Would a Eurail Global Pass cover overnight travel?

My husband and I are looking at travel throughout Europe next summer. If we purchase a Eurorail global pass does this include overnight trips or can we add this to the pass
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 28, 2016 19:33
    Hi Francine,

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs for trains, including overnight 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. the 'Eurail Global Pass').

    Generally, trains can only be reserved once within 60 to 120 days of an intended departure date (depending on the train). Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 60 to 90 days in order to get an idea of reservation costs and schedules in the meantime.

    Also, due to an error on our site, when trying to access costs and schedules for night trains, it is usually necessary to adjust your preferred departure time by entering a time closer to the specific hour of the train's departure time. Therefore, when you go to enter the criteria of your search, you would want to choose some time in the evening, like '07 pm', as your preferred departure time. By doing this, you will get the night train to display in the results of your search. Overnight trains only operate along certain routes in Europe.
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