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  • Munich - Amsterdam: 10:06
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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
Munich Paris 10:34 € 69
Amsterdam Berlin 09:22 € 49
Munich Rome 12:14 € 29
Munich Amsterdam 10:06 € 29
Munich Venice 08:33 € 49
Amsterdam Zurich 11:49 € 29
Milan Munich 08:55 € 49
Frankfurt Berlin 06:54 € 29
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
Frankfurt Prague 09:27 € 29
Berlin Vienna 15:37 € 29
Munich Prague 15:46 € 29
Zurich Prague 14:49 € 29
Amsterdam Basel 10:16 € 29
Berlin Basel 09:32 € 29
Berlin Salzburg 13:58 € 29
Copenhagen Amsterdam 15:17 € 69
Prague Basel 13:15 € 29
Berlin Cologne 05:47 € 29
Verona Munich 05:29 € 49
Innsbruck Rome 10:17 € 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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  • "the train with wifi"

      Lei z. 
    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"

      Lay Bee h.  17/12/2014
    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 "

      Tan c.  12/11/2014
    To provide ticket counter check before entering the train, avoiding wrong train taken.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "our review about the trip."

      Assaf p.  19/10/2014
    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"

      Carola p.  04/10/2014
    The cabin had not taken to load cell or heater for the cold.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "night train Zurich-Amsterdam"

      Ofir l.  02/10/2014
    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
  • "Late for 2 hours"

      Jie s.  06/08/2014
    The train was late for 2 hours and the staff led us changed a train......    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Overnight train"

      Wendy r.  03/08/2014
    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 "

      Pui Chi l.  15/07/2014
    Not a nice choice if u want to sleep better Thee area is small No bathing as well    Value for money  Convenience
  • "saves money but no comfort"

      Robert s.  13/07/2014
    We did this for convenience and to save a night of hotel. It was very uncomfortable and very difficult if not impossible to sleep. The website gave impression of first class comfort that was not met. We would not recommend this to friends or family.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Night train"

      Jamie k.  03/07/2014
    Went on sleeper train Amsterdam to Zurich- my wife and I and our 3 daughters It was great. V comfy. Girls loved it. We all slept well. A new experience for us Good price too Only criticism is there were 5 of us and despite lots of free cabins they put another passenger in with us to make up the 6 which wasn't ideal for him or us.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travel from Paris to Berlin "

      Wai Ling t.  05/06/2014
    This is my first time to have overnight train, it was good experience. The train was clean, toilet was ok. I still can slept for few hours even I was in the six seat cabin. In addition, I can save time and money when I went to Berlin by the city night train.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Coupe"

      Ruben a.  29/05/2014
    Unfortunately toilette was not in coupe but outside. Also we did not have any table in the coupe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Generally okay"

      Farah Shuhadah r.  28/05/2014
    The details t hat you provided is a bit confusing. I believe we took the City Night Line for our trip to Zurich. Anyway the City Night Line train was very comfortable - since we took the first class bed. The only thing that could be improved on is perhaps the "check in service" Our train was scheduled at 1207am. There was hardly anyone at the station. When the train arrived, there was no officer / worker to usher us into the right direction as a result of which we actually got into the wrong coach and then had to walk on our own to the right coach. Having paid for first class tickets, I would have expected at least a more clear sign to get us into the right directions to the proper coach. I cant really recall, but if im not mistaken there was also no wifi on the train. In this day and age, free wifi is always appreciated especially when you're travelling from one place to another. Otherwise, the journey was rather pleasant.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Satisfactory trip"

      Benjamin a.  26/05/2014
    We choose the overnight train because it suited our budget and saved on accommodation, the carriage was ok space wise but we could not store our bags anywhere so had to block half the compartment and blocked access to the sink - the beds were more comfortable than a previous overnight trip and the breakfast a nice inclusion. We had an issue with the toilet in the morning which was blocked and not working so was not a nice end to the trip.    Value for money  Convenience
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