Interrail ICE trains

ksname @ 11-05-2007 20:59

This isn't a question but just an explanation.

I'm on my Interrail trip now (in Berlin, having been to Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt), and before I left, I was very uncertain on supplements and reservations. I just wanted to clear it up for any future interrail users, that for ICE trains - the fast connection trains, you do NOT need to pay ANY supplements. So far all my train journeys have been free (during day, not sure about night trains yet). For all of these journeys - from Brussels to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Frankfurt, and Frankfurt to Berlin, and soon to be Berlin to Prague, I have used ICE trains.

Reservations aren't always necessary, it just depends how busy it is - you can ask at a station how many reservations have been made, like I did - 7 empty seats were left to Berlin, so I made a reservation! It only cost €3.50, which I thought was worth it to secure a seat.

So I hope that clears things up for people unclear about supplements. Of course other train companies may differ, but I've yet to find out about them and if I do I'll post it up for others.

admin @ 11-05-2007 23:22

Thanks for posting that info. I've done lots of Interrailing in France and am familiar with what costs to expect, but I'm going into Germany in July and haven't been able to find accurate or detailed info on what rail supplements to expect there.

Please post any details you can on night travel, e.g. nacht zug, if you do any; as I'll be taking at least one night trip in Germany.


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