Coronavirus / COVID-19 train travel information
 

Check entry & COVID-19 arrangements for each country at reopen.europa.eu/en

Click the train icon to see if you can enter that country by train!

small bullet point  Train service update, to/from the UK

small bullet point  Train service update, by country

small bullet point  Train service update, outside Europe

Last updated 1 December.  This information is intended to point you in the right direction, but please double-check things at the official sites as things keep changing and note my disclaimer.

1.  Is it OK to travel abroad?

The UK Foreign Office has been advising against all non-essential travel from the UK to anywhere since 17 March.  This is only advisory, not legally binding, but it invalidates most travel insurance - but some travel insurers will still cover you, try www.battleface.com and highriskvoyager.com.

On 4 July this advice was lifted for many European and some non-European countries, although some countries have since been taken off the so-called 'safe' list. 

small bullet point  See the list of the countries the FCO currently deems safe to visit.

In addition, if you're in the UK in a Tier 3 location, you're supposed to stay in the location.

If you're not from the UK, check your own government's travel advice website, for example in the USA check travel.state.gov, in Canada check travel.gc.ca, in Australia check www.smartraveller.gov.au.

2.  Can you enter each of your destination countries freely? 

Many countries have now emerged from coronavirus lockdown, but some nationalities may not be allowed in, or allowed in only for essential purposes with compulsory self-quarantine, and there may be further temporary lockdowns.  To check the situation for your destination country (and countries you will pass through), use these sites:

small bullet point  www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice - official UK Foreign Office website.  Select the country then entry requirements.

small bullet point  reopen.europa.eu/en - select your destination country, also check countries you pass through.  Official EU site.

Overseas visitors from outside Europe will face greater restrictions on entry than UK & other European citizens, so check reopen.europa.eu/en.  EU borders are closed to overseas visitors except for essential travel, this may start to change in some cases from July for citizens of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan, China, Morocco, but probably not for the USA for a while.

3.  Will you have to quarantine on return to the UK?

The UK introduced a 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals into the UK on 8 June.  This includes UK nationals returning home after a trip.  However, since 10 July there's been no need to quarantine if, in the last 14 days, you've only been to (or passed through) countries on a travel corridor quarantine exemption list.

small bullet point  See the travel corridors quarantine exemption list.

So you won't have to self-quarantine on your return to England if you've only been to the countries on this list.

5.  Are European trains running normally?

Across many European countries, pretty much!  See the train service updates below...

In March, most European countries reduced train services & often cancelled cross-border trains completely.  Many services have now resumed as explained below.  You can check the situation on a specific route by running an enquiry on the operator's journey planner.  For France, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland use www.thetrainline.com.

Remember that even if a train is running, you still have to check COVID-19 entry restrictions for the relevant countries as explained in point 3 above.

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport in many countries (for example UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland) and recommended in others.


  Eurostar travel in time of coronavirus / COVID-19
   

Train service update, to/from UK...

London to Paris by EurostarEurostar is currently running a much-reduced service between London & Paris, check times at www.eurostar.com.  Masks must be worn.  Catering was suspended but resumed on 7 September.  See www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/service-information/coronavirus-and-eurostar-service.  Check times at www.eurostar.com, raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.  There are no Eurostars from Ebbsfleet or Ashford at the moment, they won't call there until 2022.

Paris & Lille to other French destinations:  French domestic trains now returning to normal, Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.comFrench domestic night trains resumed on 3 July, but no Paris-Latour de Carol train due to engineering works until 30 August.

Paris to Switzerland:  TGV-Lyria is running a reduced service, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

Paris to Italy (day trains):  Paris-Turin-Milan TGVs resumed from 2 June, 2 or 3 per day each way.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

Paris to Italy (sleeper):  Paris-Venice Thello sleeper train is suspended indefinitely and may not run again.  2 out of 3 Nice-Milan Thello day trains resumed 4 June, but it's not clear if they will run in the Dec 2020 to Dec 2021 timetable.

Paris to Spain:  One daily Paris-Barcelona TGV resumed from 30 June, at 10:14 from Paris to Barcelona & 10:10 from Barcelona to Paris.  The afternoon TGV won't run until demand builds up, so southbound an overnight stop in Paris is needed unless you use one of the sleeper options.  The Marseille-Avignon-Barcelona AVE also resumed both ways on 1 July.  Other cross-border TGV/AVE trains (including the afternoon Paris-Barcelona TGV, the additional summer-only Paris-Barcelona TGVs & Lyon-Barcelona AVE) remain suspended.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

Paris to Portugal:  Hendaye-Lisbon & Madrid-Lisbon sleeper trains are suspended, it's not known when or even if they will resume.

Paris to Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Germany:  Paris-Germany trains resumed in May, but a reduced service.  Much reduced Thalys service Paris-Cologne.  Check times at www.bahn.de.

