How to use the InterRail Ticket: train times, reservations ?

silver_fox @ 31-07-2008 12:57


I've just purchased a global pass, i'm starting my trip on the 15th in Faro Portugal.

Firstly if i use the website to check traintimes will it specify whether i need to pay a supplement or make a reservation?

Is there a difference between supplements and reservations? Is it the case that for some trains making a reservation is free?

If the train does not require a reservation/supplement do i just walk onto the train and show my interail ticket when asked? or do i have to go to the ticket office and show the interrail pass there? What is the proceedure?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Pete @ 01-08-2008 12:36


1) Have a look here for reservations:
schedules here:
and a schedule planer here:

2) If a supplement is needed, you have to pay it. a reservation can be done but you don't need it.
on some special trains a reservation is required: then you can call it a hidden supplement.

3) Just jump into the train. if you need a reservation/supplement, buy it before at a station or via internet. 🙂

Peter 🙂

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