It is usually not essential to reserve seats on all trains (except sleeper trains). However, we STRONGLY advise that you pre book seats if you are travelling over busy times like Easter or Christmas, on longer journeys (you don’t want to be standing for 4 hours!), and if you absolutely have to get a specific train and need a guaranteed seat.
If it is possible to pre book a seat, we can book this for you at a small fee – you will then get a confirmation of the booking which you will need to carry with your pass.
Covid-19 note: Bear in mind that there are currently restrictions on number of passengers allowed on trains. This means that trains will fill up faster as there are fewer seats available so you may struggle to find a seat if you have not pre booked. It is also possible that reservations may eventually become mandatory on all trains.