I’m confused

Eurail Global Pass & Reservations

I am planning to travel to Europe and I'm interested in getting the global pass since I will visit different cities all over Europe. I wonder if after paying the fee for the pass which will be approximately $525 (I'm 21), I'd have to pay for the reservation.

For instance, my first two destinations will be Berlin and Amsterdam so I checked and the ticket is $57 (from Berlin to Amsterdam). So my question is that if after I pay the $525, will I still have to pay the other $57?

Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 28, 2016 15:47
    Hi Mario,

    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.

    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.

    Please note, we are not able to provide or verify prices on this forum. 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').

    From Berlin to Amsterdam, you would take a direct IC (InterCity) train. On these trains, reservation aren't required, but they are highly recommended. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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