Swedish Night Trains
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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. 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. You don’t have to if you use the 7PM rule and a direct train. The 7:00 PM rule applies if you take the night train AFTER 7:00 PM on a set date. Then only the arrival date is counted as a travel day. This is only valid if you have used your Pass before 7:00 PM on any train. If not, you will have to enter both dates.


  • 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. The Swiss Pas scan be used in Switzerland to travel by bus, train, tram or ferry which form part of the Swiss Travel System .


  • A. -No. A First Class ticket only allows you to board a train. You need to have a reservation to be guaranteed of a seat on the train.

     Please note that some First Class tickets can included a reservation for a seat on a train.



  • A. -Breakfast is served before 11:00 am.
     Lunch is served as from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.
     Between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, you will be served a snack.
     After 5:00 pm, you will be able to enjoy a nice diner onboard.


  • 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. 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. Internet bancking is very secure. TrainTicket.com makes it a point to offer a secure Internet banking system to its customers. That is why we have chosen Global Collect as our international payment services partner.


  • A. Tickets for TGV 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. -On the London-Paris route, Eurostar runs every 30 minutes during peak period and every 60 minutes during low period.

     On the London-Brussels route, Eurostar runs every 2 hours.

     During the summer in Europe, Eurostar operates 2 daily trips to Disneyland in Paris (1 trip in winter).



  • 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. Eurail Italy Pass allows you to travel on all trains operated by Trenitalia, the Italian national railway company. However a reservation is needed to board the Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, Frecciargento, and Eurostar (ES Italia) trains as well as overnight trains. Reservations are not included in the Pass.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed train – TGV. If you have a Pass, you will still need to buy a reservation. Passes include Eurail Global, Eurail Select Pass or Eurail two country pass which includes France. Those who have a France Rail Pass or a France Rail Pass Premium can have last minute Easy Access reservations to board a TGV.


  • A. Yes, you can obtain a discount for ferry crossings. Holders of an Eurail Select Pass also benefit from great offers to visit museums and monuments.


  • A. Yes. Depending on the train and trip, you can choose between "Print @ home" or "Print @ the station" tickets.


  • A. A Point to Point ticket allows you to travel by train on a specific route during a designated date. An Eurail Select Pass allows to have unlimited rail travel on all trains operated by national railway company of the countries that you have chosen. Buying an Eurail Select Pass is ideal if you are planning to travel extensively by train.


  • A. Two classed of service are offered on board the ICE trains – First class and standard class. If you are travelling in First class, you can have individual video screens, power sockets for portable devices and DVD players. ICE trains have quiet zones for those who prefer to travel without any noise disturbance.


  • 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. - Single Sleeper has one bed, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Note: Deluxe single accommodations come with a private restroom. They are offered on Talgo (France to Spain/Spain to Switzerland/Spain to Italy) overnight trains and Paris-Germany night trains.

     Double Sleeper has 2 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (sleeper must be full). Note: Deluxe double accommodations include a private restroom.

     T2 is a Second Class compartment with two beds.

     T3 compartment has 3 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (all beds must be booked).

     T4 compartment has 4 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. If cabins are gender specific, couples and families can only share a sleeper is all beds are booked.

     T6 (couchettes) is the most basic compartment on an overnight train. Couchettes have 6 beds and washrooms are at the end of each train car. These compartments are available in second-class only.



  • A. You can use the self service tickets terminals when travelling on domestic French railway network and on all international trains departing from France. Make sure to print both departure and arrival tickets in France when you are on a round trip.

    For more information, refer to: How do I retrieve my e-tickets at French train stations?



  • A. - A Consecutive Pass offers unlimited rail travel for continuous days for the duration of the pass.

     A Flexi Pass offers unlimited rail travel on selected days which can be non-continuous for the duration of the pass.



  • 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. - Business class and Premier class offer First class services on trains. Travallers can enjoy access to lounge before departure, meals at seat, Wi-Fi Internet to name a few services.

     Flexi First class includes large seats on day trains and comfortable couchettes or sleepers on night trains. Meals are available for purchase. Flexi First class are exchangeable.

     Best Price First class includes large seats at the lowest price. Large seats, couchettes and meals can be available. Some restrictions may apply.

     Flexi Second class is exchangeable with seats on day trains and couchettes or sleepers on night trains.

     Best Price Second class includes the same services as a Flexi Second Class at the lowest ticket price. However some restrictions may apply.

