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Rail passes – to buy or not to buy? E-mail

Should you buy a Eurail pass? Or maybe some other type of rail pass (InterRail, Swiss pass, French rail pass etc.) out of the big variety of train passes offered for traveling in European countries? Perhaps in your particular case it's possible to find and purchase point-to-point train tickets that will turn out to be cheaper than rail pass price? Is Eurail pass actually worth it? How cheap point-to-point rail tickets can be? These and alike questions every day being asked by many potential passengers planning their rail vacations (or just couple train trips) in Europe. Quite often it is a hard choice to make, but the right decision might actually save you a fortune on your rail trips expenses. That is why it definitely makes sense to spend extra time and consider all the pro & cons of train passes. EuropeTrainsGuide team is here to help, we bring you major arguments both for & against buying train passes:

Why not to buy a train pass:

  • Absolute majority of train passes (but especially Eurail, no matter whether it's global or country/region specific) are expensive. One of the main reasons for that is the fact that both EuRail and InterRail passes are issued by agencies and not directly by rail companies operating actual trains. Those agencies agree with European railway companies about specific conditions regarding how, when, where etc. train passes can and should be used. Did you ever wonder why pass conditions are different in different European countries? Different agreement terms between agency issuing a rail pass and company operating the train are the primary reason why train pass holders in some countries don't pay additional fees/supplements, while in other instances they do. When you think about buying train pass you should always remember that neither agencies selling this pass, nor railway companies function at a loss while selling and allowing use of train passes, thus in majority of cases rail pass is not a way to save money when traveling by train in Europe.
  • Behind the biggest advantage of any rail pass (--> unlimited train trips during certain period of validity) hides a major disadvantage - high extra fees/supplements and rather pricey seat reservations. Basically it's a hidden extra charge in addition to already expensive train pass price. It might be difficult to imagine, but sometimes sum passenger pays for extra fees and seat reservation can be higher than point-to-point ticket fare for the same route and train. The first obvious example here is the high-speed EuroStar trains connecting London with Paris and Brussels. Pass holders fee for London to Paris journey is 89 euro (2nd class), while cheapest point-to-point tickets for the same route cost twice less. Do you still want a train pass? Similar thing happens with many other high-speed trains (like Thalys) or fancy overnight trains (like Trenhotel, Elipsos etc.)
  • Another big issue with train passes is their validity period, especially with the so-called 'continuous train passes' and rail passes which are valid only few days. When buying these types of passes it is important to understand a simple fact - it will be very difficult to use it rationally, because what happens when you travel? You spend half or even more time of your pass validity period on sightseeing, staying at hotel and other non-travel related activities. As result daily pass value (total price divided on number of days the pass is valid for) might be even greater than full fare standard train ticket price, not saying about discounted promo tickets (--> cheap rail fare), which can easily beat your pass daily value almost always.
  • "Have a train pass? Sorry, no seat for you" issue. In countries like France there is special quota for the number of passengers with rail pass per each train departure. Therefore you, as a pass holder, might experience problems with buying seat reservation simply because there are no seats for rail pass holders left for the train you want. But what if you need to travel urgently by this specific train and not any other? Then the only thing left will be to buy full fare ticket (will costs a fortune, because it will be purchased right before the departure). Do you want to end up in situation like this?

Why to buy a train pass:

  • First of all rail pass offers you an unlimited train trips and as many stopovers on the road as you want. Therefore pass might perfectly fit needs of those who are not sure about their exact itinerary (or simply spontaneous), but at the same time have a plan to travel a lot, travel internationally and long distance.
  • Train pass might give you a good value for train trips in those European countries where traveling by train is rather expensive, but at the same time majority of trains doesn't require any additional supplements or reservations for pass holders (e.g. Germany), thus situations when there are no hidden extra costs involved
  • Quite often rail pass can give you some additional discounts on certain non-rail related activities (e.g. tickets for ferries, city or museum tours etc.). Nevertheless, such discounts usually aren't that essential, so it definitely doesn't make sense to purchase rail pass just in order to receive certain additional discounts

Supplements & Seat Reservations for Pass holders:

 

Austria (OeBB):

in Austria:
  • EuroNight train # 246/247 from Vienna to Innsbruck, Feldkirch & Bregenz: 4 euro (seat in 2nd class, reservation not compulsory), 24 euro (6 berth couchette), 34 euro (4 berth couchette), 64 euro (standard double sleeper) or 79 euro (deluxe double sleeper), 104 euro (standard single sleeper) or 119 (deluxe single sleeper)
  • RailJet trains: seat reservation is NOT COMPULSORY, however can be made for 3.5 euro (2nd and 1st class)

International:

  • EuroNight train # 420/421 from Vienna to Dusseldorf (via Franfurt, Bonn, Cologne): 19 euro (seat in 2nd class), 39 euro (6 berth couchette), 49 euro (4 berth couchette), 84 euro (3 bed sleeper), 104 euro (double sleeper), 144 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 490/491 'Hans Albers' from Vienna to Hamburg (via Gottingen, Hannover): 19 euro (seat in 2nd class), 39 euro (6 berth couchette), 49 euro (4 berth couchette), 84 euro (3 bed sleeper), 104 euro (double sleeper), 144 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 60406/60477 'Metropol' from Vienna to Berlin (via Prague): 5 euro (seat in 2nd class), 15 euro (6 berth couchette), 21 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) and 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 346/347 'Dacia' from Vienna to Bucharest (via Brasov, Arad) : 10 euro (seat in 2nd class), 26.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 33 euro (4 berth couchette), 42 euro (3 bed sleeper), 53 euro (standard double sleeper) or 61 euro (deluxe double sleeper), 109 euro (standard single sleeper) or 120 euro (deluxe single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 462/463 'Imre Kalman' from (Budapest)-Vienna to Munich (via Salzburg): 5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 25 euro (4 berth couchette), 35 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 466/467 'Wiener Walzer' from Vienna to Zurich: 9 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory for journeys within Austria), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (double sleeper), 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 464/465 'Zurichsee' from Graz to Zurich: 9 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory for journeys within Austria), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (double sleeper), 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 234/235 'Tosca' from Vienna to Rome (via Venice-Mestre, Bologna, Florence): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (standard double sleeper) & 109 euro (standard single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 236/237 'Vienna-Venezia Express' from Vienna to Venice (via Salzburg): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (standard double sleeper) & 109 euro (standard single sleeper)
  • Train # 406/407 'Chopin' from Vienna to Warsaw & Krakow (via Katowice): 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette to Warsaw) or 13.4 euro (to Katowice and Krakow), 23 euro & 20 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 28 euro & 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 42 euro & 39 euro (double sleeper), 98 euro & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • InterCity Bus OeBB (ICB) to Italy (Klagenfurt Hbf. – Villach Hbf. – UdineVenezia Tronchetto): 9 euro (2nd class) or 13 euro (1st class)

