Eurail Domestic Train Reservation Fees

Eurail Domestic Train Reservation Fees
 
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 the www.Interrail Ticket.com Reservation Service.
 
MOST POPULAR DOMESTIC TRAINS
 
Train Route Country  Train Name  Reservations   Reservation Fee
         
Rome - Florence
 
Italy
 
Le Frecce (FR) Mandatory
 
10 euros
 
Barcelona - Madrid Spain
 
AVE
 
Mandatory
 
10 euros / 23.50 euros
Paris - Nice France TGV Mandatory 10 euros / 20 euros
Berlin - Hamburg Germany ICE Optional 6 euros
Ventimiglia - Milan Italy
 
IC
 
Recommended
 
3 euros
 

 


ALL DOMESTIC TRAINS
 


Austria
 
ÖBB Railjet trains
  • Reservation optional.
  • Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 6 euros
WESTbahn trains
  • 1st class pass holders can upgrade to PLUS service.
  • This will give you an additional seat for comfort, a drink, a newspaper and individual service.
  • Fees - 1st class: 8.50 euros.
  • Upgrade can only be booked on the train.
 


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
 


Bulgaria
 
Express (Ekspresen) trains
  • Reservation type: compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 0.25 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: 4 euros (DKK 30)*
*The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK).
 


Finland
 
InterCity
  • Reservation recommended, price depends on distance.
  • Fees - 1st class: 27 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 21 euros
Pendolino
  • Reservation recommended, price depends on distance
  • Fees - 1st class: 11 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 9 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.
InterCités
  • Reservation mandatory or recommended (depending on train).
Trains with mandatory reservations

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
  • Reservation optional.
  • Fees - 1st class: 6 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 6 euros
 
EuroCity Berlin-Warszaw/Gdynia Express (domestic journeys)
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 3.60 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 3.60 euros
 


Greece
 
IC (Inter City)
  • Reservation mandatory and free of charge.
 


Hungary
 
EC (domestic journeys)
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3.60 euros (HUF 1110)*
IC
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st and 2nd class: 3 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 - 3 euros (no class distinction)
 


Italy
 
EuroCity (domestic journeys) and Le Frecce / Frecciarossa / Frecciargento / Frecciabianca - formerly known as Eurostar Italia)
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 15 euros 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
  • 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
 


Netherlands
 
InterCity Direct (formerly known as Fyra)
  • Supplement compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 3 euros / 2nd class: 2.30 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 compulsory.
  • Free of charge, if reservation is made in Poland.
EIP (ExpressIC Premium)
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • 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)*
*The currency of Serbia is the Serbian dinar (RSD).
 


Slovakia
 
Inter City trains
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 7 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 5 euros
 


Slovenia
 
ICS trains (domestic journeys)
 
  • Reservation compulsory.
  • Fees - 1st class: 4 euros
  • Fees - 2nd class: 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 - 4.50 euros (no class distinction)
 


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 (SEK 150)
  • Fees - 2nd class: 7 euros (SEK 62)
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: 11.50 euros (CHF 13.50)*
  • Fees in winter: 9 euros (CHF 11.50)
  • Connecting bus between Tirano and Lugano: 13 euros (CHF 15)
Chocolate Train
  • Fees 1st class: 53 euros (CHF 59)
  • Fees 2nd class: 44 euros (CHF 49)
Glacier Express
  • Fees in high season (June 16 - September 19): 43 CHF (37 euros)
  • Fees in mid season (March 30 - June 15 / September 17 - October 14): 33 CHF (27 euros)
  • Fees in low season (December 10 - March 29): 23 CHF (20 euros)
Golden Pass
  • Reservation only compulsory for special panorama train.
  • Check the Golden Pass website for more information.
IC trains (domestic)
 
Fees: € 4.50 (CHF 5)
 
*The currency of Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) is the Swiss franc (CHF).
 


Turkey
  • Reservation for long distance trains is optional.
  • There are no fees.
 


 
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