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Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity
Regional and Intercity Dutch trains : the comfortable and authentic way to see the Netherlands.
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- Regional trains
Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity
Domestic InterCity trains in the Netherlands are operated by NS, the Dutch national railway, and take travelers between major stops throughout the country like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Maastricht.
The trains, often abbreviated to IC, come in both single decker and double decker form, both equipped with first and second class carriages. Many IC trains offer free Wi-Fi onboard. Seat reservations are not mandatory, so travelers can choose any open seat.
The Sprinter is another type of domestic train, mostly used to connect major cities to smaller towns. Like IC trains, Sprinters are modern trains equipped with first class and second class carriages, and seat reservations are not mandatory.
From one quaint canal-lined city to another, the Dutch InterCity trains have got you covered.
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- Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
A class apart
Classes of service
|Second class||First class|
|Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.|
|Ergonomic seats Enjoy the journey while sitting in a comfortable ergonomic seat.|
|Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.|
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Q. What are the differences between First class and Second class ?
A. - First class has fewer seats thus allowing more legroom and space. Seats are usually larger and can recline. Other services are available for free. For better comfort on long journeys, First class is preferred.
- Second class has more seats, with less legroom but they are usually 50% cheaper.
Q. How much time in advance, can I book tickets for Frecciarossa trains ?
A. You can book your tickets for travel on board Frecciarossa trains as early as 4 months in advance. That is 120 days in advance, during this time you can plan your trip to Italy thoroughly.
Q. Will French National Strike affect my travel ?
A. A national strike impacting rail services in France has been announced between April 3 to June 31, 2018. 24 hours prior to the scheduled day of travel, verify by train number if that train is scheduled to be in service by following this link. Train number can be found on the train ticket or the booking confirmation. If a train is impacted, and the traveler prefers not to travel during a strike day, please send all inquiries to Rail Europe through the Contact Us page or, if in France, go directly to a railway station and ask the local railway official for assistance. Please visit our dedicated national strike page for the latest updates on the situation in France.
Q. Which European cities are served by the TGV Lyria trains ?
A. TGV Lyria connects many major cities of France and Switzerland. Lyria offers high speed service between Paris and Dijon to the Swiss cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Neuchatel, Bern, and Zurich. From Geneva, Lyria journeys to Lyon, Avignon, Aix en Provence, and Marseille.
Q. What is the train station served by the Gatwick Express ?
A.The Gatwick Express serves London’s Victoria Station.
Q. Which Spanish cities are served by the ICE trains ?
A. ICE trains connects most major cities of Germany. The high speed train connects the east to the west of Germany , from Cologne to Berlin. ICE trains also connects Germany to other neighbouring European countries such as France, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium.
Q. When in Switzerland, can I buy my Swiss Pass there ?
A. No. You cannot buy a Swiss Pass when in Europe. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe.
Q. How to make a booking for a single passenger ?
A. Enter 1 passenger in the request page. The displayed results will show rooms for 1-3 passengers. When you book a room with more than one bed, the room will be shared with other passengers.
Q. Why take an overnight train ?
A. Overnight trains allow sleeping and relaxing before starting your visit in a city afresh. You can have more day time to enjoy other activities plus it’s a good way to avoid booking a hotel.