Sleeper Train Booking

Sleeper train booking

This page only features public transport (not ‘cruise trains’) which is currently bookable online. Included in each section is a button linking to what I consider the best sleeper train booking platform for each route (primarily aimed at those based in the UK – please note that some are affiliate links – you’ll support this blog by purchasing tickets via these links at no extra cost to you). Click for:

African sleeper trains
Asian sleeper trains
European sleeper trains
North American sleeper trains
South American sleeper trains

For each train I’ve found the most luxurious option, as well as a slightly cheaper option. None of these are seat-only trains – you’ll always have a choice to get horizontal!

AFRICAN SLEEPER TRAINS

Choose from:
Egypt
Morocco
South Africa

Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ
CAIRO TO ASWAN A classic journey along the Nile. Your booking comes with a light meal for dinner and breakfast. 5% credit card booking fee not included in prices below.
Duration Train# Shared Cabin from Private Cabin from
13h40m 86 US$80 Book > US$120 Book >
CAIRO TO LUXOR As per above train. Train #86 runs daily, and return train number is #87, and features in the Egypt itinerary
Duration Train# Shared Cabin from Private Cabin from
10h10m 86 US$80 Book > US$120 Book >
Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
MARRAKECH TO TANGIER Tickets can be purchased for lower price direct from the station, although guaranteeing a place is difficult. Cabin comes with washbasin. If you start your Morocco journey in Tangier your ticket can be couriered to you.
Duration Train# Couchette from Private Sleeper Cabin from
9h25m 6021 MAD370 Book > MAD499 Book >
South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
JO’BURG TO CAPE TOWN Tourist Class trains depart on Wed/Fri/Sun and Premier Classe trains on Thursday. Both can be booked up to 3 months in advance, and I recommend you book your tickets before arriving into South Africa.
Duration Train# 4-Berth Tourist Class from Coupรฉ from
1d2h10m ~ R690 Book > R3120 Book >

