Reservations and Supplements Fees for Trains in Europe

Amongst the day trains in Europe some require reservation or supplement fees from Eurail Pass/Eurail Ticket holders. If purchased from outside Europe extra service fees might be charged. The requirements are based on which country one is travelling in though the train may be the same.

Train Reservations in Europe are required on the following –
In Germany:
• The Thalys servicing Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany
• ICE – Sprinter
• CisAlpino to Italy and Switzerland

In France:
• Thalys servicing Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany
• EC/IC, Pendolino, Express trains to Finland
• TGV (both within France and outside to Belgium and Switzerland)
• Talgo to Barcelona in Spain
• Artesia to Milan

In Netherlands:
• Thalys servicing Germany, France, Belgium and Netherlands

In Italy:
• Pandolino and Artesia trains
• Eurostar Italia
• CisAlpino from Germany or Switzerland

In Spain:
• Talgo
• AVE
• Euromed

In Norway:
• Express Trains
• Signatur

In Switzerland:
• TGV as mentioned above
• Thalys
• CisAlpino
• Golden Pass – for trains running at certain times
• Bernina Express – reservation required for the daily express trains and not for the hourly local trains
• Glacier Express – reservation required for the daily express trains and not for the hourly local trains

Supplements fees on European Trains are required in –

In Spain:
• Talgo (in some routes)
• AVE
• Euromed

In Norway:
• Signatur