Swedish Night Trains
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SJ Night Train at a glance

The SJ Night Train oozes adventure! One of Europe most modern trains in Europe. You can travel while you sleep and reach your destination fresh and ready for more adventure.

The SJ Night Train have wide range of comfort facilities, from a couchette to a 1st Class private compartment containing a WC, shower, where breakfast, a morning newspaper and access to the SJ Lounge are all included.

While travelling at night, you can enjoy the latest movies played in the onboard cinema. Two films are played during the night. In the morning younger ones can enjoy a child movie.

The SJ Night Train network

The SJ Night Train serves the following main cities in Sweden: Malmö, Gothenburg, Östersund and Stockholm. Below are examples of some popular routes and their travel duration.

Domestic night trains

Popular journeys
JourneyTravel duration
Gothenburg – Åre 13h
Stockholm – Åre 8h
Malmö – Stockholm 8h
Stockholm – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik 11h 10
Gothenburg – Luleå/Kiruna/Narvik 19h 45
Stockholm – Oslo (summer season only) 8h
Malmö – Berlin (not during winter time) 7h
Malmö – Oslo (summer season only) 7h 30

Our tip

Tickets prices are subject to demand and supply. For better deals, choose to travel off peak.

Before you board

The stations
First Class ticket holders can use the SJ Night Train Lounge in Stockholm and Göteborg. Several services are offered in the Lounge ranging from food, shops, Wi-Fi Internet access and travel assistance.

Check-in & boarding
Check-in can be done well in advance when travelling from Stockholm, Malmö or Åre.

Pets are accepted in seating cars.

On board

The SJ Swedish Night Train offers four classes of service:
Sleeper Single Deluxe 1st Class Sleepers 2nd Class Sleepers 2nd Class Seats
1-bed cabin
Double deluxe (2-bed cabin)
Private shower and toilet
Towels included
Shower and toilet outside of cabin
3-bed or 2-bed cabin
Couchette Compartments 6-bed cabin
Sheet, sleeping bag and blanket
Breakfast, Lunch Dinner, Snack: Service in the train’s restaurant carriage
The SJ Night Train Berlin Night Express from Malmö – Berlin has two classes:
Sleeping Car Couchette Compartments
Breakfast, Lunch Dinner, Snack: Service in the train’s restaurant carriage
1-bed and 2-bed compartments
Air conditioning
Private shower and toilet
Towels included
6-bed compartments
Sheets, blankets and pillows

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  • A. A Point to Point ticket allows you to travel by train on a specific route during a designated date. A Swiss Pass allows to have unlimited rail travel on all trains operated by national railway company of Switzerland. Buying a Swiss Pass is ideal if you are planning to travel extensively by train.


  • A. No. There is no check-in or customs control before boarding an ICE train for local destinations in Germany. However for International destinations, there will be a ticket control and passport checks on board ICE trains. If you have a Pass, don’t forget to validate your pass prior to boarding.


  • A. Tickets for ICE trains can be bought online on our website. You can choose to have your tickets delivered by post before your travel dates.


  • A. Enter 1 passenger in the request page. The displayed results will show rooms for 1-3 passengers. When you book a room with more than one bed, the room will be shared with other passengers.


  • A. Yes. You have to reserve a seat. All high speed trains require a seat reservation.


  • A. Tickets for AVE trains can be easily purchased online on our website. Choose the ‘Print @ home’ ticketing method for more convenience and no booking fees.


  • A. Tickets for Eurostar trains can be easily purchased online on our website. Choose the ‘Print @ home’ ticketing method for more convenience and no booking fees. You can also choose to buy online and retrieve your tickets from self-service tickets terminal at London St Pancras, Brussels Midi or Paris Nord railway station, before departure.


  • A. The Thalys First class includes comfortable reclining seats as well as food and beverages available at your seat.

    The Thalys Second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages available at your seat.



