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Why do I need to buy a reserved seat if I already but a Eurail Pass for Spain?

I would like to come to Spain but I don't know why a seat assignment would cost extra if I have already paid for a first class ticket.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 25, 2017 21:53

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.

    The high-speed trains in Spain (AVE, Alvia, Altaria) do require reservations. In Spain, most of the major cities are connected almost exclusively by these trains. Therefore, depending on where you're going, it is likely that reservations would be required on most of your trips there.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any 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 Spain Pass'). Generally, trains in Spain can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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