ASIAN SLEEPER TRAINS

Choose from:
China
India
Thailand
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
BEIJING TO XIAN Beijing offers dozens of sleeper train options, including this favourite to the city of the Terracotta Warriors.
Duration Train# Hard Sleeper from Deluxe Sleeper from
11h49m Z19 ยฃ30.22 Book > ยฃ84.88 Book >
BEIJING TO GUANGZHOU Go to sleep in the capital, wake up in Southern China
Duration Train# Seats from Soft Sleeper from
10h23m D927 ยฃ78.61 Book > ยฃ131.94 Book >
BEIJING TO GUILIN Spend almost a full day enjoying the Chinese countryside and be gently rocked to sleep in a 2- or 4-berth Soft Sleeper cabin.
Duration Train# Hard Sleeper from Soft Sleeper from
19h7m Z285 ยฃ47.52 Book > ยฃ72.68 Book >
BEIJING TO LHASA This famous route travels up to 5,072m and has oxygen pumped into the carriages. Hard Sleeper cabins come with 6 bunks, Soft Sleeper with 4.
Duration Train# Hard Sleeper from Soft Sleeper from
1d16h40m Z21 ยฃ84.72 Book > ยฃ131.39 Book >
BEIJING TO NANNING A useful route for getting to Vietnam (with a simple change), this journey also allows you to admire the fabulous landscapes as you whiz south.
Duration Train# Hard Sleeper from Soft Sleeper from
23h2m Z5 ยฃ54.01 Book > ยฃ83.25 Book >
SHANGHAI TO XIAN Yes, there are faster trains, but this one is far more indulgent and allows you to enjoy the journey (particularly if you take a private Deluxe Sleeper with its own bathroom).
Duration Train# Soft Sleeper from Deluxe Sleeper from
15h22m D310 ยฃ56.66 Book > ยฃ104.69 Book >
SHANGHAI TO GUANGZHOU Again, not the fastest, but perhaps the most enjoyable train. Hard Sleeper compartments also available.
Duration Train# Soft Sleeper from Deluxe Sleeper from
16h29m Z99 ยฃ74.28 Book > ยฃ148.78 Book >
SHANGHAI TO LHASA Another direct route to the Tibetan capital, with the same cabin options as Beijing to Lhasa. Start amidst the skyscrapers of Shanghai, end with a view of Potala Palace.
Duration Train# Seats from Soft Sleeper from
1d23h29m Z164 ยฃ44.59 Book > ยฃ145.18 Book >
XIAN TO LHASA A much shorter route to Tibet if you choose to fly in to Xian.
Duration Train# Seats from Soft Sleeper from
1d6h52m Z265 ยฃ35.52 Book > ยฃ111.39 Book >
India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
CHENNAI TO MYSORE From India’s south east coast to the opulent palace if Mysore, this train offers private 1AC 1st Class Sleeper cabins with slightly wider beds plus a shower in each carriage.
Duration Train# 2AC Sleeper from 1AC 1st Class Sleeper from
9h25m 6021 ยฃ12 Book > ยฃ19 Book >
CHENNAI TO TRIVANDRUM I’ve enjoyed many journeys in a 2AC Sleeper, which have 4 bunks, air conditioning, and privacy curtains. A great way of getting to the south.
Duration Train# 3AC Sleeper from 2AC Sleeper from
15h35m 6723 ยฃ12 Book > ยฃ17 Book >
DELHI TO BANGALORE Linking two of India’s most important cities, you’re sure to see some amazing sights from this long-distance train.
Duration Train# 3AC Sleeper from 2AC Sleeper from
1d16h30m 6528 ยฃ23 Book > ยฃ33 Book >
DELHI TO CHENNAI With a journey this long it’s perhaps worth indulging in a 1st Class Sleeper cabin, from where you can watch the Indian countryside roll by.
Duration Train# 2AC Sleeper from 1AC 1st Class Sleeper from
1d9h10m 2622 ยฃ32 Book > ยฃ53 Book >
DELHI TO GORAKHPUR Once you’ve arrived into Gorakhpur you have a lot of choices on where to go next, including the nearby border with Nepal.
Duration Train# Sleeper Class from 3AC Sleeper from
12h40m 2564 ยฃ6 Book > ยฃ15 Book >
