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Domestic train fees per country

 

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

You can make your reservations through our Reservation Service.

Please note that the reservation fees given on this page are indicative only and are subject to change. Prices may be different when you book your reservations through an agent or when you pay in the local currency.

Most popular domestic trains

Train route

Country

Train name

Reservations

Reservation fee

Rome - FlorenceItalyLe Frecce (FR)Mandatory10 euros
Barcelona - MadridSpainAVEMandatory10 euros / 23.50 euros
Paris - NiceFranceTGVMandatory10 euros / 20 euros
Berlin - HamburgGermanyICEOptional6 euros
Ventimiglia - MilanItalyICRecommended3 euros

All domestic trains

Austria
 

ÖBB Railjet trains

Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.50 euros (excl online reservation fee of 3 euros)

 

WESTbahn trains

1st class pass holders can upgrade to PLUS service. 

Fees - 1st class: 13.90 euros 2nd class: 5 euros. Upgrade can only be booked on the train.

 

1st class fee depends on the travelled distance. Updgrading to WESTbahn PLUS for a fee of €9,90 offers you high level of service quality, a second seat for comfort, a welcoming gift, a free of charge daily newspaper, guaranteed service at your seat.

Belgium
 

Trains to/from Brussels airport

Supplement only. Can be bought in the station, in the train or online at www.belgianrail.be.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4.50 euros

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ZFBH Trains

1st & 2nd class fees: 0.50 euros

Free WiFi, drinks available in buffet wagon

Bulgaria
 

Express (Ekspresen) trains

Reservation type: compulsory.
Fees - 1st & 2nd class: 0.30 euros (BGN 0.50)*

*The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev (BGN).

Croatia
 

ICN Zagreb - Split

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.60 euro (HRK 27.60)*

IC Zagreb - Rijeka/Osijek/Cakovec

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.60 euro (HRK 27.60)

*The currency of Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK).

Czech Republic
 

IC/EC (domestic journeys)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.60 euros (CZK 97)*

SC SuperCity

Reservation compulsory. Includes newspaper and catering in 1st class.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 8 euros (CZK 220)

*The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK).

Denmark
 

InterCity / InterCity Lyn

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.90 euros (DKK 30)*

*The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK).

Finland
 

InterCity

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance.
Fees - 1st class: 10 - 27 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 5 - 21 euros

Pendolino

Reservation recommended, price depends on distance
Fees - 1st class: 10-15 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 5-10 euros

France
 

There's a limited number of seats (and beds) available for pass holders on the InterCités and InterCités de Nuit trains. Make your reservations for these trains as soon as possible. Read more.

InterCités

Reservation mandatory or recommended (depending on train).

Trains with mandatory reservation:
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 10 euros (if all 10 euro seats are booked, the reservation fee will be 20 euros)

Trains with recommended reservation:
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.50 euros

InterCités de Nuit

Reservation mandatory. Prices can be seasonal and vary according to the type of accommodation.
Fees - 10 euros for a reclining seat, 21 euros for a couchette

TGV

Reservation mandatory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 10 euros (if all 10 euro seats are booked, the reservation fee will be 20 euros)

Germany
 

ICE/IC/EC and other DB long-distance services

Reservation optional.
Fees - 1st class: 5.90 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 4.50 euros
 

EuroCity Berlin-Warszaw/Gdynia Express (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 3.60 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 3.60 euros

 

IC Bus: Reservation mandatory

Fees - 1st class: 5.90 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 4.50 euros

Greece

 

IC (Inter City)

Reservation mandatory and free of charge.

Great Britain

ACP Rail

Regular day trains - Mandatory reservations

1st & 2nd class - 7 euros

Hungary
 

EC (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.50 - 3.50 euros (HUF 1110)*

IC

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1.50 - 3.50 euros (HUF 910)

IP

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 0.50 euros (HUF 152)

*The currency of Hungary is the Hungarian forint (HUF).

Ireland
 

IC

Reservation optional, can be made locally or online at www.irishrail.ie
Fees:

1st class: 12.50-25.00 euros

2nd class: 5 euros

Italy
 

EuroCity (domestic journeys) and Le Frecce / Frecciarossa / Frecciargento / Frecciabianca - formerly known as Eurostar Italia)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 10 euros

InterCity; InterCityNotte, Expresso (only seats)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros

All compulsory and optional reservations for passholders can be purchased via Trenitalia at 'Global Pass' fare. This is also availabe as E-ticket via Trenitalia appointed agencies in Europe and overseas and on www.trenitalia.com. In the Frecciarossa trains, which offer four service levels, 1st class pass holders are welcome in Business Class and 2nd class pass holders in Standard Class.

EuroCity (via Brennero)

Reservation compulsory. This train is operated by DB-ÖBB.
Fees - 1st class: 13 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 9 euros

Lithuania

Reservations highly recommended 

First class includes bus transfer on some routes

Fees: 1st class: 5 euros  2nd class:Free

 

New! 5€ fee applies only for 1st class Vilnius - Klaipėda which offers you high level of service quality and bus transfer from Klaipėda to Palanga or Klaipėda to Nida. 

Netherlands
 

InterCity Direct (formerly known as Fyra)

Supplement compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 3 euros / 2nd class: 2.60 euros

No supplement required on the route Amsterdam – Schiphol.

