City Night Line
- Munich - Amsterdam: 10:06
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- Night trains
- Secure cabins with cozy berths
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City Night Line
City Night Line. Travel between Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria and Czech Rep.
The City Night Line is an overnight service which links cities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. Some of the trains on certain routes have double-deckers sleeping cars, built especially for CNL.
Popular journeys and travel durations
Popular destinations for the City Night Line include Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Prague, Warsaw, Zurich and Rome.
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- City Night Line tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Printing option(s) :
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
Seat reservation :
- Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Experience the service
Before you board
For those travelling in groups, the City Night Line offers reduced-rate tickets for groups of six or more people. There is a women only compartment available and some cabins are accessible for wheelchair users. You can take your bike onboard on almost all lines.
OnboardThe City Night Line offers passengers four classes of service. There’s the Deluxe Sleeper car which has a private bathroom and toilet, comfortable beds and in-room breakfast. Sleeper cars offer the same comfort with a wash basin. Couchettes sleep four to five people and reclining seats offer plenty of leg room and a relaxing environment.
|First class||First class||Second class||Second class|
|Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. small>||Deluxe||Sleeper||Couchettes||Super reclining seats|
|Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period. small>|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|5-bed cabin The best way for a very comfortable ride in the company of friends or other fellow travellers. small>|
|Washbasin Practical to freshen up anytime during your trip. small>|
|Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience. small>|
|Private bathroom Freshen up with a shower or use the WC for more convenience. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. On-board Frecciarossa trains, the official luggage allowance is two large bags or suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. It’s enough to enjoy a very long trip and explore the richness of Italy.
Q. Under train tickets and schedules, does the fare represent a per person rate or total for everyone?A. Our "Train Tickets and Schedules" section calculates the total cost of your outbound journey first, and it includes the cost for the number of people that you specify. Once you choose an outbound journey, the costs of the return journey appear.
- A. Yes. If there is no match between your passport and the information written on your pass the pass can be taken and kept by the train manager.
- A. Reservation is compulsory on TGV and if you are a pass holder, you still need to buy a TGV ticket. Among the passes available on TGV, you’ll be able to choose between Eurail Global, Eurail Select Pass or Eurail two country pass including France. France Rail Pass and France Rail Pass Premium are also among the possible options and offer last minute Easy Access reservations.
- A. We are unable to ship tickets purchased on Raileurope outside of your country of residence. We recommend that you have all travel documents in hand before departing from your country of residence.
- A. You can buy all your AVE tickets trains quickly and easily online, with no booking fee, and print them in the convenience of your home.
- A. Finding Train Tickets and Schedules can be accomplished with just a few simple steps. First click on the "Train Tickets" section, located on the top of any page. There you will find a form asking for your departure city and arrival city and the date that you would like to travel. You will also be asked the approximate time that you want to travel (morning, afternoon or evening). If you would like to book a round trip ticket, just click on the "Round Trip" option and provide the information for your return trip on the same page. Once all of your information has been entered and you have clicked "Search" you will be presented with a number of results to choose from. First, you will want to look through the times offered to see what the best schedule for your travel. Once you have chosen a schedule, you should begin to look at the prices that are offered. Fares are typically broken down into categories, Business, Flexi First, Best Price First, Flexi Second, Best Price Second and Super Saver. Best Price First and Best Price Second are classes tickets being more restrictive in terms of flexibility. Flexi First, Flexi second and Business are classes offering more flexibility. Although these classifications do apply to several different train types, it is always recommended that you click on the "Details" link under each fare type to show the specific refund and exchange rules for that price. Once you have decided on the train and fare that you would like to purchase, click on the "select" link, which will take you to the passenger selection page. Once you have input your passenger information you can choose to continue shopping or proceed to the checkout process.
- A. Train stations in Europe are very traveler friendly. Once arriving to the station there are large Departure and Arrival Boards located in the center of the most stations. Match the train number and departure time on your reservation / ticket to the train number listed on the departure board. Once you have found your train on the Departure Board, you will find a platform number where your train will be departing from. Upon arriving to your platform and you will notice that each car (also known as a coach) number on the train is clearly indicated on the side of each coach. Check your reservation / ticket for your car/coach number. You notice the class of service will also be listed in addition to the car/coach number on the side of the train. Once onboard the train, you will find that similar to an airplane each seat is clearly labeled with a number. Match the seat number on your reservation / ticket number to seat number in the train car / coach. Train stations in Europe have international pictograms that are easy to understand and are used in international airports. These pictograms will assist you once you arrive to the station. If you still have difficulty in finding your train, the stations staff can always help point you in the right direction.
