Ranadeb Barua

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Need Urgent help...

I have a 3 day 1st class Spain Pass for 4 travellers.

I am not getting any details of seats reservation on 1st class from Madrid - Valencia - Madrid.

But its available on 2nd class travel.

Can you help why?

1) Does it mean I don't need any seat reservation on 1st class?

2) Else can I travel on 2nd class with a !st class Pass?

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Rail Europe Posted 11 months ago

Hi Ranadeb,

Thanks for the question.

May I know the date of travel you are trying to book so we can check and assist you further.

Kind Regards,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Dear Amar

The travel date is on 5th June. While I understand the reservation is not due yet - 60 days will happen in a few days. The problem is no seats are shown any days earlier also. I have tried many dates in May. But when I shift to 2nd class - seats open up for reservation. Its strange!

I also spoke with someone in the Mumbai office of Euro Rail who couldn't solve the issue but confirmed that I could travel 2nd class with a 1st class pass. So she asked me to book seats in 2nd class.


Dear Amar,

Another issue. I cannot book Seville to Madrid on 2nd June yet. When will the dates open? Also when I see earlier dates the direct train is a Regional train and not an AVE. For AVE its a connecting train. Seville to Cordoba - Change - Cordoba - Madrid. But there are many direct AVEs and seats available but not on pass!

Why is that?


Awaiting a reply to Madrid - Valencia - Madrid travel on 5th June...

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Hello Ranadeb,

Thanks for the reply.

We have checked regarding the first class on the system and see that there are only 2nd class seat reservations for the train hence only 2nd class seat reservation can be booked.

For your travel from Seville to Madrid there are direct trains for the route, hwoever the trains are not yet loaded on the website due to which you are unable to book. You can try booking clsoer to the departure date as it should be open by then.

Kind Regards,


Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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