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cshipley
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Dose anyone know if you can make a train reservation with out validating your eurail pass?

I arrive in paris on the 2nd of march for 4 days and i want to make a reservation for a train ride to my next city the day i get their, is that possible without activating my pass.

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You should be able to buy a reservation without validating your railpass. I don’t recall ever being asked to show the railpass when buying a reservation. Locals sometimes have an open ticket or some kind of pass and need a reservation, so selling “just a reservation” is not uncommon.

Showing your railpass does make it a whole lot easier to get your point across if you’re having a language problem, but even in that case, the reservations agent shouldn’t care whether it’s validated or not — although they’ll probably tell you where to go to have it validated.