Book your reservations with

If you ordered your pass at, you can take advantage of our Reservation Service - the easiest and most convenient way to make all your train reservations. We know reservations can be a hassle, so let us help you with them!

  • Make reservations anywhere from 3 months to 10 days before your train's departure.


  • Delivered to you anywhere in Europe - for free!

  • The service costs €8 booking fee per train plus the train reservation fee (varies per train, see full list)

  • You can make as many reservations with us as you want!

Please note this is a new service and we currently only offer it in English.

How does it work?


  1. Order your Eurail pass online from and register with the Reservation Service.

  2. Once registered you’ll be able to plan your entire itinerary and use the built-in timetable to choose the trains that fit your journey. Here you’ll also be able to see if your train requires a reservation or whether a reservation is recommended. When your itinerary is complete, simply pick which trains you want to reserve seats for and we’ll do the rest. Your reservation request will be processed within 2 business days.

    You can also register any other travel companions going with you at the same time and book all your reservations together (we recommend doing this as it’s not only quicker and more convenient, but this allows us to book you seats next to each other).

  3. We’ll take care of the rest! If your train is fully-booked, we can also suggest the next best available trains and book it for you and your friends. Once completed, simply pay for the trains you’ve reserved and we’ll send out your reservations by registered mail – anywhere in the world with no postage charges!

How can I pay for the Reservation Service?
The Reservation Service currently accepts Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Paypal.

I have a question about the Reservation Service or a reservations order I have placed
If you have a question about how to use the service, a reservations order you have placed, or the delivery of your reservations, please check the Contact section of the Eurail Reservation Service portal.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Which trains can't be reserved with the Eurail reservation service? 

    The Eurail reservation service is able to make reservations for 95% of European trains. Below you will find the trains that can't be reserved through our service.

    We are unable to make reservations for the following trains:

    • The Renfe-SNCF high-speed train connecting France and Spain. If you want to take this train, you can:
      -Make reservations at a train station in France or Spain. 
      -Take a direct train between Paris and Portbou (across the Spanish border) and continue with domestic trains.

    • Night train and daytime service Paris-Milan-Venice (Thello). Find out how to book the Thello.

    You can find alternatives for the TGV and Thello in the Eurail timetable. Read the instructions on that page for more information.

    We are unable to make reservations for 1st class cars in Spain, domestic trains in Portugal, and international trains in the following countries:

    • Bulgaria

    • FYR Macedonia

    • Greece

    • Montenegro

    • Serbia

    • Turkey

  • What are the costs of a train reservation? 

    The costs of a train reservation consists of two different fees:

    • Train reservation fee: Prices vary considerably depending on the train. See list of train reservation fees

    • Booking fee: 8 euros per train with an unlimited number of travelers per train. This covers the booking process and printing of your reservations.


    Example: A 1st class reservation for 2 travelers on the Thalys high-speed train from Paris to Amsterdam costs: 2 x 35 euros train reservation fee + 8 euro booking fee = 78 euros.

  • How can I pay for my reservations? 

    You can pay for your reservations on the Reservation Service with Mastercard, Visa, Amex or Paypal.

  • 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 we book together, will we be seated together? 

    Yes, if you want to ensure your friends will sit with you, then be sure to register them in the Reservations Service portal. If you book the reservations together this, we will do our best to make sure you will be seated near or next to each other. If it turns out we cannot book the seats you asked for, if for example if the train is fully booked, our team will contact you via the Reservations Service portal.

  • 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.

  • My reservation tickets haven’t arrived. What should I do? 

    Once you have made your payment, you will receive a Track & Trace number for the delivery in the Reservations Service portal. You can use this number to track the delivery of your reservations. If the package hasn't arrived by the estimated date of arrival, you can contact us via the Reservations Service portal - see the section marked Contact.

  • Can I receive my reservations as e-tickets? 

    No, your reservations are only available as paper documents, just like the Eurail pass. We will send them to you by registered mail. It's not possible to print the reservations for yourself or have them e-mailed to you.

  • There's an error on my reservation ticket. What should I do? 

    If the details on your reservation ticket are incorrect, email us at, including your booking reference number and a copy of your tickets with details of the error.

  • 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.

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