Does a first class ticket guarantee you a seat and a place to store your luggage?

Does purchasing a first class ticket guarantee you a seat and a place to store your luggage?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 23, 2018 16:04
    Hi Bridgette,

    Class of service has nothing to do with how much luggage is allowed or whether or not you're guaranteed a seat. Class of service is more about comfort and space.

    Rest assured, if a particular train requires reservations, then the reservation would automatically be included with any ticket purchase for that train (the only exception to this is trains in Portugal, where reservations would only be able to be added locally). However, on trains that don't require reservations, the ticket would be sufficient to board.

    You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Trains provide sufficient space to store luggage. There is space between seats or in the overhead racks. In many cases, there is also space at the ends of each train car. A typical amount of luggage per person is 2 large items, plus one smaller item. Regarding luggage, the general rule is that you can take as many items as you can carry. While it is true that class of service has no bearing on how much luggage you can bring, 1st class would typically provide more space.

    On trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class is also usually going to be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class.
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  • We have booked Train 17475 leaving Marseille Oct 1st to Nice. We have first class tickets. Can you pre-book our seat? Also, does this class include food and drinks with the price of the ticket?
    Thank you.
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