I bought the Global Pass and I'm not entirely sure on reserving seats.


I bought the Global Pass as I will be travelling to 6 countries. My route is as follows:

Munich > Berlin > Amsterdam > London > Paris > Barcelona > Madrid > Rome > Florence > Pisa > Venice > Milan.

Do I have to reserve seats on every single train ride I make between the cities I mentioned above?

Thanks and regards,


Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 2 years ago

Hello Ernest,

Thanks for the question.

As per the above itinerary you do not need seat reservation for your travel from Florence to Pisa and return on Regionale trains as these are free seating trains. Rest all the routes require seat reservation as these are high speed and border crossing trains.

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.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & 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.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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