How far in advance should I book a train ticket in Europe?

On-sale dates vary by country, route, and time of year, with most starting two to four months in advance of travel, and six months ahead for Germany and the Eurostar Chunnel train. In some areas (such as Switzerland and most eastern countries), advance-purchase deals either don't exist or aren't worth the hassle.

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How late can you buy train tickets?

You can usually buy an Advance ticket up to 12 weeks ahead of travel, and they are still available until the day of travel on many routes – sometimes up to 10 minutes before departure.

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How late can I book train tickets?

The requests for reservation at the reservation counters are accepted up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, after which, the reservation will be done at the current counters at the stations up to one hour before the scheduled departure of the train and thereafter by the Ticket Collector/Conductor …

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Can we book train ticket before 30 minutes?

Yes you can book your train tickets upto 30 mins before the schedule departure of the train. —The first chart of the train is prepared 4 hours before schedule departure of the train from the charting station. Upto that time you can book WL/RAC or confirmed tickets in a normal way from all the quotas including tatkal.

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Can we book train tickets at night?

Service Hours: Booking through Internet is allowed from 00:20 AM to 11:45 PM (Indian Standard Time) on all days including Sundays. Service hours are liable to be changed without prior notice. Opening day booking:(120th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM.

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Can you buy train tickets last minute in Europe?

Do Eurostar tickets sell out?

You can start making your reservations up to 6 months in advance. Being a popular high-speed train, it sells out fast, and taking into account that Eurostar has limited Pass holder seats that sell out quickly, it is highly recommended to book reservations for this train as far in advance as possible.

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Can you just turn up to Eurostar?

To ensure you have enough time for all pre-departure steps, please come to the station at the recommended time and not just before the gates close. All of our border and luggage checks take place before you depart, which means you can simply hop off the train when you arrive.

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What does it mean when a train is sold out?

There are a couple of reasons why you might see a sold out train. The first one is that all reservable seats have been taken on that service. This means that ticket-selling websites (including Railsmartr) can't sell any tickets for them, even tickets that are 'flexible' and valid on multiple trains.

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Can we book train ticket one day before?

Advance Reservation Period (ARP)For General Quota bookings, the ARP is 120 days prior to the date of journey excluding the date of journey. For Tatkal and Premium Tatkal reservation, the ARP is one day before the date of journey excluding the date of journey.

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Does the time on a train ticket matter?

You can buy Anytime tickets at any time before you travel, and you can use your Anytime ticket to travel on any train on the route shown. You can also break your journey at stations along the route. Anytime tickets have no restrictions on what time you can travel.

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