In which countries do I need a reservation?

The national rail companies in Europe all approach reservations a little bit differently. In some countries, rail companies require very few reservations and you can hop on and off with nothing more than your Pass. In others, they require some sort of reservation on almost all trains. Because some railways require them, but others do not, reservation fees are not covered by your Pass. See below for a quick breakdown on which countries fall into which categories.

Click each country for additional information on train travel in that country. If you have questions about a particular train or route, you can also use our timetable to figure out if reservations are needed or to find a route that avoids them. If you do need to make a reservation, we can help!