     Super Saver class includeds reclining seats at the lowest price on night trains. Some restrictions may apply.



  • 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. No. You cannot buy a Swiss Pass when in Europe. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe.


  • 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. - 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 Eurail Italy Pass is a country pass to explore Italy by train. The Eurail Italy Pass is valid for one month and holders can choose to travel from 3 to 10 days.


  • A. You can book your tickets to travel on board Eurostar trains up to 6 months in advance. During that time you can plan your trip to UK, France or Belgium thoroughly. Eurostar connections to Disneyland in Paris can be booked more than 6 months before travel date as they have a wider booking period. As for the Eurostar seasonal services to the French Alps and Avignon, they are available for booking all year round.


  • A. If you are a pass holder or if you have already bought your pass, you can still make a seat reservation on our website.


  • A. Yes, there is a catering service on board Italo trains. While there are 2 Area break with self-service vending machines, there are no bar/restaurant coaches. From the vending machines which are in coach 3 and 7, you can but hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Passengers in Club and Prima class will be offered a catering service at an extra cost, which you must pay once on board. You can order the Italo breakfast, if you are travelling in the early morning between Milan and Rome.


  • A. Yes, it is possible but it depends on availability. If you want to change the date or your reservation you must do so at the earliest. Go to the local train station at least 24 hours before departure, to change your dates. Changes are subject to a service fee and/or upgrade fees.


  • 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. 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. 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. Eurostar have a catering service. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Business Premier passengers will have a 3-course meal with refreshments at seat. Those who are travelling in Standard Premier, will get a cold meal with drinks at seat. A bar buffet car with a selection of food and beverages is available in Standard class on board the Eurostar.


  • 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. Unfortunately you can’t. Each passenger is allowed to carry 2 suitcases and 1 handbag.


  • A. The Rail Protection Plan is not mandatory. However it is better to have the insurance in the event of a loss of personal belongings and theft.

    Note: The Rail Protection Plan insurance is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.



  • 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. 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. A single passenger can carry up to 2 suitcases and 1 handbag. Each luggage must be tagged and stored in rack above your seats in the ICE trains.


  • A. Yes. We recommend you to buy your tickets and make your reservations before departure. The price may be lower if you buy well in advance. Late reservations can lead to a fully booked train or discrupted travel.


  • A.You can pay for your train ticket or rail pass by using the same process as that of a regular credit card.


  • A. No. Eurostar does not transport any vehicule. However you can transport your car by using Le Shuttle. For reservations with Le Shuttle, please call 08705 35 35 35 or at www.eurotunnel.com


  • A. Yes, but not with your Single Country Pass. You will have to buy other tickets to reach a city found in another country. Your Single Country Pass allows you to travel to the border of the country mentioned on your pass. From there buy a ticket to reach another European country.


  • A. It depends on the train routes that you have chosen. Globally you can choose one of the three printing options available: "Print @ home", "Print @ the station" or Regular Paper tickets. Regular Paper tickets are always available for choice. However the first two methods are not always available. For the moment "Print @ home" is only available for Eurostar, ATOC and and all trains departing from and within France (domestic and international trains such as Thalys, TGV Lyria etc.). The "Print @ Home" option is only offered if the booking includes a Eurostar, Thalys, French Journeys or Spanish trains.


  • A Yes. Major train stations have lockers and luggage storage facilities. The services are available at an additional cost, so make sure that you have some change on you if you are planning to use them.


  • A. You can book your tickets to travel on board Frecciarossa trains up to 4 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to Spain thoroughly.


  • 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, 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. 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. 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. 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. Yes. There is a restaurant with sitting facilities on board Frecciarossa trains. The modern restaurant on board the Frecciarossa offers a traditional Italian dishes. Frecciarossa trains also have a coffee bar service, where passengers can buy sandwiches, snacks or beverages.


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


  • 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. Your Rail Pass will start to be effective when the railway staff stamps it.


  • A.Yes. You can book your train tickets or rail pass by using payment services which include PayPal, Western Union, Boleto Bancario, Moneybookers.com, eNets or BPay. Those services are subject to your country of residence.


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


  • 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. No. There is no check-in before departure. However rail officials will control your ticket and passport during the journey. Make sure you have all your valid travel documents with you while on board a Thalys train. Please note that children under 12 years old are not allowed on board if they are travelling alone.


  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Eurail Select Pass is only available for first class. However Eurail Select Youth Pass is offered in second class for travellers under 26 years old.


