With the return of night trains connecting Paris – Berlin will be restarted in 2024 along with the incredible revival of Europe's railway industry. Visitors will soon experience the feeling of falling asleep in Paris and waking up in Berlin thanks to […]
With the return of Paris - Berlin night trains will be restarted in 2024 along with an incredible revival of Europe's rail industry.
Travelers will soon be able to experience what it's like to fall asleep in Paris and wake up in Berlin thanks to the return of night train services by Austrian rail operator ÖBB.
In 2021, train operator ÖBB launched the Nightjet sleeper service between Vienna and Paris via Salzburg and Munich, in addition to the pre-existing Brussels-Vienna service. In December this year, Nightjet will also add a new route connecting Brussels and Liège with Berlin.
The sleeper train will depart 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Following a similar route to the current Vienna to Mannheim service, the service will continue to Frankfurt and Berlin. The new route from Berlin to Paris is scheduled to depart at 8:18 p.m. and arrive at 10:24 a.m. - a journey of around 14 hours. The return trip will leave Paris at 7:12 p.m. and arrive in Berlin at 8:26 a.m., according to the newly posted schedule.
ÖBB also extended the route between Vienna/Munich and Milan to reach Genoa and La Spezia in Italy. The company promises to launch more new train lines to connect destinations in Austria, Germany and Italy by 2024. Earlier this year, the national railway operators of France and Germany also announced a new line. Another new railway between Paris and Berlin will start running in 2024.
Currently, traveling by train between the two capitals requires visitors to go through a separate transfer station such as Cologne or Frankfurt. The new expressway will allow passengers to make a non-stop trip in about seven hours.
This summer, the two countries continue to encourage train travel by issuing thousands of free cross-border tickets to young people. All high-speed trains are user-friendly, offering special facilities for people with disabilities and train changes for families with children.In addition, the staff on board are also very ready to help if passengers have any questions or requests. A system of screens provides information about next stops and train connections. Seat information leaflets will provide further information on services and appropriate connections. Later this year, Germany's Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Austria's ÖBB said they expect passenger numbers to increase by about 40% compared with five years ago.