 

Belgium (SNCB):

in Belgium:

  • Trains to/from Brussels Airport (so-called Diabolo supplement): 4.5 euro (2nd class & 1st class)

International:

  • EuroStar from Brussels to London: 90 euro (2nd class) or 141 euro (1st class, includes a meal and a drink)
  • TGV from Belgium to France: 9 euro (both 2nd class & 1st class)
  • Thalys from Brussels to Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam: depending on connection from 30 to 39 euro (2nd class) or 42 to 55 euro (1nd class)
  • InterCity Bus DB (ICB) to Germany: 4.5 euro (2nd & 1st class)

 

Bosnia and Herzegowina (ZFBH/ZRS)  :

in BiH:

  • Brzi (Talgo)  : 2 BAM (≈1 euro), both 2nd class & 1st class


Bulgaria (BDZ) :

in Bulgaria:

  • Express trains (Ex): 0.5 BGN (≈0.25 euro), both 2nd class & 1st class
  • Couchettes & sleepers reservations in the overnight domestic trains: 5 BGN (couchette), 10 BGN (3 bed sleeper), 12 BGN (double sleeper) & 18 BGN (single sleeper)

International:   

  • Train # 292/293 'Nusic' from Sofia to Belgrade: 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 10 euro (3 bed sleeper), 15 euro (double sleeper) & 36 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 382/383 'Bulgaria Express' from Sofia to Bucharest: 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 10 euro (BDZ, 3 bed sleeper), 15 euro (BDZ, double sleeper) or 35 euro (BDZ, single sleeper) (Service Suspended)
  • Train # 480/481 'Serdica' from Sofia to Budapest (via Vidin, Craiova, Timisoara): 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 18.2 euro (3 bed sleeper), 27.3 euro (double sleeper) & 63.7 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 490/491 'Balkan Express' from Sofia to Istanbul (change to bus on leg from Kapikule to Istanbul): 9,4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 bed couchette) (direct service suspended, however passengers can change in Dimitrovgrad from/to 'Bosphorus Express')

 

Croatia (HZ):

in Croatia

  • InterCity (IC) & InterCityNagibni (ICN) trains: 7.6 HRK (≈1 euro), both 1st and 2nd class
  • Zagreb to Split overnight trains: 3 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory), 13 euro (6 berth couchette), 22 euro (3 bed sleeper), 33 euro (double sleeper) and 63 euro (single sleeper)

International:          

  • Train # 410/411 from (Ljubljana) Zagreb to Belgrade: 3.5 euro (seat in 2nd class, optional), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth sleeper), 30 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 414/415/465 'Alpine Peaks' from (Belgrade) Zagreb to Zurich (via Ljubljana, Villach, Innsbruck): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 19 euro (6 berth couchette), 29 euro (4 berth sleeper), 39 euro (3 bed sleeper), 59 euro (double sleeper) & 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight # 498/499 'Lisinski' from Zagreb to Munich (via Ljubljana, Bled, Salzburg): 5 euro (seat in 2nd class, compulsory only for journeys to Germany), 13 euro (6 berth couchette), 20 euro (4 berth couchette), 22 euro (3 bed sleeper), 33 euro (double sleeper) and 77 euro (single sleeper)

 

Czech Republic (CD):

in Czech Republic
  • SuperCity Pendolino (SC): 250 CZK (≈9 euro), both 1st & 2nd class

International:          

  • CityNightLine train # 456/457 'Kopernikus' from Prague to Oberhausen (via Dortmund, Cologne, Dusseldorf): off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 13/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 458/459 'Canopus' from Prague to Zurich (via Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt): off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 402/403/405/406/442/443 from Prague to Krakow & Warsaw (via Katowice): 3,5 euro (seat), 9,4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 14 euro (3 bed sleeper), 21 euro (double sleeper) & 49 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' from Prague to Budapest (via Bratislava): 6 berth couchette - 9.4 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 14 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages), 3 bed sleeper - 14 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 26 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages), double sleeper - 21 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 39 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages) & single sleeper is 49 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 91 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriage)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' from Prague to Vienna (via Brno): 5 euro (seat in 2nd class, reservation not compulsory), 15 euro (6 berth couchette), 21 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) and 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 444/445 'Slovakia' from Prague to Kosice (via Ostrava, Zilina, Poprad): 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper) & 42 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 442/443 'Bohemia' from Prague to   Humenne (via Zilina, Kosice): 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper) & 42 euro (single sleeper)
  • InterCity Bus (DB) from Prague to Germany: 4.5 euro (both 1st & 2nd class)

 

Denmark (DSB):

International:     

  • X-2000 high-speed trains from Copenhagen to Stockholm (via Malmo): 7 euro (2nd class) & 17 euro (1st class)

 

