Germany Trains

Reservations & Supplements

Keeping in line with the spirit of Interrail, train travel in Germany is simple and relaxed, you can just hop on and off most of the local and regional trains.

But to give you piece of mind, we recommend that you make sure you understand everything there is to know about seat reservations and supplements on trains in Germany before you travel. 

Reservations are required for:

We would recommend reservations, if you are intending to use any of the following trains in Germany:

  • International Trains: Reservations are required on the Thalys International high-speed trains.

  • Berlin Night Express: As an Interrail Pass holder you will be entitled to a discounted fare on the Berlin to Malmö (Sweden) overnight Train. But please note that the reservation of a bed or couchette is complusory. Please note that this train only runs from 30 March to 4 November.

  • Night Trains: Reservations are required on the CityNight Line (CNL), Euronight (EN) night trains.

Reservations are not required for:

The following trains in Germany do not need you to make a reservation:

  • Regional Trains: The Regional trains Interregio-Express (IRE), Regional-Express (RE) and Regionalbahn (RB) not not require reservations to be made.
  •  S-Bahn: These commuter trains do not require reservations to be made.

How to make reservations for trains in Germany:

Details on how to make reservations on trains in Germany will be included with your Interrail Pass.


Please click here for details of Interrail Supplements.


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