Swedish Night Trains
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Swedish Night Trains

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SJ Night Train at a glance

The SJ Night Train oozes adventure! One of Europe most modern trains in Europe. You can travel while you sleep and reach your destination fresh and ready for more adventure.

The SJ Night Train have wide range of comfort facilities, from a couchette to a 1st Class private compartment containing a WC, shower, where breakfast, a morning newspaper and access to the SJ Lounge are all included.

While travelling at night, you can enjoy the latest movies played in the onboard cinema. Two films are played during the night. In the morning younger ones can enjoy a child movie.

The SJ Night Train network

The SJ Night Train serves the following main cities in Sweden: Malmö, Gothenburg, Östersund and Stockholm. Below are examples of some popular routes and their travel duration.

Domestic night trains

Popular journeys
JourneyTravel duration
Gothenburg – Åre 13h
Stockholm – Åre 8h
Malmö – Stockholm 8h
Stockholm – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik 11h 10
Gothenburg – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik 19h 45
Stockholm – Oslo (summer season only) 8h
Malmö – Berlin (not during winter time) 7h
Malmö – Oslo (summer season only) 7h 30

Our tip

Tickets prices are subject to demand and supply. For better deals, choose to travel off peak.

Before you board

The stations
First Class ticket holders can use the SJ Night Train Lounge in Stockholm and Göteborg. Several services are offered in the Lounge ranging from food, shops, Wi-Fi Internet access and travel assistance.

Check-in & boarding
Check-in can be done well in advance when travelling from Stockholm, Malmö or Åre.

Pets are accepted in seating cars.

On board

The SJ Swedish Night Train offers four classes of service:
Sleeper Single Deluxe 1st Class Sleepers 2nd Class Sleepers 2nd Class Seats
1-bed cabin
Double deluxe (2-bed cabin)
Private shower and toilet
Towels included
Shower and toilet outside of cabin
3-bed or 2-bed cabin
Couchette Compartments 6-bed cabin
Sheet, sleeping bag and blanket
Breakfast, Lunch Dinner, Snack: Service in the train’s restaurant carriage
The SJ Night Train Berlin Night Express from Malmö – Berlin has two classes:
Sleeping Car Couchette Compartments
Breakfast, Lunch Dinner, Snack: Service in the train’s restaurant carriage
1-bed and 2-bed compartments
Air conditioning
Private shower and toilet
Towels included
6-bed compartments
Sheets, blankets and pillows

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  • A. No. You cannot change seats once onboard. You should know that trains enter a station in one wayand goes out in another way, so your seat orientation will change.


  • A. A single passenger can carry up to 2 suitcases and 1 handbag. For your comfort and safety, avoid oversized bags on board Thalys trains. The largest side of your luggage must not exceed 85 cm.


  • A. Tickets for AVE trains can be easily purchased online on our website. Choose the ‘Print @ home’ ticketing method for more convenience and no booking fees.


  • A. Eurostar offers two types of First class (Business Premier and Standard Premier) and one type of Second class (Standard class).

     Eurostar Business Premier includes priority express check-in at a dedicated ticket desk, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, Wi-Fi Internet access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travellers, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.

     Eurostar Standard Premier includes comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.

     Eurostar Standard class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. A Point to Point ticket allows you to travel by train on a specific route during a designated date. An Eurail Select Pass allows to have unlimited rail travel on all trains operated by national railway company of the countries that you have chosen. Buying an Eurail Select Pass is ideal if you are planning to travel extensively by train.


  • A. A Friends and Families Pass is available for a group of 2 to 5 travellers at a discounted rate. The group must travel together all the times. The names of every participant will be printed on a unique pass. Therefore travellers won’t be able to travel separately.


  • A. The TGV East First class includes comfortable reclyning seats, non-smoking carriages, taxi booking service, individual power sockets as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The TGV East Second class includes spacious legroom, non-smoking carriages as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. -On the London-Paris route, Eurostar runs every 30 minutes during peak period and every 60 minutes during low period.

     On the London-Brussels route, Eurostar runs every 2 hours.

     During the summer in Europe, Eurostar operates 2 daily trips to Disneyland in Paris (1 trip in winter).



