European high-speed and night trains often require an advance reservation. By making a reservation you can ensure yourself of having a seat or a bed on the train of your choosing. For most of the high-speed trains, there is only a small reservation fee. With night trains, the reservation fee depends upon the sleeping accommodation you select. Usually, you can choose between a reclining seat, a shared compartment (couchette) or a private compartment (sleeper).
Below you will find the reservation fees for European trains. Please note that these lists are not exhaustive.
We advise you to make your train reservations 2 months in advance.