David Dielentheis

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5 years ago

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Are reservations needed?

I have purchased an 8 day Germany-Czech Republic pass for my wife and I. Do we need to obtain reservations for every trip we are planning on taking? If so, how far in advance must we make these reservations? Is there an additional cost for these reservations?

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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello David,

Thanks for your question.

With a Pass you can avail of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of the country / countries covered by the pass.

With a Pass you can travel free on the regional and intercity trains.

Reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

You can also refer to our travel magazine Connexion for sample itineraries.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

Hope this helps.


Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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