Limited seating on TGV and Thalys trains
French TGV trains and the Thalys 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.