A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Barcelona to Amsterdam
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Traveling from Barcelona to Amsterdam by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Paris on the way.
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- Barcelona Spain
- Paris France
- Paris France
- Amsterdam Netherlands
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Good to know when traveling from Barcelona to Amsterdam
Do I have to book seat reservations?
Regular train tickets
Some trains require that you have a seat reservation. Seat reservations are included when mandatory with all regular tickets purchases made on All Aboard. If you wish to reserve seats when they are not included you can do so either at the train station or on the operator website.
Seat reservation for Interrail
Seat reservations are usually not required for local and regional trains. However, it is needed for most high-speed, international, and night trains. But make sure to book seats if you need to be somewhere at a certain time, traveling with kids or if it's high season. Unsure if you need a seat reservation? Check your route here .
Reservations for travelers with Interrail pass can be purchased at the train station, on the rail operator website, and on Interrail.eu .
Some rail operators will ask for your "pass cover number". This is a code which used to come with the old paper passes. You can generate such a code using your Interrail mobile pass here .
International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.
You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.
...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.
Can I charge my phone on the train?
Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.
Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?
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