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. We recommend that you choose the Rail Protection Plan when travelling in Europe. It provides a compensation in the case of loss or theft when you are in Europe. Conditions apply. Visit our Contact us section to get more information about the Rail Protection Plan. Please note that the Rail Protection Plan is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
- A. A range of discounts and special offers are available in the European countries in which your Eurail Select Pass is valid. One of the most popular benefits is the discounted and free travel on various European ferry crossings. Other benefits include discounts on hotels, museums and additional transport.
- A. Some passes may be purchased in Europe at a higher cost. It is best to place your order before you departure to ensure that you have your paper documents in hand.
- A. The Swiss Family Card is a terrific value that allows children under 16 years of age to travel free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The card is free, simply request one at the time you purchase your Swiss Pass. If you forget to mention it, then present your Swiss pass before boarding the train at any Swiss train station ticket window, at the time of validation and advise them that you need a Family Card. They will be able to provide you one.
- A. Paper tickets will be sent to you by postal mail prior to departure.
- 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. All passengers with an AVE ticket may carry up to two pieces of hand luggage, for which they will be responsible and which they must store in the designated areas. The total weight limit is 20 kg and the combined dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece of luggage must not be more than 250 cm.
- A. In most cases, railpasses are not accepted on city transportation systems such as buses and subways. Passes will generally cover local commuter trains that are above ground. The exception to this is the Swiss Pass, which is valid for transportation in 37 Swiss cities.
- A. You can book early a ticket for Italo up to 70 days in advance. The earlier you book, the more likely you will get the lowest price. Italo tickets are can be book up to 3 days before your travel date.
- A. First class on the TGV offers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. When Premier service is offered for this train the service includes meal service and access to the TGV lounge at the train stations. Second class on the TGV Med offers generous legroom and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
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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