How do I book my reservations?

There are a number of ways to reserve your seats on European trains. The best way to do this depends on what train you’re taking, the amount of time you have before your trip, and whether you're already in Europe. Popular trains can get full, so try to book your seats 2 months in advance! You can make reservations even if your Eurail Pass isn't activated yet.

Read on to learn more about your options for making seat reservations:

Through our reservation service
By phone
Through the Rail Planner App
At the train station

The video below shows you how you can make reservations for European trains.


There are several ways you can make your reservations. You can visit a train station in Europe or contact a railway booking center. Alternatively, if you bought your pass from you can take advantage of our handy reservation service. Once you've planned your trip just head to the reservation section of our website where you can fill in the details of each journey. Our experienced reservations team will take care of the rest. We recommend making reservations as early as possible. If you have any questions, we're here to help.