  • A. Cities with nearby airports have an excellent public transport connection (Train, bus, taxi or subway). You can take the train or any other transport method to reach a train station found the city center. Trains usually have a direct connection to city centers. The following European airports are linked to their respective city center by train: Amsterdam Schiphol, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin Schoenefeld, Birmingham, Brussels National, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva-Cointrin, Glasgow, Graz, Hannover, Krakow, Leipzig, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stanstead, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Munich, Milan Malpensa, Newcastle, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo, Palermo, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Pisa, Porto, Rome Fiumicino, Southampton, Stockholm, Stuttgart , Torino, Tronheim, Valencia, Vienna , and Zurich.


  • A. Frecciarossa trains connect most major cities of Italy. The high speed Italian train connects the city of Turin to Salerno as well as Northern Italy to Southern Italy and more particularity the cities of Mila, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. Bologna to Florence is just a 37 minute route by train, and it takes less than 3 hours to connect Rome to Milan. High speed trains connect Milan to Florence in only 1 hour and 45 minutes.


  • A. No. Partially used or validated Rail Passes are not refundable.


  • A. No. There is no check-in before departure. However rail officials will control your ticket during the journey. Make sure you have all your valid travel documents with you while on board a TGV. Please note that you need to board the TGV, at the lastest, 2 minutes before departure. Access is not guaranteed after this time.


  • A. To validate your Eurail Select Pass, you need to go at the ticket counter at any main railway station in Europe. The railway official will write down the first day and last day of travel as well as your passport number. He will then stamp it. Please note that your Eurail Select Pass should bear no sign of having been tampered with.


  • A. There is no check in or customs procedures for Italo trains. However ticket control or ID checks can occur randomly on board. Make sure to have your travel documents with you at all times.


  • A. Overnight trains allow sleeping and relaxing before starting your visit in a city afresh. You can have more day time to enjoy other activities plus it’s a good way to avoid booking a hotel.


  • A. AVE trains connects most major cities of Spain. The high speed Spanish trains connect the city of Madrid to Barcelona and Sevilla as well as Malaga and Valencia. It take 2h20 for the AVE train to reach Barcelona from Madrid. Travel duration between Seville and Madrid is 2h20. Barcelona is 5h45 away from Malaga and 5h37 away from Seville by the AVE train.


  • A. With Eurostar train you can reach Paris from London or vice-versa directly. Other major European cities and destinations can also be reached directly: Brussels, Lille and Disneyland Paris. The French town of Avignon and the Alps can be reached on a seasonal basis through a weekly connection.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the TGV up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to France thoroughly. You can buy your tickets at the earliest to have the best fares.


  • A. The following countries in Europe are covered by the Eurail Global Pass: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


  • A. You can book 1 passenger at a time for a single compartment or you can select 1 single compartement and a double compartment.


  • A. In most cases, Rail Pass is not valid on buses and subways. However Rail Passes are valid on local or regional trains.

    Swiss Pass is the only exception. Swiss Pass is valid for all transport systems in 37 Swiss cities and towns.



  • A. To validate your Eurail Italy Pass, you need to go at the ticket counter at any main railway station in Italy. The railway official will write down the first day and last day of travel as well as your passport number. He will then stamp it. Please note that your Eurail Italy Pass should bear no sign of having been tampered with.


  • A. Thalys connects Paris, the French capital to many major cities of Northern Europe. From Paris, you can reach Brussels in 1h22, Amsterdam in 3h18 or Cologne in 3h14. Thalys has also a seasonal service, known as Thalys Snow, which runs from Brussels to ski resorts in Chambéry, Albertville, Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-St-Maurice, every Saturday without any stops.


  • A. Yes. Passengers in comfort1 will be served at seat. The Thalys offers tasty snacks and meals: sandwiches, hot/cold local dishes, hot and cold drinks. If you are travelling in Comfort2, you will have access to the bar buffet which offers a variety of food and beverages.


  • A. The TGV France-Italy train First class includes comfortable reclining seats as well as food and beverages at the bar buffet car.

    The TGV France-Italy train second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. The Talgo Day’s First class includes comfortable reclining seats and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The Talgo Day’s Second class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. The Swiss Card offers 1 round trip from any Swiss airport to a single destination of your choice by train. Swiss Cards also offer a 50% discount on the Swiss railway network, lake steamers, buses and for mountain excursions.


