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).

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!

Coming soon: routes originating in Tanzania and Zambia.

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

US$120

CAIRO TO LUXOR

As per above train. Train #86 runs daily, and return train number is #87. 

Duration

Train#

Seats from

Soft Sleeper from

10h10m

86

ยฃ78.61

ยฃ131.94

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 single cabin from

9h20m

06021

MAD370

MAD499

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๏ปฟ

Train#

4-berth Tourist Class from

Coupรฉ from

26h10m

~

R690

R3120

Viator

I've included here the key routes in China and India, as well as those found in the rest of the continent. As with many sleeper train tickets, it's best to book in advance. If you're looking for Russian trains please click on EUROPE.

CHINA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ &  HONG KONG ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

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

ยฃ84.88

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

ยฃ131.94

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

ยฃ72.68

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

40h40m

Z21

ยฃ84.72

ยฃ131.39

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

ยฃ83.25

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 Dleeper with its own bathroom).

Duration

Train#

Soft Sleeper from

Deluxe Sleeper from

15h22m

D310

ยฃ56.66

ยฃ104.69

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

ยฃ148.78

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

47h29m

Z164

ยฃ44.59

ยฃ145.18

XIAN TO LHASA

A much shorter route to Tibet if you choose to fly in to Xian.

Duration๏ปฟ

Train#

Seats from

Soft Sleeper from

30h52m

Z265

ยฃ32.52

ยฃ111.39

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

06021

ยฃ12

ยฃ19

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

06723

ยฃ12

ยฃ17

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๏ปฟ

1d16h30m

06528

ยฃ23

ยฃ33

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

02622

ยฃ32

ยฃ53

DELHI TO GORAKHPUR

Once you've arrived into Gorakhpur you have a lot of choices on where to go next, includig the nearby border with Nepal.

Duration

Train#

Sleeper Class from

3AC Sleeper from

12h40m

02564

ยฃ6

ยฃ15

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

09458

ยฃ15

ยฃ24

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

ยฃ30

THAILAND๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI

A popular route, 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๏ปฟ

Train#

2nd Class Sleeper from

1st Class Sleeper from

13h5m

13

ยฃ26

ยฃ41

UZBEKISTAN ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๏ปฟ

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

268,550sum

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

296,240sum

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

400,540sum

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

ยฃ29

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

ยฃ34

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

ยฃ33

HANOI 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

SP3

ยฃ23

ยฃ44

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#๏ปฟ

2nd Class Sleeper from

1st Class Sleeper from

1d5h

SE5

ยฃ34

ยฃ38

HO CHI MINH 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

ยฃ33

HO CHI MINH 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

ยฃ25

Interrail Eurail

There are many, many combinations of sleeper train in Europe, run by a variety of operators. Some, such as Nice to Moscow, are currently suspended and will be added when they're running again.

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

โ‚ฌ199.90

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

โ‚ฌ199.90

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

โ‚ฌ94.90

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

โ‚ฌ149.90

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

โ‚ฌ149.90

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

โ‚ฌ179.90

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

โ‚ฌ179.90

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

โ‚ฌ189.90

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๏ปฟ

Train#

Couchette from

Cabin w/shower from

13h59m

NJ40233

โ‚ฌ229.00

โ‚ฌ209.90

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

โ‚ฌ129.90

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

โ‚ฌ109.90

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

โ‚ฌ129.90

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

โ‚ฌ159.90

CROATIA ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท๏ปฟ

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

โ‚ฌ149.60

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

2AC Sleeper from๏ปฟ

21h21m

RJ1046

โ‚ฌ49.90

โ‚ฌ149.60

ZAGREB TO SALZBURG

Two very different cities, connected by supremely comfortable sleeper train.