DELHI TO JODHPUR Jodphur is a great place to start your Rajasthan adventure, and (as always) you can find a great value 1st Class Sleeper on this route, as well as some great food.
Duration Train# 2AC Sleeper from 1AC 1st Class Sleeper from
10h 9458 ยฃ15 Book > ยฃ24 Book >
JAISALMER TO DELHI Jaisalmer is a great place to end your Rajasthan visit, not least because of this convenient train back to Delhi.
Duration Train# 2AC Sleeper from 1AC 1st Class Sleeper from
18h5m 04645 ยฃ18 Book > ยฃ30 Book >
Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI A popular route in Thailand, which departs and arrives at convenient times. The 1st Class Sleeper is a private 2-berth cabin with wash basin. If you travel in the opposite direction the train arrives into Bangkok early in the morning.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
13h5m 13 ยฃ26 Book > ยฃ41 Book >
Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
BUKHARA TO TASHKENT From one ancient city to another. This route (plus the others for Uzbekistan) has been chosen for its fairly reasonable departure and arrival times.
Duration Train# 4 berth kupe from 2 berth lyux from
8h19m 071ะค 152,320sum Book > 268,550sum Book >
SAMARKAND TO KHIVA Go to sleep in this incredible Silk Road city, awake in historic Khiva. All cabins are fairly small and share a toilet/basin at the end of the carriage.
Duration Train# 4 berth kupe from 2 berth lyux from
9h57m 056ะง 165,990sum Book > 296,240sum Book >
TASHKENT TO KHIVA Depart at night and wake up to the spectacular Uzbekistan landscapes as you travel from the nation’s capital.
Duration Train# 4 berth kupe from 2 berth lyux from
13h58m 056ะง 218,240sum Book > 400,540sum Book >
Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
DA NANG TO NHA TRANG Mid way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang is a convenient gateway to nearby hills and mountains, which contrast with Nha Trang’s beautiful beaches.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
9h52m SE7 ยฃ26 Book > ยฃ29 Book >
HANOI TO DA NANG From Vietnam’s capital to its third largest city. 1st Class Sleepers in this country feature private 4-berth cabins and at least one bathroom per carriage.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
15h54m SE3 ยฃ30 Book > ยฃ34 Book >
HANOI TO HUE Hue is a truly stunning city, which also has some truly sublime beaches. If you choose 2nd Class Sleeper then you will be in a 6-berth cabin, which can feel a bit cramped.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
13h17m SE3 ยฃ29 Book > ยฃ33 Book >
HANOI TO LAO CAI Once you’ve arrived into Lao Cai it’s easy to continue to the mountainous scenery of Sapa.
Duration Train# VIP Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
7h55m SE3 ยฃ23 Book > ยฃ44 Book >
HANOI TO NHA TRANG A whole 29 hours to travel north to south, which makes this 1st Class Sleeper price amazing value (you can buy all four berths if you really value privacy). Along the way you’ll enjoy the wonderful Vietnamese countryside.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
1d5h SE5 ยฃ34 Book > ยฃ38 Book >
HANOI TO DA NANG Another long journey, this time travelling from south to the north. All trains in Vietnam have a dining car, serving pretty average food.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
17h6m SE4 ยฃ29 Book > ยฃ33 Book >
HANOI TO NHA TRANG From the bustle of Ho Chi Minh, to the beaches of Nha Trang.
Duration Train# 2nd Class Sleeper from 1st Class Sleeper from
7h58m SNT2 ยฃ21 Book > ยฃ25 Book >