- A. When travelling to Switzerland, or departing from this country, your ticket does not need to be punched. Ticket inspectors will check your ticket during your Lyria journey. You should be able to produce currently valid proof of eligibility for the fare you have chosen at any time.
- A. A travel day is any travel between 12 midnight on one day to 12 midnight of the following day (i.e. a 24-hour period). On each travel day, you can take as many trains or participating ferries as you wish.
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Reviews & ratings City Night Line
Overall rating (124)
Overall appreciationExcellent 26% Very good 33% Average 20% Poor 10% Terrible 11%
- "BUDAPEST - ZAGREB" Susan b. 16/07/2016
The journey was event free Value for money Convenience
- "A very good sleep" Marion p. 13/06/2016
I slept very well on the night train and felt very safe. Value for money Convenience
- "Comfortable travel" Annalize t. 13/06/2016
We boarded the train at Budapest Keleti Station. Travelling First class is worth it as you get to use the lounge and free WIFI in comfort. The train is comfortable and not overcrowded either. I would recommend this any time. It is a pain that you have to validate your ticket in advance and that a seat can not be allocated when you purchase the ticket. Value for money Convenience
- "Paris Venice " Phillip p. 13/06/2016
Great trip. Smooth and on time travel. Value for money Convenience
- "LUGGUAGE WOES" Andrew m. 05/03/2016
!st class carriages have less lugguqage storage area's than 2nd. this was the only complaint we had. Service was puntual clean and pleasant to travel on. Value for money Convenience
- "Couple on Honeymoon" Dane g. 01/12/2015
Thankyou the trip was smooth and easy. Only feedback was on the board at Rome train station it said Austria rather than Munich which was confusing Value for money Convenience
- "overnight train" Emma Louise w. 20/09/2015
Very good service, maximised time in our trip been able to both travel and sleep. Gained more from our time on holiday. Value for money Convenience
- "Overnight sleeper, 1 st class." Christopher h. 26/11/2014
Overnight sleeper, 1 st class....(you have to be organised)..an enjoyable experience but could have been better if we had known more as lack of information at time of booking on Internet as...surprised at how snug the compartment was.. Once used to the lack of space it was ok . Surprised there was no buffet car to go to and have food and drink...compartment had own sink/ water/ folding table... Toilet and shower shared by all cabins in carriage... Value for money Convenience
- "Our First train in Europe" Krystal t. 30/10/2014
We got on this train straight from 30 hours worth of flying. A very comfortable and fast train. Value for money Convenience
- "Vienna/Zurich" Ngaire b. 21/10/2014
This was a very easy trip even if there were no porters to help two elderly ladies with their baggage. Value for money Convenience
- "Nearly didn’t make it" Terence t. 28/09/2014
Arrived very early at Rome terminal and watched the departures board for information. Our service did NOT get listed on the board and we only managed to catch our train with 4 minutes to spare because we went and asked a train guard where our train was. Turned out our service was attached to another but those in charge didn't see any reason to advise of that fact. Hey, Italy, what else would you expect. By the way, the information people at Rome were worse than useless too. Once on board the trip was cramped but ok. Service on board was good and we got into Munich on time. All in all it was an experience and we enjoyed it. Value for money Convenience
- "Easy no hassle bookings" John v. 10/08/2014
Booking online was easy and everything went well when I got there. Thanks for your help guys. Value for money Convenience
- "Smooth Trip" Emily-rose t. 26/07/2014
Easy and affordable. Value for money Convenience
- "Did the job" Jeffrey e. 23/07/2014
Did the job, comfort in sleeper was average, service very good. Nice views on morning part of trip to Praha. Value for money Convenience
- "Overnight train" Peter h. 04/07/2014
Good trip, well organised and on time Value for money Convenience