Reserve your train seats and discover Europe!

Most trains do not require seat reservations.

Mobile application and train timetable available at interrail.eu will provide information on whether the seats for your train need to be booked. The possibility of return or exchange of reservations may be limited.

Why some journeys require seat reservations and why do I need to pay for it?

The necessity to book the seats results from the willingness of carriers to provide safety and convenience to all passengers. The reservation fee usually includes the ability to travel by faster trains, wide seast, additional legroom and free WiFi. In some cases, travelers traveling with an Interrail ticket can use the meals, drinks and newspapers free of charge. Book a place to have peace of mind and confidence that you will reach your destination in comfortable conditions. It is worth to keep this in mind especially during the holiday season when certain train routes are busier than usual. You can always choose a train that doesn’t require reservation, for instance trains going via smaller towns that may be equally interesting and no less picturesque than the main trails.

When will I need seat reservation when traveling with the Interrail ticket?

  • You’ll need reservation when you travel on international trains. It will cost € 15 on average (from € 3 to € 132).
  • Reservation is mandatory on sleeping trains. You will pay € 20 on average (from € 15 € to € 155). By booking a night train ticket you save money that you would have to spend on accommodation at a hotel or bed and breakfast. Your journey on a sleeping train will pass quickly and safely.
  • Journey on fast trains requires mandatory seat reservation as well. In some countries places available on such trains can be limited and their prices change dynamically, therefore it’s worth to book the seats in advance.

How to book?

  • Seats can be booked up to 60 days in advance of the planned journey at international PKP Intercity ticket offices*.
  • Online at interrail.eu from 3 months to 7 days prior to the planned journey.

* There is no possibility to reserve seats at internationally registered IRT trains.


If you have an Interrail or Eurail ticket and you’re planning to travel through Poland by PKP Intercity trains, you can also book your seat online. How to do it? It is fast and easy! Just follow the guide below:

1. Seach for connection on intercity.pl

2. Choose your connection

3. Select discount

a) When planning to travel Express Intercity Premium (Pendolino), please select the option highlighted in blue from the drop-down menu, as shown below.

There is a 43 zł (approx. 10 €) charge when you book a seat on the Express Intercity Premium train. Reservation for EIP is mandatory (at any time).

In the next step, please type in your Interrail/Eurail ticket number.

When booking a seat on the Express Intercity Premium train, you can choose a specific seat from the diagram:

b) When planning to travel Express Intercity (EIC), InterCity (IC) or Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK), please select the highlighted option from the drop-down menu, as shown below.

In the next step, please type in your Interrail/Eurail ticket number.

Reservation for Express Intercity (EIC), InterCity (IC) or Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK) costs 1 zł (approx. 0,25 €) and it ensures a safe and comfortable journey. Caution! During COVID restrictions reservation for those trains is mandatory! During the pandemic, the maximum number of travellers must not exceed the number of seats on the train.

Please find below list of Polish carriers with reservation rules:

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