EUROPEAN SLEEPER TRAINS

Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
INNSBRUCK TO COLOGNE From the mountains of the Austrian Tirol, to the grand and ancient city of Cologne, in the comfort of an ร–BB sleeper train.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h7m NJ420 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ199.90 Book >
INNSBRUCK TO HAMBURG Fall asleep amid mountains, awake alongside the Elbe River and amid the canals and boulevards of Hamburg.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h3m NJ40420 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ199.90 Book >
SALZBURG TO ZAGREB Amazing price for this sleeper train to the Croatian capital, where you can either stay and enjoy the city or take a connecting train to the coast.
Duration Train# Couchette from 2-Bed Cabin from
9h47m EN40465 โ‚ฌ54.90 Book > โ‚ฌ94.90 Book >
VIENNA TO BERLIN Two fascinating but very different cities, with the perfect amount of time to enjoy the ride.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h41m NJ456 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.90 Book >
VIENNA TO BRUSSELS Once you’ve reached Brussels you can easily find onward connections to Amsterdam, London, Paris, or some other must-see Belgian cities.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
13h32m NJ50490 โ‚ฌ59.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.90 Book >
VIENNA TO DUSSELDORF Whiz through the Austrian and German countryside at night, maximising your time in these cities.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h10m NJ40490 โ‚ฌ89.90 Book > โ‚ฌ179.90 Book >
VIENNA TO HAMBURG Cosy up in a couchette or indulge in a cabin with toilet and shower on this great-value route.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h34m NJ490 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ179.90 Book >
VIENNA TO KIEV One of Europe’s longest train routes. Although the cabins aren’t particularly large they do come with a washbasin.
Duration Train# 3-Bed Cabin from Single Cabin from
23h39m 40149 โ‚ฌ82.10 Book > โ‚ฌ155.50 Book >
VIENNA TO MILAN Traverse the Tirol and dash through the Dolomites on your way to beautiful Milan.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h47m NJ233 โ‚ฌ219.00 Book > โ‚ฌ189.90 Book >
VIENNA TO ROME Linking the Austrian and Italian capitals, this route gives you plenty of time to sleep as well as enjoy the scenery.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
13h59m NJ40233 โ‚ฌ229.00 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
VIENNA TO VENICE A favourite sleeper train booking, and a truly spectacular place in which to wake up.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h7m NJ40466 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
VIENNA TO WARSAW Take this train all the way to Warsaw, or stop off along the way in Krakow, cutting this journey time by a few hours.
Duration Train# Cabin with 3 beds from Cabin w/shower from
10h59m EN40456 โ‚ฌ64.90 Book > โ‚ฌ109.90 Book >
VIENNA TO ZURICH From culture-ruch Vienna to the mountains of Switzerland – what amazing value for your very own cabin with shower!
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h53m NJ466 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
BRUSSELS TO VIENNA Belgium’s capital has great daytime connections throughout Europe, and this sleeper train is well worth the price.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
13h47m NJ425 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ159.90 Book >
Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท
SPLIT TO BRATISLAVA Regiojet offer amazing value sleeper trains between Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Berths are in cabins of max. 6 people, and Compartments have max. 4 people.
Duration Train# Berths from Private Compartments from
16h52m RJ1046 โ‚ฌ49.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.60 Book >
SPLIT TO PRAGUE In addition to trains from Split, you can also commence Regiojet journeys in various other Croatian cities, including Rijeka.
Duration Train# Berths from Private Compartments from
21h21m RJ1046 โ‚ฌ49.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.60 Book >
ZAGREB TO SALZBURG Two very different cities, connected by supremely comfortable sleeper train.
Duration Train# Couchette from Compartments from
6h42m EN498 โ‚ฌ54.90 Book > โ‚ฌ74.90 Book >
ZAGREB TO ZURICH From Z to Z, with lots of ZZZs in between on this ร–BB EuroNight Lisinski train.
Duration Train# Couchette from Compartments from
14h42m EN40414 โ‚ฌ54.90 Book > โ‚ฌ74.90 Book >
Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
PRAGUE TO SPLIT Watch the Czechia countryside fly by in the late afternoon and evening, then wake up in the hills of Croatia as your train glides down to the coast.
Duration Train# Berths from Compartments from
20h59m RJ1047 โ‚ฌ49.90 Book > โ‚ฌ199.60 Book >
Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
HELSINKI TO ROVANIEMI Otherwise known as the Santa Claus Express, this train runs year-round from Finland’s capital to Lapland and the Arctic Circle.
Duration Train# Normal Compartment from Compartments from
12h40m 265 โ‚ฌ109 Book > โ‚ฌ118 Book >
France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
