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Buying international rail tickets

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How do I book an international ticket valid to or from any Belgian station?
What's the easiest way to find the lowest fares for high-speed trains?
How far ahead can I book my international train ticket?
Where can I buy international train tickets?Where to buy international train tickets?
How can I receive my tickets purchased online?
At which stations can I collect international tickets purchased online or by phone?Where can I collect international tickets purchased online or by phone?
At which stations can I buy international train tickets?
Why is there a handling fee for buying international tickets by telephone or at a station?
High Flex, Mid Flex or Non Flex fares: what are they?
How do I book a Eurostar ticket valid to or from any Belgian station?
How do I book a Thalys ticket valid to or from any Belgian station?
Do I need an additional ticket (above my ICE ticket) for my local connection in Belgium?
What ticket do I need if I have an extra connection in Belgium before or after my TGV® journey?
Why don't some tickets show the departure and arrival time?
Can I pay for my international train tickets using my EcoCheque or Eco Pass tickets?Can I buy international train tickets with EcoCheque or Eco Pass tickets?
Why do I need my bank card reader for paying by credit card on the SNCB Europe website?Why do I need a card reader for paying online by credit card?
Why can prices for the same journey vary from one date (or train) to another?Why can prices for the same journey vary from one train to another?
What's the easiest way to find the lowest fares for InterCity trains?
Is it essential that I reserve a seat before travelling on an international train?
Can I pick a specific seat on the train when I book my travel?
Does my national rail discount card entitle me to money off my international travel?Is my national rail discount card also valid for international travel?
Is there a rail card for discounted travel that is valid throughout Europe?
From what age are rail fares payable for children?
Is there a loyalty scheme for frequent travellers on Thalys?
How do I enter my Thalys TheCard number when booking my travel to collect my Miles?How do I enter my Thalys TheCard number to collect my Miles?
Is there a loyalty scheme for frequent travellers on Eurostar?
How do I enter my Eurostar Frequent Traveller number when booking my travel to collect my points?How do I enter my Eurostar Frequent Traveller number to collect my points?
Is my international train ticket from/to Brussels Midi/Zuid valid in the entire Brussels metropolitan area?
How do I get an invoice for my international train tickets?
Can I use my Go Pass 10 for an international journey?
Can I get a season ticket for my journeys on international trains?Can I get a season ticket for international trains?
What is the cost of a season ticket between Brussels and Lille?
Are there any combined "train + excursion" options for international journeys?
Why is it not always possible to receive my tickets in electronic format?
Is the Diabolo fee included in my ticket from or to Brussels-Airport Zaventem?
Are there any specific ticket options exclusively for companies?

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