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1. Posted by carlaht (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Its my first time traveling to Europe and I am not sure how the overnight trains work. Can anyone tell me if there is an extra fee for them? Does people usually pay extra or can you just kind of sleep in a regular seat? I just have no idea.
Thanks guys

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 11y

Well, here is the deal. If you plan to travel with a eurail pass during the day, you do not need a reservation. If you are planning to travel overnight, especially if you need one of those "sleeper" couchettes, you must make a reservation ahead of time. I remember it costing me about $7 each time I made the reservation. It is definitely worthwhile to pay that amount. It makes a big difference to the overnight journey. I hope this helps.


3. Posted by carlaht (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thanks for your help!

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, found that in order to book a sleeper to cost me significantly more than $7. I dont know if it is different for you because you have a eurrail pass rather than the european equivalent of an inter rail pass, but for me to get a couchetter on top of my pass was around £30 / $50. I ended up spending a coupld of nights 'sleeping' in my seat. However, it was possibly the most uncomfortable night of my life, and, wherever possible stayed in a hostel, which actually worked out cheaper than a couchette anyway.