The decision to make a train reservation before leaving on
your European trip will depend upon the type of travel you
will be doing. In general, we recommend that you wait to make
your reservations when you arrive in Europe or Britain for the
- Most trains do not require reservations
- Reservation fees are lower in Europe and
- Plans may change and most reservations are
However, for certain types of trains, reservations are
either required or recommended. These include the
- Sleeping accommodations on all overnight
- High Speed Trains (e.g. Eurostar,TGV, TAV,
- Long Distance and Express Trains in Spain,
Portugal, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe
- Long Distance and Express Trains during high
- All reservation holders must be in
possession of a valid rail pass or point-to-point
ticket that covers the routing of the train they have
- Reservation requests must be submitted
through our online request form above or by our
“Fax-in” form that will be enclosed with your order.
- Reservations may only be made within 60
days of the actual travel date.
- It will be helpful to research the
train schedules before making your request. The Thomas
Cook Timetable guide is a useful resource. We also
include timetables with all Eurail Pass orders.
Click on the following links
for online train schedules.
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