NightJet

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NightJet - Info

General

Night services run by Austrian State Railways OBB between the most important cities in Central Europe and Italy. Couchettes for 6 people sharing, 4 people sharing and private sleepers for 3, 2 or 1 persons available, snacks/drinks for sale on board.

Bikes are accepted with a compulsory reservation on most NightJet-services. Most NightJet-services also provide seated accommodatian wich is branded as intercity with the lights on and boarding/deboarding passengers during the night. 

6/4-bedded couchettes (2nd class)

  • Two benches per compartment which convert into small 6, 5 or 4 sleeping benches during the night
  • Reservation included
  • Bed linen and pillows included
  • Washing rooms and toilets on the corridor
  • Breakfast is included in the ticket fare on most EuroNight-services 
  • During the journey snacks and drinks are for sale by the steward
  • Special women-only and wheelchair compartments available

3/2/1-bedded sleeper compartments (Economy, second class)

  • Compartments with 3, 2 or 1 beds which turn into indivual seats or a bench during daytime
  • Reservation included
  • Washing bassin in all compartments
  • Toilet and shower on the corridor
  • Breakfast included
  • Bed linen and pillows included
  • During the journey snacks and drinks are for sale by the steward
  • Bookable as private compartment or sharing with persons of the same gender

3/2/1-bedded sleeper compartments (De Luxe, first class)

  • Compartments with 3, 2 or 1 beds which turn into indivual seats or a bench during daytime
  • Reservation included
  • Private shower and shower in the compartment
  • Welcome drink included
  • Breakfast included
  • Bed linen and pillows included
  • During the journey snacks and drinks are for sale by the steward
  • Bookable as private compartment or sharing with persons of the same gender

Catering

Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the steward of your carriage.

Wifi

Wifi is not available on NightJet-services.

Power sockets 

All sleeper compartments and some couchette compartments offer power sockets.

Children

Children up to 3 years travel for free when they don't need an own bed. Children from 4 to 14 years generally only pay the supplement for the bed (depending on the fare booked).

Dogs

Dogs are allowed on all NightJet-services but you have to book a private sleeper/couchette-compartment. A ticket of €30 is payable on the spot for the transport of the dog. Guidance dogs are taken for free.

Luggage
There is no luggage-limit for NightJet-services but the luggage room in the compartments might be limited. You can stow your luggage above the corridor door and under your bed.

Boarding 

You can board any time before departure, there is no check-in at the station. After boarding the steward will collect your tickets for inspection and explain the features of the compartment. On some international services you hand over your passport to the steward so you wont be disturbed for border checks during the night.

Discount cards  

Discount Cards give a discount of 25 to 50% off full fare tickets. There is no discount given on cheap Sparschiene-fares.

Interrail / Eurail 

Passengers with a valid Interrail or Eurail-pass can use the special Pass-fare on NightJet-services.  Pass holders pay €20 to €35 for a couchette and €45 to €105 for a 3, 2 or 1 bedded sleeper (depending on the number of people sharing in the compartment). If you leave after 19.00 on a flexible Pass you only have to fill in the day of arrival on your Pass. The entire journey has to be within the validility of the Pass.

Groups 

For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business

Overnight services provide attractive options for the business traveller. Instead of an early departure from a distant airport you can have a good sleep on the night train and start your day with a breakfast onboard.  See also Business travel by train.

At the station

Lounges in Amsterdam and all major German cities are accesible for holders of a ticket for De Luxe sleeping compartments. At most stations there are signs where you can find your carriage along the platform.

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