Night Trains

Traveling while sleeping at night allows your clients to explore a city during the day, board an overnight train that evening, and arrive at their next destination the following morning ready to go. Not to mention, it’s one hotel night clients don’t have to pay for! All night trains require reservations and normally offer a wide range of accommodations. They vary according to the train and route, but the most common compartments are Singles, Doubles, and Couchettes. Some offer reclining seats, T3, T4, and Deluxe Sleepers.

A Single is a first-class compartment that contains one bed, a private wash basin, linens and towels.

A Double is the same as a single with 2 beds (bunked beds).

Deluxe Sleepers include a private restroom in the compartment and many include breakfast and/or dinner.

T3 compartments contain 3 beds, a private wash basin, fresh linens and towels. The T4 compartments contain 4 beds plus the amenities of a T3. Compartments are gender specific.

A Couchette is a very affordable second-class option with 6 bunked beds and a public washroom within each car. There is no distinction by gender, so clients should expect to sleep in their daytime clothes.

Reclining Seats are the most affordable option and have individually controlled reading light built into the headrest, seating/sleeping area at a higher level than the center aisle. Neck cushion (extra charge) and blanket are available. WC and washroom located at either end of the carriage.

Reservations

When you book a ticket on our website that offers reserved seats, we’ll reserve them and it’s included in the cost of the ticket. If you’re booking an overnight train, the type of accommodations available will be displayed. With a rail pass, the fare for the journey is covered, but the cost for a reservation is an additional fee at discounted passholder rates.

Booking Horizon

Tickets can be purchased from 60 to 180 days in advance depending on the route. See the chart below for more information on the booking horizon.

Premier Day Trains

TRAIN NAME PRIMARY ROUTES TRAVEL TIME APPLICABLE PASSES / PASSHOLDER FARES Advanced Booking Window REMARKS
Allegro (aka Finland to/from Russia) Helsinki – St Petersburg 3h 36m Passholder fares are not available. Travelers holding a pass would purchase a ticket. 60 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
Berlin-Warsaw Express Berlin – Warsaw
Berlin – Poznan
5h 38m
2h 48m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
Pass 1: Any pass that includes Germany AND Poland
Pass 2: Any pass that includes Germany OR Poland
60 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
Bruxelles-France TGV Brussels – Avignon
Brussels – Lyon
CDG – Brussels
4h 51m
3h 42m
1h 35m
Pass 1: Any pass that includes France AND Belgium
Pass 2: Any pass that includes France

Pass 3: Any pass that includes Belgium
90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Eurostar London – Paris
London – Brussels
London – Lille
2h 15m
1h 51m
1h 20m
Passholder fares are available for holders of any Eurail pass that includes France or Benelux. 9 months Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
France Freiburg (Breisgau) TGV Paris – Freiburg
Dijon – Freiburg
3h 47m
2h 09m
Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes France. 90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
France Italy TGV Paris – Milan
Paris – Turin
Lyon Airport – Milan
Lyon Airport – Turin
7h 02m
5h 36m
4h 59m
3h 33m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
Pass 1: Eurail pass including France AND Italy
Pass 2: Eurail Pass including France
90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
France-Spain High Speed Paris – Barcelona
Lyon – Barcelona
Toulouse – Barcelona
6h 27m
5h 08m
3h 15m
Passholder fares are available for holders of Eurail Global Pass, Eurail France-Spain Pass, Eurail Select Pass including France AND Spain, France Rail Pass and Eurail Spain Pass 90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
Germany-Italy Day (Brennero) Munich – Verona
Munich – Bolzano
Munich – Venice
Innsbruck – Verona
5h 18m
3h 58m
6h 27m
3h 29m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
Pass 1: Any pass that covers the entire route OR the German Rail Pass
Pass 2: Any pass that covers at least 2 of the countries traveled through
Pass 3: Any pass that covers at least 1 of the countries traveled through
120 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
ICE Throughout Germany and Switzerland Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes the country or countries traveled through. 180 days Reservations recommended. Tickets and reservations issued separately.
Italo Milan – Naples
Milan – Rome
Florence – Rome
Bologna – Venice
Venice – Rome
Venice – Naples
4h 31m
3h 20m
1h 21m
1h 25m
3h 35m
4h 45m
Passholder fares are not available. Travelers holding a pass would purchase a ticket. minimum 120 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
TGV / Intercités
(aka: French Journey)
Throughout France (Domestic Routes) Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes France 90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
Lyria Paris – Lausanne
Paris – Geneva
Paris – Bern
Paris – Zurich
Dijon – Lausanne
Dijon – Zurich
Geneva – Marseille
Geneva – Nice
3h 40m
3h 09m
4h 27m
4h 03m
2h 00m
2h 24m
3h 37m
6h 23m
Passholder fares are available for holders of :
Pass 1: Any pass that includes France AND Switzerland
Pass 2: Any pass that includes France
Pass 3 Any pass that includes Switzerland
90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Paris-Luxembourg TGV Paris – Luxembourg 2h 08m Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes France. 90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.
Spanish Day Trains Madrid – Alicante
Madrid – Barcelona
Madrid – Cordoba
Madrid – Pamplona
Madrid – Seville
Madrid – Valencia
Madrid – Cadiz
Madrid – Algeciras
2h 20m
2h 30m1h 42m
3h 05m
2h 30m
1h 35m
4h 06m
5h 12m
Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes Spain 60-90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Swedish Day Trains (SJ High-Speed Trains) Gothenberg – Copenhagen
Stockholm – Copenhagen
Stockholm – Gothenberg
Stockholm – Malmo
Stockholm – Sundsvall
3h 33m
5h 02m
3h 01m
4h 26m
3h 33m
Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes Sweden 180 days Reservations recommended. Issued as combined tickets and reservation.
France-Germany High Speed Paris – Frankfurt
Paris – Stuttgart
Paris – Munich
3h 52m
3h 39m
6h 11m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
Pass 1 Any pass that includes both France AND Germany
Pass 2 Any pass that includes France
Pass 3 Any pass that includes Germany
90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Thalys Paris – Amsterdam
Paris – Antwerp
Paris – Brussels
Paris – Cologne
Brussels – Amsterdam
3h 17m
2h 02m
1h 22m
3h 20m
1h 50m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
any pass covering part of or the entire journey EXCEPT the German Rail Pass
90 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Trenitalia Domestic Rome – Florence
Rome – Venice
Florence – Venice
Milan – Venice
1h 22m
3h 35m
1h 53m
2h 23m
Passholder fares are available for holders of any pass that includes Italy 120 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket & reservation.
Trenitalia International Milan – Zurich
Milan – Geneva
Milan – Basel
4h 03m
3h 58m
4h 06m
Passholder fares are available for holders of:
Pass 1 – Any pass covering all countries traveled through
Pass 2 – Any pass covering at least one of the countries traveling through (except Swiss Travel Pass)
Pass 3 – Valid for Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Transfer Ticket holders
120 days Reservations mandatory. Issued as combined ticket and reservation.

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