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Seat Reservations in Germany with Rail Pass (Frankfurt to Münster, Münster to Berlin, & Berlin to Frankfurt)

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  • January 02, 2017 17:55
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rita, It sounds as though you're looking at regular tickets and not passholder reservations. The price you found for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurthtml">Berlin to Frankfurt</a> would be fitting of a passholder reservation cost, but the others are not representative of passholder reservation costs on these trains. 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 you pull up the results, you would then want to scroll through to look for any direct trains on the segment you searched. Also, when searching trains to/from Münster on our website, you would enter it as 'Munster Westf HB'. <b><u>Frankfurt to Münster with a Rail Pass</u></b> From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to Münster, there are direct trains (InterCity trains), but most connections would involve changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html">Cologne</a> or Essen along the way. If you do a passholder search from 'Frankfurt' to 'Munster Westf HB' on our website, most of the options that display will be ones that involve connections, and these will likely be quoting regular ticket costs instead of passholder reservation costs. Therefore, if you'd like one of the direct trains, you would just have to scroll through the list of options that display when you pull up the results of your search in order to late one with a schedule that suits your preference. With that said, reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to Münster, not required. Thus, the rail pass is technically all you would need to board. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/indexhtml">Cologne</a> along the way, you would have to search each segment separately in order to be quoted the passholder reservation costs, and reservations would once again only be recommended on each leg, not required. If you wanted to book reservations for a connection such as this, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-cologne.html">'Frankfurt' to 'Cologne'</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-munster.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-munster.html">'Cologne' to 'Munster Westf HB'</a>. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in Essen along the way, the trains from Essen to Münster don't even accept reservations. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board. Reservations would only be recommended on the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to Essen. Generally, for planning purposes, you would still be able to check schedules for non-reservable trains on our site, but schedules for the direct trains from Essen to Münster are not able to be displayed on our site. These trains depart about twice every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about an hour. If you'd like to inquire about specific schedules for a segment from Essen to Münster, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. <b><u>Münster to Berlin with a Rail Pass</u></b> A connection from Münster to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a> involves changing trains once in Hamm along the way. Trains from Münster to Hamm don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board. On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlinhtml">Hamm to Berlin</a> (InterCity or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a> trains), reservations aren't required, but they are recommended. Since reservations aren't required for the segment from Münster to Hamm, you would just search the segment from Hamm to Berlin in order to book reservations for this trip. When searching trains to/from Hamm on our website, you would enter it as 'Hamm Westf'. Therefore, you would enter your search as <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlinhtml">'Hamm Westf' to 'Berlin'</a>. Schedules for the non-reservable segment from Münster to Hamm are not able to be viewed on our website. However, these trains depart about 3 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 25-30 minutes. <b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt with a Rail Pass</u></b> From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>, you would take a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a> trains). On these trains, reservations are highly recommended. You would just do your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html">'Berlin' to 'Frankfurt'</a>, and the direct trains will display..
  • December 30, 2016 22:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rita, It sounds as though you're looking at regular tickets and not passholder reservations. The price you found for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html">Berlin to Frankfurt</a> would be fitting of a passholder reservation cost, but the others are not representative of passholder reservation costs on these trains. 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://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. When you pull up the results, you would then want to scroll through to look for any direct trains on the segment you searched. Also, when searching trains to/from Münster on our website, you would enter it as 'Munster Westf HB'. <b><u>Frankfurt to Münster with a Rail Pass</u></b> From Frankfurt to Münster, there are direct trains (InterCity trains), but most connections would involve changing trains once in either Cologne or Essen along the way. If you do a passholder search from 'Frankfurt' to 'Munster Westf HB' on our website, most of the options that display will be ones that involve connections, and these will likely be quoting regular ticket costs instead of passholder reservation costs. Therefore, if you'd like one of the direct trains, you would just have to scroll through the list of options that display when you pull up the results of your search in order to late one with a schedule that suits your preference. With that said, reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from Frankfurt to Münster, not required. Thus, the rail pass is technically all you would need to board. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html">Cologne</a> along the way, you would have to search each segment separately in order to be quoted the passholder reservation costs, and reservations would once again only be recommended on each leg, not required. If you wanted to book reservations for a connection such as this, you would do one search for trains from 'Frankfurt' to 'Cologne' and another search for connecting trains from 'Cologne' to 'Munster Westf HB'. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in Essen along the way, the trains from Essen to Münster don't even accept reservations. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board. Reservations would only be recommended on the segment from Frankfurt to Essen. Generally, for planning purposes, you would still be able to check schedules for non-reservable trains on our site, but schedules for the direct trains from Essen to Münster are not able to be displayed on our site. These trains depart about twice every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about an hour. If you'd like to inquire about specific schedules for a segment from Essen to Münster, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. <b><u>Münster to Berlin with a Rail Pass</u></b> A connection from Münster to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> involves changing trains once in Hamm along the way. Trains from Münster to Hamm don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board. On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html">Hamm to Berlin</a> (InterCity or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a> trains), reservations aren't required, but they are recommended. Since reservations aren't required for the segment from Münster to Hamm, you would just search the segment from Hamm to Berlin in order to book reservations for this trip. When searching trains to/from Hamm on our website, you would enter it as 'Hamm Westf'. Therefore, you would enter your search as <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamm-to-berlin.html">'Hamm Westf' to 'Berlin'</a>. Schedules for the non-reservable segment from Münster to Hamm are not able to be viewed on our website. However, these trains depart about 3 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 25-30 minutes. <b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt with a Rail Pass</u></b> From Berlin to Frankfurt, you would take a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a> trains). On these trains, reservations are highly recommended. You would just do your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow">'Berlin' to 'Frankfurt'</a>, and the direct trains will display..