  • A. No. You will need a separate ticket to travel on board the Eurostar. However, Rail Passes include discounts for Eurostar. The discounted fares are also known as Passholder fare. Select "details" when you are viewing fares with a pass to find the list of Rail Passes that offer Passholder fare.


  • A. You will be offered the Ticketless purchasing solution to travel on board Italo trains in Italy. With the Ticketless, you just need to note your PNR (passenger number reference) and notify the on-board staff before travelling. The Ticketless purchasing solution is more convenient and has no shipping fees.


  • A. A travel day is defined as the period of time starting from 12 am to 12 am of the next day. It is a complete 24h period. With the Eurail Select Pass, you can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the TGV Lyria up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to France and Switzerland thoroughly. You can buy your tickets at the earliest to have the best fares.


  • A. -Children aged from 0 to 4 years old included are not required to have a sleeper reservation or ticket if they share a bed with another person.

     A special child’s fare applies if a child aged between 4 and 11 years or below 4 years old requires a separate bed.



  • A. A single passenger can carry suitcases and travel bags. Size doesn’t matter, but for your comfort and safetly, avoid oversized bags on board TGV. Skis, prams or rucksacks must be stored in racks. It is mandatory to tag each of your baggage with your indentifiations.


  • A. Yes, a reservation is needed to guarantee your seat on board of high speed Frecciarossa trains. Passengers who have a Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass (with Italy included), Eurail 2 country Pass (France and Italy) and Eurail Pass for Greece and Italy, need to validate their pass before boarding a Frecciarossa train.


  • A. Two classes of service are offered on board the TGV – First class and Second class. In First class, passengers have large seats, power sockets for portable devices and access to the bar buffet. If you are travelling in second class, you can also have access to a vast selection of meals and beverages.


  • A. A Youth Pass offers discounts to any passenger aged 25 years old or younger.


  • A.

     Pass holders or ticket holders are required to file a police report within 24 hours of the incident.

     You can buy a replacement Rail Pass or Train Ticket. When you return to your country, you must submit a request to us within 30 days. The request should include the police report, the replacement pass or ticket, plane tickets to and from Europe and a letter describing the incident.



  • A. The Eurail Italy Pass is a country pass to explore Italy by train. The Eurail Italy Pass is valid for one month and holders can choose to travel from 3 to 10 days.


  • A. First class Rail Pass allows you to travel in all sleeper accommodations. Second class Rail Pass allows you to travelin T3 compartments. Some T4 are available with First or Second class Rail Passes. You should check the details to know on which class the T4 is offered.


  • A. A Rail Pass month is based on a calendar month. If a Rail Pass validity begins on the 15th of a month, then its expiry date will be the 14th of the following month at midnight.


  • A. - A Consecutive Pass offers unlimited rail travel for continuous days for the duration of the pass.

     A Flexi Pass offers unlimited rail travel on selected days which can be non-continuous for the duration of the pass.



  • A. Yes some Rail Passes offer discounts for travellers who are aged 60 years old or older. The following passes offer discounts for senior:
     Balkan Flexipass-1st class
     BritRail Consecutive and Flexipass 1st class,
     BritRail England Consecutive and Flexipass 1st Class
     France Rail Pass, 1st Class
     Eurail Ireland Pass - 2nd Class
     Eurail Romania Pass - 1st class


  • A. -Breakfast is served before 11:00 am.
     Lunch is served as from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.
     Between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, you will be served a snack.
     After 5:00 pm, you will be able to enjoy a nice diner onboard.


  • A. It depends on the train routes that you have chosen. Globally you can choose one of the three printing options available: "Print @ home", "Print @ the station" or Regular Paper tickets. Regular Paper tickets are always available for choice. However the first two methods are not always available. For the moment "Print @ home" is only available for Eurostar, ATOC and and all trains departing from and within France (domestic and international trains such as Thalys, TGV Lyria etc.). The "Print @ Home" option is only offered if the booking includes a Eurostar, Thalys, French Journeys or Spanish trains.


  • A. You can use self service tickets terminals when travelling between London and Paris or Brussels on board the Eurostar.

    For more information, refer to: How do I retrieve my e-tickets at Eurostar train stations?



  • A. The Thalys First class includes comfortable reclining seats as well as food and beverages available at your seat.

    The Thalys Second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages available at your seat.



