How to check your train status online
It's easy to check the status of your train online. Most European rail operators have a departure board or traffic forecast tool on their websites. Note that most journeys won't appear until a day before travel.
Most sites will ask you to enter your train number. You can find this in your confirmation email, or under "Your trips" in your account:
Rail Europe advises to be at the station at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure as many stations in Europe are reinforcing their security and there might be additional controls / checks to pass to gain access to the departure platforms. Please note also train doors close 1-2 minutes before the scheduled time printed on the ticket.
Attention: EUROSTAR train journeys:
Check in, Immigration (Europe and UK) Formalities and Customs Formalities need to be completed before being granted access to the Train Platform. Eurostar advises to arrive at station 45-60 minutes prior to departure (90 minutes during weekend or Holidays).
Check in gates close 30 minutes prior to departure, past this time you shall be no longer allowed on board.
For detailed information regarding EUROSTAR check-in, kindly click here.
Departure boards and traffic forecasts by rail operator
|Austria (OBB)|| Departure Board
||Traffic Forecast (in German)|
|Belgium (SNCB)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|
|Eurostar|| Departure Board
|| Traffic Forecast
|France (SNCF)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|
|France-Italy (Thello)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|
|France-Spain (Renfe-SNCF)||Departure Board|| Traffic forecast
|Germany (Deutsche Bahn)|| Departure Board
||Traffic forecast (in German)|
|Italy (Italo)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|
|Italy (Trenitalia)||Departure Board (in Italian)||Traffic Forecast|
|Netherlands (NS)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|
|Spain (Renfe)|| Departure Board
||Traffic Forecast (in Spanish)|
|Switzerland (SBB)|| Departure Board
|Thalys|| Departure Board
|UK (National Rail)||Departure Board||Traffic Forecast|