  • A. - A Rail Pass or a Rail Ticket usually costs half of that of an adult. Please note that some passes do not have child fares. Child tickets are available on most trains though they can vary.

     In Switzerland, children under 16 years old can have free travel if accompanied by an adult with a Swiss Pass.

     In Birtain, children aged 5 to 15, can have free travel when accompanied by a paying adult.



  • A. Train stations are easily accessible in Europe. They are usually found in city centres and have a good connection with other public transport system (bus and taxi). Train stations are indicated on travel maps and Internet websites. You can also ask your hotel concierge for the best way to reach a train station. If you are not much of an adventurer, taxis are the simplest way to get to a train station.


  • A.Yes. You can purchase your train ticket or rail pass using up to 3 different debit or credit cards. TrainTicket.com accepts Visa, Visa Electron, Master Card, Maestro, Amex and JCB. Those services are subject to your country of residence.


  • A. Overnight trains add a sense of adventure to your trips. You can either share your compartement with friends or other fellow train travellers. Of course can also have a private sleeper in the train. For your security and for administrative purposes, railway officials will collect your passport at the beginning of the journey and will return it upon arrival.


  • A. The Ticketless allows you to save shipping fee - You receive an email which confirms your reservation.

    The Ticketless allows you to save time – You don’t have to wait to receive your train ticket by mail and you get to avoid queues at the station. Don’t forget to keep a copy of your reference with you every time.



  • A. - Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited travel in first class coaches throughout 23 European countries. You can choose to travel from 15 consecutive days to 3 months or else 15 flexible days within a 2 month period. The Eurail Global Pass includes bonuses.

     Eurail Select Pass offers unlimited travel in 3 to 5 bordering countries in Europe. Bonuses are included.



  • A.

    Yes you can buy a German Rail Pass separately from your German Rail Pass. However, you will have to use it in complementary with your German Rail Pass. We strongly recommend that you buy your Extension together with your rail pass, so as to make sure that you are going to receive them at the same time.



  • A. Yes, a reservation is needed to book your seat on board the high speed AVE train.


  • A. No. Rail Passes are non-transferable. They contain the name of the traveller and cannot be reprinted. However holders of a Rail Pass can reschedule his trip as a Rail Pass is valid up to 6 months from the date of purchase.


  • A. No, the German Rail Pass Extension is only valid on the DB Expressbus between Munich/Nuremberg and Prague.


  • A. Most trains have a bar-buffet service. Meals and beverages can also be served at your seat. Some trains have a trolley service. Some night trains and scenic trains have a dining car, where you can sit down and have a pleasant meal. Dining cars are very much part of a unique train experience. Some trains offer a high quality of food and wine which matches that of a gourmet restaurant.


  • A. It is an online banking system designed to avoid credit card frauds for the customer and the e-commerce merchant.

    _Details of your payment will be sent using a secure connection. You can verify those details by doing a right click on the payment page and selecting "properties".

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  • A. No, this is not possible as the extension must be accompanied by your nominative rail pass bearing your passport number, name and country of residence.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the ICE train up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to Germany thoroughly.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the Thalys to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip thoroughly. You can buy your tickets at the earliest to have the best fares.


  • A. Two classes of service are offered on board the Thalys – First class with comfort 1 and Second class with comfort 2. If you are travelling in First class, you will be have a large comfortable seat, power sockets for portable devices, Wi-Fi Internet and free newspapers. If you are travelling in Second class, you can buy snacks and drinks at the bar-buffet car. You can also have Wi-Fi access at an additional cost if you have a restrictive ticket.


  • A. - First class has fewer seats thus allowing more legroom and space. Seats are usually larger and can recline. Other services are available for free. For better comfort on long journeys, First class is preferred.

     Second class has more seats, with less legroom but they are usually 50% cheaper.



  • A. The TGV East First class includes comfortable reclyning seats, non-smoking carriages, taxi booking service, individual power sockets as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The TGV East Second class includes spacious legroom, non-smoking carriages as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. - First class has fewer seats thus allowing more legroom and space. Seats are usually larger and can recline. Other services are available for free. For better comfort on long journeys, First class is preferred.

