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Train ticketing question (next week-- help!)

Hello, helpful travelers!

My husband and I are printing off our tickets/reservations documents for our trip next week, and we've run into a possible issue.

We booked train tickets from Amsterdam to Ghent, but when we printed them the only section that printed was Amsterdam to Antwerp (this section notes our seat reservations for this leg). While the ticket itself SAYS Amsterdam to Ghent, it seems that it seems the printed part is just for part 1 of the trip (Amsterdam --> Antwerp) and not part 2 (Antwerp --> Ghent).

Does anyone know either how to print the actual ticket for part 2 of the trip or if we even need to have a printed ticket for this second part? I read somewhere that trains within Belgium do not need seat reservations, so I'm wondering if this is why we aren't actually printing a ticket for that part of the reservation.

It does say that "seat reservations are included" for both parts of the trip-- but shows only the actual seats on the first part of the trip.

Thanks for any help/clarification you can give-- it's much appreciated.

Posted by
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While the ticket itself SAYS Amsterdam to Ghent

If the ticket SAYS it is Amsterdam to Gent, then it IS a ticket for Amsterdam to Gent, that is all you need.

but when we printed them the only section that printed was Amsterdam to Antwerp (this section notes our seat reservations for this leg).

You only need seat reservations for the Amsterdam to Antwerp section, Belgian internal trains don't have reservations.

Just because you have to change trains doesn't mean you need a second piece of paper. One ticket will suffice for 1, 2, 3 or however many different trains needed.

Posted by
306 posts

Had the same question in April.
Your tickets are good.
when you book a Thalys reservation, you are given a seat.
The trip from Antwerp to Ghent is open seating.
Take your packets as is.
The conductor will stamp the tickets.
You will be fine.
Have fun :-)