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City Night Line
Review and ratings (401)
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City Night Line network
The night train City Night Line, serves stations in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Some routes operate double-decker sleeping cars, built especially for CNL and offering a truly unique experience.
By serving stations directly in city centres you can indulge in the European architecture, fine art, culture and history in the flash of a train, feeling relaxed after your night’s sleep and onboard breakfast.
If you need to stretch your legs there’s a lounge carriage on board for you to enjoy a drink, a snack or a light meal and to get to know your fellow passengers. Each lounge chair has its own reading lamp and blankets are available upon request.
Popular journeys and travel durations
Popular destinations include Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich, Paris, Prague, Venice and Zurich.
|Paris – Berlin||11h 10|
|Paris – Munich||10h|
|Berlin – Munich||10h02|
|Amsterdam – Prague||14h 26|
|Munich – Venice||9h 35|Paris Berlin 12:20 ₨ 3,769 Paris Munich 11:05 ₨ 3,769 Berlin Amsterdam 09:48 ₨ 3,769 Munich Rome 11:51 ₨ 3,769 Amsterdam Munich 10:39 ₨ 3,769 Munich Venice 08:41 ₨ 3,769 Amsterdam Zurich 12:03 ₨ 3,769 Frankfurt Berlin 06:26 ₨ 2,231 Munich Frankfurt 04:49 ₨ 2,231 Amsterdam Basel 10:23 ₨ 2,231 Vienna Zurich 09:20 ₨ 10,538 Vienna Budapest 02:55 ₨ 2,769 Cologne Berlin 06:00 ₨ 3,769 Stuttgart Paris 07:49 ₨ 2,231 Munich Verona 05:34 ₨ 3,769 Innsbruck Rome 09:49 ₨ 3,769 Vienna Salzburg 03:16 ₨ 4,154
If you don’t want the hassle of carrying your luggage use the courier luggage service and it’ll be delivered direct to your destination (not available in all countries).
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- City Night Line tickets are open for booking 90 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.
Ticket delivery option(s) :
|Paper ticket||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
- Reduced-rate tickets and global fares can be booked for groups of 6 or more.
|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>||√||√||√||√|
|Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip. small>||√||√||√||√|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>||√||√||√||√|
|4 to 6-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>||√|
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Review and ratings
Overall rating (401)
Overall appreciationExcellent 26% Very good 33% Average 20% Poor 10% Terrible 11%
"Nice journey"K.j. v. 11/05/2013
Travelling by train through Europe was a wish of me and my daughter of 12 years old. We enjoyed the journey and slept very well in the train from München to Rome. Value for money Convenience
"A Pleasant trip"Jitwadee a. 06/05/2013
This was a direct trip (no stops) between Berlin and Paris. Disappointed that in Berlin was unable to use the First Class Lounge as we were in Prague. Journey was slow and very pleasant. Train stopped often but as we were either sleeping or resting it did not matter. Service was excellent although not as good as the earlier journey from Paris to Prague. Value for money Convenience
"Great!"Carlos Luis n. 30/04/2013
Happy to Travel by train buying tickets in Rail Europe Online :) 100% satisfied Value for money Convenience
"Rail trip". 01/04/2013
Recently took a train trip from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf and back. The timing was excellent and the train ride was fantastic. I managed to see some of the landscape of both Amsterdam and Gerrmany while on the train and the ride was very smooth. This is similar to fast train ride experience in Japan and maybe a notch better.Thanks to Rail Europe for ensuring a pleasant journey Comfort Value for money Convenience
"AWESOME "Deepak a. 31/03/2013
I LOVE THE FIRST CLASS TRAVEL ON THE TRAIN AS IT WAS HASSAL FREE Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Terrible trip"Wellington y. 25/03/2013
We had a terrible experience with the railway system on our recent trip. Instructions at the stations were inadequate. Very little facility for luggage on the trains (we were probably carrying too many pieces of luggage). The train from Liege to Maastricht was seriously overcrowded. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Good Night!"Wellington y. 12/03/2013
Some weeks ago I was travelling by night train and I could say that it was new and pleasant experience. It was first time travelling by train. Everything was clean , the workers was helpful the only thing which have to say to yourself is good night see Koeln next morning=)
"Berlin-Zurich Train 1258"Rohanjit m. 27/12/2012
The CNL was a confortable journey. I was travelling with a friend, and we had booked a twin bed coupe. The size of the coupe was very small, probable because of our respective backpacks. There is just about enough space to stand. So if you're travelling heavy with a couple of cases, you'd have to find an arrangement for the luggage. The staff/crew response was good and cordial. We were not tired after the journey and a cold meal was also served on time. The tickets had to be physically mailed across, we would have preferred e-tickets. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Overnight Sleeper"Shelly b. 04/12/2012
We had no idea what to expect and were presently surprised. Breakfast was included but was terrible. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Un organised, very improper "Nicholas c. 06/11/2012
After having the wrong time printed on my ticket, I had no choice but to pay for my own hotel room and come back the next day. I decided to call the company to double check that everything was in order. apparently not. I had to reprint my ticket; contrary to what i was told. My ticket was not reprinted but a small note was written on my old ticket, and I was told that the conductor will give me a place in the train. On arrival to the train I was put in a six man booth when I paid for a first class. I have had no reimbursement and I will not be using this again. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Nice experience"Vijay b. 29/10/2012
We had a very nice experience. Got the tickets on time. Never had any issues with the tickets we purchased through rail europe. But it would have been better if there is an email notification as soon as the tickets are shipped. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Best train experience"Tejas m. 27/10/2012
This was simply the best train experience, what a comfort! Train officers were very polite and friendly, bathrooms were very clean. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Berlin to Paris by train"Ian w. 26/10/2012
We were disappointed in this train. By the information when booked we expected to be travelling on a hi-speed ICE train. The service, train and facilities were in fact quite different and the cabin we had was basic and quite crammed. We were booked in a cabin that was designated as a family cabin that could be potentially linked with the adjoining cabin. Other cabins that were not 'likked' like this were a little more spacious. One of these would have been much better for a couple. Basic food was available from train staff, but there was no buffet car. We have previously travelled O/N from Paris to Barcelona (2001) and this was a much better service. Over all this was not a great experience. Comfort Value for money Convenience