When should I start making reservations?
We advise you to start making reservations at least 2 months in advance. Many high-speed and night trains can already be reserved from 3 months in advance, and will get fully booked in that period. Check our train pages for more information on specific trains.
If a train is fully booked, use the Interrail timetable to find another train. To find alternatives that don't need reservations, check the box 'Avoid trains that require a reservation'.