Can you translate my ticket? I can’t understand it!

Many train tickets are issued in the language of the national rail operator. For instance, all SNCF tickets are issued in French and Deutsche Bahn tickets in German. So it can be quite tricky understanding them. Unfortunately there are no English versions available. For this reason we have created a guide to all different ticket types which should help you understand them better.

Where is my booking reference?

Your booking reference can be found in several different places. You will find the 6-letter reference in our confirmation email or in the ‘Tickets’ section of your  Trainline Europe account (for account holders only). You can also have a look at the ticket examples below, to see what the booking reference should look like.

Please translate my tickets. I was issued a:


SNCF E-Ticket

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Deutsche Bahn Online-Ticket - no seat reservation

Please note: all Deutsche Bahn tickets are issued in the name of the paying passenger. You will only see a single name listed on the ticket even if there are multiple passengers travelling. So there is no need to panic!

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Deutsche Bahn Online-Ticket - with seat reservation

Please note: all Deutsche Bahn tickets are issued in the name of the paying passenger. You will only see a single name listed on the ticket even if there are multiple passengers travelling. So there is no need to panic!

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Deutsche Bahn international journey ticket

Please note: all Deutsche Bahn tickets are issued in the name of the paying passenger. You will only see a single name listed on the ticket even if there are multiple passengers travelling. So there is no need to panic!

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