Berlin Night Express night train

Not only is the Berlin Night Express the only direct train link from Germany to Sweden but it also offers a unique travel experience as part of the journey involves the train traveling onboard a ferry through the Baltic Sea. You don’t need to worry about airport check in or stressful traffic; you can relax and have a full night’s sleep awaking in the heart of either Berlin or Malmö and all this in less than 10 hours.

Berlin Night Express night train route


This train operates limited services. It runs on April 5 and May 17, and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from June 15 until August 14. Check the Snälltåget website for up-to-date schedules.

This train does not run after August 14. If you plan to travel from Germany to Sweden on a regular service (not the Berlin Night Express) you need to travel via Denmark. If your pass is not valid in Denmark you will have to pay extra for the portion of your travels in Denmark.

From Malmö (Central) and from Berlin (Hbf) the train departs on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Map with Berlin Night Express route
The Berlin Night Express is the only direct train connecting Germany and Sweden and runs on the following routes:
  • Berlin - Malmö



Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations on the Berlin Night Express night trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Please note that this train runs only in high season, from April to August.

If you book this train on the day of its departure, please note that you can only do so until 5 p.m.

On board the Berlin Night Express, sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. Beverages and light meals can be ordered and served in the compartment. During the ferry crossing hot meals are also available for purchase. For traveling on this night train, your Eurail pass only needs to be valid in either Germany or Sweden.

How to make reservations for the Berlin Night Express

You can reserve your sleeping accommodation on the Berlin Night Express in the following ways:

  • Through our reservation service

  • By visiting the Snälltåget website and using the promotional code "EURAIL".

  • By calling the Deutsche Bahn booking center (+49 1806 996 633 - press '9' in the German menu). Open 24/7.

  • At the train station. Keep in mind that trains can become full during busy times.

Reservation fees

  • 6-bed couchette: 29 euros p.p.

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Disabled facilities

  • Luggage racks

  • Restaurant/bistro

Facilities may differ per service.

Operated by:
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