How do I avoid trains with limited seating?
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.
If the train you want to take is fully booked for pass holders, these are your options:
Purchase a full fare train ticket and buy a pass with fewer travel days.
Search for an alternative route that avoids using a TGV or Thalys train.
To check availability for the trains, contact a booking center or visit a European railway station.
Read more about limited seating and alternative routes.