  • August 22, 2016 15:55
    Jeff
    Changed title to Seat Reservations in Germany with Rail Pass (Frankfurt to Münster, Münster to Berlin, & Berlin to Frankfurt)
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  • August 22, 2016 15:55
    Jeff
    Changed description to Hello - I am sure that this question is redundant, but I'm going to ask it anyway! :) We have three legs to our trip and I'm trying to book seat reservations. These are the prices that come up when I search: 1. Frankfurt to Münster - Price $229 per traveler 2. Münster to Berlin - $67 per traveler 3. Berlin to Frankfurt - $12 per traveler Why is a seat reservation coming up at such insane prices that defeats the purpose of buying rail passes in the first place? Am I missing something? Do I try and book them through the Bahn.com site instead? We have paid $350 for rail passes already. These supplementary costs don't make sense. Help!
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  • August 22, 2016 15:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rita, It sounds as though you're looking at regular tickets and not passholder reservations. The price you found for Berlin to Frankfurt would be fitting of a passholder reservation cost, but the others are not representative of passholder reservation costs on these trains. 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">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. When you pull up the results, you would then want to scroll through to look for any direct trains on the segment you searched. Also, when searching trains to/from Münster on our website, you would enter it as 'Munster Westf HB'. <b><u>Frankfurt to Münster with a Rail Pass</u></b> From Frankfurt to Münster, there are direct trains (InterCity trains), but most connections would involve changing trains once in either Cologne or Essen along the way. If you do a passholder search from 'Frankfurt' to 'Munster Westf HB' on our website, most of the options that display will be ones that involve connections, and these will likely be quoting regular ticket costs instead of passholder reservation costs. Therefore, if you'd like one of the direct trains, you would just have to scroll through the list of options that display when you pull up the results of your search in order to late one with a schedule that suits your preference. With that said, reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from Frankfurt to Münster, not required. Thus, the rail pass is technically all you would need to board. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in Cologne along the way, you would have to search each segment separately in order to be quoted the passholder reservation costs, and reservations would once again only be recommended on each leg, not required. If you wanted to book reservations for a connection such as this, you would do one search for trains from 'Frankfurt' to 'Cologne' and another search for connecting trains from 'Cologne' to 'Munster Westf HB'. If you were interested in an option that involves changing trains in Essen along the way, the trains from Essen to Münster don't even accept reservations. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board. Reservations would only be recommended on the segment from Frankfurt to Essen. Generally, for planning purposes, you would still be able to check schedules for non-reservable trains on our site, but schedules for the direct trains from Essen to Münster are not able to be displayed on our site. These trains depart about twice every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about an hour. If you'd like to inquire about specific schedules for a segment from Essen to Münster, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. <b><u>Münster to Berlin with a Rail Pass</u></b> A connection from Münster to Berlin involves changing trains once in Hamm along the way. Trains from Münster to Hamm don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board. On trains from Hamm to Berlin (InterCity or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a> trains), reservations aren't required, but they are recommended. Since reservations aren't required for the segment from Münster to Hamm, you would just search the segment from Hamm to Berlin in order to book reservations for this trip. When searching trains to/from Hamm on our website, you would enter it as 'Hamm Westf'. Therefore, you would enter your search as 'Hamm Westf' to 'Berlin'. Schedules for the non-reservable segment from Münster to Hamm are not able to be viewed on our website. However, these trains depart about 3 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 25-30 minutes. <b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt with a Rail Pass</u></b> From Berlin to Frankfurt, you would take a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a> trains). On these trains, reservations are highly recommended. You would just do your search from 'Berlin' to 'Frankfurt', and the direct trains will display..

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