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Global Pass versus Individual ticket purchases

If I have decided to use the global rail pass versus individual tickets, is it possible to make seat reservations for specific train dates and times still? If so do you do that after booking the global pass?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 18, 2013 18:01
    Hi Taylor,

    Yes, in fact many trains will require reservations in addition to the pass. Reservations are required on all high-speed trains, night trains, and many international routes. In western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips there.

    If a particular train displays when you do a search under 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass' on our website, then it would be one indicator that you might want to purchase reservations on that train. If a particular train doesn't display from such a search, then it is likely that the train doesn't accept reservations or else reservations are not necessary. If you have questions regarding a specific train, please let us know.

    Most trains in Europe can only be reserved within 60 or sometimes 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended date of travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, then you would just enter a date within the next 60 or 90 days to get an idea of the reservation cost and view schedules when searching a route.

    If a particular train doesn't accept reservations, then the rail pass is all you would need to board that train.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 18, 2013 18:02
    We recommend booking your reservations in the same order as your rail pass. To do this, you would just click 'Continue Shopping' after adding each item to your shopping cart.
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