Norway

 

Reservations for most Norwegian trains are shown as optional in the Timetable. However, we advise you to always make reservations in Norway, because trains often get fully booked.

 

Long distance trains

Reservation highly recommended.

"Komfort" class available for 1st class pass holders with no cost if reservation is made locally.
2nd class pass holders pay 11.40 euros (NOK 95)* for an upgrade to "Komfort" class.

Fees - 2nd class: 6 euros (NOK 50)
Fees - 1st class (Komfort): free

 

Flåm (scenic train route)

Reservation highly recommended.
Reduced price for Eurail pass holders (30% discount)

*>The currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK).

 

Poland
 

IC, TLK and EIC (domestic carriage) trains

Reservation recommended.
Free of charge, if reservation is made in Poland. 3.50 euros fee if made outside of Poland. 

 

EIP (ExpressIC Premium)

Reservation compulsory.

Reservations made locally in Poland are free of charge.

Reservations made from abroad are €3.50.

 

All travelers must pay an extra surcharge:

If a reservation is made abroad, an extra charge of 10 euros (PLN 43) must be paid on the train.
​If a reservation is made in Poland, you pay only the surcharge of 10 euros (PLN 43) at the ticket counter.

 

Domestic night trains

Reservation compulsory. These are regular PKP InterCity trains with sleeper cars.
Fees - from 13.25 euros (PLN 53) for a 6-bed couchette to 68.25 euros (PLN 273) for a Single sleeper.

* The currency of Poland is the Polish zloty (PLN).

Portugal
 

Alfa Pendular and IC

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally).
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 5 euros

Romania
 

IC/IR (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally)
IC Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.60 euros (RON 16.20)*
R Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 1 euro (RON 4.50)

IC (international journeys)

Reservation compulsory (can only be made locally).
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (RON 13.50)

*The currency of Romania is the Romanian leu (RON).

Serbia
 

ICS Beograd - Novi Sad / Subotica / Prijepolje

Reservation compulsory. Supplement only, can be bought in the station or train.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 4 euros (RSD 466)*

 

Domestic routes: Reservation optional. Both classes 0.90 euros
 

*The currency of Serbia is the Serbian dinar (RSD).

Slovakia
 

Inter City trains

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 7 - 13 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 3 - 9 euros

 

Supercity

Reservation compulsory.

Fees - 1st class: 1 euros. 2nd class: 3 euros

 

Upgrade to 1Plus in high speed trains: 1st class 5 euros. Includes snack and added comfort.

 

 

Slovenia
 

ICS trains (domestic journeys)

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 1st class: 2 - 4 euros
Fees - 2nd class: 2 - 4 euros

Spain
 

Arco, Talgo, Diurno

Reservation compulsory
Fees – Preferent 1st class: 10 euros
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 6.50 euros.

 

Avant

Reservation compulsory.
Fees: 4 euros (no class distinction)

 

AVE

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes drink and meal - except on Saturdays.
Fees - Preferent 1st class: 23.50 euros
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 10 euros

 

Euromed, Alvia, Altaria

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes drink and optional meal.
The Euromed doesn't serve meals on Saturdays.
Fees - Preferent 1st class: 23.50 euros (or 10 euros without the optional meal)
Fees - Tourist 2nd class: 6.50 euros

 

TRD / MD

Reservation compulsory.
Fees - 4 euros (no class distinction)

 

Booking reservations in Spain:

Reservations for Alvia, Intercity, Avant, AVE, Euromed and MD can only be booked at stations selling Long Distance trains tickets (not commuter stations), please find a list of those stations here.

Sweden
 

InterCity and Regional trains

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 euros (SEK 27)*

SJ High Speed trains

Reservation compulsory. 1st class includes breakfast before 9:00, WiFi , fruit, coffee, tea all day.
Fees - 1st class: 17 euros 
Fees - 2nd class: 7 euros (SEK 75)

Inlandsbanan (scenic train)

Reservation recommended.
Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 5 euro (SEK 44)

Snälltåget (Malmö – Stockholm)

Reservation compulsory. 1st class class includes a light meal.
Fees – 1st class: 15 euros (SEK 133)
Fees - 2nd class: 5 euros (SEK 44)

*The currency of Sweden is the Swedish krona (SEK).

Switzerland 

 

Bernina Express
Reservation only compulsory for special panorama train.
Fees in summer: 13.40 euros
Fees in winter: 8.30 euros

Fees in spring & autumn: 11.80

 

Connecting bus between Tirano and Lugano: Same reservation fees as train.


Chocolate Train
Fees 1st class: 55 euros (59 CHF)
Fees 2nd class: 64 euros (69 CHG)


Glacier Express

Fees in high season (June 16 - September 19): 43 CHF (40 euros) Fees in mid season (March 30 - June 15 / September 17 - October 14): 33 CHF (30 euros) Fees in low season (December 10 - March 29): 23 CHF (21 euros)

 

(Short haul journeys are less)


Golden Pass

Reservation only compulsory for special panorama train.
Check the Golden Pass website for more information. Fees range from 4.40 - 24.40 euros.

 

Gotthard Panoramic Express

Reservations mandatory. 

Fees: 1st class: 15 euros
 

IC trains (domestic)
Fees: € 4.40 (CHF 5)
 

*The currency of Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) is the Swiss franc (CHF).

Turkey 

 

Reservation for long distance trains are mandatory. There are no fees.