Tax receipt for train & bus tickets

Each country or rail operator has a different policy for tax receipts, and Loco2 is not usually able to provide VAT ("Value Added Tax") receipts. If you need proof of purchase, we recommend that you use your confirmation email or the tickets themselves. See below for specific information.   



Eurostar journeys do not incur a VAT charge, so VAT receipts are not issued.


French train tickets do not currently include Value Added Tax ("Taxe sur la valor ajoutée", or TVA) so receipts are not available. 


In Germany, a value added tax, called  Mehrwertsteuer Deutschland (Mwst D) (currently 19%) is applied. This is shown on your ticket alongside your seat reservations. See: Understanding your Deutsche Bahn ticket for a sample ticket.  


Trenitalia offer an invoice for registered users of their website, if selected at the point of purchase. It is not currently possible to obtain a receipt/invoice fur purchases made via Loco2. 


There is a sales tax, called IVA in Spain, which is a value added tax on sales. This is shown on your ticket. 

For international journeys, this is included in you ticket. You will see Security charges SOV and IVA tax are included (" Tasas de seguridad, S.O.V. e I.V.A. includes"). 

For domestic journey, the IVA tax is itemised on your ticket next to your seat number. See:  Understanding your Renfe ticket for sample tickets. 

United Kingdom

In the UK, train tickets are currently zero rated for Value Added Tax (VAT) and so VAT receipts are not issued. You should use your tickets or collection receipt if you require proof of purchase. 

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