London to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille by direct EurostarThe direct train from London to the South of France didn't run in 2020 and won't run in 2021.

London to the French Alps by direct EurostarThe direct train from London to the French Alps will not be running in winter 2020-2021.

London to Brussels by EurostarEurostar are running a much-reduced service between London to Brussels, check times at www.eurostar.com, raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.  Masks must be worn.  Catering was suspended but resumed on 7 September.  See www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/service-information/coronavirus-and-eurostar-service.  There are no Eurostars from Ebbsfleet or Ashford at the moment, they won't call there until 2022.

Brussels to Amsterdam, Cologne, Germany & beyond:

- Belgian domestic trains restored 80% of normal service as from 4 May.

- Brussels-Rotterdam-Amsterdam InterCity trains now running normally every hour or two.  However, much reduced Thalys service, check times online.

- Brussels-Luxembourg trains running normally, check times at www.thetrainline.com.

- Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains have almost all now resumed (www.bahn.de), but only a limited Brussels-Cologne Thalys is running.

- German domestic trains including Cologne-Berlin & Cologne-Munich running almost normally, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Germany-Switzerland daytime trains now running more or less normally, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Germany-Austria daytime trains now running more or less normally, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Munich-Zurich EuroCity trains resumed on 8 June, vastly improved timetable due to be implemented from 13 December 2020, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Hamburg-Copenhagen Intercity trains resumed running in May, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Berlin-Prague EuroCity trains running normally, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Munich-Verona-Venice EuroCity trains resumed 25 June, initially 3 per day, later increasing, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Munich-Prague trains resumed 22 June, check times at www.cd.cz.

- Munich-Budapest Kalman Imre sleeper was running normally, but from 1 Sept has no sleeper or couchette accommodation, Check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Berlin-Warsaw EuroCity trains & Berlin-Gdansk/Gydnia EuroCity train resumed 22 June, check times at www.bahn.de.

London to Amsterdam by Eurostar:  One direct Eurostar from London to Amsterdam every day, check times at www.eurostar.com, raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.  In the meantime, either change in Brussels or use the Stena Line ferry service instead.

London to Amsterdam by Stena Line: Stena Line is still sailing day & night between Harwich & Hoek van Holland, although they have temporarily stopped selling SailRail combined train & ferry tickets you can still make the London-Amsterdam train & ferry journey if essential using a ferry foot passenger ticket and separate train tickets.

Amsterdam to Germany:  Amsterdam-Berlin IC trains & Amsterdam-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains resumed almost normal service from 1 June, see www.bahn.de.

Brittany Ferries originally suspended all UK-France & UK-Spain sailings, some resumed 28 June, but until further notice they're not taking foot passengers, only motorists.  See www.brittany-ferries.co.uk.

DFDS suspended their Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry, but this will resume from 16 July, see www.dfds.co.uk.


  Train travel in time of coronavirus / COVID-19
   

Train service update, by country...

I'll try to keep on top of this, but you can check the very latest 'live' situation by running an enquiry on the relevant operator's journey planner!, or for France, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland use www.thetrainline.comIf you have any updates I've missed, please email me!

Austria...

- Domestic trains are running normally, including domestic Nightjet Bregenz-Vienna, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Germany:  Austria-Germany EC & ICE trains now running normally, check times at www.bahn.deNightjet sleepers to Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dusseldorf resumed 26 June, but may now not run December 2020 to March 2021, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Switzerland:  Zurich-Innsbruck-Salzburg Vienna railjets resumed normal service from 15 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.  The Nightjet sleeper from Vienna to Zurich resumed in late June.

- To Italy:  Both the Vienna-Venice railjets are now running normally, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com (Munich-) Innsbruck-Verona-Bologna/Venice EC trains resumed initially with 3 per day each way from 25 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.comNightjet sleepers from Vienna & Salzburg to Venice, Milan, Florence & Rome resumed at the end of June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Hungary:  Normal service now running between Vienna & Budapest from 1 July.  Check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Czech Republic:  Vienna-Prague railjets & Linz-Prague Intercity trains resumed normal service on 15 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Slovakia:  Vienna-Bratislava regional trains now running normally, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Romania:  Dacia Express Vienna-Brasov-Bucharest resumed 1 July.

- To Slovenia & Croatia: Vienna-Zagreb & Vienna-Ljubljana day trains resumed on 22 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Krakow, Warsaw & Poland:  Vienna - Krakow/Warsaw trains resumed 22 June, but without catering.  Suspended again in September, check times at www.oebb.at.

Belgium...

- 80% of normal domestic train service was restored on 4 May, check times at www.belgiantrain.be.

- To London:  Reduced service, see www.eurostar.com.

- To Paris & France:  Only a handful of Brussels-Paris Thalys trains are running each day, check at www.thalys.com.  Direct TGVs from Brussels to Lyon & other French cities have resumed running, check times at www.thetrainline.com.

