Setting up & managing booking alerts
If your travel date isn't open for booking yet, you can set up a booking alert and we'll send you an email as soon as tickets open.
This depends on the booking horizon, which is how far in advance you can book. This is different for each rail operator and country.
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Setting up a booking alert
Search for trains even if you know it's too early to book. We recommend setting up separate alerts for each leg of a long distance journey; that way you'll be notified as soon as tickets for each part become available.
Click "Alert me when booking opens". If you're signed into your account, your email address will appear automatically.
As soon as booking opens, we'll send you an email with a link to your search. Click the link and you'll see your journey!
Resetting alerts for Spanish trains
The Spanish rail operator Renfe often releases high speed trains later than slower ones. If you receive an alert for a Spanish journey but not all trains are open yet, you'll be able to reset your alert (we'll send you another email when more trains are released). Just click the reset link in your booking alert email and we'll lead the way. Please note you can only reset a booking alert once per journey.
Managing a booking alert
You can log in or register for a RailEurope account to manage your booking alerts online.
You can delete any unwanted alert by clicking the bin icon:
Alerts for return searches
Due to the complexity of booking alerts, when you set an alert for a return journey our system automatically sets two separate alerts for each direction. That means the outbound leg of your journey may open before the inbound, and you'll need to decide whether or not you want to wait to book both legs at the same time.
Our Help article Booking journey legs separately weighs the various options and has more details for you.
Booking alert availability
Sadly it is not possible to offer a booking alert for routes wholly or partially outside of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK. If the option to set a booking alert is not available for your search it is because your chosen route currently does not support alerts. Please refer to our Help article How far in advance can I book for more information about your journey's booking horizon.