  • A. From Germany, several cities in bordering countries can be reached. The Intercity Express (ICE) goes to Brussels, the DB Expressbus to Prague, the DB-ÖBB Eurocity to Kufstein and Innsbruck and the DB-ÖBB Eurocity to Bolzzano/Bozen, Verona, Bologna and Venice.


  • A. Cities with nearby airports have an excellent public transport connection (Train, bus, taxi or subway). You can take the train or any other transport method to reach a train station found the city center. Trains usually have a direct connection to city centers. The following European airports are linked to their respective city center by train: Amsterdam Schiphol, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin Schoenefeld, Birmingham, Brussels National, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva-Cointrin, Glasgow, Graz, Hannover, Krakow, Leipzig, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stanstead, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Munich, Milan Malpensa, Newcastle, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo, Palermo, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Pisa, Porto, Rome Fiumicino, Southampton, Stockholm, Stuttgart , Torino, Tronheim, Valencia, Vienna , and Zurich.


  • A. Unfortunately you can’t. Each passenger is allowed to carry 2 suitcases and 1 handbag.


  • A. Both Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express are trains which operate every 15 minutes.


  • A. Overnight trains add a sense of adventure to your trips. You can either share your compartement with friends or other fellow train travellers. Of course can also have a private sleeper in the train. For your security and for administrative purposes, railway officials will collect your passport at the beginning of the journey and will return it upon arrival.


  • A. Yes, you can obtain a discount for ferry crossings or even a free crossing on a ferry. Holders of an Eurail Italy Pass also benefit from great offers to visit museums and monument. If you have a first class pass, you are entitled to a free transfer from Roma Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini train station with the Leonardo Express. You can also have a free transfer from Pisa airport to Florence central station.


  • A. You can take a train at a train station which offers a maximum of information and facilities to guide travellers. Large Departure and Arrival boards, found in train stations, indicate the departure time or the arrival time of a particular train. The train number and the platform are displayed alongside. You just have to match the train number and departure time which are printed on your reservation/ticket to displayed information on the board in order to know which train you should take and at which platform number.

    Before hopping on the train, check for your coach or carriage number on your reservation/ticket. Coach numbers are well indicated on the lateral sides of all trains. First, Second or any other classes are also indicated.

    Once onboard the train, match the seat number with that indicated on you reservation/ticket.

    European trains have pictographs (graphic drawings) which represent international symbols in order to assist any passenger. Don’t forget that the railway staff is always available to guide you.



  • A. Internet bancking is very secure. TrainTicket.com makes it a point to offer a secure Internet banking system to its customers. That is why we have chosen Global Collect as our international payment services partner.


  • A. Train stations are easily accessible in Europe. They are usually found in city centres and have a good connection with other public transport system (bus and taxi). Train stations are indicated on travel maps and Internet websites. You can also ask your hotel concierge for the best way to reach a train station. If you are not much of an adventurer, taxis are the simplest way to get to a train station.


  • A. The Swiss Card offers 1 round trip from any Swiss airport to a single destination of your choice by train. Swiss Cards also offer a 50% discount on the Swiss railway network, lake steamers, buses and for mountain excursions.


  • A. Information on European trains schedule can be found easily and rapidly in the "start searching train tickets" menu.


  • A. Your Rail Pass will start to be effective when the railway staff stamps it.


  • A. Rail Passes can be bought up to 6 months in advance prior to your first travel day onboard a train. Please note that passes have to be validated within 6 months of the date of issue.


  • A. You can book 1 passenger at a time for a single compartment or you can select 1 single compartement and a double compartment.


  • A. Several options are possible. The simplest solution is to book all five in a T6 compartment. If there is no T6 available or if this choice does not meet your wish, you can choose a T2 and a T3. Other options include 2 T2 and a T1 or a T4 and a T1. You need to do each selection separately when there is a break down.


  • A. The Talgo 200 First class includes comfortable reclining seats, video and audio programs and food and beverages served at your seat by a friendly staff.

    The Talgo 200 Second class includes spacious legroom, video and audio programs and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. No. Unfortunately tickets can be shipped to any other adresse except that of your country of residence. Make sure that you have all travel documents before departure.


  • A. Yes, a reservation is needed to book your seat on board the high speed AVE train.