Finland (VR):

in Finland

  • Pendolino trains (S2): depending on travel distance from 2.63 to 5.03 euro (2nd class) & 3.55 to 6.79 euro (1st class)
  • Overnight trains in Finland:
    • 'Santa Claus Express' #274/275 Helsinki to Rovaniemi & Kemijarvi (via Oulu): 4.7 euro (2nd class seat), 29 euro (double sleeper) & 53 euro (single sleeper)
    • Helsinki to Kolari (trains #262/263, #267/268, #271/272): 4.7 euro (2nd class seat), 13/19 euro (3 bed sleeper, low & high season), 24/35 euro (double sleeper, low & high-season) & 48/70 euro (single sleeper, low & high-season)
    • Helsinki to Rovaniemi: 4.7 euro (2nd class seat), 13/19 euro (3 bed sleeper, low & high season), 24/35 euro (double sleeper, low & high-season) & 48/70 euro (single sleeper, low & high-season)
    • Turku to Rovaniemi: 4.7 euro (2nd class seat), 13/19 euro (3 bed sleeper, low & high season), 24/35 euro (double sleeper, low & high-season) & 48/70 euro (single sleeper, low & high-season)

International:

  • Allegro trains from Helsinki to St.Petersburg: pass is valid for Finnish part of the journey, however an additional ticket required for the segment from border to St.Petersburg (cost app. 50 euro)

 

France (SNCF):

in France:

  • TGV: 9 euro (both 1st and 2nd class), however if the pass holder limit of seats gets sold out, then you'll have to pay 18 euro for the same seat reservation
  • InterCites (previously known as TEOZ trains): seat reservation (6 euro for both 1st and 2nd class) required only for some trains
  • InterCites de Nuit (previously known as Corail Lunéa): 9 euro (sleeperette seat) or  18.8 euro (couchette)

International:

  • Thalys from Paris to Brussels (30 euro in 2nd class & 42 euro in 1st class), from Paris to Amsterdam (39 euro in 2nd class & 62 euro in 1st class), from Paris to Cologne (Köln) 36 euro in 2nd class & 51 euro in 1st class
  • EuroStar from Paris to London: 89 euro (2nd class) & 159 euro (1st class) for adults or 43 euro (2nd class) & 70 euro (return 2nd class) for youth
  • TGV/AVE high-speed trains from France to Spain: from Paris to Barcelona - 26.5 euro (2nd class) or 34.5 euro (1st class), from Marseille to Madrid - 26.5 euro (2nd class) or 34.5 euro (1st class), from Toulouse to Barcelona - 12 euro (2nd class) or 15.5 euro (1st class), from Lyon to Barcelona - 17.5 euro (2nd class) or 23 euro (1st class)
  • TGV high-speed trains: 
    • Paris to Belgium (Brussels): 9 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
    • TGV Alleo from Paris to Munich, Stuttgart & Karlsruhe: 13 euro (2nd class) or 25 euro (1st class)
    • TGV Artesia from Paris to Milan: 60 euro (2nd class) or 80 euro (1st class), from Lyon to Milan: 33 euro (2nd class) or 48 euro (1st class)
    • TGV Lyria  from Paris to Switzerland (Basel, Zurich, Geneve, Bern, Lausanne): 25 euro (2nd class) or 52 euro (1st class)
    • Paris to Luxembourg: 6 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
    • TGV Mediterranean from Geneva to Southern France (via Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Cannes, Nice): 16 euro (2nd class) or 23 euro (1st class)
  • ICE Alleo from Paris to Germany (Mannheim & Frankfurt): 13 euro (2nd class) or 25 euro (1st class)
  • Talgo de Jour from Montpellier to Spain (via Perpignan, Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Cartagena ): 6.5 euro (2nd class) or 10 euro (1st class)
  • Elipsos Trenhotel EuroNight trains from Paris to Barcelona & Madridsleeperette (reclining seats) 50 euro, 4 bed sleeper 75 euro, 2 bed sleeper 116 euro, single slepeer 174 euro, luxury double sleeper 168 euro & luxury single sleeper 216 euro (service canceled, instead introduced daytime high-speed trains Paris-Barcelona with change there for Madrid)
  • Thello trains (former Artesia de Nuit) from Paris to Milan, Rome & Venice overnight trains:  25 EUR (6 berth couchette), 65 EUR (3 bed sleeper) etc. (interrail passes are not valid for Thello trains anymore, so passengers will have to use ordinary point-to-point tickets)
  • Intercités de Nuit (former Lunéa) trains from Paris to Portbou & Irun, from Nice to Irun, from Strasbourg to Portbou: sleeping seat (sleeperette) 9 euro, 6 berth (2nd class) couchette 18.8 euro or 4 berth couchette (1st class) for the same 18.8 euro
  • TrenHotel 'Sud Expresso' # 310/313 train from Hendaye to Lisbon (via Coimbra, Salamanca, San Sebastian): sleeperette 7 euro, 4 bed sleeper (Tourist Class) 30 euro, 2 bed sleeper 62 euro & 112 euro (single sleeper)

 

Germany (DB):

in Germany

  • ICE Sprinter: 11.5 euro (2nd class) and 16.5 euro (1st class)
  • CityNightLine (CNL) trains: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 13/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • Thalys from Cologne (Köln) to Aachen: 5 euro (2nd class) and 7 euro (1st class)
  • EuroCity (BWE) from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder): 4.5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)

International:

