How to book Eurail/Interrail seat reservation on the Eurail website?

Eurail seat reservations are not always necessary on all trains. For example, seats are free on regional trains but you shall be required to purchase seat reservations for some trains like High Speed Trains, International cross border trains, some panoramic trains and to board ferries. Seat reservations are offered at a discounted Rail Pass only rate.

If you need details about getting started with your Eurail/Interrail mobile Pass, please find the details here
Please take a note that we offer SNCF, Eurostar, and Trenitalia trains seat reservations. If you want to reserve seats for other trains,  you must use the Eurail's website.
2 euro fee will be charged per reservation. 

Once you are on the Eurail website you can start booking your reservations by following the steps below : 


Log in with your email address and password or create an account to continue.


Create a trip by filling in a Trip name


Click Add Traveler (this needs to be repeated for each traveler).

Please choose "Add a traveler with a mobile Pass" and enter the traveler's name and Pass number. 

Enter your departure and arrival cities, the departure date and time and start your search.


Select the train, and the fare and add your journey to your cart.

Repeat the process for all the reservations needed for your trip.

As soon as you are ready, go to your cart and checkout.


For these countries, you shall be required to book your seat reservations (when needed) locally at the train station:

Switzerland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Turkey
France - Pass holders can purchase paper seat reservations locally at the departure train station in France, and use the same with their M-pass.

Many Spanish trains require an advance reservation, including domestic and international high-speed trains and night trains (prices depend on your chosen sleeping accommodation or seat type).

Please note that the number of seats available for Eurail Pass holders is limited on InterCitè de Nuit trains. We advise you to reserve these trains as soon as possible during peak season (May to September) and public holidays.

How to make reservations for Spanish trains

The only way to make reservations for domestic and long-distance trains is directly at the ticket offices of local Long Distance stations (not commuter stations). You can make reservations on the day of travel or up to 3 months in advance.

It is also possible to pre-reserve a seat by phone, by calling +34 91 232 03 20 (Renfe phone sales).

This is possible up to 24 hours before a train's departure. 

You will receive a PNR code which you must use to pick up and pay for your reservation at a local station ticket office, making sure to show your Eurail Pass. 

You must collect your reservation within 72 hours. After this time the pre-reservation will expire. Please note that a pre-reservation is not the same as a reservation. It only holds a seat for you for 72 hours.


In order to book Greece Ferries please contact the direct companies below

International ferries:

  • Reservations for international routes can be booked through the Attica Group*: 
  • Domestic ferries:

    Reservation for domestic routes can be booked through the Attica Group*

    *The Attica Group consists of the following ferry companies: Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries & Hellenic Seaways