Trains: should I book seat reservations in advance? | Krakow - LikeALocal Guide

Trains: should I book seat reservations in advance?

By Traveller June 25, 2022
Krakow

Trains: should I book seat reservations in advance?

(0 answers)
By Valentin Traveller June 25, 2022

I'm doing Interrail this summer and am planning a trip to Krakow on the 14th of July. I'm taking the 12:38 EC 59 from Berlin to Poznan followed by the 15:45 TLK73100 from Poznan to Krakow. I need seat reservations for both of these in addition to my Interrail ticket - should I book these in advance?

I’ve read that the best way to do it is locally at the station, but our stopovers are pretty short, so I doubt we’ll have time. I’ve read on intercity.pl that the tickets can be bought on the train for TLK, but there’s no mention of EC. Can anyone tell me if I should expect trains to be full, i.e. if I should book in advance? A friend of mine who’s just been in Poland with Interrail told me that she didn’t have time to book a seat reservation for her trips with mandatory seat reservations, but that it wasn’t a problem because no one asked to see a seat reservation. Is this the norm?

Lastly: while I’m able to book a seat reservation for the TLK to Krakow on cd.cz, I can’t seem to find a way to book a reservation for the EC to Poznan. I’ve tried Interrail’s own website, intercity.pl, polrail.com, bahn.de and cd.cz, but no luck. Am I missing something?

Answer the question

0 answers