When should I start making reservations?
We advise you to start making reservations at least 2 months in advance. Many high-speed and night trains can already be reserved from 3 months in advance, and will get fully booked in that period. Check our train pages for more information on specific trains.
If a train is fully booked, use the Eurail timetable to find another train. To find alternatives that don't require reservations you can use our Rail Planner app on a mobile device. Make sure to tick the 'No reservation needed' box when searching for trains.
French Thalys trains and international TGV trains have a limited number of seats available for Eurail pass holders. Make your reservations for the high season (May-September) and for weekends as early as you can.
How do I make seat reservations?