  • A. Yes, trains have water closet or toilets which are easily accessible and are clearly marked with a WC sign. If you want to use the WC, you will find them in front or at the back or each carriage. They include a washbasin.


  • A. Most trains have a bar-buffet service. Meals and beverages can also be served at your seat. Some trains have a trolley service. Some night trains and scenic trains have a dining car, where you can sit down and have a pleasant meal. Dining cars are very much part of a unique train experience. Some trains offer a high quality of food and wine which matches that of a gourmet restaurant.


  • A. The Eurail Select Pass is a country pass which enables you to use the nation rail network of any 34,4 or 5 adjoining countries. The countries included in the Eurail Select Pass can be chosen from a list of 24 countries in Europe.


  • A. The Ticketless is a friendly and convenient solution enabling you to board the train with just a unique reference which figures in the confirmation page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox. It is a combination of 6 alphanumerical characters. We advise you to print down it when you travel.


  • A. A single passenger can carry up to 2 suitcases and 1 handbag. Each luggage must be tagged and stored in rack above your seats in the ICE trains.


  • A. To validate your Swiss Pass, you need to go at the ticket counter at any main railway station in Switzerland. Please note that your Swiss Pass should bear no sign of having been tampered with.


  • A. Yes. There is a restaurant with sitting facilities on board Frecciarossa trains. The modern restaurant on board the Frecciarossa offers a traditional Italian dishes. Frecciarossa trains also have a coffee bar service, where passengers can buy sandwiches, snacks or beverages.


  • A. The Italian Day Trains’ First class includes comfortable reclining seats and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car on major routes.

    The Italian Day Trains’ Second class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car on major routes.



  • A. - Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited travel in first class coaches throughout 23 European countries. You can choose to travel from 15 consecutive days to 3 months or else 15 flexible days within a 2 month period. The Eurail Global Pass includes bonuses.

     Eurail Select Pass offers unlimited travel in 3 to 5 bordering countries in Europe. Bonuses are included.



  • A. Yes. We recommend you to buy your tickets and make your reservations before departure. The price may be lower if you buy well in advance. Late reservations can lead to a fully booked train or discrupted travel.


  • A. - Business class and Premier class offer First class services on trains. Travallers can enjoy access to lounge before departure, meals at seat, Wi-Fi Internet to name a few services.

     Flexi First class includes large seats on day trains and comfortable couchettes or sleepers on night trains. Meals are available for purchase. Flexi First class are exchangeable.

     Best Price First class includes large seats at the lowest price. Large seats, couchettes and meals can be available. Some restrictions may apply.

     Flexi Second class is exchangeable with seats on day trains and couchettes or sleepers on night trains.

     Best Price Second class includes the same services as a Flexi Second Class at the lowest ticket price. However some restrictions may apply.

     Super Saver class includeds reclining seats at the lowest price on night trains. Some restrictions may apply.



  • A. A single passenger can carry up to 2 suitcases and 1 handbag. Size doesn’t matter, but for your comfort and safety, avoid oversized bags on board Lyria trains.


  • A. Yes and they are located in carriage 4 or 14, in the middle of the Lyria train. The TGV Lyria bar offers tasty snacks and meals: sandwiches, hot/cold local dishes, salads, children’s menu, hot and cold drinks. An at seat service is available for those travelling in First class.


  • A.Yes. You can purchase your train ticket or rail pass using up to 3 different debit or credit cards. TrainTicket.com accepts Visa, Visa Electron, Master Card, Maestro, Amex and JCB. Those services are subject to your country of residence.


  • A. - A Full Fare has no restrictions. The ticket can be exchanged and refunded even after the departure date. You must send the ticket to your local travel agent within 60 days of the train’s departure date to benefit from an exchange or a refund. Click here to get the Contact Us adress.

     Value Fare is a ticket which is not exchangeable and not refundable.

     Youth Fare which applies for travellers under the age of 26 years old is exchangeable before departure date and in Europe. The ticket is however not refundable.

     Passholder Fare can be exchanged when you arrive in Europe. It is however not refundable. Passholder Fare is issued in colligation with the relevant Rail Pass.

     Senior Fare is issued for travellers over 60 years old and is can be exchanged when you arrive in Europe. It is however not refundable.



