Seat & Sleeper Reservations : How far in advance can I book?

How far in advance can you book your train from Australia/New Zealand?

Below is a list of trains that we can confirm along with their opening times. If you book a train and the timetable does not come up please wait a few days and try again as not all trains are open exactly as per the day ranges below.

Not all trains throughout Europe can be reserved from Australia/New Zealand. For example trains with 5 digits and regional trains.

Eurostar

Countries Routing Train Type Compulsory to reserve a seat How far in advance can I book?
UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands London - Paris/Belgium/Amsterdam Eurostar Yes 180 days (except Belgium <> Amsterdam which is 120 days)
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All other European trains

Countries Routing Train Type Compulsory to reserve a seat Child age How far in advance can I book?
Austria All Domestic OEBB/Railjet No 6-14 90 days
  Austria-Italy Eurocity Yes   90 days
  Austria - Czech Republic Eurocity Yes   60-90 days
  Austria - Germany/Switzerland OEBB/ICE No   90 days
  Austria - Germany/Switzerland Railjet Yes   90 days
Belgium All domestic NMBS/SNCB No 6-11* Cannot reserve from Australia
Bulgaria All domestic/International BDZ No 6-11 Cannot reserve from Australia
Croatia All domestic HZ No 6-11 60 days
Czech Republic All domestic CD No 6-14 60 days
  Czech Republic - Austria Eurocity Yes   60-90 days
  Czech Republic - Germany Eurocity No   90 days
Denmark All domestic DSB No 6-15 60 days
  Stockholm - Oslo Intercity Yes   60 days
  Stockholm - Gothenburg/Copenhagen X2000/X3000 Yes   60-90 days
Finland All domestic/International VR No 6-16 60 days
France Domestic High-Speed trains TGV/French Journey Yes 4-11 90 days
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  Domestic regional trains TER No 4-11 120 days
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  France - Spain France-Spain HS Yes 4-13 119 - 143 days
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  France - Switzerland TGV Lyria Yes 4-11 120 days
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  France - Benelux TGV Yes 4-11 90 days
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  France - Germany Thalys Yes 4-11 120 days
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  France - Italy Thello Yes 4-11 180 days
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Germany All domestic DB/ICE No 6-14** 90 days
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  Germany - France ICE/TGV Yes   180 days
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  Germany - Poland Warsaw Express Yes 4-11 30-60 days
  Germany - Switzerland/Czech
Republic
ICE No   90 days
  Germany - Austria ICE/Railjet No   90 days
  Germany - Benelux Thalys Yes 4-11 90 days
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Greece All domestic OSE No 4-11 Cannot reserve from Australia
Hungary All domestic/International MA/Railjet Yes 6-13 60-90 days
Italy Domestic high-speed (paper tickets) Trenitalia Yes 4-14 120 days
  Domestic regional (paper tickets) Trenitalia No 4-11 120 days
  Domestic high-speed (e-tickets) Trenitalia Yes 4-14 180 days
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  Regional (e-tickets) Trenitalia No 4-14 240 days
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  Italy - France TGV/Thello Overnight Yes   110-168 days
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  Italy - France Thello (day) Yes 4-14 180 days
  Italy - Austria Eurocity Yes   90 days
  Italy domestic NTV Italo Yes 2-15 120 days
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Netherlands All domestic NS No 4-11 Cannot reserve from Australia
  Netherlands - Belgium/Germany/France Thalys/TGV Yes 4-11 90 days
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Norway All domestic NSB No 4-15 60 days
  Stockholm - Oslo Intercity Yes   60 days
Poland All domestic PKP Yes 4-11 30 days
Portugal Madrid - Lisbon Lusitania Night Train Yes 4-11 60 days
  Domestic InterCity/Alfa Pendular Yes 4-11 Cannot reserve from Australia
Romania All domestic/International CR No 4-11 30 - 60 days
Russia All domestic/International Sapsan/Allegro Yes 5-11 30 - 45 days
Serbia Belgrade to Novi Sad, Subotica & Prijepolje InterCity Serbia (ICS) Yes 6-13 90 days (Belgrade to Novi Sad)
  All other domestic EC, regional, Express trains (EXP) No 6-13 Cannot book from Australia
Slovakia All domestic ZS No 6-14 60 days
Slovenia All domestic/International SZ No 6-11 60-90 days
Sweden All domestic SJ No 6-15 60 days
  Stockholm - Gothenburg/Copenhagen X2000/X3000 Yes 4-15 60 days
Spain All domestic Renfe/AVE Yes 4-13*** 60 days
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  Spain - France France Spain HS Yes 4-13 119 - 143 days
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  Spain - Portugal Lusitania Night Train Yes 4-11 60 days
Switzerland All domestic and Austria SBB No 6-15 90 days
  Switzerland - Germany ICE No   90 days
  Switzerland - Italy Eurocity Yes   90 days
  Switzerland - France TGV Lyria Yes 4-11 120 days
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Swiss Scenic Trains Domestic Switzerland Swiss Scenic Trains Yes 6-15 90 days
Turkey All domestic/International TCDD No 4-11 Cannot reserve from Australia
UK All domestic/ATOC National Rail No 5-15 60 days
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Europe Night Trains Germany/Austria/Benelux/Switzerland/Czech Republic Night trains Yes 4-11 90 days

*Belgium: On domestic trains within Belgium, up to 4 children under 12 travel free of charge if accompanied by a fare-paying adult. No ticket necessary for the children.

**Germany: Children aged 6-14 travel free of charge if accompanied by a fare-paying adult if they are entered on the ticket. Children under the age of 6 travel for free and do not need to be entered on the ticket.

***Spain: Children under the age of 4 travel free of charge but require a free ticket obtained from the ticket office.

USA & Canada

Countries Routing Train Type Compulsory to reserve a seat How far in advance can I book?
USA & Canada All All Yes 11 months
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