     Second class has more seats, with less legroom but they are usually 50% cheaper.



  • A. Yes. The TGV has a buffer car which offers tasty snacks and meals as well as hot and cold drinks. You can also bring your own food or buy from vending machines on board the TGV.


  • A. Yes. Check-in is opened for travellers 30 minutes before the departure of the AVE train. Embarkation will stop 2 minutes prior to departure. Please note that passport and ticket control will take place before boarding AVE trains. Holders of an Eurail Pass which includes Spain need to validate the pass and have a reservation before departure.


  • A. No. You cannot buy an Eurail Select Pass when in Europe. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe. You can buy your Eurail Select Pass up to 6 months in advance.


  • A. The Spanish day trains’ First class includes comfortable reclining seats, video and audio programs on major routes and food and beverages served at your seat by a friendly staff.

    The Spanish day trains’ Second class includes spacious legroom, video and audio programs on major routes and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. Italo trains offer high speed train services connecting the major cities of Italy such as Milano, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Salerno, Venezia, Torino and Padova. There are several daily connections between the main cities which are served by Italo. There are several daily connections between Milan and Roma and the number of connections will increase in the following years.


  • A.

     Pass holders or ticket holders are required to file a police report within 24 hours of the incident.

     You can buy a replacement Rail Pass or Train Ticket. When you return to your country, you must submit a request to us within 30 days. The request should include the police report, the replacement pass or ticket, plane tickets to and from Europe and a letter describing the incident.



  • A. Passengers can carry up to 2 medium sizes cases and 1 piece of hand luggage. Total dimensions should not exceed 85cm. Passengers who have more than the stated pieces of luggage will incur a fee which will be due at the inbound Eurostar terminal.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the TGV Lyria up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to France and Switzerland thoroughly. You can buy your tickets at the earliest to have the best fares.


  • A. A Youth Pass offers discounts to any passenger aged 25 years old or younger.


  • A. Tickets for Thalys can be bought online on our website. You can choose to have your tickets delivered in your inbox through the “Print @ home” ticketing solution or you can choose to retrieve your rail ticket from self-service ticketing machines found at the train stations in France.


  • A. Two classes of service are offered on board the TGV – First class and Second class. In First class, passengers have large seats, power sockets for portable devices and access to the bar buffet. If you are travelling in second class, you can also have access to a vast selection of meals and beverages.


  • A. No. You cannot buy an Eurail Italy Pass in Italy. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe. You can buy your Eurail Italy Pass up to 6 months in advance.


  • A. - Yes, but it depends on some conditions. Eligibility of passes depends on your country or residence only. To be considered as a resident of a country, you have to stay in the country in question for more than 6 months.

     Please note that we cannot sell any products to residents of Europe, the UK, Morocco, Turkey or any ex-Soviet Union countries.



  • A. A Full fare ticket is bookable up to 3 days before the travel date. You can book a ticket up to 50 days in advance to benefit from the Book Early fare. The Book Early fare is the cheapest fare offered on Italo trains and is only available for Smart class.


  • A. The Lyria First class includes comfortable reclyning seats as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The Lyria Second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. The TGV Med First class includes comfortable reclyning seats as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The TGV Med Second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. You can travel in first or second class. It depends on the classes of services which correspond to your German Rail Pass. In the ExpressBus to/from Munich to Prague, only 2nd class is available.


  • A. You will receive an acknowledgement email confirming the type of e-ticket that you have chosen ("Print @ home" ticket or "Print @ the station" ticket).


  • A. A single passenger can carry suitcases and travel bags. Size doesn’t matter, but for your comfort and safetly, avoid oversized bags on board TGV. Skis, prams or rucksacks must be stored in racks. It is mandatory to tag each of your baggage with your indentifiations.


  • A. A BritRail Family Card allows one child aged 5 to 15 to have free travel when accompanied by an adult or a BritRail Pass holder.


