21 December 2023 - Rail Europe enables seat reservations to customers holding Eurail / Interrail and Swiss Travel passes on customers’ website

Unique feature to book all your seats in one place now available 

Rail Europe is proud to announce the extension of a key feature: customers holding a Eurail / Interrail or Swiss Travel pass and wanting to buy seat reservations are now able to do so via Rail Europe’s customers website.  

The seat reservation that goes with a pass is a valuable asset to Rail Europe’s range of products and functionalities. With this feature, customers can quickly determine whether an additional seat reservation purchase is required for specific journeys, and if so, the associated cost. They can then book it on the platform. This new offer further enhances Rail Europe’s commitment to providing the best possible travel experience and options for its customers.

“The introduction of seat reservations for passes underscores Rail Europe's commitment to making train travel easy across Europe, not only accessible but also seamlessly convenient. Beyond the simplicity of booking train tickets, we now offer crucial information on required reservation types for almost every journey, point-to-point tickets and passes alike, thus avoiding long waiting lines at the station and alleviating one of the biggest customer pains in the railway industry. We are excited to see our valued customers experience the joys of exploring Europe by train with the passholder fare.”, says Björn Bender, Executive Chairman & CEO of Rail Europe.

The seat reservation in addition to a pass is available (and sometimes compulsory) for a range of train services across Rail Europe’s network.

Eurail and Interrail passes are the perfect choice to discover the wonders of Europe by train. Considered as the most popular pass, Eurail Global Pass is seen by many as the easiest way to travel within Europe. It offers unlimited rail travel across 33 destinations in Europe, giving an absolutely unique travel experience and an in-depth knowledge of the European culture.

About Rail Europe

Rail Europe is the global reference brand for European train booking. We have been the trusted partner of the travel industry and train operators for 90 years. Our rail expert teams provide technology solutions and customer care services to +15,000 partners in more than 70 countries. International travellers who want to travel by train easily throughout Europe can also book their travel directly through our state-of-the-art train booking website and app. Our catalogue of products focuses on 200 rail providers such as SNCF, SBB, Eurostar, Trenitalia, Italo, DB, Renfe, ÖBB, SNCB, NS, OUIGO Spain and National Rail, and rail passes including the Swiss Travel Pass and Eurail Passes. We sell around 5 million European train tickets every year. Our offices are around the globe and we are headquartered in Paris.

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