Intercités de Nuit night train

Intercités de Nuit in the station

Imagine dozing off in Paris as the sun sets behind the Eiffel Tower, and waking up to the sound of seagulls circling the beach. With the Intercités de Nuit you can sleep your way from Paris to Biarritz, in less than eight hours. Save the daytime for exploring and travel by night to wonderful destinations such as mesmerising Cannes and the turquoise coastline of Nice.

Intercités de Nuit routes
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Intercités de Nuit night train routes


The Intercités de Nuit is a comfortable night train, connecting Paris with many other exciting cities. Travel to historical Strasbourg or to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, while sleeping in a 4 or 6 bed couchette. Make your way up to the French Alps or down to the Mediterranean coast, where you will find the splendid beaches of Nice. If you want to visit Spain on your trip, simply let the Intercités de Nuit carry you across the Spanish border, while you dream of tapas and sangria in the sun.

Map with Intercité de Nuit night train routes
The Intercités de Nuit runs on the following routes:
  • Paris - Nice
  • Paris - Irun (Spain)
  • Paris - Albi
  • Paris - Savoie
  • Paris - Briançon
  • Paris - Portbou (Spain)
  • Luxembourg City - Nice
  • Luxembourg City - Portbou (Spain)
  • Strasbourg - Nice
  • Strasbourg - Portbou (Spain)



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 Intercités de Nuit night trains are mandatory. Please keep in mind that seats and sleeping accommodation on this train are limited for pass holders. To ensure you have a place on the Intercités de Nuit, make your reservation as early as possible. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.

How to make reservations for the Intercités de Nuit

You can reserve your seat or sleeping accommodation on the Intercités de Nuit in the following ways:

  • Through our reservation service

  • 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

  • Reclining seat: 9 euros

  • 6-bed couchette: 19 euros p.p. in low season and 21 euros p.p. in high season

  • 4-bed sleeper (1st class): 19 euros p.p. in low season and 21 euros p.p. in high season

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Luggage racks

  • Power sockets

  • Tourist information

  • Vending machines

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Travel tips

  • It is possible to book a basic breakfast on board the train, for an additional fee of 5 euros.

  • Women traveling alone can choose to book a bed in a women-only couchette.

  • There are no showers on the train itself, but you can make use of the showers available at the following train stations: Paris Austerlitz, Toulouse, Strasbourg and Lyon Perrache.

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