Sleeper train reservation with Eurail Global Pass

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aderoy
aderoy
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Sep 11, 2019 - 4:36 AM

Hello!

I am looking to travel from Zurich to Bratislava via night train on the evening of October 15th. I'd like to book the train that departs at 21.40 and arrives in Bratislava at 7.40 the next morning.

I will have a Eurail Global Pass, so as I understand, I only need to make a reservation. When I look at the oebb website, I can only find the option to buy full tickets. I am only able to access the mobile site, so maybe that makes a difference.

I considered waiting until I arrive in Switzerland and asking at the train station, but I don't arrive until September 28th. Is that leaving it too late?

Can someone point me in the right direction? Thank you for any help!

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Sep 11, 2019 - 10:59 AM in reply to aderoy

Hi Aderoy,

Yes, with the Eurail Global Pass you need just the seat/bed reservation.

Have you tried via these resellers at www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/austria/pri ce?

Sometimes they are not asking for the rail pass you already have in the beginning but just in the end. Try these and let me know if you could manage it.

Last modified on Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 AM by Ildiko
1960man
1960man
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Sep 11, 2019 - 11:13 PM

I looked at Nightjet's own page (you should always go to the actual operator of the train for the best information...) and found this statement:

Holders of Interrail or Eurail tickets require a seat reservation in their desired category to travel on ÖBB Nightjet trains. These “Pass” tickets are available at the ticket counter or through the ÖBB Customer Service at +43 5 1717. All seats can be booked with 2nd class.

1960man
1960man
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Sep 11, 2019 - 11:16 PM in reply to Ildiko

In my opinion (50 years experience and expertise in European rail travel) it is always best to go to the actual operator of a train service for the best information.

Switzerland - Austria trains are now all run by Austrian Federal Railways. Day trains are called Railjet and night trains are called Nightjet

Nightjet has its own web site:

www.nightjet.com/en/

aderoy
aderoy
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Sep 13, 2019 - 2:52 AM

Thank you all for pointing me in the right direction! I have successfully made my reservation :)

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