To use your pass on high speed or overnight trains, you will need to book a seat reservation or passholder supplement. These guarantee you a seat or sleeping accommodation on the train and are compulsory on certain services.
Book your seat reservation today.
HOW TO MAKE A SEAT RESERVATION
You can book your seat reservations by selecting the Rail Passes tab on the booking form on the right. Simply check the Seat Reservation box and search for your journey. You’ll then be able to make all your seat reservations in one booking.
There are limited numbers of seat reservations available on each train and these can sell out quickly during peak travel times such as the summer holidays. Most European trains can be booked up to 3 months in advance of the date of travel, so we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, if you haven’t fixed a route or you want to change your plans, you can make your reservations at the station before boarding the train.
How much will I NEED TO PAY?
Seat reservations and passholder supplement costs vary by train. While seat reservations on French TGV services start at around £5.50 for a one way journey, passholder supplements for flat-bed accommodation on overnight trains will be higher.
You can use the handy table below as a guide to the supplements you can expect to pay on some major European carriers.
Tip: Most European trains can be booked up to 3 months in advance. We recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, particularly if you’re planning on travelling during peak periods.
Tip: If your journey will involve overnight trains, you’ll need to ensure you have a reservation for your sleeping accommodation. This varies in price depending on the type of accommodation you choose.
Tip: If you’re on a budget and want to avoid paying reservation fees, it’s worth looking at breaking your journey into shorter legs, with more stops en-route and using local services which don’t require seat reservations.
|Eurostar(London to Paris/Brussels)|
|1st class (Standard Premier)||£103|
|Standard and first class||£5.50*|
|Elipsos Trenhotel (Paris-Barcelona/Madrid)|
|Sleeper in 4-berth compartment||£69|
|Sleeper in double compartment||£107|
|TGV France Italy (Paris-Milan)|
|Overnight train (France)|
|Seat (not available on all trains)||£6|
|Couchette in 6- and 4-berth compartment||£17|
|Overnight international train (e.g. Paris-Berlin)|
|Seat (not available on all trains)||£10,50|
|Couchette in 6-berth compartment||£25|
|Sleeper in 3-berth compartment||£49,50|
|Sleeper in double compartment||£67|
|Sleeper in single compartment||£103|
|Eurostar Italia (Rome-Milan)|
|Standard and 1st class||£9|
|TGV Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)|
|TGV France-Spain (Paris-Figueres)|
*Fares shown are as an indication only, are subject to availability and change and are for an adult passholder making a one way journey.
**Prices on TGV services vary according to availability.