Do I need a reservation?
If you’re planning to see a lot in a short amount of time on your Eurail trip, then you’ll most likely need to buy some seat reservations for high-speed routes before you go. You can see which trains require a reservation in our timetable, or you can check by country or by train type.
Know your itinerary?
Search for your route and we'll tell you if you need a seat reservation.
Got a rough plan?
See where you're most likely to need additional seat reservations.
Know your trains?
Check our list of high-speed trains for details about reservations.
Can I avoid seat reservations?
We’re all about flexibility – most trains covered by your Eurail Pass don’t require seat reservations, so if you’re willing to take a slower route you can often avoid the extra cost. National trains will take you to all corners of Europe, and you can just hop on and off as you please.