With a Eurail Global Pass, do we need to make reservations?

I am traveling to spain on the 14 with 3 other adults. We are planning to buy the global pass . Do we need to make the reservation to the countries we will be going to.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 03, 2016 14:52
    Hi Ramon,

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations would be required for many of your trips there.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').

    Some routes can sell out quickly, so it would be recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible.

    Note: If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.
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