  • Thalys from Cologne (Köln) to Brussels: 22 euro (2nd class) & 35 euro (1st class), Cologne (Köln) to Paris: 36 euro (2nd class) & 51 euro (1st class), Cologne (Köln) to Liege: 15 euro (2nd class) & 27 euro (1st class)
  • TGV Alleo from Munich, Stuttgart & Karlsruhe to Paris: 13 euro (2nd class) or 25 euro (1st class)
  • ICE Alleo from Mannheim & Frankfurt to Paris: 13 euro (2nd class) or 25 euro (1st class)
  • EuroCity 'Berlin-Warsaw Express' from Berlin to Warsaw (via Poznan) & Gdansk: 4.5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • EuroCity trains from Munich to Italy (Venice, Bologna, Milan) via Austria: 7 euro (2nd class) or 11 euro (1st class)
  • CityNightLine (CNL) trains from Germany to Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands & Italy: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 13/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 490/491 'Hans Albers' from Hamburg to Vienna (via Hanover, Gottingen, Nurmberg, Passau): 19 euro (seat in 2nd class), 39 euro (6 berth couchette), 49 euro (4 berth couchette), 84 euro (3 bed sleeper), 104 euro (double sleeper), 144 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' from Berlin to Budapest (via Prague, Bratislava): 5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 14 euro (6 berth couchette), 17,5 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' from Berlin to Vienna (via Prague, Brno): 5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 14 euro (6 berth couchette), 17,5 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 462/463 'Imre Kalman' from Munich to Budapest (via Salzburg, Vienna):   5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 25 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 498/499 'Lisinski' from Munich to Zagreb (via Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana):   5 euro (seat in 2nd class), 13 euro (6 berth couchette), 20 euro (4 berth couchette), 22 euro (3 bed sleeper), 33 euro (double sleeper) & 77 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 446/447 'Jan Kiepura' from Warsaw to Oberhausen (via Berlin, Cologne, Dussledorf): 4 euro (seat in 2nd class), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 30 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 52 euro (double sleeper) & 112 euro (single sleeper)
  • InterCity Bus (DB) from Germany to Prague: 4 or 4.5 euro (1st & 2nd class)

 

Greece (OSE):

in Greece:

  • InterCity (IC) trains from Thessaloniki to Athens: depending on distance traveled from 7.1 to 20.3 euro (both 2nd class & 1st class)

International:  

  • Thessaloniki to Belgrade overnight train # 334/335: 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper) & 40 euro (single sleeper)
  • Thessaloniki to Sofia daytime train # 360/361: 1 euro (2nd class seats)

 

Hungary (MAV):

in Hungary:

  • InterCity (IC) trains: depending on distance traveled from 450 HUF (trips <100km) to 1035 HUF (trips >500km), in case passenger purchase seat reservation in advance seat reservations fare cost from 330 to 915 HUF

International:

  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' Budapest to Berlin (via Bratislava, Prague): 5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 14 euro (6 berth couchette), 17,5 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 472/473 'Ister' from Budapest to Bucharest (via Sighisoara, Brasov): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 462/463 'Imre Kalman' from Budapest to Munich (via  Vienna, Salzburg): 5 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 25 euro (4 berth couchette), 35 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Wiener Walzer' from Budapest to Zurich (via Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck): 5 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory for journeys till Austria stations), 21.9 euro (6 berth couchette), 29.9 euro (4 berth couchette), 34.9 euro (3 bed sleeper), 49.9 euro (double sleeper) & 99.9 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' from Budapest to Prague (via Bratislava): 6 berth couchette - 9,4 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 14 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages), 3 bed sleeper - 14 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 26 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages), double sleeper - 21 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 39 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriages) & single sleeper is 49 euro (Prague-Budapest carriages) or 91 euro (Berlin to Budapest carriage)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477(406/403) from Budapest to Katowice, Warsaw & Krakow (via Bratislava):  9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 16.1 euro (3 bed sleeper, 22.4 euro till Warsaw), 30.8 euro (double sleeper, 23.1 euro till Warsaw) & 49 euro (single sleeper, 58.1 euro till Warsaw)
  • EuroNight train # 346/347 'Dacia' (Vienna) Budapest to Buchurest (via Arad, Brasov): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 340/341 from Budapest to Belgrade (via Subotica & Novi Sad): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 8 euro (6 berth couchette), 10 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper)
  • Train # 406/407 'Corona' from Budapest to Brasov (via Oradea, Cluj-Napoca): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 480/481 'Serdica' from Budapest to Sofia(via Timisoara, Craiova,Vidin): 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 18.2 euro (3 bed sleeper), 27.3 euro (double sleeper) & 63.7 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1204/1205 'Adria' seasonal from Budapest to Split (via Siofok, Zagreb, Knin): 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 14 euro (3 bed sleeper), 21 euro (double sleeper) & 49 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1246/1247 'Istria' seasonal from Budapest to Koper (via Zalaegerszeg, Maribor, Ljubljana, Postojna): 5 euro (seat), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 14 euro (3 bed sleeper), 21 euro (double sleeper) & 49 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1480/1481 'Albena' seasonal from Budapest to Varna: 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 18.2 euro (3 bed sleeper), 27.3 euro (double sleeper) & 63.7 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1470/1471 'Nesebar' seasonal from Budapest to Burgas: 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 18.2 euro (3 bed sleeper), 27.3 euro (double sleeper) & 63.7 euro (single sleeper)

 

Ireland (IE):

  • Seat reservation is not required for any domestic or international train

 

Italy (FS):

in Italy:

  •  Frecce trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca): 10 euro (both 1st & 2nd class)
  • EuroCity (EC) international trains (journeys within Italy): 10 euro (both 1st & 2nd class), except DB/OeBB EuroCity (7 euro 2nd class & 11 euro 1st class)
  • InterCityNotte (ICN) overnight trains:  3 euro (seat, 2nd class), 39 euro (4 berth couchette), 47 euro (3 bed sleeper), 56 euro (double sleeper) & 118 euro (single sleeper)
International:
  • EuroNight train # 234/235 'Tosca' from Rome  to Vienna (via Florence, Bologna,Venice-Mestre): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (standard double sleeper) & 109 euro (standard single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train #236/237 'Venezia-Vienna Express' from Venice  to Vienna (via Salzburg): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (standard double sleeper) & 109 euro (standard single sleeper)
  • InterCity Bus OeBB (ICB) to Austria (Venice TronchettoUdineVillach Hbf. – Klagenfurt Hbf.): 9 euro (2nd class) or 13 euro (1st class)
  • Thello trains (former Artesia de Nuit) from Milan, Rome & Venice to Paris overnight trains – 25 EUR (6 berth couchette), 65 EUR (3 bed sleeper) etc. (interrail passes are not valid for Thello trains anymore, so passengers will have to use ordinary point-to-point tickets)
  • TGV Artesia from Milan to Paris: 60 euro (2nd class) or 80 euro (1st class), from Milan to Lyon: 33 euro (2nd class) or 48 euro (1st class)
  • EuroCity trains from Italy (Verona, Venice, Milan) to Munich via Austria: 7 euro (2nd class) or 11 euro (1st class)
  • CisAlpino EuroCity trains from Italy (Venice & Milan) to Switzerland (Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lucerne):  11 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Elipsos Trenhotel train (Milan-Barcelona) – sleeperette (reclining seats) 50 EUR; 4 bed sleeper 75 EUR; 2 bed sleeper 116 EUR etc.(service suspended)
  • CityNightLine train # 358/363 'Picor' from Venice to Munich (via Verona, Innsbruck): off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 13/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 484/485 'Lupus' from Rome (Milan) to Munich (via Florence, Verona, Innsbruck): off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 13/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)

 

FYR Macedonia (MZ):

in Macedonia:

  • InterRegio Express (iRX) trains from Skopje to Bitola

International:

  • Train # 334/335 (Thessaloniki) Skopje to Belgrade (via Nis): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper) & 40 euro (single sleeper)

 

Montenegro (ZCG):

International:

  • Train # 12432/433 from Bar (Niksic) to Belgrade (via Podgorica): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1136/1137 'Panonija' seasonal from Bar to Subotica (via Podgorica, Belgrade, Novi Sad): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1342/1343 'Auto Voz' seasonal from Bar to Belgrade (via Podgorica): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)

 

Netherlands (NS):

in Netherlands:

  • InterCity Direct (ICD), formerly known as FYRA: subject to compulsory supplement on journeys within Netherlands - 0.7 to 3.70 euro (2nd class) and 1 to 4.8 euro (1st class)

International:

  • Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris: 39 euro in 2nd class & 62 euro in 1st class, from Amsterdam to Brussels: 33 euro in 2nd class & 54 euro in 1st class
  • EuroNight train # 446/447 'Jan Kiepura' from Amsterdam (via Utrecht, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin) to Warsaw– 4 euro (seat in 2nd class), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 30 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 52 euro (double sleeper) & 112 euro (single sleeper) (Service Suspended)
  • CityNightLine train #418/419 'Pollux' from Amsterdam to Munich via Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 456/457 'Kopernikus' from Amsterdam to Prague via Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin (off-season and peak season (1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014) fares) – 12/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 27,5/32,5 euro (6 berth couchette), 37,5/42,5 euro (4 berth couchette), 55/65 euro (3 bed sleeper), 75/90 euro (double sleeper) & 115/140 euro (single sleeper) (Service Suspended)
  • CityNightLine train #40418/40419 'Pegasus' from Amsterdam to Zurich via Cologne, Karsruhe, Basel: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)

 

Norway (NSB):

in Norway:

  • Long distance trains (Regiontog) from Oslo to Bergen, Stavanger & Trondheim & from Trondheim to Bodoe: 52.5 NOK (≈6 euro) seat in 2nd class & free in 1st class (if passenger aquires reservation at the station)
  • Overnight trains from Oslo to Bergen, Stavanger & Trondheim & from Trondheim to Bodoe: 52.5 NOK (≈6 euro) seat in 2nd class & free in 1st class (if passenger aquires reservation at the station), 850 NOK (≈100 euro) double sleeper compartment, no matter whether one or two passengers traveling
  • Flam Railway (Flåmsbana): pass holders recieve 30% discount on standard ticket

International:

  • InterCity train from Oslo to Stockholm: 3 euro (both 1st & 2nd class)
  • SJ night train from Narvik to Stockholm (via Abisko, Kiruna, Boden, Sundsvall, Uppsala): 4 euro (seat), 26 euro (6 berth couchette), 43 euro (3 bed sleeper), 52 euro (double sleeper) & 86 euro (single sleeper)


Poland (PKP):

in Poland:

  • TLK trains: free when made at the station
  • Express (Ex) trains: free when made at the station
  • Express InterCity (EIC) trains: free when made at the station
  • Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains: 43 PLN (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • EuroCity (EC) train on journeys within Poland: 4 euro (with Warsaw-Berlin and Gdynia-Berlin Express trains) or 3 euro (all other EuroCity/EuroNight trains)
  • Overnight trains in Poland: Tania Kuszetka (33 PLN), 6 berth couchette (53 PLN for passengers <26 and >60 years old or 63 PLN for passengers >26<60), 3 bed sleeper (81 PLN), double sleeper (141.5 PLN) & single sleeper (273 PLN)
International:
  • EuroCity (Berlin-Warsaw Express & Gdynia Express) from Warsaw (Poznan) & Gdansk to Berlin: 4 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  •  EuroNight train # 446/447 'Jan Kiepura' from Warsaw to Oberhausen (via Berlin, Cologne, Dussledorf): 4 euro (seat in 2nd class), 20 euro (6 berth couchette), 30 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 52 euro (double sleeper) & 112 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 406/407 'Chopin' from Warsaw & Krakow to Vienna (via Katowice, Ostrava, Breclav): 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette from Warsaw) or 13.4 euro (from Katowice and Krakow), 23 euro & 20 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 28 euro & 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 42 euro & 39 euro (double sleeper), 98 euro & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 402/403 from Krakow & Warsaw to Prague (via Katowice, Bohumin, Ostrava): 3.5 euro (seat), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 14 euro (3 bed sleeper), 21 euro (double sleeper) & 49 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 407/402 (476/477) from Warsaw & Krakow to Budapest (via Katowice, Bratislava): 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 16.1 euro (3 bed sleeper, 22.4 euro from Warsaw), 30.8 euro (double sleeper, 23.1 euro from Warsaw) & 49 euro (single sleeper, 58.1 euro from Warsaw)