  • A. Travel maps are provided with Multiple Country Passes or with some of Single Country Passes. Travel Maps are available for free on our website. The online travel maps will help you plan your journey.


  • A. Yes, you can make a reservation for a seat on a train if you have a Second Class ticket.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed ICE train, namely the ICE Sprinter which has special and additional services on board. The following routes operated by the ICE Sprinter requires a reservation : Hamburg HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Frankfurt HBF- Berlin HBF, Berlin HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Hamburg HBF – Koeln HBF and Koeln HBF – Hamburg HBF. Travellers can choose Eurail Global or Select Passes, with Germany included (Germany / Eurail Germany-Benelux Pass / Eurail Germany-Denmark Pass / Eurail Germany-France / German Rail Pass) to travel freely in Germany.


  • A. The Ticketless is a friendly and convenient solution enabling you to board the train with just a unique reference which figures in the confirmation page and the confirmation email sent to your inbox. It is a combination of 6 alphanumerical characters. We advise you to print down it when you travel.


  • A. Dogs are usually allowed on trains. However they may have to wear a muzzle, be attached to a leash or placed in a pet carrier. A half fare second class ticket is usually required for dogs. Please note that pets are not allowed to travel onboard trains in the following countries: Great Britain, Spain, Ireland, Norway, and Finland.

    Exception is made for guide dogs for the blind, which can travel on Eurostar.



  • A. Eurostar offers two types of First class (Business Premier and Standard Premier) and one type of Second class (Standard class).

     Eurostar Business Premier includes priority express check-in at a dedicated ticket desk, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, Wi-Fi Internet access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travellers, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.

     Eurostar Standard Premier includes comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.

     Eurostar Standard class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. -Validated tickets or passes are not refundable or replaceable if lost or stolen. Unused tickets or passes can be refunded if the holder has subscribed to the Rail Protection Plan insurance. A minimum of 15% cancellation charge will apply.

     The amount of the refund will depend on the type of fare. Each ticket has a refund policy. For more information about Passes and packages, please read the terms and conditions.

     In Europe, when a reservation (if refundable) was made, the tickets need to be stamped as "NOT USED" before the departure of the train for a refund.

     For holders of tickets and passes with no reservation, tickets must be stamped on the first day of validity for a refund.

     Refunds regarding Night trains may vary. For example, reservation should be done 24 hours before depature of a Night train to benefit from a 85% refund.

     To receive refunds, the proper documents need to send to the issuing office withing 6 months of the issue date of the pass. For tickets and reservations documents must be sent within 60 days.

    Click here to get the adress in our Contact Us section.



  • A. Tickets for TGV Lyria can be bought online on our website. You can choose to have your tickets delivered in your inbox through the “Print @ home” ticketing solution or you can choose to retrieve your rail ticket from self-service ticketing machines found at the train stations in France.


  • A. To retrieve an e-ticket, you will need to enter your booking reference in the self service ticket terminal found at train stations. You can found the reference in your booking summary. In France, you will need to enter your family name as well.

    Please note: You will reveice your reference in your inbox for "Print @ home" tickets.



  • A. A rail day starts from midnight of a particular day and ends at midnight of the next day. In this lapse of time, you can have unlimited train travel by using a valid Rail Pass.


  • A. Two classes of service are offered on board the Frecciarossa trains – First class and Second class. If you have chosen to travel in First class, you will be offered a welcome drink, a snack and a newspaper. Second class is ideal if you are on a budget. Both First class and Second class on the Frecciarossa, offer Wi-Fi Internet.


  • A. The Swiss Family Card allows children under 16 years old to have free travel when they are accompanied by a parent. It is a free card which is available upon request when you buy a Swiss Pass. You can also get it before boarding a train. Just show your Swiss Card at a ticket desk at the time of validation and ask for a Swiss Family Card.


  • A. Passengers can carry up to 2 large bags and 1 piece of hand luggage. Passengers are sole responsible for their luggage in the Frecciarossa trains.


  • A. You can choose a T4. If none is available you can choose 2 double compartments.


