Global Pass' fare. This is also availabe as E-ticket via Trenitalia appointed agencies in Europe and overseas and on www.trenitalia.com. In the Frecciarossa trains, which offer four service levels, 1st class pass holders are welcome in Business Class and 2nd class pass holders in Standard Class.

EuroCity (via Brennero)

Reservation compulsory. This train is operated by DB-ÖBB.
Fees - 1st class: 7 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 11 euros

 

InterCity Direct (formerly known as Fyra)

Supplement compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 3 euros / 2nd class: 2,30 euros

No supplement required on the route Amsterdam – Schiphol.

Reservation recommended on this route.
Fees - 1st and  2nd class: 1 euro

 

Long distance trains

Reservation highly recommended.

"Komfort" class available for 1st class pass holders with no cost if reservation is made locally.
2nd class pass holders pay 11.40 euros (NOK 95)* for an upgrade to "Komfort" class.

Fees - 2nd class: 6.30 euros (NOK 52.50)
Fees - 1st class (Komfort): free

 

Flåm (scenic train route)

Reservation recommended.
Reduced price for Eurail pass holders (30% discount)

*>The currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK).

 

TLK

Reservation compulsory. The reservation is free if made locally.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 2.30 euros (PLN 10)*

EuroCity (domestic journeys, running 'to abroad', e.g. Warszawa-Katowice)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.50 euros (PLN 6.25)

EuroCity (domestic journeys, running 'from abroad', e.g. Katowice-Warszawa)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (PLN 12.50)

EIC (EkspresIC)

Reservation compulsory. The reservation is free if made locally.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 2.30 euros (PLN 10)

EX

Reservation compulsory. The reservation is free if made locally.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.80 euros (PLN 16)

EuroCity Berlin-Warszaw/Gdynia Express

Reservation compulsory. The reservation is free if made locally.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros (PLN 17)

* The currency of Poland is the Polish zloty (PLN).

 

Alfa Pendular and IC

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally).
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 5 euros

 

IC/IR (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally)
IC Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.20 euros (RON 5.40)*
R Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1 euro (RON 4.50)

IC (international journeys)

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally).
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (RON 13.50)

*The currency of Romania is the Romanian leu (RON).

 

ICS Beograd - Novi Sad / Subotica / Prijepolje

Reservation compulsory. Supplement only, can be bought in the station or train.
Fees - 1st class: 0.80 euros (RSD 100) to 2 euros (RSD 233)*
Fees - 2nd class: 0.50 euros (RSD 58) to 1.50 euros (RSD 174)

*The currency of Serbia is the Serbian dinar (RSD).

 

Inter City trains

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 7 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 5 euros

 

ICS trains (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 5.10 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 3.40 euros

 

Arco, Talgo, Diurno

Reservation compulsory
Fees – Preferent 1st class: 10 euros
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 6.50 euros.

Avant

Reservation compulsory.
Fees: 6.50 euros (no class distiction) 

AVE

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes drink and meal.
Fees - Club or Business 1st class: 38 euros
Fees - Preferent 1st class: 23.50 euros
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 10 euros

Euromed, Alvia, Altaria

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes drink and optional meal.
Fees - Preferent 1st class: 23.50 euros (or 10 euros without the optional meal)
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 6.50 euros

TRD / MD

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 4.50 euros (no class distinction)

 

InterCity and Regional trains

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (SEK 27)*

SJ High Speed trains 

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes breakfast before 9:00, WiFi , fruit, coffee, tea all day.
Fees - 1st class: 17 euros (SEK 150)
Fees - 2nd class: 7 euros (SEK 62)

Inlandsbanan (scenic train)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 5 euro (SEK 44)

Veolia Transport (Malmö – Stockholm)

Reservation compulsory. 1st class class includes a light meal.
Fees – 1st class: 15 euros (SEK 133)
Fees - 2nd class: 5 euros (SEK 44)

*The currency of Sweden is the Swedish krona (SEK).

 

Bernina Express
Reservation only compulsory for special panorama train.
Fees in summer: 10 euros (CHF 12)*
Fees in winter: 7.50 euros (CHF 9)


Chocolate Train
Fees 1st class: 40 euros (CHF 49)
Fees 2nd class: 46 euros (CHF 56)


Glacier Express
Fees in summer: 27 euros (CHF 33)
Fees in winter: 10.50 euros (CHF 13)
Keep in mind that your pass is not valid for the part between Zermatt and Disentis.


Golden Pass
Reservation only compulsory for special panorama train.
Check the Golden Pass website for more information.


Wilhelm Tell Express
Fees 1st class: 31.50 euros (CHF 39)
Fees 2nd class: 70 euros (CHF 86)

*The currency of Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) is the Swiss franc (CHR).

 

Reservation for long distance trains is optional. There are no fees.

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