  • A. Yes there is a check-in which varies according to the travel class you have opted. Passengers who have chosen Business Premier can check-in just 10 minutes before departure of the Eurostar. Standard Premier and Standard ticket holders have to check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. To avoid any setback, we recommend passengers to arrive 45 minutes before, just ensuring sufficient time for passport control and security checks.


  • A. A validated pass is a pass which has been stamped "valid" by a rail staff at the train station.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed Thalys . If you have an Eurail Pass which includes France, Belgium, The Netherlands or Benelux countries, then you are entitled to a Pass Holder fare which usually includes a discount. Those who have a Swiss Pass or a France Rail Pass can also have a Pass Holder fare. Some passes like France Rail Pass but also Eurail passes including Benelux-France / France-Germany / France-Italy / France-Spain / France-Switzerland / Benelux also offers discounts through Passholder deals. Please note than the German Rail Pass is not valid on rail routes which are covered by Thalys to Germany.


  • A. Yes. You should buy before your travel date to avoid fully booked trains. Buying in advance will guarantee you a seat onboard. Furthermore, you will benefit from the best price and discounts when you buy your train ticket in advance.


  • A. The most adapted Rail Pass for you depends mostly on the number of days and the countries you want to travel. You click on the "search passes" menu for guidance. TrainTicket.com will help you find the best Rail Pass to meet you requirements.


  • A. The Eurail Italy Pass can be used on the entire national rail network of the countries which you have chosen. The following countries form part of the Eurail program: Austria, Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia-Slovenia, Czech Republic Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Select, Montenegro-Serbia, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.


  • A.

     Yes. Some passes offer discount for families.

     Swiss Passes offer a Swiss family card which offers free travel for children (aged from 6 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a parent.

     In Great Britain, the BritRail Pass which offers free travel for children (aged 5 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a full fare adult or a Senior Pass holder. The Great Britain Heritage Family Pass is also available for 2 adults who are travelling with up to 3 children.

     Families can benefit from saver options which are offered by many passes. Children aged 4 to 11 travel at half of the adult fare when they are on the Family Pass.



  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed train – TGV. If you have a Pass, you will still need to buy a reservation. Passes include Eurail Global, Eurail Select Pass or Eurail two country pass which includes France. Those who have a France Rail Pass or a France Rail Pass Premium can have last minute Easy Access reservations to board a TGV.


  • A. You will receive an acknowledgement email confirming the type of e-ticket that you have chosen ("Print @ home" ticket or "Print @ the station" ticket).


  • A. You will be eligible to a pass holder fare on the Eurostar. You must purchase other BritRail products to obtain more discounts.


  • A. The Swiss Pass allows you to travel on all trains operated by national railway company of Switzerland as well as its other public transport. However a reservation is needed to board international high speed trains (such as the ICE train to Germany, the TGV Lyria to France and Railjet to Budapest), scenic trains (Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Golden Pass and Wilhelm Tell Express )and overnight trains. Reservations are not included in the Pass. Domestic and local trains do not require a reservation.


  • A. Tickets for TGV can be bought online on our website. You can choose to have your tickets delivered in your inbox through the “Print @ home” ticketing solution or you can choose to retrieve your rail ticket from self-service ticketing machines found at the train stations in France.


  • A. Passengers can carry up to 2 hand luggages. The total weight should not exceed 20kg (44 pounds). Total dimensions should not exceed more than 2m50. Passengers are sole responsible for their luggage which they must store in designated areas in the AVE trains.


  • A. The Talgo Day’s First class includes comfortable reclining seats and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The Talgo Day’s Second class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A Yes. Major train stations have lockers and luggage storage facilities. The services are available at an additional cost, so make sure that you have some change on you if you are planning to use them.


  • A. The Swiss Family Card allows children under 16 years old to have free travel when they are accompanied by a parent. It is a free card which is available upon request when you buy a Swiss Pass. You can also get it before boarding a train. Just show your Swiss Card at a ticket desk at the time of validation and ask for a Swiss Family Card.


  • A. In most cases, Rail Pass is not valid on buses and subways. However Rail Passes are valid on local or regional trains.

    Swiss Pass is the only exception. Swiss Pass is valid for all transport systems in 37 Swiss cities and towns.



