Train seat reservations guide

Your Eurail Pass gives you access to most of Europe's trains, but it's good to know that some trains need to be reserved in advance. A reservation is a guaranteed seat on a specific train. The costs of a reservation are not included in your Eurail Pass.

This guide tells you all about train seat reservations, how to book them, and why you should reserve your seat in advance. Watch our helpful videos to find out everything you need to know about reservations.
 

Trains you need seat reservations for
How to avoid trains with seat reservations
Seat reservation fees
How to book seat reservations
Reservations FAQ


The video below will show you what a seat reservation is and why you may need one.


Traveling by train with a Eurail Pass is by far one of the easiest, most comfortable and exciting ways to discover Europe. Your Pass gives you access to most trains in Europe, but it’s good to know that some trains may need to be reserved in advance. For an additional fee, a reservation gives you a guaranteed seat on a train. Some trains can get busy, so if you want to be sure of a seat, a reservation is the perfect way to do this. For some trains in Europe, a reservation is mandatory, meaning you need it to board the train. This includes high-speed and night trains, and many trains in France, Italy & Spain. If you have any questions, we’re here to help.