City Night Line night train

CityNightLine

City Night Line (CNL) trains are operated by the German rail company Deutsche Bahn and offers one of the most extensive overnight networks throughout Europe. With so many new cities to discover and explore the CNL is a great option allowing you to maximize your holiday time by saving the daylight hours for discovering new cities. So if you want to visit Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague or Milan why not travel by night with CNL and arrive well rested with the whole day ahead of you.

City Night Line routes
Reservations
Facilities and Services

Important Service Information

 

The City Night Line (CNL) trains are operated by the German rail company Deutsche Bahn and offers an extensive overnight networks throughout Europe. As of December 2014, there will be some changes to the City Night Line train services that we want to share with everyone planning a Eurail trip.

 

From 14 December 2014, the following City Night Line trains will no longer be running:

  • Basel - Copenhagen and vice versa

  • Hamburg - Paris and vice versa

  • Berlin - Paris and vice versa

  • Munich - Paris and vice versa

 

From 14 December 2014, the service Warsaw/Prague-Cologne-Amsterdam will start/end in Cologne. This means that the CNL service between Copenhagen and Amsterdam will also no longer be operating.

Gallery

Girls in 3 bed compartment of CityNightLine

Girls in 3 bed compartment of CityNightLine

6 bed compartment in CityNightLine

6 bed compartment in CityNightLine

Seats in CityNightLine

Seats in CityNightLine

Reclining seats CityNightLine

Reclining seats CityNightLine

City Night Line night train routes

 

With so many routes to choose from, whether you want to explore new cities, go sightseeing, shopping or visit friends the CNL is a great way to travel. The CNL has accommodation options to suit everyone, you can choose the level of comfort you require, be it a deluxe sleeper compartment, a couchette or a reclining seat. The name in brackets is what you will find on the side of the specific train. On the DB website you can find more details of all the routes and the facilities per route.

Map with City Night Line routes
City Night Line trains run on the following routes:
  • Amsterdam - Copenhagen
  • Amsterdam - Innsbruck

    via München Hbf

  • Amsterdam - Prague
  • Amsterdam - Brig

    via Zürich HB

  • Copenhagen - Basel
  • Copenhagen - Prague
  • Berlin - Paris
  • Berlin - Zurich
  • Hamburg - Paris
  • Hamburg - Zurich
  • Berlin - Berlin
  • Munich - Hamburg
  • Munich - Paris
  • Munich - Rome
  • Munich - Venice
  • Munich - Milan
  • Prague - Zurich

Reservations

 

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 City Night Line night trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

 

The City Night Line offers two types of fares: ‘Pass 1 fare’ for holders of passes that cover the entire journey (e.g. Global Pass) and ‘Pass 2 fare’ for holders of passes that cover only part of the journey (e.g. One Country Pass).

How to make reservations for the City Night Line

You can reserve your sleeping accommodation on the City Night Line 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

 

Pass 1 fare

Accommodation type Low season High season (July 1 - September 30)
Seat 12 euros 13 euros
Reclining seat 17.50 euros 19.50 euros
6-bed couchette 27.50 euros p.p. 32.50 euros p.p.
4-bed couchette 37.50 euros p.p. 42.50 euros p.p.
3 or 4-bed sleeper 55 euros p.p. 65 euros p.p.
Double sleeper 75 euros p.p. 90 euros p.p.
Single sleeper 115 euros 140 euros
3-bed deluxe sleeper (1st class pass required) 55 euros p.p. 65 euros p.p.
Deluxe double sleeper (1st class pass required) 75 euros p.p. 90 euros p.p.
Deluxe single sleeper (1st class pass required) 115 euros 140 euros

 

Pass 2 fare

Accommodation type Low season High season (July 1 - September 30)
Seat 76 euros 77 euros
Reclining seat 81 euros 83 euros
6-bed couchette 91 euros p.p. 96 euros p.p.
4-bed couchette 101 euros p.p. 106 euros p.p.
3 or 4-bed sleeper 119 euros p.p. 129 euros p.p.
Double sleeper 139 euros p.p. 154 euros p.p.
Single sleeper 179 euros 204 euros
3-bed deluxe sleeper (1st class pass required) 151 euros p.p. 161 euros p.p.
Deluxe double sleeper (1st class pass required) 171 euros p.p. 186 euros p.p.
Deluxe single sleeper (1st class pass required) 211 euros 236 euros

Facilities and services

 
  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro


Facilities may differ per train and route.

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