  • A. Travel maps are provided with Multiple Country Passes or with some of Single Country Passes. Travel Maps are available for free on our website. The online travel maps will help you plan your journey.


  • A. Yes. If you have chosen the Business Premier, you only need to get to the train station 10 minutes before departure. 30 minutes are required if you are travelling on Standard Premier or Standard. Passengers with ski materials or many luggages need to get to the station 30 minutes before departure.


  • A. It means that you have the flexibity to use 4 days of train travel in a 2 month period. The days can be consecutive (continuous days) or non-consecutive. It depends on the type of Rail Pass that you have selected.


  • A. Yes. The TGV has a buffer car which offers tasty snacks and meals as well as hot and cold drinks. You can also bring your own food or buy from vending machines on board the TGV.


  • A. There are single or double couchettes. Trains also have T3 (3 beds), T4 and deluxe sleepers. The sleeping accomodations may differ according to trains and routes.


  • A. Yes, trains have water closet or toilets which are easily accessible and are clearly marked with a WC sign. If you want to use the WC, you will find them in front or at the back or each carriage. They include a washbasin.


  • A. Yes. If you have a twin pass to travel in Germany, you need two German Rail Pass Extensions.


  • A.For Trenitalia trains, once you have finalized your booking and made your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Rail Europe. You’ll find your reference in the email. You need to retain it at all times during your journey.

    For NTV trains, you will receive a confirmation email with the reference inside after 48 or 72 hours.



  • A. In some cases, Yes. High speed trains, night trains or scenic trains require reservations. Local and regional trains do not require any reservation.


  • A. No. There is no check-in or customs control before boarding an ICE train for local destinations in Germany. However for International destinations, there will be a ticket control and passport checks on board ICE trains. If you have a Pass, don’t forget to validate your pass prior to boarding.


  • A. Some trains may have smoking zones. However smoking zones are less and less common. High speed trains are completely non-smoking as well as for trains in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands.


  • A.No. A German Rail Pass Extension alone is not valid to travel on board trains. You have to use your extension as an add-on to your German Rail Pass.


  • A. You can only travel from Cologne to Brussels with ICE trains. The extension is not valid on the Thalys train. There are 4 daily ICE trains between Germany and Belgium.


  • A. You can validate your Rail Pass at the train station. A railway staff will write down the first and last day of validity on your pass and will stamp it. This procedure must be done before using your Rail Pass.


  • A. The following trains need a reservation: Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, all TGV’s, AVE, TGV France-Italy, Renfe, Trenitalia, Riveria, Swedish trains, City Night Line, DB (German) night trains, Elipsos, and the Paris-Germany night train. The Swiss Scenic trains and some of the German ICE trains will also need reservations depending on routes and time of travel. To verify, look at the details on the fare results. You will if the reservation is included or not.


  • A. The Swiss Pas scan be used in Switzerland to travel by bus, train, tram or ferry which form part of the Swiss Travel System .


  • A. No. You cannot buy an Eurail Italy Pass in Italy. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe. You can buy your Eurail Italy Pass up to 6 months in advance.


  • A. A pass holder (passholder) fare is a reduced fare offered to pass holders when the rail route needs requires a ticket. Usage of a pass holder fare will necessitate the use of 1 day on your rail pass.


  • A. Information on European trains schedule can be found easily and rapidly in the "start searching train tickets" menu.


  • A. There is no student discount. However discounts are offered to young travellers under 25 years old. Students under 25 can obtain Youth Fares.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is needed to board the Eurostar. Bookings can be done up to 6 month before departure. Please note that Eurail passes and the France Rail pass do not include Eurostar. However a discount is offered for Eurostar ticket when you are a holder of a Eurail Pass or a France Rail Pass.


  • A. You can book your tickets to travel on board Eurostar trains up to 6 months in advance. During that time you can plan your trip to UK, France or Belgium thoroughly. Eurostar connections to Disneyland in Paris can be booked more than 6 months before travel date as they have a wider booking period. As for the Eurostar seasonal services to the French Alps and Avignon, they are available for booking all year round.


  • A. The Swiss Pass is a country pass which enables you to use the nation rail network of Switzerland and any public transport in Switzerland. The travel period ranges from 4 days to 1 month in over 40 cities.