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I just purchased rail pass for Budapest to Prague. Do I need to buy a reservation as well?

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  • September 18, 2017 20:10
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Michelle,<br /><br />It depends on if you purchased regular tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/hungary/budapest/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/hungary/budapest/index.html">Budapest</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> or an actual rail pass.<br /><br />If you purchased a regular ticket for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-prague.html">Budapest to Prague</a>, then the reservation would've automatically been included.<br /><br />If you purchased a rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/hungary/index.html" rel="nofollow">Hungary</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html">Slovakia</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html">Czech Republic</a>, then the reservation would be separate. On the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow">Budapest to Prague</a> (EuroCity trains), reservations aren't required, but they are highly recommended.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow">Budapest to Prague</a> do run through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html">Slovakia</a>. If <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html">Slovakia</a> is not included on your pass, you would be charged an additional supplement locally to compensate.<br /><br />Otherwise, you can go with a connection that goes around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovak-republic/index.html">Slovakia</a> and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/vienna/index.html" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> along the way. However, to do this connection, you would need to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/hungary/index.html" rel="nofollow">Hungary</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html">Czech Republic</a> included on your pass. On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-vienna.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-vienna.html">Budapest to Vienna</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> or EuroCity trains) and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow">Vienna to Prague</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html">Railjet</a> trains), reservations aren't required, but they are highly recommended. When purchasing passholder reservations for this option, you would just have to do a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/budapest-to-vienna.html" rel="nofollow">Budapest to Vienna</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-prague.html">Vienna to Prague</a>.<br /><br />Generally, all of these trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • March 28, 2017 15:38
    Jeff
    Changed title to I just purchased rail pass for Budapest to Prague. Do I need to buy a reservation as well?
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  • March 25, 2017 15:48
    Michelle Orner
    Changed title to I just purchased rail pass for April 24th, Budapest to Prague.
  • March 25, 2017 15:48
    Michelle Orner
    Changed description to I just purchased rail pass for April 24th, Budapest to Prague. Do I need to buy a reservation as well? I am very confused and want to make sure I know now not day of!

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