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how to make seat reservations

Today I purchased a Select 4 Country Pass. How do I make seat reservations for specific trips?

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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Carole,

Thanks for your question.

With a rail pass you can travel free on the regional trains.

However reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass & without selecting the type of pass, feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website http://www.raileurope.com.au/

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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I want to make book and make reservations on Eurail trains from 20 August until 9 Sept.2015 in Italy, Austria ,Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands,but we need to be in each country on specific dates, because of hotel bookings. Eurail passes are obviously cheaper than individual journey tickets, however are you able to book and reserve seats with rail passes to ensure we are able to travel on those specific dates and times?

Derek Moran

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Derek Moran wrote:

I want to make book and make reservations on Eurail trains from 20 August until 9 Sept.2015 in Italy, Austria ,Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands,but we need to be in each country on specific dates, because of hotel bookings. Eurail passes are obviously cheaper than individual journey tickets, however are you able to book and reserve seats with rail passes to ensure we are able to travel on those specific dates and times?

Derek Moran

Hello Derek,

Thanks for your question.

Yes you can choose passholder fares for specific train/date on our website. Keep in mind that seat reservations would only be mandatory on all High-Speed (Thalys, Railjet etc), Night (City Night Line etc), Scenic (Within Switzerland) and all Border Crossing trains. You do not require reservations for regional trains.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

The Pass that would work best for you would be the Eurail Global Pass which covers 28 countries in Europe.

Alternatively, as you wish to visit 5 countries, you could choose a 4-country Select Pass and purchase a separate point-to-point ticket for one of your journeys. Please let us know which cities you plan on visiting so that we can advise you better.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Rail Europe wrote:

Derek Moran wrote:

I want to make book and make reservations on Eurail trains from 20 August until 9 Sept.2015 in Italy, Austria ,Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands,but we need to be in each country on specific dates, because of hotel bookings. Eurail passes are obviously cheaper than individual journey tickets, however are you able to book and reserve seats with rail passes to ensure we are able to travel on those specific dates and times?

Derek Moran

Hello Derek,

Thanks for your question.

Yes you can choose passholder fares for specific train/date on our website. Keep in mind that seat reservations would only be mandatory on all High-Speed (Thalys, Railjet etc), Night (City Night Line etc), Scenic (Within Switzerland) and all Border Crossing trains. You do not require reservations for regional trains.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

The Pass that would work best for you would be the Eurail Global Pass which covers 28 countries in Europe.

Alternatively, as you wish to visit 5 countries, you could choose a 4-country Select Pass and purchase a separate point-to-point ticket for one of your journeys. Please let us know which cities you plan on visiting so that we can advise you better.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

Anthony,

Thanks, I think the 21 Day Global pass would be the option for us. Our itinerary is rail travel as follows:

Rome to Venice 20th August

Venice to Florence 29th August

Florence to Innsbruck 31st August

Innsbruck to Prague 2nd September

Prague to Munich 5th September

Munich to Amsterdam 7th September

Amsterdam to London 9th September

Because of hotel bookings, we would need to travel on those dates and consequently book and reserve 2 seats!

I realise that seats cannot be booked this early, but would you be able to advise me of the earliest date I could book and reserve seats?

Thanks

Derek

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Derek Moran wrote:

Rail Europe wrote:

Derek Moran wrote:

I want to make book and make reservations on Eurail trains from 20 August until 9 Sept.2015 in Italy, Austria ,Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands,but we need to be in each country on specific dates, because of hotel bookings. Eurail passes are obviously cheaper than individual journey tickets, however are you able to book and reserve seats with rail passes to ensure we are able to travel on those specific dates and times?

Derek Moran

Hello Derek,

Thanks for your question.

Yes you can choose passholder fares for specific train/date on our website. Keep in mind that seat reservations would only be mandatory on all High-Speed (Thalys, Railjet etc), Night (City Night Line etc), Scenic (Within Switzerland) and all Border Crossing trains. You do not require reservations for regional trains.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

The Pass that would work best for you would be the Eurail Global Pass which covers 28 countries in Europe.

Alternatively, as you wish to visit 5 countries, you could choose a 4-country Select Pass and purchase a separate point-to-point ticket for one of your journeys. Please let us know which cities you plan on visiting so that we can advise you better.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

Anthony,

Thanks, I think the 21 Day Global pass would be the option for us. Our itinerary is rail travel as follows:

Rome to Venice 20th August

Venice to Florence 29th August

Florence to Innsbruck 31st August

Innsbruck to Prague 2nd September

Prague to Munich 5th September

Munich to Amsterdam 7th September

Amsterdam to London 9th September

Because of hotel bookings, we would need to travel on those dates and consequently book and reserve 2 seats!

I realise that seats cannot be booked this early, but would you be able to advise me of the earliest date I could book and reserve seats?

Thanks

Derek

Hello Derek,

Thanks for your reply.

Travel and book as follows:

- Rome to VeniceFrecciargento train.

- Venice to Florence – Frecciargento train.

- Florence to Verona – Frecciargento train.

- Verona to Innsbruck – Eurocity train.

- Innsbruck to Prague via Linz or Munich or Vienna – Eurocites trains or Eurocites and Railjet trains.

- Prague to Munich – Other train.

- Munich to Amsterdam via Hanover or Dusseldorf or MannheimICE trains or ICE and Eurocites trains.

- Amsterdam to London via BrusselsThalys and Eurostar trains.

The booking horizon for most of your journey’s i.e. your travel from Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium can be booked 3 months prior to your date of travel except for your travel on the Eurostar which can be booked 6 months prior.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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