Last Updated on January 12, 2024

Traveling by rail has always been one of my family’s favorite ways to get from place to place on our European travels. It’s easy, relaxing, and a great way to take in the beauty of the destinations without having to spend hours in airports or dealing with car traffic.

Good news for European travelers from Rail Europe which has announced the extension of a key feature: customers holding a Eurail or Interrail pass and wanting to buy seat reservations are now able to do so via Rail Europe’s customer website. 

The seat reservation that goes with a pass is a valuable asset to Rail Europe’s range of products and functionalities. With this feature, customers can quickly determine whether an additional seat reservation purchase is required for specific journeys, and if so, the associated cost. They can then book it directly on the platform.

This new offer further enhances Rail Europe’s commitment to providing the best possible travel experience and options for its customers.

“The introduction of seat reservations for passes underscores Rail Europe’s commitment to making train travel easy across Europe, not only accessible but also seamlessly convenient,” Björn Bender, Executive Chairman & CEO of Rail Europe, said. “Beyond the simplicity of booking train tickets, we now offer crucial information on required reservation types for almost every journey, point-to-point tickets and passes alike, thus avoiding long waiting lines at the station and alleviating one of the biggest customer pains in the railway industry. We are excited to see our valued customers experience the joys of exploring Europe by train with the passholder fare.”

The seat reservation in addition to a pass is available (and sometimes compulsory) for a range of train services across Rail Europe’s network.

Eurail and Interrail passes are the perfect choice to discover the wonders of Europe by train. Considered the most popular pass, Eurail Global Pass is seen by many as the easiest way to travel within Europe. It offers unlimited rail travel across 33 destinations in Europe providing a unique travel experience and an in-depth knowledge of the European culture.

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  • Michael Kompanik

    Michael Kompanik is a retired Navy CAPT and San Diego freelance journalist. His love of Europe began with his NATO assignment to Naples, Italy in the 90s where he traveled extensively to 17 European countries. Since then, trips to Europe are always on his radar.

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