  • 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. Yes. You should buy before your travel date to avoid fully booked trains. Buying in advance will guarantee you a seat onboard. Furthermore, you will benefit from the best price and discounts when you buy your train ticket in advance.


  • A. A pass holder (passholder) fare is a reduced fare offered to pass holders when the rail route needs requires a ticket. Usage of a pass holder fare will necessitate the use of 1 day on your rail pass.


  • 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. Yes and they are located in carriage 4 or 14, in the middle of the Lyria train. The TGV Lyria bar offers tasty snacks and meals: sandwiches, hot/cold local dishes, salads, children’s menu, hot and cold drinks. An at seat service is available for those travelling in First class.


  • 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. It applies for the number of traveller that is entered in the search menu. First, the ticket/pass/schedule section will give you a selection of results which includes the cost of your Outbound journey. After your Outbound journey’s choice, you will obtain a selection of results which includes the cost of your Return journey.


  • A. You can 1 passenger at a time for a single room. Other options included sharing the room with somebody.


  • 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. Not necessarily. If you use the 7PM rule and a direct train, you don’t have to use 2 days. The 7:00 PM rule applies if you take the night train AFTER 7:00 PM on a set date. Then only the arrival date is counted as a travel day. This is only valid if you have used your Pass before 7:00 PM on any train. If not, you will have to enter both dates.


  • 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. 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. 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 Italy Pass, you can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.


  • 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. Yes. You can have unlimited travel onboard trains in the countries that are on your Rail Pass.


  • A. Italo offers 3 different classes of travel: Club Class, Prima Class and Smart Class.

     In Club class, which the equivalent if first class, passengers have the following services: 1 dedicated steward/hostess, welcome drink and snacks, daily newspapers, complimentary expresso, personal touch screen TV and large reclining seats. A supplement is needed for Catering service in Club Pass.
     In Prima class, which is equivalent to business class, passengers have 2 dedicated stewards/hostesss, welcome drink and snacks, daily newspapers, complimentary expresso and a large reclining seat. A supplement is needed for Catering service in Prima Pass.
     In Smart class, which is equivalent to second class, passengers have 2 dedicated stewards/hostesses and comfortable seats.



  • 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. There is no Senior fare available for Italo trains. However children aged from 4 to 14 have a 25% discount on the full adult fare. As for children under 3 years old, they can travel for free if they do not require any seat.


  • A. The following trains need a reservation: Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, all TGV’s, AVE, TGV France-Italy, Renfe, Trenitalia, Riveria, Swedish trains, City Night Line, DB (German) night trains, Elipsos, and the Paris-Germany night train. The Swiss Scenic trains and some of the German ICE trains will also need reservations depending on routes and time of travel. To verify, look at the details on the fare results. You will if the reservation is included or not.


  • A. You can book your tickets to travel on board AVE trains up to 60 days in advance. That’s 2 months early, during which time you can plan your trip to Spain thoroughly.


  • A. You have to book 1 passenger at a time and select single compartment.


  • 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. Train Tickets and Schedules can be obtained by following the steps below:

     Click on the "Start searching train tickets" section at the top the homepage of the website.

     Fill in your departure and arrival city as well as your preferred travel date.

     You can choose your approximate travel time (morning, afternnon or evening).

     You can select a "Round Trip” to obtain a return ticket.

     Click on the "Search" button to obtain a selection of proposals.

     You can choose a ticket by the schedule, price and category that best suit you.

     Fares depend on categories. You can read about the details (refund and exchange) by clicking on the link under each fare type.

     Select your ticket.

     You will be redirected to the passenger selection page to complete your registration and to checkout.



  • A. First class Rail Pass allows you to travel in all sleeper accommodations. Second class Rail Pass allows you to travelin T3 compartments. Some T4 are available with First or Second class Rail Passes. You should check the details to know on which class the T4 is offered.


  • 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. Austria, Benelux (includes Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland), Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia/Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


  • A. Gender Specific means that compartment are either for men or women. Both sexes cannot travel or sleep in the same comportment. If you or your companion wishes to stay together, you must book the whole compartment and beds. The following trains use the Gender Specific rule: ELipsos, CNL, Lusitania, Spanish Night trains.


  • 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. In some cases, Yes. High speed trains, night trains or scenic trains require reservations. Local and regional trains do not require any reservation.


  • 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. The Italian Day Trains’ First class includes comfortable reclining seats and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car on major routes.

    The Italian Day Trains’ Second class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car on major routes.