International train reservation fees

High speed train Frecciarossa passing through Italian village

This is an overview of reservation fees for international trains in Europe. We'll show you when a seat reservation is mandatory, recommended or optional.

You can make your reservations through our Reservation Service.

Reservation fees for most popular international trains
Reservation fees for all international trains

All international trains

 
 

Route: Berlin – Poznan – Warsaw and Berlin - Gdansk - Gdynia
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd  class: 4 euros

 

Route: Villach - Vienna - Brno - Prague - Dresden - Berlin - Hamburg
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 3.60 euros

 

Route: Munich – Innsbruck – Bolzano – Verona – Milan / Bologna / Venice
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st class: 11 euros / 2nd class: 7 euros 

If you're not traveling to/from Italy, the reservation fee is only €4.

 

Route: Zürich / Bern / Basel / Geneva – Milan / Venice
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 11 euros

 

Route: Paris – London
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes meal and drink.
Fees - 1st class: from 132 euros / 2nd class: from 118 euros

 

Route: Lille – London
Reservation ma. 1st class includes meal and drink.
Fees - 1st class: from 132 euros / 2nd class: from 112 euros

 

Route: Brussels – London
Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes meal and drink.
Fees - 1st class: from 132 euros / 2nd class: from 112 euros

Read more about Eurostar

 

Route: Frankfurt / Mannheim - Paris / Marseille / Stuttgart / Munich / Karlsruhe
Reservation compulsory only for international travel.
Fees - 1st class: 30 euros / 2nd class: 13 euros

More about ICE

 

Routes: various international routes
Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st class and 2nd class: 4 euros

Between June 12 and September 4, reservations are mandatory for ICE services between Germany and Denmark.

More about ICE

 

Route: Stockholm – Oslo
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st class: 17 euros / 2nd class: 7 euros

 

Route: Czech Republic - Poland
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros

 

All destinations in long distance traffic.
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros

 

Route: Göteborg – Oslo
Reservation optional, no seat allocation.
Fees - 6.30 euros. No supplement for 1st class Eurail pass holders if reservation is made in Norway.

 

Reservation mandatory.
Fees if your pass is valid in Austria and Italy:
2nd class: €15 and 1st class: €20

Fees if your pass is valid in Austria or Italy:
2nd class: €29 and 1st class: €39

 

Route: Klagenfurt - Villach - Udine - Venice
Reservation mandatory. Rail replacement service.
1st class: 13 euros
2nd class: 9 euros

This is a bus service that can't be booked by our Reservation Service.

 

Route: Vienna / Salzburg - Prague / Budapest / Munich / Zürich
Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros
Upgrade to business class: 15 euros

More about Railjet

 

Route: Paris - Barcelona
Reservation mandatory. Pass must be valid in France or Spain.
1st class: 48 euros
2nd class: 34 euros

 

Route: Madrid - Barcelona - Marseille
Reservation mandatory. Pass must be valid in France or Spain.
1st class: 48 euros
2nd class: 34 euros

 

Route: Barcelona - Toulouse
Reservation mandatory. Pass must be valid in France or Spain.
1st class: 20 euros
2nd class: 15 euros

 

Route: Barcelona - Lyon
Reservation mandatory. Pass must be valid in France or Spain.
1st class: 26 euros
2nd class: 19 euros

More about the Renfe-SNCF high-speed train

 

Route: Stockholm - Kopenhagen
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes breakfast before 9 AM, wifi, fruit, coffee, tea all day.
1st class: 17 euros
2nd class: 7 euros

More about the SJ High Speed train.

 

Route: Brussels to southern France (not connecting Paris)
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st class: 30 euros / 2nd class: 20 euros

 

Route: Paris – Karlsruhe / Stuttgart / Munich and Paris / Marseille - Frankfurt / Mannheim
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st class: 30 euros / 2nd class: 13 euro

 

Route: Paris – Milan
Reservation mandatory.

  • 1st class: €89

  • 2nd class: €62
     

Tickets for the TGV route between Milan and Paris can't be bought at Italian train stations.
There's a RailEurope office close to Milan Central station (Milano Centrale).
Here you can book the TGV from Milan to Paris or get help finding alternative routes.

Address: Via Viturvio 1. 20214 Milano
Phone number: +39 +39 0240 32 35

The office is a 15-minute walk from Milan Central Station.

 

Route: Paris – Zürich / Bern / Lausanne / Genève
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st class: starting at 52 euros / 2nd class: starting at 25 euros

Route: Genève - Cote d'Azur / Montpellier / Marseille
Reservations mandatory.
1st class: from 23 euros / 2nd class: from 16 euros 

 

Route: Paris – Luxembourg City
Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 6 euros

More about TGV


Route: Paris – Belgium
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack.
Fees - 1st class: 30 euros / 2nd class: 20 euros

Route: Paris - Germany
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack.
Fees - 1st class: 35 euros / 2nd class: 25 euros

Route: Paris - the Netherlands
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack.
1st class: 35 euros / 2nd class: 25 euros

Route: Lille - the Netherlands
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack.
Fees - 1st class: 25 euros / 2nd class: 15 euros

Route: Belgium - the Netherlands
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack
Fees - 1st class 25 euros / 2nd class: 15 euros

Route: Belgium - Germany
Reservation mandatory. 1st class includes a drink and snack.
Fees - 1st class 30 euros / 2nd class: 20 euros


For details and fares for other routes, visit the Thalys website.

Read more about the Thalys.

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