Can we go to local ticket office with our RailPass to purchase the ticket and seat reservations?

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 13, 2017 20:27
    Hi Frederick,

    Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. Therefore, you would just use your pass as your ticket. Seat reservations, however, are a supplementary cost to a rail pass.
    Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.

    Reservations can be purchased locally at the rail stations. With that said, some trains can sell out quickly, especially during the busy spring and summer travel seasons. Therefore, it is recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (, entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. Generally, depending on the train, reservations can be booked anywhere between 60 and 120 days in advance of a departure. Most trains can be reserved once within 90 days of a departure.
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