EuroNight trains (often abbreviated to EN) are mainline national and international overnight train services operating on the European rail network. The majority of EuroNight services are international, and are services operated jointly by rail companies operating in each of the companies served by the route. Many of the EuroNight routes operate carriages which are shared between the rail operators.
Amsterdam - Berlin - Moscow (EuroNight Sleeper Train)
The Amsterdam to Moscow sleeper train is a EuroNight sleeper service, also calling at stations including Berlin and Cologne. It runs once a day, every day, with a variety of sleeping options, and covering a total distance of 2,757km.
If travelling to/from Scotland or northern England, this route can be quicker than rail-only alternatives, when combined with the Harwich - Hook of Holland (Stena Line) service.
The sleeping car has ten compartments which are configured as either 3-berths, 2-berths or single berths. You can opt to share a multiple berth compartment with a stranger, if you would rather not pay the extra for a single berth. Each compartment doubles up as a sitting room during the day time, with beds that fold down for the evening. Each room has its own basin, and towels and toiletries are provided.
There is a dining car that serves the train between Rzepin and Warsaw, so make sure you bring some extra food and drink with you to last the journey. The carriage attendant is also able to serve tea to passengers en route.
EuroNight Sleeper Trains
EuroNight trains tend to operate sleeping accommodation in addition to standard seats.
Couchettes are the middle-ground between seats and proper sleeping berths. As such, they tend to be cheaper than beds and more expensive than seats. They offer passengers the chance to lie down on padded beds with a blanket and pillow. Couchettes are generally offered in shared compartments with a number of other passengers.
Euronight services tend to offer a choice of 6-bed and 4-bed couchette cabins.
Sleeping Berths are the most comfortable sleeping option for EuroNight passengers. They generally offer full mattres beds with sheets, blankets and pillows.
Euronight services generally offer 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed sleeping cabins, with private washing facilities.
Facilities on EuroNight trains vary depending on the route operators. Generally speaking, passengers are permitted to travel with two pieces of luggage and one picece of hand luggage.
This long journey takes you through parts of Germany, Belarus, Poland and Russia, leaving on one night and arriving two days later. This particular route is shared between Moscow and Berlin with the EuroNight service between Frankfurt, Basel and Moscow.
There are a number of short breaks en route, which you can use to stretch your legs, or to pick up vital supplies, at the following stations:
The service does not call at Amsterdam on April 30th.
|Amsterdam Centraal||19.01||Moscow Belorusskaya||23.49|
|Warsaw Centralna||10.55||Warsaw Wschodnia||18.23|
|Warsaw Wschodnia||12.04||Warsaw Centralna||18.35|
|Moscow Belorusskaya||10.33||Amsterdam Centraal||09.59|
Single fares start at around £277 for a second class shared compartment (3 berths in total), or £433 for a bed in a two-berth compartment. Child and group tickets are also available.
RailEurope tends to be the easiest way to book tickets for this route, but on their booking engine, you will need to put a start and end destination from the route itself. For example, you can't enter Birmingham to Moscow (as it doesn't seem to be able to work out the best route), but you can enter Amsterdam to Moscow.
Some of the cheaper return tickets are only available through Deutsche Bahn, although you can't book these tickets online.