PARIS TO MARSEILLE From France’s famous capital to its chic Riviera. Seats recline to 45ยฐ, and couchettes come with 6 beds (private cabins also available).
Duration Train# Reclining from Couchette from
9h26m IC5773 ยฃ19.70 Book > ยฃ25.97 Book >
PARIS TO TOULOUSE As per above, seats recline to 45ยฐ, and couchettes come with 6 beds (private cabins also available, but can only be booked on the SNCF website in โ‚ฌ).
Duration Train# Reclining from Couchette from
7h38m IC3731 ยฃ22.30 Book > ยฃ40.14 Book >
Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
BERLIN TO MALMร– Snรคlltรฅget will take you over the ร˜resund Bridge and have you in Malmรถ first thing in the morning. Private compartments can accommodate up to 6 people but can be bought for private use.
Duration Train# Reclining from Private Compartment from
12h38m 300 SEK749 Book > SEK2999 Book >
BERLIN TO STOCKHOLM Stay on the train above for several hours more and enjoy the Swedish countryside, arriving into Stockholm mid-afternoon.
Duration Train# Reclining from Couchette from
19h17m 300 SEK749 Book > SEK2999 Book >
BERLIN TO VIENNA Enjoy the comfort of an ร–BB Nightjet to Vienna. If you don’t wish to share a couchette then pay a little more for a private cabin.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h45m NJ457 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ159.90 Book >
BERLIN TO ZURICH It’ll be too dark to see the German countryside, but you should wake up in time to see the border crossing into Switzerland.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h11m NJ471 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ159.90 Book >
DUSSELDORF TO VIENNA Boarding just before 10pm you won’t see much before you sleep, but you’ll wake to mountains on the right-hand side.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h36m NJ40421 โ‚ฌ89.90 Book > โ‚ฌ179.90 Book >
BERLIN TO ZURICH It’ll be too dark to see the German countryside, but you should wake up in time to see the border crossing into Switzerland
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h11m NJ471 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ159.90 Book >
HAMBURG TO INNSBRUCK From the edge of the Baltic to the mountainous Austrian Tirol, with amazing value sleeper options.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h45m NJ40491 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ179.90 Book >
HAMBURG TO VIENNA As the hub of the ร–BB Nightjet network, Vienna can be accessed from dozens of cities across Europe.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h50m NJ491 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ179.90 Book >
HAMBURG TO ZURICH As per the Berlin to Zurich train, you’ll only really see the Swiss countryside, even though you board a little earlier in Hamburg.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h15m NJ401 โ‚ฌ89.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.90 Book >
MUNICH TO FLORENCE From Bavaria to Tuscany. Couchette prices will be much cheaper if you choose to share the cabin with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h9m NJ295 โ‚ฌ209 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
MUNICH TO MILAN As per above, the couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others to Italy.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h NJ40295 โ‚ฌ219 Book > โ‚ฌ189.90 Book >
MUNICH TO ROME Two fantastic cities bursting with history. As per above, the couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
13h12m NJ295 โ‚ฌ209 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
MUNICH TO VENICE Go to sleep in Bavaria, awake in the centre of Venice. The couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
9h14m NJ40463 โ‚ฌ64.90 Book > โ‚ฌ124.90 Book >
Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
BUDAPEST TO SPLIT Once you’ve enjoyed the magnificent sights of Hungary’s capital, take this comfortable sleeper train to the Croatian coast.
Duration Train# Berth from Private Compartment from
13h39m 347 โ‚ฌ31.90 Book > โ‚ฌ125.60 Book >
Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
FLORENCE TO MUNICH From the ancient history and glorious galleries of Florence, to the grand boulvards and gothic architecture of Munich. Couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h50m NJ294 โ‚ฌ219 Book > โ‚ฌ229.90 Book >
MILAN TO MUNICH Please note that the couchette fare will be significantly cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h11m NJ40235 โ‚ฌ219 Book > โ‚ฌ174.90 Book >
MILAN TO PALERMO A famous sleeper train journey which spirits you through the Italian countryside, and then on a ferry over the Straits of Messina before continuing into Sicily – all without needing to leave your cabin.
Duration Train# Private Sleeper Cabin from 1-Bed Sleeper Cabin from
20h45m NI35205 ยฃ157 Book > ยฃ221.07 Book >
MILAN TO VIENNA Connect this famous Italian city with the sleeper train hub of Europe. Couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h42mm NJ235 โ‚ฌ229 Book > โ‚ฌ189.90 Book >
ROME TO MUNICH As per above, the couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
13h4m NJ294 โ‚ฌ229 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
