How far in advance can I book a train ticket?

How far in advance can you book your train ticket from in Australia/New Zealand?

Use the train tables below to find how long you can book a train ticket in advance. Booking a train ticket in advance mean you have a greater chance of access to cheaper train fares. Yes the early bird sometimes does get the worm! Book early for great savings!

Please note: If you book a train and the timetable doesn't show up simply wait a few days and try again later. This is because not all trains open exactly as per the day (60 - 90) ranges below. Not all trains throughout Europe can have their seat reservations made in Australia/New Zealand.

Eurostar

CountriesRoutingTrain TypeCompulsory to reserve a seatHow far in advance can I book?
UK, France, BelgiumLondon - Paris/BelgiumEurostarYes180 days

All other European trains

CountriesRoutingTrain TypeCompulsory to reserve a seatHow far in advance can I book?
AustriaAll Domestic
Austria - Italy
Austria -Czech Republic
Austria - Germany/Switzerland
Austria - Germany/Switzerland
OEBB/RailJet
Allgero/Eurocity
Eurocity
OEBB/ICE
RailJet
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
90 days
90 days
60 - 90 days
90 days
90 days
BelgiumAll domesticRegionalNoCannot reserve from Australia
BulgariaAll domestic/International NoCannot reserve from Australia
CroatiaAll domesticHZNo60 days
Czech RepublicAll domestic
Czech Republic - Austria
Czech Republic - Germany
 
Eurocity
Eurocity
No
Yes
No
60 days
60 - 90 days
90 days
DenmarkAll domestic
Stockholm - Oslo
Stockholm - Gotenburg/Copenhagen
DSB
Intercity
X2000
No
Yes
Yes
60 days
60 Days
60 - 90 Days
FinlandAll domestic/InternationalVRNo60 days
FranceDomestic High Speed trains
France - Spain
France - Switzerland
France - Benelux
France - Germany
France - Italy
Lille - Geneve (Ski Train to the Swiss Alps)
TGV/TEOZ/French Journey
France Spain TGV
TGV
TGV/Thalys
TGV
TGV/Thello
TGV Lyria
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
90 days
119 - 143 days
90 days
90 days
120 days
110-168 days
120 days
GermanyAll domestic
Germany - France
Germany - Poland
Germany -Austria/Switzerland/Czech
Republic
Germany - Benelux
DB/ICE
TGV/ICE
Warsaw Express
ICE
Rail Jet
Thalys
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
90 days
120 days
30 - 60 days
90 days
90 days
90 days
GreeceAll domestic NoCannot reserve from Australia
HungaryAll domestic/InternationalMA/Rail JetYes60 - 90 days
ItalyTrenitalia domestic (passholder,paper tkts)
Trenitalia domestic (e-tickets)
Italy - France
Italy - Austria
Italy domestic
Trenitalia
Trenitalia
TGV/Thello Overnight
Allgero/Eurocity
NTV Italo
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
90 days
120 days
110-168 days
90 days
120 days
NetherlandsAll domestic
Netherlands - Belgium/Germany/France
 
Thalys/TGV
No
Yes
Cannot reserve from Australia
90 days
NorwayAll domestic
Stockholm - Oslo
 
Intercity
No
Yes
60 days
60 days
PolandAll domesticPKPYes30 days
PortugalMadrid - LisbonLusitania Night TrainYes60 days
RomaniaAll domestic/InternationalCRNo30 - 60 days
RussiaAll domestic/InternationalSapsan/AllegroYes30 - 45 days
SlovakiaAll domesticZSNo60 days
SloveniaAll domestic/InternationalSINo60 - 90 days
SwedenAll domestic
Stockholm - Gotenburg/Copenhagen
 
X2000
No
Yes
60 days
60 days
SpainAll domestic
Spain - France
Spain - Portugal
AVE/Spain
France Spain TGV/Elipsos
Lusitania Night Train
Yes
Yes
Yes
60 days
119 - 143 days
60 days
SwitzerlandAll domestic and Austria
Switzerland - Germany
Switzerland - Italy
Switzerland - France
Geneve - Lille (Ski Train to the Swiss Alps)
SBB
ICE
ES
TGV
TGV Lyria
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days
120 days
Swiss Scenic TrainsDomestic Switzerland Yes90 days
TurkeyAll domestic/International YesCannot reserve from Australia
UKAll domestic/ATOCBritrailNo60 days
Europe Night TrainsGermany/Austria/Benelux/Switzerland/Czech RepublicCNL/OBBYes90 days

USA & Canada

CountriesRoutingTrain TypeCompulsory to reserve a seatHow far in advance can I book?
USA & CanadaAllAllYes11 months