 

Portugal (CP):

in Portugal:

  • InterCity (IC) trains: 5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Alfa Pendular (AP) trains: 5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
International:
  • TrenHotel 'Sud Expresso'' # 310/313 train from Lisbon to Irun & Hendaye (via Coimbra, Salamanca, San Sebastian): sleeperette 7 euro, 4 bed sleeper (Tourist Class) 30 euro, 2 bed sleeper 62 euro & 112 euro (single sleeper)
  • TrenHotel 'Lusitania' # 332/335 train from Lisbon to Madrid (via Coimbra, Salamanca): sleeperette (7 euro in 2nd class or 10 euro in 1st class), 4 bed sleeper (Tourist Class) 29 euro, 2 bed sleeper 49 euro & 92 euro (single sleeper)


Romania (CFR):

in Romania:

  • InterRegio (IR) trains: 4 RON (≈0.9 euro), both 1st and 2nd class
  • InterCity (IC) trains: 5 RON (≈1.1 euro), both 1st and 2nd class
  • Overnight trains (couchette & sleeper reservations) fares: 6 berth couchette (35 RON), 4 berth couchette (52 RON), 3 bed sleeper (60 RON), double sleeper (80 RON) & single sleeper (160 RON)

International:

  • EuroNight train # 472/473 'Ister' from Bucharest to Budapest (via Sighisoara, Brasov): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight # 346/347 'Dacia' from Bucharest to Vienna (via Arad, Brasov, Budapest): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • # 383/382 (59/60) 'Bulgaria Express' from Bucharest to Sofia (via Ruse, Pleven) - 3 euro (2nd class seat), 10 euro (3 bed sleeper), 15 euro (double sleeper) & 35 euro (single sleeper) (Service Suspended)
  • Train # 406/407 'Corona' from Brasov to Budapest (via Oradea, Cluj-Napoca): 3 euro (2nd class seat), 16.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 23 euro (4 berth couchette), 32 euro (3 bed sleeper), 43 euro (double sleeper) & 99 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 464/465 'Bosphorus Express' from Buchurest to Istanbul (via Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Dimitrovgrad) with change to bus from Bulgaria-Turkey border till Istanbul): 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 16.5 euro (3 bed sleeper), 24.8 euro (double sleeper) & 57.8 euro (single sleeper)
  • # 360/361 Buchurest-Belgrade (via Timisoara) - 3 EUR (2nd class seat); 13,4 EUR (6 berth couchette), 18 EUR (3 bed sleeper) etc. (Service Suspended)

 

Serbia (ZS):

in Serbia:

  • InterCity (IC) trains: 110 RSD (≈1 euro), both 1st and 2nd class

International

  • Train # 292/293 'Nusic' from Belgrade to Sofia: 3 euro (seat in 2nd class), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 10 euro (3 bed sleeper), 15 euro (double sleeper) & 36 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 334/335 'Hellas' from Belgrade to Skopje-Thessaloniki (via Nis): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper) & 40 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 340/341 from Belgrade to Budapest (via Subotica & Novi Sad): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 8 euro (6 berth couchette), 10 euro (4 berth couchette), 12 euro (3 bed sleeper), 18 euro (double sleeper)
  • # 360/361 Belgrade-Bucharest (via Timisoara) - 3 EUR (2nd class seat); 13,4 EUR (6 berth couchette), 18 EUR (3 bed sleeper) etc. (Service Suspended)
  • Train # 414/415 (EN #464/465) train from Belgrade to Zurich (via Zagreb, Ljubljana, Villach, Innsbruck): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 19 euro (6 berth couchette), 29 euro (4 berth sleeper), 39 euro (3 bed sleeper), 59 euro (double sleeper) & 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 410/411 from Belgrade to Ljubljana (via Zagreb): 3.5 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth sleeper), 30 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 12432/12433 from Belgrade to Bar & Niksic (via Podgorica): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1136/1137 'Panonija' seasonal from Subotica to Bar (via Podgorica, Belgrade, Novi Sad): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 1242/1243 'Auto Voz' seasonal from Belgrade to Bar (via Podgorica): 3 euro (2nd class seat, not compulsory), 6 euro (6 berth couchette), 9 euro (4 berth couchette), 15 euro (3 bed sleeper), 20 euro (double sleeper) & 45 euro (single sleeper)
  • # 491/492 Belgrade-Istanbul (via Sofia) - 9,4 EUR (6 berth couchette), 18 EUR (3 bed sleeper) etc. (Service Suspended)


Slovakia (ZSSK):

in Slovakia:

  • InterCity (IC) trains: 5 euro (2nd class) & 7 euro (1st class)
  • Overnight trains couchette & sleeper reservations: 6 berth couchette (5 euro), 4 berth couchette (6 euro), 3 bed sleeper (8 euro), double sleeper (12 euro, 1st class required) & single sleeper (25 euro)

International:

  • RegioJet trains from Zilina to Prague (via Ostrava)
  • Overnight trains from Slovakia to Czech Republic: 6 berth couchette (6 euro), 4 berth couchette (10.5 euro), 3 bed sleeper (13.5 euro), double sleeper (19.5 euro) & single sleeper (49 euro)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Metropol' (Budapest) Bratislava to Berlin (via Brno, Prague, Dresden): 5 euro (2nd class seat), 14 euro (6 berth couchette), 17.5 euro (4 berth couchette), 26 euro (3 bed sleeper), 39 euro (double sleeper) & 91 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477(406/403) (Budapest) Bratislava to Katowice, Warsaw & Krakow (via Breclav, Ostrava, Bohumin): 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 16.1 euro (3 bed sleeper, 22.4 euro till Warsaw), 30.8 euro (double sleeper, 23.1 euro till Warsaw) & 49 euro (single sleeper, 58.1 euro till Warsaw)

