Train Reservations in Europe

Eurail / Interrail

Overview of train reservations in Europe

Night Trains in Europe  
Seat +/-  € 10, berth € 20 - € 120 Reservation compulsory
   
France <-> Belgium <-> The Netherlands  
Thalys: 2nd € 25, 1st € 35 Reservation compulsory (limited availability)
   
France Domestic  
TGV: € 10 - € 20 Reservation compulsory (limited availability)
Intercité: € 10 - € 20 Reservation compulsory mostly
   
France <-> Switzerland  
TGV Lyria: 2nd € 35, 1st € 68 Reservation compulsory (limited availability)
   
France <-> Spain  
TGV Renfe: 2nd € 35, 1st € 45 Reservation compulsory (limited availability)
   
Great Britain  
Eurostar: 2nd € 30, 1st € 39 Reservation compulsory (limited availability)
Other trains Reservation optional
   
Spain  
Talgo, Arco, Alaris € 6,50  Reservation compulsory
AVE € 10 Reservation compulsory
   
Portugal  
IC-trains € 4 Reservation compulsory
Alfapendular € 10 Reservation compulsory
   
Germany  
ICE € 4,50 Reservation optional
IC/ EC- trains € 4,50 Reservation optional
   
Switzerland / Austria  
No supplements, except:  
EC-trains to Italy: 2nd € 10, 1st € 15 Reservation compulsory
Glacier Express Bernina Express Reservation compulsory
   
Italy  
Frecce-trains € 10 Reservation compulsory
IC-trains € 3 Reservation optional
   
Greece  
IC-trains from € 4 to € 41 Reservation compulsory
   
Bulgaria  
Expresse-trains € 1,80 Reservation compulsory
   
Romania  
IC-trains € 3,60 Reservation compulsory
   
Hungary, Poland, Croatia  
IC-trains +/- € 5,- Reservation compulsory
   
Denmark  
IC/EC-trains +/- € 3 Reservation optional
   
Sweden  
IC-trains € 3 Reservation optional
X2000 € 7 - € 17 Reservation compulsory
   
Norway  
Long distance trains € 4,50 Reservation optional
   
Finland  
IC-trains € 8 Reservation optional
Pendolino € 11,80 Reservation compulsory