Richard McConnell

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4 years ago

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Taking earlier or later train than booked (with first class ticket)

I plan to buy a first class ticket from Southampton

to Brussels (changing in London from Waterloo

to St Pancras stations for Eurostar). If late for 11:00

booked departure from Southampton will I be allowed to take 11:30 train? Conversely, if I book 11:30 train will I be allowed to take 11:00 train if I arrive early enough and space


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photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello Richard,

Thanks for your question.

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.

" Reservation Included" means seat reservation cost is included with the cost you pay for your ticket and it guarantees you a seat.

Please note if you miss a train you would have to purchase another reservation, the same seat reservation cannot be used on another train. A new ticket would be required for you to travel. Neither you can travel on the earlier train.

Hope this helps!!!

Priyanka, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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