Is there help and special access for disabled travelers?

Most railway companies in Europe offer facilities for disabled passengers. Standards vary between countries.

Services vary between countries and railway companies, but in many cases disabled travelers can expect the following:

  • Special train compartments for wheelchair users

  • Lifts or mobile ramps to access the train

  • Assistance boarding the train by trained staff

  • Toilets suitable for disabled travelers

You usually need to request assistance in advance. Find out about the arrangements per country on the railway company websites.

Please note that does not manage the services provided by the railway companies at the stations or on board the trains. For remarks or questions about facilities for disabled travelers, please refer to the railway company in question.