A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Barcelona to Nice
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Good to know when traveling from Barcelona to Nice
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 .
Onboard catering & food
Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers.
Onboard catering during covid-19
Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.
When do I receive my tickets?
Your and your fellow travellers' tickets are sent collected in an e-mail to the contact person entered in checkout. They're either delivered immediately upon purchase or in connection with your departure, but usually within 24 hours. This depends on the operator.
Before departure, it's wise to print out your tickets. This is so that there'll never be any problems (with for example internet connection or a phone without batteries) when it's time to show the tickets. But if you don't worry about that – all tickets received from All Aboard contain a QR code which you can show on the train.
Haven't received an email with tickets?
If you've received a booking confirmation email, everything should be in order.
If it's less than 48h before your departure and you still haven’t received any tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you.