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Buying international train tickets

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Where and how to buy your international train tickets?

On line, on the phone, at railway station desks: buying your international train tickets is very easy!

How can I buy my international train tickets?
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Various types of international train tickets

Digital Homeprint, Ticketless, normal print tickets... there are various types of tickets available, depending on the type of train you travel with.

Tell me more about the different kinds of train tickets
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Validity of international train tickets

Some tickets are valid during one month, others during one day, while others are only valid on one specific reserved train. Find out everything about the validity of your tickets.

How long (and on what train) can I use may train ticket?
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Do I have to reserve a seat on international trains?

On some types of trains, seat reservation is compulsory. On other types of train, it is optional. And yet on others, seat reservation is not possible at all.

When do I need to reserve my seat?
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How to exchange your train tickets?

Your meeting has been cancelled or you can stretch your holidays to a few more days. Find out how and where you can exchange your tickets!

How can I change my train ticket?

Refund of your international train tickets

Are you prevented from departing due to unforeseen circumstances? If the rate you have chosen permits it, you can claim a refund for your tickets.

How and when can I get my train tickets refunded?
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The Interrail One Country Pass is the best choice for exploring one European country from top to bottom. Pick a country of your choice, decide on your travel dates and embark on the journey of a lifetime!

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