Eurail & Interrail passes & seat reservations
We're currently not able to offer seat reservations for Eurail or Interrail passes on Rail Europe, nor do we sell Interrail or Eurail passes. Below we offer information about these rail passes and how they compare to point-to-point tickets.
Point-to-point tickets are exactly what they sound like: tickets from one point to another. They are usually cheaper than rail passes if you have a fixed itinerary, book in advance and want to travel on high-speed or international trains such as TGV, ICE or Eurostar.
Most point-to-point tickets include free seat reservations as standard, though there are a few exceptions (e.g. ICE trains). They are usually only valid for the specific train you've booked, but you can refund or exchange your tickets depending on the fare conditions you choose.
Rail passes are usually less expensive than point-to-point tickets if you are planning a lot of journeys at short notice on slower regional trains. Rail passes often don't include seat reservations, especially for high-speed trains, so you may need to book them separately.
If you think a rail pass will suit your travel needs, you'll need to do some research to understand which trains require a seat reservation supplement versus those that are included. You may find the following sites useful:
It's also possible to purchase rail pass seat reservations via Oui.SNCF.