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. 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. Reservation is compulsory on Italo. When you buy a ticket for Italo, the reservation is included. Please note that if have even if you have a Rail Pass which includes Italy, you need a separate ticket to travel on board the Italo. Passholder fares do not apply to Italo.


  • 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 some Rail Passes offer discounts for travellers who are aged 60 years old or older. The following passes offer discounts for senior:
     Balkan Flexipass-1st class
     BritRail Consecutive and Flexipass 1st class,
     BritRail England Consecutive and Flexipass 1st Class
     France Rail Pass, 1st Class
     Eurail Ireland Pass - 2nd Class
     Eurail Romania Pass - 1st class


  • A. Yes. Trains and train stations have special facilities for disabled travellers. The latter can also benefit from special equipment or personal assistance. Make sure to specify or reserve beforehand.


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


  • A. Bicycles are admitted in some trains. They must be put into a box in a separate car. Extra charges may apply. On EC, IC, ICE, and TGV trains bicycles are considered as checked lugages and must be wrapped with wheels and pedals detached.


  • A. Yes. Toilets are easiliy accessible in the extremities of every coach. They include a sink.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed Thalys . If you have an Eurail Pass which includes France, Belgium, The Netherlands or Benelux countries, then you are entitled to a Pass Holder fare which usually includes a discount. Those who have a Swiss Pass or a France Rail Pass can also have a Pass Holder fare. Some passes like France Rail Pass but also Eurail passes including Benelux-France / France-Germany / France-Italy / France-Spain / France-Switzerland / Benelux also offers discounts through Passholder deals. Please note than the German Rail Pass is not valid on rail routes which are covered by Thalys to Germany.


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


  • 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. - A Full Fare has no restrictions. The ticket can be exchanged and refunded even after the departure date. You must send the ticket to your local travel agent within 60 days of the train’s departure date to benefit from an exchange or a refund. Click here to get the Contact Us adress.

     Value Fare is a ticket which is not exchangeable and not refundable.

     Youth Fare which applies for travellers under the age of 26 years old is exchangeable before departure date and in Europe. The ticket is however not refundable.

     Passholder Fare can be exchanged when you arrive in Europe. It is however not refundable. Passholder Fare is issued in colligation with the relevant Rail Pass.

     Senior Fare is issued for travellers over 60 years old and is can be exchanged when you arrive in Europe. It is however not refundable.



  • 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. Yes. The name on the passport must be the same as the name printed on the Rail Pass. If this is not the case, the train manager can seize the Rail Pass to avoid any fraudulent use.


  • 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.

     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. 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. 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. Yes there is a check-in which varies according to the travel class you have opted. Passengers who have chosen Business Premier can check-in just 10 minutes before departure of the Eurostar. Standard Premier and Standard ticket holders have to check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. To avoid any setback, we recommend passengers to arrive 45 minutes before, just ensuring sufficient time for passport control and security checks.


  • 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. 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. For that you have to take a local or regional train to reach your destination. Local and regional travel everywhere in European countries, though they take more time than high speed trains.


  • A. No. There are no youth discounts for the extension. You can however have a discount if you are under 26 when buying a German Rail Pass. That means you will travel in 2nd class.


  • 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. 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. Two classes of service are offered on board the Lyria trains – First class and Second class. If you are travelling in First class, you will be served a cold meal at your seat. You will also have access to a selection of Swiss, French and International magazines and newspapers. You can book a taxi on board before arrival. If you are travelling in Second class, you can buy snacks and drinks at the bar-buffet car.


  • 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. 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, you can obtain a discount for ferry crossings or even a free ride. Holders of a Swiss Pass also benefit from great offers to visit museums, monuments, a 50 % discount for mountain top excursions and more. The discounts and other bonuses can be obtained locally by showing your Swiss Pass or you can choose to contact the company accepting the discounts in advance. You can benefit discounts during the period of validity of your Pass. You can travel without paying (free) by bus, train or ferry only on travel days which apply to your Swiss Pass.


  • 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. Yes, students can benefit from discounted fares but must be under the age of 26 years old on the first day of travel. Every person under 26 is entitled to Youth Passengers fare. There is no special discount for holders of international student ID card.


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


  • 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. 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. The Eurail Select Pass is a country pass which enables you to use the nation rail network of any 34,4 or 5 adjoining countries. The countries included in the Eurail Select Pass can be chosen from a list of 24 countries in Europe.


  • 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.

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


  • A. No. Unfortunately tickets can be shipped to any other adresse except that of your country of residence. Make sure that you have all travel documents before departure.


  • A. -For any refund, you will have to send your unused and unvalidated train tickets or rail pass to your travel agent or to our local offices. Click here to contact us via the contact us form.

     Most tickets must be returned at least 3 working days as per the postmark before the travel date. Tickets which have been stamped "NOT USED" at a train station in Europe are also eligible for a refund. Tickets should be accompanied by a letter and the orginal booking number. The documents must be sent by registered post.



