Published on: 2 April 2013 | Last updated: 3 January 2020
It’s pretty easy to book tickets for international rail travel. However usually you can’t book bike spaces online - so very often it’s simpler to book over the phone.
(These are all UK numbers unless except when otherwise stated)
Ticket Bookings: 08432 186 186 or +44 (0)1233 617 575
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm | Sat-Sun & UK Bank Holidays 9am - 5pm
EuroDespatch (bike space bookings): 0844 822 5822
Note: you can’t book bike spaces using the main reservations number - you need to book your ticket and then book your bike space using the EuroDispatch number.
UK call centre: 08718 80 80 66 (Calls cost 8p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may vary)
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 8pm | Sat-Sun 9am - 1pm
Italian call centre: (+39) 02 6747 9578. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm; Sat 9am - 1pm
RailEurope (French Railways)
General reservations and enquiries: 08448 484 064
Mon - Fri - 9am - 7pm | Saturday - 9am - 6pm
There is a charge for phone bookings but the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable - so you may think it’s money well spent especially if you are unsure about your travel options.
The phone number for their call centre (from outside Italy) is +39 06 68475475. Within Italy call 89 20 21 (although it’s probably going to be easiest to go to your nearest station).