Interrail: where to pay the supplement ?

carlos2000 @ 20-01-2009 15:35

if i take a daytime train where i need to pay supplement, can i do it on the train or do i have to do it before the journey?

Pete @ 21-01-2009 10:34

Hi Carlos.

The best is to do it before... because in most cases the supplement is at the same time a seat reservation. so if you do not have a seat, you can not use this train... this is especially the case in high speed trains like TGV, Eurostar, THALYS and so on ... also on some trains like the TGV, there is only a limited number of seats available for persons travelling by InterRail ... 😢
Better to get the reservations/supplements before at a station. always tell them that you travel on InterRail !! 🙂

When using night trains, you can often ask directly the staff at the train for a bed, seat ... if one is free, you can get it ...

My personal experience is: in some countries like in Scandinavia and main parts of Eastern Europe the staff is very open... so if you do not have a reservation/supplement, you can buy it in the train. in other countries, you have to pay an extra fee or have to leave the train ... so it always depends on the staff, on the train and on the country - I can not give you a general answer !! 😉

Have a look at this information showing you where to book:

Connections without extra supplements are listed here:

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