ROME TO VIENNA Connect the capitals of Italy and Austria with this great value sleeper train (ouchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others).
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
12h35m NJ40294 โ‚ฌ279 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
VENICE TO MUNICH From the canals of Venice to the buzzing streets of Munich – โ‚ฌ129.90 for this deluxe cabin is amazing value.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
9h5m NJ40236 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
VENICE TO VIENNA Once you’re done exploring Venice, visit the culture-rich Austrian capital, which has superb sleeper train connections to the rest of Europe.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h50m NJ236 โ‚ฌ69.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
WARSAW TO BUDAPEST Tickets can be collected at a Polish station for PLN30, or sent to your Polish accommodation for PLN23
Duration Train# Couchette from Compartment from
12h51m PLN717 ยฃ19.70 Book > PLN856 Book >
WARSAW TO VIENNA Enjoy sunset in Poland and sunrise in Austria.
Duration Train# Compartment w/3 beds from Cabin w/shower from
11h16m EN407 ยฃ58.90 Book > ยฃ99.74 Book >
Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
BUCHAREST TO TIMISOARA Click on EN for translated version of site, then PRET to book on the Romanian site.
Duration Train# Couchette from 2-Bed Compartment from
9h50m IR15591 LEU147 Book > LEU210 Book >
Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
MOSCOW TO BEIJING A number of trains run this Trans-Mongolian route, I’ve chosen one which runs on a Tuesday. There are, of course, many stops along the way which I recommend you top at and catch the next passing train – this agent can help arrange that. Get your FREE Trans-Mongolian itinerary here.
Duration Train# Soft 4-berth cabin from 1st Class 2-berth cabin from
5d6h45m o04Z ยฃ951 Book > ยฃ1,098 Book >
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG The Red Arrow is the most popular train in Russia. Both these classes are private cabins and include meals, VIP comes with a bathroom and shower.
Duration Train# 1st Class Cabin from Soft VIP cabin from
8h 002A Red Arrow ยฃ256.87 Book > ยฃ84.07 Book >
MOSCOW TO VLADIVOSTOCK This is the famous Trans-Siberian and, as per the Trans-Mongolian, I recommend that you stop off along the route. 1st Class cabins have two lower beds, 4 berth cabins are great value for money and also come with linen.
Duration Train# Soft 4-berth Cabin from 1st Class 2-Berth Cabin from
5d9h22m o62M ยฃ313.65 Book > ยฃ615.57 Book >
Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
BRATISLAVA TO SPLIT Departing Slovakia at night, you’ll wake to the Croatian countryside and be in Split early afternoon.
Duration Train# Berths from Private Compartments from
16h27m RJ1047 โ‚ฌ49.90 Book > โ‚ฌ149.60 Book >
Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
MALMร– TO BERLIN Take the train from Sweden to Germany with Snรคlltรฅget. Private compartments can accommodate up to 6 people but can be bought for private use.
Duration Train# Reclining Seat from Private Compartments from
10h57m 301 SEK749 Book > SEK2999 Book >
STOCKHOLM TO BERLIN The exact same train as above, leaving late afternoon and arriving into Berlin before 9AM.
Duration Train# Reclining Seats from Private Compartments from
16h30m 301 SEK749 Book > SEK2999 Book >
Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
ZURICH TO BERLIN Board this sleeper train just in time for dinner and arrive in Berlin first thing in the morning.
Duration Train# Couchette from Sleeper Cabin from
11h39m NJ470 โ‚ฌ89.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
ZURICH TO HAMBURG Enjoy a welcome drink in your cabin, or settle down for a peaceful night in your couchette and wake up fully rested in Hamburg.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
11h54m NJ40470 โ‚ฌ89.90 Book > โ‚ฌ209.90 Book >
ZURICH TO VIENNA Linking the Swiss and Austrian capitals, this sleeper train is truly superb value.
Duration Train# Couchette from Cabin w/shower from
10h15m NJ467 โ‚ฌ79.90 Book > โ‚ฌ129.90 Book >
ZURICH TO ZAGREB From Alpine Switzerland, to coastal Croatia – two very different cities, linked by this excellent service.
Duration Train# Couchette from Sleeper Cabin from
14h47m EN40465 โ‚ฌ59.90 Book > โ‚ฌ84.90 Book >
Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
KIEV TO ODESSA 1st Class cabins feature two lower beds, and are somewhat cramped. 2nd Class cabins feature four beds. Bedlinen and towels are included and there’s a bathroom in each carriage.
Duration Train# 2nd Class cabin from 1st Class cabin from
9h12m 105K UAH635.82 Book > UAH1,740.16 Book >
United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
LONDON TO FORT WILLIAM Starting in London Euston and ending in the Scottish Highlands, this journey is particularly scenic. Classic cabins come with bunks, Cabins with shower come with double bed.
Duration Train# Classic cabin from Cabin w/shower from
12h42m Cal. sleeper ยฃ220 Book > ยฃ395 Book >
LONDON TO PENZANCE Set off from London Paddington late at night and wake up on the Cornish coast. Save money on UK sleeper trains by buying a railcard.
Duration Train# Seats from Sleeper Cabin from
8h5m Night Riviera ยฃ25.50 Book > ยฃ84 Book >