  • 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 Lyria.


  • A. The Eurail Italy Pass can be used on the entire national rail network of the countries which you have chosen. The following countries form part of the Eurail program: Austria, Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia-Slovenia, Czech Republic Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Select, Montenegro-Serbia, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.


  • 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. The bar buffet in the Turista class (2nd class) offers snacks and beverages. Those travelling in First class, will be attended at seat. A meal and beverages will be served by the catering service. An a la carte service and bar service is also available in AVE First class.


  • A. There is no student discount. However discounts are offered to young travellers under 25 years old. Students under 25 can obtain Youth Fares.


  • A. Yes, a reservation is needed to guarantee your seat on board of high speed Frecciarossa trains. Passengers who have a Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass (with Italy included), Eurail 2 country Pass (France and Italy) and Eurail Pass for Greece and Italy, need to validate their pass before boarding a Frecciarossa train.


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


  • A. Yes. ICE trains have a Bordbistro and/or a Bordrestaurant. You have a variety of breakfast menus and main dishes. The menu often offers German and regional specialities which are freshly prepared. The Bordbistro has snacks and a wide selection of drinks. If you are travelling in First class on board ICE trains, you can have your meal delivered at your seat.


  • 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. 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. -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. A Rail Pass month is based on a calendar month. If a Rail Pass validity begins on the 15th of a month, then its expiry date will be the 14th of the following month at midnight.


  • A. To validate your German Rail Pass Extension, it needs to be accompanied by a German Rail Pass and your passport. Please note that the use of the extension requires a travel day of the German Rail Pass for each trip used.


  • 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. 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. Yes of course. You can travel as much as you want by train between countries that are mentioned on your Rail Pass.


  • 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. 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. 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. No. You cannot change seats once onboard. You should know that trains enter a station in one wayand goes out in another way, so your seat orientation will change.


  • 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, trains have water closet or toilets which are easily accessible and are clearly marked with a WC sign. If you want to use the WC, you will find them in front or at the back or each carriage. They include a washbasin.


  • 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. The Heathrow Express servesPaddington station in London.


  • A. Yes. If you have a twin pass to travel in Germany, you need two German Rail Pass Extensions.


  • 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. You can take a train at a train station which offers a maximum of information and facilities to guide travellers. Large Departure and Arrival boards, found in train stations, indicate the departure time or the arrival time of a particular train. The train number and the platform are displayed alongside. You just have to match the train number and departure time which are printed on your reservation/ticket to displayed information on the board in order to know which train you should take and at which platform number.

    Before hopping on the train, check for your coach or carriage number on your reservation/ticket. Coach numbers are well indicated on the lateral sides of all trains. First, Second or any other classes are also indicated.

    Once onboard the train, match the seat number with that indicated on you reservation/ticket.

    European trains have pictographs (graphic drawings) which represent international symbols in order to assist any passenger. Don’t forget that the railway staff is always available to guide you.



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


  • 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. 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. 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. You can only travel from Cologne to Brussels with ICE trains. The extension is not valid on the Thalys train. There are 4 daily ICE trains between Germany and Belgium.


  • 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. 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".

    _A popup window will display the connection data. You will see that a SSL connection (Secure Sockets Layer, used for transmitting private data on the Internet) has been used. No information regarding your credit card will saved. Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol for transmitting private documents on the Internet



  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. From Germany, several cities in bordering countries can be reached. The Intercity Express (ICE) goes to Brussels, the DB Expressbus to Prague, the DB-ÖBB Eurocity to Kufstein and Innsbruck and the DB-ÖBB Eurocity to Bolzzano/Bozen, Verona, Bologna and Venice.


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


  • 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.For Trenitalia trains, once you have finalized your booking and made your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Rail Europe. You’ll find your reference in the email. You need to retain it at all times during your journey.

    For NTV trains, you will receive a confirmation email with the reference inside after 48 or 72 hours.



  • A.The Gatwick Express serves London’s Victoria Station.


  • A. The Talgo 200 First class includes comfortable reclining seats, video and audio programs and food and beverages served at your seat by a friendly staff.

    The Talgo 200 Second class includes spacious legroom, video and audio programs and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.



  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

     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. 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. You can take a train at a train station which offers a maximum of information and facilities to guide travellers. Large Departure and Arrival boards, found in train stations, indicate the departure time or the arrival time of a particular train. The train number and the platform are displayed alongside. You just have to match the train number and departure time which are printed on your reservation/ticket to displayed information on the board in order to know which train you should take and at which platform number.

    Before hopping on the train, check for your coach or carriage number on your reservation/ticket. Coach numbers are well indicated on the lateral sides of all trains. First, Second or any other classes are also indicated.

    Once onboard the train, match the seat number with that indicated on you reservation/ticket.

    European trains have pictographs (graphic drawings) which represent international symbols in order to assist any passenger. Don’t forget that the railway staff is always available to guide you.