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Night Trains in Europe

Night trains offer a comfortable way to travel by night. From reclining seats to private sleeping cabins, there's a travel option for every wish and budget. Save precious travel time by moving from one destination to the next while you sleep.

 

Most European night trains are included in the Eurail passes. You’ll just need to reserve and pay for your preferred sleeping accommodation type in addition to your pass.

 

 

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Don't forget about your seat reservations!

High-speed trains in Europe require a seat reservation, most commonly in France, Italy, and Spain. Reservation fees are charged by the railway carriers, and are not included in your Eurail Pass. Read all about reservations 

 

                                                            

Reservations for night trains

Reservations are mandatory for all night trains. Depending on the train, you can make these reservations online, by phone or through our reservation service. A reservation guarantees you a seat or a bed on the train. 

 

Night trains have a number of accommodation options, ranging from reclining seats to single cabins with private bathrooms. You will pay a higher reservation fee for the more luxurious options.

 

Read more about reservations or check out the reservation fees for night trains.

 

Travel days for night trains

When traveling on a night train, you only have to write down the day of departure. For example, if you travel on a night train from August 9 to 10, you only write down August 9.

 

On the day of departure of the night train, you can take as many trains as you want; it's on the same day after all. If you take another train after the night train has arrived, you'll have to use a new travel day.

It is common practice in night trains that you hand over your Eurail paper Pass or printed reservation and passport to the train staff. This way the staff doesn't have to wake you up at night for border controls. In the morning the documents will be handed back to you.

If you have a need for speed, or want to travel at night to save costs, we've got you covered.

Find out more about the many other train types in Europe.