Seat Reservation Fees
Get an idea of how much you need to budget for seat reservations if you’re planning to use high-speed domestic or international trains, or if you need to buy a reservation for a night train.
Why do I have to pay for reservations?
Seat reservations aren’t included in your Eurail Pass – they're an additional supplement charged by some railway companies to make sure everyone gets a seat on busy services.
It can seem like a lot on top of the cost of your Pass, but trains that ask for mandatory reservations normally save you a lot of time, and have plenty of extra features like wifi and power sockets, so you can sit back and relax while you speed to your next destination.
If you're traveling on a budget, remember that most slower national and regional trains don't require seat reservations, so if you're willing to take the scenic route you can often avoid the extra cost.
More about reservations
Can I avoid trains with reservations? Some trains in Europe must be booked in advance. Find out how you can avoid trains with seat reservations.
Do I need reservations? Some European trains need to be booked in advance. Find out if you need to make seat reservations or book other reservations for your rail trip
How do I book my reservations? Certain trains in Europe require an advance reservation. Find out how to make seat reservations on European trains before you travel.