NORTH AMERICAN SLEEPER TRAINS

Choose from:
Canada
USA

Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
TORONTO TO JASPER A spectacular journey up into the Rockies, with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way. Cabin for 2 price is for two people.
Duration Train# Economy from Cabin for 2 from
2d22h45mm The Canadian CA$871 Book > CA$ Book >
VANCOUVER TO TORONTO Almost four days on board this famous train from Western Canada to the capital, traversing the Rockies, as well as the lakes and forests of the Great Canadian Shield. As per above, Cabin for 2 is for two people (Prestige cabins from CA$10,461).
Duration Train# Economy from Cabin for 2 from
3d20h29m The Canadian CA$979 Book > CA$3944 Book >
USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
CHICAGO TO SAN ANTONIO You’ll notice a lot of sleeper trains originating/ending in Chicago, which seems to be Amtrak’s main hub. This wonderful route takes you through the heart of America to San Antonio in Texas – famous for The Alamo (and puffy tacos).
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
1d8h10m Texas Eagle $359 Book > $1045/td> Book >
CHICAGO TO SAN FRANCISCO Amtrak’s longest route, travelling 2,438 miles. Highlights include Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s Gore, Truckee River, and San Pablo Bay. The final 50 mins of this trip is by bus.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
2d5h California Zephyr $805 Book > $2203 Book >
CHICAGO TO WASHINGTON Along the way to Washington DC on this route you’ll pass through the farmland of Ohio and Indiana, as well as the Allegheny Mountains and Potomac Valley.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
17h25m Capitol Ltd $387 Book > $986 Book >
LOS ANGELES TO CHICAGO From California to Illinois, on this train you’ll cross the Mississippi River, and pass fields ranches, missions and pueblos, mountains and deserts. You may want to stop off at the Grand Canyon which this route goes near to.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
1d18h50m Southwest Chief $766 Book > $1320 Book >
NEW ORLEANS TO LOS ANGELES Deserts and mountains feature prominently on this train journey to Los Angeles, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the views and service.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
1d22h35m Sunset Limited $731 Book > $1728 Book >
NEW YORK TO CHICAGO Two of the USA’s greatest cities linked by this train which glides along shorelines including Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, as well as through the Finger Lakes region.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
19h10m Lake Shore Ltd $394 Book > $683 Book >
SEATTLE TO CHICAGO From the Emerald City, through the Rockies and Glacier National Park (where I recommend you stop for a couple of days), down into Great Plains, past the Wisconsin Dells, and finally finishing in downtown Chicago. This journey can also begin in Portland, Oregon.
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
1d21h15m Empire Builder $527/td> Book > $907 Book >
SEATTLE TO LOS ANGELES On this route you’ll get many glimpses of the Pacific ocean, as well as the Cascade Range and numerous forests. You may want to stop off at San Francisco and Portland along the way. 
Duration Train# Roomette from Bedroom from
1d11h15m Coast Starlight $432/td> Book > $1421 Book >

SOUTH AMERICAN SLEEPER TRAINS

Choose from:
Argentina
Bolivia

Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
BARILOCHE TO VIEDMA Other stops along this classic Argentinian route – which departs once a week on Sundays – include San Antonio Oeste, from where you can get a coach to Peninsula Valdez.
Duration Train# Pullman from
18h34m Tren Patagonico A$24440 Book >
BUENOS AIRES TO CORDOBA From Argentina’s magnificent capital, to historic Cordoba. This train departs Mondays and Fridays.
Duration Train# Pullman from 1st Class seats from
18h55m 267 A$540 Book > A$450 Book >
BUENOS AIRES TO TUCUMAN An epic South American train journey. This train departs Wednesdays and Sundays, and is temporarily ending at Cevil Pozo station on the edge of Tucuman.
Duration Train# Pullman from 1st Class seats from
1d6h25m 265 A$830 Book > A$690 Book >
Bolivia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด
SANTA CRUZ TO QUIJARRO From the Andes to the border with Brazil, this train departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. If you can’t find tickets on the website they can be bought from the station counter.
Duration Train# Cama (bed) from
13h Ferrobรปs Bs235 Book >
SANTA CRUZ TO YACUIBA๏ปฟ From the Andes to the Bolivian border with Brazil, this train departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. If you can’t find tickets on the website they can be bought from the station counter.
Duration Train# Reclining seats from
16h35m Mixto Bs47 Book >

When you click through on each Sleeper Train booking link you may see a number of cabin options. I’ve chosen those which I feel are best for each journey. Prices may differ depending on currency markets – I will keep these updated. Prices will often be cheaper if you buy in person at the station, although this makes it much harder to guarantee availability.

Affiliates include: Trainline.com, 12Go Asia, Interrail, and Trip.com. If you’d like to link these sleeper trains to a longer itinerary, then you can find these in the drop-down menu above or on the site map.

I have personal experience of sleeper trains in China, France, Italy, the USA, Argentina, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Russia, Mongolia, the UK and Egypt, so please feel free to ask me any questions below.