 

Slovenia (SZ):

in Slovenia:

  • InterCity Slovenia (ICS) trains: seat reservation required, however it is free if obtained in advance at the train station (on board of the train it will cost 3.4 euro in 2nd class or 5.1 euro in 1st class)

International:

  • Train # 410/411 from Ljubljana to Belgrade(via Zagreb): 3.5 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth sleeper), 30 euro (3 bed sleeper), 50 euro (double sleeper) & 100 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 414/115 train from Ljubljana to Zurich (via Villach, Innsbruck): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 19 euro (6 berth couchette), 29 euro (4 berth sleeper), 39 euro (3 bed sleeper), 59 euro (double sleeper) & 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 498/499 'Lisinski' (Zagreb) Ljubljana to Munich (via Bled, Salzburg): 5 euro (seat in 2nd class, compulsory only for journeys to Germany), 13 euro (6 berth couchette), 20 euro (4 berth couchette), 22 euro (3 bed sleeper), 33 euro (double sleeper) etc.
  • Train # 1246/1247 'Istria' seasonal from Koper to Budapest (via Postojna, Ljubljana, Maribor, Zalaegerszeg): 5 euro (seat), 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 14 euro (3 bed sleeper), 21 euro (double sleeper) & 49 euro (single sleeper)

 

Spain (Renfe):

in Spain:

  • Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) high-speed trains: 10 euro (2nd class) & 23.5 euro (1st class)
  • Avant (AV) trains: 6.5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Alaris (ALS), Altaria (ATL), Euromed (EM), Alvia trains: 6.5 euro (2nd class) & 23.5 euro (1st class with a meal included)
  • Duirno (D), Talgo & Arco trains: 6.5 euro (2nd class) & 10 euro (1st class)
  • Media Distancia (MD), R-598 & Tren Regional Diesel (TRD): 4.5 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Regional Express (RE) trains: subject to 4 euro supplement
  • TrenHotel train # 921/922 'Galícia' from Barcelona to A Coruña & Vigo (via Lleida, Zaragoza, Leon): 10 euro (sleeperette, 1st class), 56.5 euro (double sleeper, 1st class), 106,5 euro (single sleeper, 1st class)
  • TrenHotel train # 894/897 'Alhambra' from Barcelona to Granada (via Valencia, Albacete, Linares): 6.5 euro (sleeperette, 2nd class), 10 euro (sleeperette, 1st class), 33.7 euro (4 bed sleeper, 2nd class), 56.5 euro (double sleeper, 1st class), 106.5 euro (single sleeper, 1st class)
  • TrenHotel train # 851/852 'Ries Gallegues' from Madrid to A Coruña, Pontevedra, Ferrol  (via Santiago de Compostella): 6.5 euro (sleeperette, 2nd class), 10 euro (sleeperette, 1st class), 33.7 euro (4 bed sleeper, 2nd class), 56.5 euro (double sleeper, 1st class), 106.5 euro (single sleeper, 1st class)
  • Estrella train # 370/373 'Costa Brava' from Madrid to Barcelona: 6.5 euro (seat 2nd class), 10 euro (seat, 1st class) 18.6 euro (6 berth couchette)

International:

  • TGV/AVE high-speed trains from Spain to France: from Barcelona to Paris: 26.5 euro (2nd class) or 34.5 euro (1st class), from Madrid to Marseille: 26.5 euro (2nd class) or 34.5 euro (1st class), from Barcelona to Toulouse: 12 euro (2nd class) or 15.5 euro (1st class), from Barcelona to Lyon: 17.5 euro (2nd class) or 23 euro (1st class)
  • Talgo de Jour from Cartagena to Montpellier (via Murcia, Valencia, Barcelona, Perpignan): 6.5 euro (2nd class) or 10 euro (1st class)
  • Elipsos Trenhotel Barcelona-Milan/Zurichsleeperette (reclining seats) 50 EUR; 4 bed sleeper 75 EUR; 2 bed sleeper 116 EUR etc. (Service Suspended)
  • Elipsos Trenhotel train # 475/477 'Joan Miro' from Barcelona to Paris (via Girona, Orleans) – sleeperette (reclining seats) 50 euro, 4 bed sleeper 75 euro, 2 bed sleeper 116 euro, single slepeer 174 euro, luxury double sleeper 168 euro & luxury single sleeper 216 euro (Service Suspended, instead offered high-speed daytime trains Barcelona-Paris and Madrid-Marseille)
  •  Elipsos Trenhotel train # 407/409 'Francsico de Goya' from Madrid to Paris (via Valladolid, Orleans) – sleeperette (reclining seats) 50 euro, 4 bed sleeper 75 euro, 2 bed sleeper 116 euro, single slepeer 174 euro, luxury double sleeper 168 euro & luxury single sleeper 216 euro (Service Suspended, instead offered high-speed daytime trains Barcelona-Paris and Madrid-Marseille)
  • TrenHotel train # 310/313 'Sud Expresso' from Irun to Lisbon (via San Sebastian, Salamanca, Coimbra): sleeperette 7 euro, 4 bed sleeper (Tourist Class) 30 euro, 2 bed sleeper 62 euro & 112 euro (single sleeper)
  • TrenHotel train # 332/335 'Lusitania' from Madrid to Lisbon (via Salamanca, Coimbra): sleeperette (7 euro in 2nd class or 10 euro in 1st class), 4 bed sleeper (Tourist Class) 29 euro, 2 bed sleeper 49 euro & 92 euro (single sleeper)
  • Intercités de Nuit (former Lunéa) trains from Portbou & Irun to Paris, from Irun to Nice & from Portbou to Strasbourg:   sleeping seat (sleeperette) 9 euro, 6 berth (2nd class) couchette 18,8 euro or 4 berth couchette (1st class) for the same 18,8 euro

 

Sweden (SJ):

in Sweden:

  • X2000 (Snabbtåg) high-speed trains from Stockholm to Malmö, Göteborg, Sundsvall, Östersund etc.: 7 euro (2nd class) & 17 euro (1st class)
  • Veolia (VEOS) trains from Stockholm to Malmö: 5 euro (2nd class) or 15 euro (1st class, includes meal)
  • SJ overnight trains (Nattåg): 35 SEK or app. 4 euro (2nd class seat), 230 SEK or app.26 euro (6 berth couchette), 375 SEK or app.41 euro (3 bed sleeper), 450 SEK or app.50 (doublee sleeper) & 750 SEK or app.82 euro (single sleeper)
  • Veolia (VEOS) overnight trains: 5 euro (2nd class seat), 29 euro (6 berth couchette)
International:
  • X2000 high-speed trains from Stockholm to Copenhagen (via Malmo): 7 euro (2nd class) & 17 euro (1st class)
  • Train # 93/94 overnight from Stockholm to Narvik (via Abisko, Kiruna, Boden, Sundsvall, Uppsala): 4 euro (seat), 26 euro (6 berth couchette), 40 euro (3 bed sleeper), 45 euro (double sleeper) & 80 euro (single sleeper)
  • InterCity trains from Stockholm to Oslo: 3 euro (both 1st & 2nd class)

 

Switzerland (SBB):

in Switzerland:

  • Glacier Express (GEX) from St Moritz/Davos/Chur to Zermatt: 13 CHF during winter or 33 CHF during summer (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Bernina Express (BEX) from St Moritz/Davos/Chur to Tirano: 9 CHF during winter or 12 CHF during summer (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • Chocolate Train (Montreux - Gruyères - Broc): 56 CHF (2nd class) & 49 CHF (1st class)
  • Wilhelm Tell Express from Luzern to Flüelen: 86 CHF (2nd class) & 39 CHF (1st class)

International:

  • TGV Lyria from Switzerland (Basel, Zurich, Geneve, Bern, Lausanne) to Paris: 25 euro (2nd class) or 52 euro (1st class)
  • TGV Mediterranean from Geneva to Southern France (via Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Cannes, Nice): 16 euro (2nd class) or 23 euro (1st class)
  • CisAlpino EuroCity trains from Switzerland (Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lucerne) to Italy (Venice & Milan):  11 euro (both 1st and 2nd class)
  • EuroNight train # 464/465 'Zürichsee' from Zurich to Graz (via Innsbruck, Jenbach, Leoben): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory for journeys within Austria), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (double sleeper), 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • EuroNight train # 476/477 'Wiener Walzer' from Zurich to Budapest (via Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class, not compulsory for journeys within Austria), 29 euro (6 berth couchette), 39 euro respectively (4 berth couchette), 49 euro (3 bed sleeper), 69 euro (double sleeper), 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train #40418/40419 'Pegasus' from Zurich to Amsterdam via Cologne, Karsruhe, Basel: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 458/459 'Canopus' from Zurich to Prague via Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 472/473 'Aurora' from Basel to Copenhagen via Hamburg, Frankfurt (off-season and peak season (1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014) fares) – 12/14 euro (2nd class seat, compartment), 27,5/32,5 euro (6 berth couchette), 37,5/42,5 euro (4 berth couchette), 55/65 euro (3 bed sleeper), 75/90 euro (double sleeper) & 115/140 euro (single sleeper) (Service Suspended)
  • CityNightLine train # 478/479 'Komet' from Zurich to Hamburg via Basel, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Hanover: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • CityNightLine train # 1258/1259 'Sirius' from Zurich to Berlin via Basel, Freiburg, Frankfurt: off-season/peak season (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) fares – 18/20 euro (2nd class seat, sleeperette), 29/34 euro (6 berth couchette), 39/44 euro (4 berth couchette), 57/67 euro (3 bed sleeper), 77/92 euro (double sleeper) & 118/144 euro (single sleeper)
  • Train # 414/415 (EN #464/465) train from Zurich to Belgrade (via Zagreb, Ljubljana, Villach, Innsbruck): 9 euro (seat in 2nd class), 19 euro (6 berth couchette), 29 euro (4 berth sleeper), 39 euro (3 bed sleeper), 59 euro (double sleeper) & 119 euro (single sleeper)
  • Elipsos Trenhotel Zurich-Barcelonasleeperette (reclining seats) 50 EUR; 4 bed sleeper 75 EUR; 2 bed sleeper 116 EUR etc. (Service Suspended)

On some minor private railways InterRail pass holders are entitled only to 50% discount (e.g. Youth Pass on Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn), others like Jungfraujoch Bahn do not participate in InterRail agrement at all, so make sure you check before planning a rail trip

 

Turkey (TCDD):

in Turkey:

  • Overnight trains couchette & sleeper reservations: 4 berth couchette (with sheets (Örtülü Kuşet) 15 TRY or 10 TRY without), double bed sleeper (Yatakli 2) 55 TRY ('Izmir Mavi' train) or 45 TRY (all other trains) & single bed sleeper (Yatakli 1) 80 TRY ('Izmir Mavi' train), 70 TRY ('IC Anadolou', 'Konya', ''Cukurova Mavi' trains) or 60 TRY (all other trains)

International:

  • Train # 490/492 'Balkan Express' from Istanbul to Sofia (bus substitution on leg Istanbul-Kapikule): 10 euro (3 bed sleeper), 15 euro (double sleeper) or 35 euro (single sleeper) (direct service suspended, however passengers can change in Dimitrovgrad from/to 'Bosphorus Express')
  • Train # 464/465 'Bosphorus Express' from Istanbul to Bucharest via Dimitrovgrad, Ruse (bus substitution on leg Istanbul-Kapikule): 9.4 euro (6 berth couchette), 14 euro (4 berth couchette), 16.5 euro (3 bed sleeper), 24.8 euro (double sleeper) &  57.8 euro (single sleeper)