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Key features

  • Munich - Amsterdam: 10:06
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • Night trains
  • Secure cabins with cozy berths
  • Save on accommodation

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City Night Line

City Night Line. Travel between Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria and Czech Rep.

The City Night Line (CNL), as it name indicates, is an international night train serving cities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. Some routes operate double-decker sleeping cars, built especially for CNL and offering a truly unique experience. 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 fellow passengers. Each lounge chair has its own reading lamp and blankets are available upon request. The night train is ideal to save on a night’s accommodation and allows you to travel stress-free. Eat your on board breakfast before reaching your destination.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Popular destinations include Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Prague, Warsaw, Zurich and Rome.

Frankfurt Paris 10:17 € 29
Paris Berlin 12:27 € 29
Amsterdam Berlin 09:22 € 49
Paris Munich 11:05 € 29
Munich Rome 12:14 € 29
Munich Amsterdam 10:06 € 29
Venice Munich 09:01 € 49
Amsterdam Zurich 11:49 € 29
Berlin Frankfurt 06:12 € 29
Milan Munich 08:55 € 49
Prague Amsterdam 15:24 € 29
Florence Munich 08:21 € 49
Frankfurt Munich 05:14 € 29
Berlin Munich 09:12 € 29
Zurich Berlin 11:37 € 29
Prague Frankfurt 09:20 € 29
Berlin Vienna 15:37 € 29
Munich Prague 15:46 € 29
Zurich Prague 14:49 € 29
Amsterdam Basel 10:16 € 29
Basel Berlin 10:06 € 29
Salzburg Berlin 12:43 € 29
Copenhagen Amsterdam 15:17 € 69
Berlin Cologne 05:47 € 29
Basel Prague 13:08 € 29
Innsbruck Rome 10:17 € 29
Munich Verona 05:29 € 29
Stuttgart Paris 07:49 € 29

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • City Night Line tickets are open for booking 120 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.

Printing 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

The City Night Line (CNL) serves stations directly in city centres. It allows you to save time and make the most of European architecture, fine art, culture and history of each and every city.

There are some wheelchair accessible cabins plus you can take your bike along on almost all lines.


Classes and facilities offered by CNL
First classFirst classSecond classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.DeluxeSleeperCouchettesSuper reclining seats
Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period.
Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
4 to 6-bed cabin The best way for a very comfortable ride in the company of friends or other fellow travellers.
Washbasin Practical to freshen up anytime during your trip.
Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience.
Private bathroom Freshen up with a shower or use the WC for more convenience.

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Overall rating (124)

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  • "Good experience"

    Overall the experience was positive. It was a great value for the money paid and was very convenient with the timing of the overnight train taken. We left the originating station a little late and it would have been nice to have more of the announcements in English, but everything was fine.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very Good"

    This is the first time I travel by train in Europe. It is a very nice experience. The train is very clean and the cabin is very comfortable. The breakfast is also good.  
  • "Great deal"

    Great deal for the price. However, the beds are a bit small.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "tickets"

    We bought the tickets through NZ, but were not able to print them ourselves. Very inconvenient. The journey itself was problem free    Value for money  Convenience
  • "My feedback"

    The coaches were very cozy and comfortable, while hygiene level in the WC was also very high. Amazing coffee served in the morning...thanks for memorable on-time service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "the train with wifi"

    The service is quite good and has wifi ,that helps a lot for the following trips. But we book the duplex rooms the stairscase is too narrow to bring heavy baggages up:(    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Low season train rail"

    I was given the 3rd upper dock bed at cabin 118 Number 86 from Munich to Paris on 7 Dec. no other passager on the same cabin on that night and i enjoyed the own cabin and had a soundly sleep night    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Ticketing "

    To provide ticket counter check before entering the train, avoiding wrong train taken.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "our review about the trip."

    hello, our travel by train was comfort, and we slept well. the room and the bed were clean. in the middle of the way the train had a mechanical problem in the engine, the train stopped, and the crew updated the passengers in English, and it was very thoughtful. the steward was very nice. we would like to use this service next time when we will travel. thank you.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Bad"

    The cabin had not taken to load cell or heater for the cold.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "night train Zurich-Amsterdam"

    I was the only one in a wagon of 3. still all the beds were made. please make sure to fold the middle bed if no one will sleep there in this ride. I couldn't even sit in my bed because of that.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Services"

    My booking was for 1st class 2 x Double Sleeper Milan to Innsbruck I received a small sleeper with a bunk bed . I was lead to believe I would have my own WC and Shower this was not so and I was to share with all other passengers This was the first leg of our trip I would not recommend anybody pay the fees for Ist class as the sleeper is so small you cannot even get your suit cases in properly. I there was no dining coach we were forced to sit in our sleeper food or snacks was limited and was expensive and hardly edible. Breakfast was included in the rate which was a croissant and some orange juice.  
  • "Late for 2 hours"

    The train was late for 2 hours and the staff led us changed a train......    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Overnight train"

    Great ride ... A bit bumpy on top bunk ... But we slept well and we're comfortable in our first-class sleeper. Took us a bit to orient ourselves to the train station when we first arrived, but The train was pretty easy to find and board. The steward was kind and helpful and made the trip a piece of cake. Arrived on time in the morning.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Not a nice choice if u "

    Not a nice choice if u want to sleep better Thee area is small No bathing as well    Value for money  Convenience
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