Yee Ching Cheung

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Can I activate and reserve spain railpass tickets in france?

Hi I am currently travelling in France and have bought a Spain railpass. However, my tickets would have to be delivered to Hong Kong hence I cannot reserve seats online. Can I activate my Spain only rainpass in a French SNCF train station and reserve my seats there? The tickets are running out.


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Rail Europe Posted 2 years ago

Hello Yee Ching Cheung,

Thanks for the question.

You will need to validate Eurail Spain Pass once in Spain itself and you will need to purchase seat reservations from the departure train station itself subject to availability as you will not be able to validate the Pass or purchase seat reservations once in France.

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass. With a Pass you can travel on regional/intercity trains within a country.

To begin using your pass, go to the ticket window at the railway station before boarding your first train and have a railroad official enter the first and last day of the validity on your pass. The railroad official will also stamp your pass and you will have to show your passport. All persons travelling on the Pass will have to be present.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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