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- Can I book hotels and hostels at Eurail.com?
Yes, you can book accommodation at Eurail.com through our trusted partners.Read more
- Can I book sightseeing tours and activities through Eurail.com?
Yes, you can book activities for your Eurail trip with our trusted partners. Read more about booking tickets.
- Do you offer airport transfers?
- Are reservations included in my Pass?
- How far in advance can I make my reservations?
You can make reservations for most high-speed and night trains from 3 months in advance. Many of these trains get fully booked, so we advise you to make your reservations at least 2 months in advance.
Check our specific train pages for more information.
- Can I make my reservations when I get to Europe?
Most high-speed and night trains require a reservation well in advance. If you don't want to risk being without a seat or a bed, we recommend you book these trains before you go to Europe. You can read all about reservations in our helpful Reservation guide.
- How do I avoid trains that have a limited seat allocation for pass holders?
French Thalys trains and international TGV trains have a limited number of seats available for Eurail pass holders. We recommend that you make reservations for the high season (May-September) as early as possible.Read more
- Can the reservation tickets be emailed to me?
E-ticket reservations are only available for domestic day trains within Spain and Italy, and for day trains between Italy and Switzerland.
All other reservation tickets are only available as paper documents, which we send to you by registered mail. It is not possible to print the tickets yourself or to have them mailed to you.
Eurail.com Reservation Service
- What is the Eurail.com Reservation Service?
The Eurail.com Reservation Service is an easy and convenient way to handle your train reservations. Let our team of rail experts take care of all your reservations for just a small fee. You can make as many reservations as you want and we can deliver them anywhere in the world - for free.
Please note that this exclusive service is only available for Eurail.com customers.
- How can we make sure the whole group is seated together?
During registration for the Reservation Service, you can add all your travel companions to your account under 'My profile'. This way, your entire group can have a single account, even if you ordered your rail passes separately and have different order numbers. Please note that only travelers who bought their Eurail Pass from Eurail.com may make use of our Reservation Service.
For every train you request, you can indicate if you want the reservation for the whole group or just a selection. We will then make sure that everyone is seated together.
Prices shown in the portal are for all travelers together.
- What happens if I don’t pay for my reservations before the expiry date?
Once you've requested your reservations in the Reservation Service portal, you will see an expiry date at the bottom of the screen. You must be sure to make your payment for the reservations before this expiry date. After this time we can no longer guarantee that the reservations are available and they will be automatically cancelled.
If you still want you reservations after they've expired, you need to make a new reservation request.
- Which trains can't be reserved with the Eurail reservation service?
The Eurail reservation service can make reservations for 95% of European trains. Below you'll find the trains that can't be reserved through our service.
Domestic trains in Portugal, Ireland and the U.K.
International trains in Ireland, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.
You can find alternatives for the Thello in the Eurail timetable. Read the instructions on that page for more information.
- My train is fully booked. How can I find alternatives?
You can find alternatives for your train in the Eurail timetable. Be sure to read the explanation below the timetable carefully. It will help you find a different train or perhaps a different route.
We advise you to start booking your trains at least 2 months before your trip.
- Can I get a refund for lost or stolen tickets?
No, there is no refund for lost or stolen reservation tickets. Our Pass Loss & Theft Cover only applies to Eurail Passes. If you lose your reservation tickets, you will have to make new reservations, for instance at the train station.
- Is the Eurostar included in my Eurail Pass?
No, the Eurostar high-speed train connecting London with France and Belgium isn't included in the Eurail Pass. However, Eurail travelers can get a discount known as the 'Pass holder' fare.
Please note that sometimes a regular ticket might be more cost effective than the pass holder fare. For this reason, we recommend that you compare prices.Read more
- How can I travel between Germany and Scandinavia?
Take a train or a discounted ferry to travel from mainland Europe to the Scandinavian countries, Finland, Norway and Sweden.Read more
- How can I travel between Greece and Italy?
- Is there help and special access for disabled travelers?
Most railway companies in Europe offer facilities for disabled passengers. Standards vary between countries.Read more
- Can I take my car on the train?
No. Most trains in Europe only transport passengers, luggage and often bicycles, but not cars or motorbikes. There are a few trains on selected routes that offer the option to transport cars.Read more
- What should I do if I lose my luggage?
Most train stations in Europe have a lost luggage office. If you aren't near the location where you lost your property, try to contact the railway company you traveled with.Read more