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If you ordered your Eurail Pass on this website, you can take advantage of our Reservation Service – the easiest and most convenient way to make all your train reservations. We'll deliver them to you anywhere in the world by registered mail, for free! Just be sure to order them between 2 months and 7 working days before your train's departure.

The Reservation Service is currently offered in English and in Spanish.

Reservation fees
How much time do I have to book my train reservations?
How does the Reservation Service work?

Reservation fees


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

  1. The booking fee. This is 8 euros per train, no matter how many seats you book on that train. For Italian e-ticket reservations, it's only 6 euros per train.

  2. The train reservation fee. Prices vary depending on the train. See our list of train reservation fees.

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

How much time do I have to book my train reservations?

  • We recommend that you start booking your train reservations up to 2 months in advance.

  • We can only accept booking requests for trains departing at least 7 business days in the future.

  • If you want to book reservations for domestic Italian and Spanish day trains and day trains between Italy and Switzerland, you can get them as e-tickets. They can be booked up to 2 business days before your train's departure.

How does it work?

  • The Reservation Service is only for customers who ordered their pass on this website.

  • You need your order number to register with our Reservation Service.

  • Register your travel party under one account to save money and be seated together.

  • Your reservation request will be processed within 1 business day.

  • You can only travel with the official reservation ticket sent to your shipping address - just make sure someone's available to sign for your package when it arrives.

  • E-ticket reservations can either be printed or shown on a mobile device.

Book your reservations

If you didn't order your rail pass from the website, or if you want to book a European train that departs within the next 7 business days, please check out this useful information.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do I have to pay for seat reservations when I already have a Eurail Pass? 

    Your Eurail Pass gives you access to trains run by the participating railway companies. For most high-speed and all night trains, the railway companies charge optional or compulsory reservation fees. This guarantees you a seat on popular or faster routes, which may become crowded during busy periods.

    As a pass holder you only need to pay the reservation fee, not the full fare ticket. Please note that the reservation fees can differ depending on the country and type of train. We have an overview of the reservation fees.

  • 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 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.

  • How do I make a reservation for a train that departs in less than 7 working days? 

    If the train you want to reserve departs within 7 business days from the date you request them, we won't be able to process the reservation in time. We have information about alternative ways to make train reservations.

    We require at least 7 working days because this gives us enough time to book the trains, process the payment, and ship the tickets to you. Most reservation tickets are hard copy tickets, so we can't send them by email.

    Domestic Italian and Spanish day trains and day trains between Italy and Switzerland have a booking period of 2 working days. In this case, e-tickets are sent by email.

  • Can I get e-tickets instead of paper tickets? 

    At the moment we only offer e-tickets for day trains within Italy and Spain, and between Italy and Switzerland. Italian e-tickets are attached to a confirmation email sent from Trenitalia.

    All other train reservations are only valid if you show the hard copy tickets that we send to you by registered mail.

  • Can I speed up the delivery time? 

    It's not possible to ship your reservations faster than the estimated delivery date. This date is calculated by our system, based on the shipping country selected during the payment process.

    If there's not enough time to have your order shipped to your home, we can deliver your reservations to your accommodation in Europe. Just make sure you enter both your name and the hotel's name in the shipping address, and let the hotel staff know you're expecting a package so they can accept it on your behalf. Someone must be available to sign for receipt of the package.

    If there's no way to get your tickets delivered anywhere in time, we advise you to not finalize payment. You should make new reservations directly at a train station in Europe. It's not possible to reserve tickets with us and pick them up at a train station.

  • 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.

    • The Thello night train and day train. Find out how you can book the Thello.

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

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