Some European trains can't be booked through our Reservation Service. Find alternative ways to book your seat reservations below.
Last minute? Book at the station
You can buy seat reservations at many station ticket offices while you’re on your travels. Be prepared to be flexible – if you’re traveling in summer or on popular routes, some trains might be fully booked.
When calling, you'll hear a menu in German. Select extension '1' for train information and bookings. There are no booking fees. The booking center can deliver your reservations to any country of your choice for 5 euros. You can also pick up your reservations at large Austrian train stations. Just take your order number to a ticket office in the station.
Germany: DB Booking Centre
Phone number: +49 1806 996 633 (open 24/7)
You’ll hear a German menu when you call the Deutsche Bahn. Select extension ‘9’ for an English menu, then ‘1’ for train information and bookings.
The reservation service is free and you only pay for the reservation fee per person, per train. The cost to deliver your reservations is 3.50 euros to all countries. You can also pick up your reservations at a larger German train station. Just take your order number to a ticket window or a self-service machine at the station.
Lines can be busy during evenings (CET) and at weekends, so you may have to wait a while to get through. Mention that you will travel with a Eurail Pass, so that you only pay the reservation fee and not the full fare.
Please note that the DB Booking Center can't book Thalys and TGV trains.
Switzerland: SBB Booking Center
Phone number: +41 900 300 300 (open 24/7). Please note that some providers do not support this phone number.
You'll get a direct connection when calling this booking center. The Swiss SBB booking center can deliver your reservations to all European countries. The call center may charge a booking fee. Delivery costs are 8 Swiss francs. You can also pick up your reservations at main Swiss train stations. Just go to the ticket office with your order number.
Luxembourg: CFL Booking Center
Phone number: +352 2489 2489 (open Monday-Friday from 7am to 7pm, except on national holidays)
When calling you'll hear a menu in German, French, and English. Select extension '2' for bookings and train information. Your reservations can be delivered to any European country. If you pick up your reservations at Luxembourg's main train station, you'll pay a fee of 5 euros. If your reservations are delivered to an address, you'll have to pay a fee of 7 euros.
Book online with railway companies
You can buy seat reservations online for Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.
Book from 3 months to 1 week before departure
Print your reservation e-tickets straight away
You can book with railway companies in the following countries: