Berlin Night Express night train

Berlin Night Express 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 routes


This train operates limited services from April to June. From June 23rd to August 17th it runs 3 times a week. Check the timetable at for up-to-date schedules.


This train does not run after August 17th. 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) departing at 9:15 p.m. arriving the next day at 7:04 a.m. in Berlin (Hbf) 
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
From Berlin (Hbf) departing at 10:30 p.m. arriving the next day at 8:10 a.m. in Malmö (Central)
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
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



Eurail pass holders only require a pass valid in Sweden to travel on the Berlin Night Express. Sleeping accommodation is available in a 6-bed couchette car. 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.


You can make reservations at train stations in Germany and Sweden, or through the Swedish railways SJ, the German railways DB or the operating company Snälltåget. Prices may be different when a reservation is made outside Europe. More information on this train can be found at

How to make a reservation


Berlin Night Express

Reservation : Mandatory

  • 2nd class: Couchette (6-beds per compartment): €29

Facilities and services

  • Disabled facilities

  • Power sockets

Facilities may differ per service.

Operated by:
GVG logo GVG
Snälltåget Snälltåget
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