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If we purchase a Eurail Select Pass, do we have to pay reservation fees on high-speed trains? If so, what would be the fee from Malaga to Madrid & Madrid to Barcelona?

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  • October 31, 2018 21:22
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Richard,<br /><br />A rail pass just 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a>, 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. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/malaga-to-madridhtml">Malaga to Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid to Barcelona</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a> trains that do require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />As a workaround for an error on our website, when booking passholder reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • October 31, 2018 21:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Richard,<br /><br />A rail pass just 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a>, 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. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html">Malaga to Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid to Barcelona</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a> trains that do require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />As as workaround for an error on our website, when booking passholder reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html">Spain</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • September 15, 2016 15:02
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Richard, A rail pass just 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html">Spain</a>, 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. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow">Malaga to Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Barcelona</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html">AVE</a> trains that do require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. When booking passholder reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>. Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • September 15, 2016 15:01
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Richard, A rail pass just 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, 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. Trains from Malaga to Madrid and Madrid to Barcelona are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> trains that do require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and 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. When booking passholder reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>. Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html">Spain</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • September 15, 2016 14:59
    Jeff
    Changed title to If we purchase a Eurail Select Pass, do we have to pay reservation fees on high-speed trains? If so, what would be the fee from Malaga to Madrid & Madrid to Barcelona?
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