Duration

Train#

Couchette from

Compartments from

6h42m

EN498

โ‚ฌ54.90

โ‚ฌ74.90

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

โ‚ฌ74.90

CZECHIA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๏ปฟ

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

โ‚ฌ199.60

FINLAND ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๏ปฟ

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

Cabin w/shower from

12h40m

265

โ‚ฌ109

โ‚ฌ118

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 seat from

Couchette from

9h26m

IC5773

ยฃ19.70

ยฃ25.97

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 seat from

Couchette from

7h38m

IC3731

ยฃ22.30

ยฃ40.14

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 seat from

Private compartment from

12h38m

300

SEK749

SEK2999

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 seat from

Private compartment from

19h17m

300

SEK749

SEK2999

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

โ‚ฌ159.90

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

โ‚ฌ169.90

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

โ‚ฌ179.90

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

โ‚ฌ179.90

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

โ‚ฌ179.90

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

โ‚ฌ149.90

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

โ‚ฌ209.90

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

โ‚ฌ189.90

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

โ‚ฌ209.90

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

โ‚ฌ124.90

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๏ปฟ

Train#

Berth from

Private Compartment from

13h39m

347

โ‚ฌ31.90

โ‚ฌ125.60

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‚ฌ219.00

โ‚ฌ229.90

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‚ฌ219.00

โ‚ฌ174.90

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 Sleeer Cabin from

1 Bed Cabin from

20h45m

NI35205

ยฃ157.00

ยฃ221.07

MILAN TO VIENNA

Connect this famous Italian city with the sleeper trian hub of Europe. Couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.

Duration

Train#

Couchette from

Cabin w/shower from

11h42m

NJ235

โ‚ฌ229.00

โ‚ฌ189.90

ROME TO MUNICH

As per above, the couchette fare will be cheaper when travelling with others.

Duration

Train#๏ปฟ

Couchette from

Cabin w/shower from

13h4m

NJ294

โ‚ฌ229.00

โ‚ฌ209.90

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‚ฌ279.00

โ‚ฌ209.90

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

โ‚ฌ129.90

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

โ‚ฌ129.90

POLAND ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๏ปฟ

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

IC407

PLN717

PLN856

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

ยฃ99.74

ROMANIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

BUCHAREST TO TIMISOARA

Click on EN for translated version of site, then PRET to book.

Duration

Train#

Couchette from

2 Bed Compartment from

9h50m

IR15591

LEU147

LEU210

RUSSIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๏ปฟ

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

0O4Z

ยฃ951

ยฃ1,098

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

ยฃ84.07

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

5d19h22m

062M

ยฃ313.65

ยฃ615.57

SLOVAKIA ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๏ปฟ

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

โ‚ฌ149.60

SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๏ปฟ

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 compartment from

10h57m

301

SEK749

SEK2999

STOCKHOLM TO BERLIN

The exact same train as above, leaving late afternoon and arriving into Berlin before 9AM.

Duration

Train#

Reclining seat from

Private compartment from

16h30m

301

SEK749

SEK2999

SWITZERLAND ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ๏ปฟ

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

โ‚ฌ129.90

ZURICH TO HAMBURG

Enjoy a welcome drink in your cabin, or settle down for a peaceful night in your couchette and wake up fullly rested in Hamburg.

Duration

Train#

Couchette from

Cabin w/shower from

11h54m

NJ40470

โ‚ฌ89.90

โ‚ฌ209.90

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‚ฌ74.90

โ‚ฌ129.90

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

โ‚ฌ84.90

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

UAH1,54.74

UNITED KINGDOM๏ปฟ 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

ยฃ395

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

ยฃ84

Interrail Eurail

ViaRail's Economy option is a seat that reclines and has an extending foot rest. The Cabin for 2 'Sleeper Plus' is a private cabin with bunks and access to a shower - all meals included. There's also an opulent 'Prestige Class' which isn't currently being offered.

On Amtrak trains bedrooms come with en-suite bathroom. Roomettes are more basic, but are private cabins for two people. All options include full meal service.

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

2d22h45m

The Canadian

CA$871

CA$3178

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

D927

CA$979

CA$3944

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

$1,045

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

$2,203

CHICAGO TO WASHINGTON DC

Along the way 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๏ปฟ

17h25m

Capitol Ltd

$387

$986

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

$1,320

NEW ORLEANS TO LOS ANGELES

Deserts and mountains feature prominently on this train journey, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the views and service.

Duration

Train#

Roomette from

Bedroom from

1d22h35m

Sunset Limited

$731

$1,728

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

$683

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

$907

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

$1,421

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Many South American sleeper trains are sadly no longer running. Those that are tend to become available 1 month before departure.

ARGENTINA ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท

BARILOCHE TO VIEDMA

Other stops along this route - which departs once a week on Sundays - include San Antonio Oeste, from where you can get a coach to Pensinula Valdez.

Duration

Train#

Pullman from

18h34m

Tren Patagonico

A$2440

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

A$450

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

A$690

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

SANTA CRUZ TO YACUIBA๏ปฟ

This train takes you to the border with Argentina and departs on Thursdays. As per above, if you can't find tickets online try the station counter.

Duration

Train#

Reclining seats from

16h35m

Mixto

Bs47

Viator

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.

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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.