  • A. A Point to Point ticket allows you to travel by train on a specific route during a designated date. An Eurail Italy Pass allows to to have unlimited rail travel in Italy for a 3 day or 10-day period. Buying an Eurail Italy Pass is ideal if you are planning to travel extensively in Italy by train.


  • A. Some trains may have smoking zones. However smoking zones are less and less common. High speed trains are completely non-smoking as well as for trains in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands.


  • A. Book a room with 3 beds. If none is available you can book for a T4 (4 beds) or a T6 (6 beds).div>

  • A. You can validate your Rail Pass at the train station. A railway staff will write down the first and last day of validity on your pass and will stamp it. This procedure must be done before using your Rail Pass.


  • A. No. There is no check-in procedures prior to boarding a Frecciarossa train. However passport and ticket control will take place on board Frecciarossa trains.


  • A. A Friends and Families Pass is available for a group of 2 to 5 travellers at a discounted rate. The group must travel together all the times. The names of every participant will be printed on a unique pass. Therefore travellers won’t be able to travel separately.


  • A. The most adapted Rail Pass for you depends mostly on the number of days and the countries you want to travel. You click on the "search passes" menu for guidance. TrainTicket.com will help you find the best Rail Pass to meet you requirements.


  • A. A travel day is defined as the period of time starting from 12 am to 12 am of the next day. It is a complete 24h period. With the Eurail Select Pass, you can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.


  • A. Yes some Rail Passes can be bought in Europe, but they will be at a higher cost. However we recommend to buy your pass before your arrival in Europe for better planning and to beneficiate from a lower fare.


  • A. You can’t book a reservation, simply because the train that you are planning to take does not need any reservation. Just note down the time of departure and board the train.


  • A. Yes. Most train stations have lockers of luggage storage facilities. Those services are available for a minimal cost. If you want a locker, make sure to have some change with you. You can find more information about luggage storage on our train stations pages.


  • A. Three classes of service are offered on board the Eurostar: Business Premier, Standard Premier and Standard Class. Business Premier with Eurostar offers the following facilities: rapid check-in before departure (10 minutes), dedicated desk for check-in, access to Eurostar Executive lounge, spacious legroom, Wi-Fi Internet access, reserved coach for business passengers, newspapers and a 3-course meal which is served at your seat. As for the Eurostar Standard Premier, it comes with a 30-minute check-in, comfortable reclining seats with spacious legroom, newspapers and a cold meal served at your seat. Travellers opting for the Standard Class will travel on board of a comfortable carriage and will have a choice of meals and drinks at the bar buffet car.


  • A.No. A German Rail Pass Extension alone is not valid to travel on board trains. You have to use your extension as an add-on to your German Rail Pass.


  • A. The Swiss Pass is a country pass which enables you to use the nation rail network of Switzerland and any public transport in Switzerland. The travel period ranges from 4 days to 1 month in over 40 cities.


  • A. TGV, the French high speed train, connects many major cities of France. You’ll need only 58 minutes to reach Lille from the Paris and 3 hours at most to reach the Bordeaux by the TGV. The sunny south of France and Marseille can be reached in 3 hours by the TGV.


  • A. Information on European trains schedule can be found easily and rapidly in the "start searching train tickets" menu.


  • A. There are single or double couchettes. Trains also have T3 (3 beds), T4 and deluxe sleepers. The sleeping accomodations may differ according to trains and routes.


  • A.

     Yes. Some passes offer discount for families.

     Swiss Passes offer a Swiss family card which offers free travel for children (aged from 6 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a parent.

     In Great Britain, the BritRail Pass which offers free travel for children (aged 5 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a full fare adult or a Senior Pass holder. The Great Britain Heritage Family Pass is also available for 2 adults who are travelling with up to 3 children.

     Families can benefit from saver options which are offered by many passes. Children aged 4 to 11 travel at half of the adult fare when they are on the Family Pass.



  • A. A single passenger can carry up to 2 suitcases and 1 handbag. For your comfort and safety, avoid oversized bags on board Thalys trains. The largest side of your luggage must not exceed 85 cm.


  • A. Both Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express are trains which operate every 15 minutes.