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Price of resevations on high speed trains when you have a pass. Madrid-Seville, Seville-Cordoba, Cordoba-Malaga, & Barcelona-Paris

I am finding it difficult to calculate the cost difference between a 2 country pass using high speed trains and just booking the high speed trains, Itenerary Madrid to Seville, Seville to Cordoba, Cordoba to Malaga, the Barcelona to Paris. Please help.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 24, 2017 17:46
    Hi Ramon,

    To check costs for the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    When considering the option of a rail pass, you would also need to factor in any reservation costs. Each of the trains you mention does require reservations in addition to a rail pass. 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 Two Country Select Pass').

    You can ensure it is a 'Passholder' reservation fee you're being quoted by clicking the 'View' button for the costs that display for a particular train/departure. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) listed under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Spanish Day Trains Passholder' for the trains in Spain and 'France - Spain High Speed Passholder' for the direct train from Barcelona to Paris.

    You would then add the cumulative reservation costs to the cost of the rail pass that you'd be purchasing.

    Note: If listed next to a particular train/departure, you happen to see a rectangular yellow box that says 'Train Tickets Found', that means our website is quoting the regular tickets for that train/departure instead of the 'Passholder' reservation fees you're requesting. If you prefer a departure with the 'Train Tickets Found' message, you would have to call us to see if 'Passholder' reservations can be booked for that train, and we may be able to do it for you over the phone. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.

    Your other option would be to purchase regular point-to-point tickets. To check regular ticket costs, you would click 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage to enter a route. For regular ticket costs, you would then just need to be sure the radio button for 'No' is clicked where it asks, 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.

    Generally, trains operating within Spain can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure, while the direct trains from Barcelona to Paris can be booked within 120 days of an intended date of departure.

    Direct trains from Madrid to Seville are high-speed AVE trains.

    Direct trains from Seville to Cordoba and Cordoba to Malaga are high-speed AVE and Avant trains.

    Direct trains from Barcelona to Paris are France-Spain High Speed trains.
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