Train travel in Europe is becoming an incredibly popular trend. Not only is it more environmentally friendly, it is also a great way to see fantastic views that you might otherwise miss.

In May of this year The European Sleeper launched a new night train. This train travels from Brussels to Amsterdam and then to Berlin.

The route has been incredibly successful, and now The European Sleeper is planning to extend its route and connect 4 European capital cities.

These are the cities you can visit:  

Which Cities Can You Visit?

From March 25 2024 the night train route will not only visit Brussels, Amsterdam, and Berlin. It will also be extended to Dresden and Prague.

Night train crossing a viaduct

This means that the service will connect 4 European capital cities giving travelers more options. The new service will make 18 stops in total.

It will depart from Brussels at 19.22 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and arrive in the Czech Republic at 10.56 the following day.

It will depart from Prague at 18.04 on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. It will then arrive in Brussels at 09.27 the following day.

A train passing through European landscape

European Sleeper are preparing to launch several other new night train routes if this new route is successful. They have plans to expand their network both in the short and the long term.

The Good Night Train

The European Sleeper train is also known as The Good Night Train. It offers 3 different sleeping options depending on your budget.

train station in europe

The most comfortable and expensive option is the sleeper carriage. There are a maximum of 3 beds in each compartment and compartments can be booked as single, double, or triple options.

Each compartment includes a washbasin, seats and table, a comfortable mattress, wake-up calls, breakfast, and a welcome drink.

The Couchette carriages are the mid-level option. These carriages are multifunctional, containing seats during the day that fold down to 6 comfortable couchettes at night.

Narrow corridor inside a railcar

These compartments can be booked as a 6-person, 4-person, or private compartment. Breakfast and mineral water are included.

The most affordable option for budget travelers is the seating carriages. These have 6 seats in each compartment and can be booked individually or as a private compartment for parties of 6.

Why Travel In Europe By Train?

If you want to travel from country to country in Europe, it can be tempting just to book an airline ticket. But there are a huge number of benefits to traveling by train instead.

Scenic view from a sleeper train

Traveling in Europe by train is easy, comfortable, scenic, and efficient.  Train seats tend to be much wider and more comfortable than plane seats which is particularly important if you’re traveling overnight.

There are also very few luggage restrictions if you travel by train which means you won’t be stung with excess luggage charges if you’re carrying oversized bags.

You can take advantage of amazing views and more space to stretch your legs. And even during the dusk of a sleeper train, you’ll be amazed by how many of the countries you pass through that you’ll actually get to see.

Female Backpacker Preparing To Board A Train In Europe, Unspecified Location

One of the best benefits of intercity train travel in Europe is that train stations tend to be in the heart of the city center, while airports tend to be out of the city and in the suburbs. This will make it easy to get to your accommodation quickly without any hassle, queues in baggage reclaim, or expensive transfers.

It’s also worth noting that if you’re traveling on a budget, then the night you spend on a sleeper train is a night of hotel accommodation that you don’t need to pay for.  Meaning that traveling by train really is a win-win!

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