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train reservation

On a train journey for to and fro between rotterdam and cologne, train seat reservations are kept optional at extra charge of €10 per person. Is it necessary to do the reservation, or are seat availability not a big hassle and can be managed?

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Time of year, day of week? Seat reservations should only be 4 per person on DBAHN and per booking on NSHispeed, not €10.

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€10? Which site are you booking on? For my Amsterdam - Cologne trip seat reservations were €4 extra per person, one-way. I booked at www.nshispeed.nl, but the same price came up on www.bahn.de and www.b-europe.com (in case you can't use your method of payment at nshispeed).

I didn't want to take the risk of standing for 3-4 hours so I paid the €4. But I think it won't always be 100% full. Depends on day of the week and time.

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I am trying on be Europe . com. €10 is for to and fro and so, it is €5 per journey. The booking is for 17th of May which is a Sunday. And travel time will be 6.35 in the morning and 7.15 in the evening.

Edited: 8:25 am, April 06, 2014
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Yes, I rechecked and it is €10 per person per trip and so €20 for the to and fro. I will be taking 6.35 am and 7.35 pm return to rotterdam. I am trying on b-europe.com

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That is strange, would it have risen in a month's time? Or set different prices when booking from a different continent?

Have you tried www.nshispeed.nl yet?

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Yes, strange indeed. But thanks, I have checked from nshispeed and they are still at €4 per person on the same journey. I will get it done from there

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