- To Amsterdam & the Netherlands:  Brussels-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam intercity trains running normally more or less every hour, see www.nsinternational.nl.  However, currently only a few Thalys per day Brussels-Amsterdam.

- To Cologne & Germany:  Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains also running almost normally, just a small service reduction, check times at www.bahn.de.  However, currently only 1 Thalys per day Brussels-Cologne, this may increase in July,

- To Luxembourg:  Virtually normal service has resumed, check times at www.thetrainline.com.

- To Austria:  The Nightjet sleeper from Brussels to Munich, Innsbruck & Vienna resumed from 29 June.  Check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

Bulgaria... 

- Check domestic times at www.bdz.bg.

- Sofia-Istanbul Express sleeper train remains suspended.

- Sofia-Belgrade train resumed 1 July.

- Sofia-Bucharest train resumed 6 July.

Croatia...

- Domestic trains including Zagreb-Split are running with some reductions, check times at www.hzpp.hr

- Zagreb-Zurich sleeper resumed 29 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.  However, major tunnel repair work may be affecting this sleeper at the moment year, check online

- Zagreb-Munich sleeper resumed 28 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.  However, major tunnel repair work may be affecting this sleeper at the moment year, check online

- Zagreb-Ljubljana-Munich day train resumed 22 June, check times at www.bahn.de

- Zagreb-Vienna day train resumes 22 June, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- Zagreb-Belgrade train suspended.  Check if it's resumed at www.srbvoz.rs/en/timetable.

Czech Republic...

- Domestic trains are running, check times at www.cd.cz.

- Normal service has resumed on Prague-Berlin (apart from one train that goes to/from Budapest), check times at www.bahn.de.

- Normal service has resumed on Prague-Vienna & Prague-Linz, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- Normal service has resumed between Prague & Bratislava, check times at www.cd.cz.

- Prague-Budapest trains resumed on 13 July, check at www.cd.cz.

- Prague-Krakow/Warsaw trains resumed on 22 June, but suspended again in September.  Check times at www.cd.cz.

- Leo Express Krakow-Prague trains resumed 3 July, check at www.leoexpress.com.

Denmark...

- Domestic trains are running, with some reductions, check at www.dsb.dk.

- Hamburg-Copenhagen Intercity trains are now running normally, check times at www.bahn.de

- There are currently no direct Copenhagen-Stockholm trains, you must change at Malmo.  Check times at www.sj.se.

- DFDS Copenhagen-Oslo ferry running, but with reduced days of operation, check at www.dfds.co.uk.

Finland...

- Domestic trains are running, check times at www.vr.fi.

- International trains to Russia currently suspended, check at www.vr.fi or www.rzd.ru.

- Stockholm-Helsinki direct ferries suspended, you can still use the Stockholm-Turku ferries and train connection to Helsinki.

France...

- Domestic train service is now virtually normal, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com

- French domestic night trains resumed from 3 July, but no Paris-Latour de Carol night train due to engineering works until 30 August (you have to change at Toulouse for a replacement bus to Latour).

- To London:  Reduced Eurostar service, see www.eurostar.com.

- To Brussels: Reduced service of Thalys high-speed trains between Paris & Brussels.  See www.thalys.com.

- To Amsterdam:  Only a handful of Thalys high-speed trains running between Paris & Amsterdam.  See www.thalys.com.

- To Germany:  Reduced TGV/ICE service, from Paris to Karlsruhe & Frankfurt & Stuttgart, none to Munich, check times at www.bahn.de.  Only a few Thalys high-speed trains running between Paris & Cologne.

- To Switzerland by TGV-Lyria:  From 3 July, TGV-Lyria is running 3 trains per day Paris-Geneva, 4 per day Paris-Basel-Zurich, 2 per day Paris-Lausanne, with more trains due to start from 31 August.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Italy:  TGVs from Paris to Turin & Milan are running almost normally, up to 3 trains per day each way, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.comThello sleeper train from Paris to Milan & Venice suspended indefinitely and may never run again.  Thello day trains from Nice to Genoa & Milan have resumed, initially with just 2 of the normal 3 per day running.

- To Spain:  One Paris to Barcelona TGV resumed from 30 June, at 10:14 from Paris.  The 10:10 from Barcelona to Paris resumed on 1 July.  The Marseille-Avignon-Barcelona AVE also resumed on 1 July.  Other France-Spain cross-border trains remain suspended, but may be restored as demand increases.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Portugal:  Sud Express from Hendaye to Lisbon is still suspended.  it's possible they will return from 30 August but this is still conjecture.

- To Russia:  Paris-Moscow & Nice-Moscow trains suspended, until at least the mid-December timetable change.

Germany...

- Virtually normal domestic service now restored, check times at www.bahn.de.

- To Paris:  Germany to Paris by TGV/ICE:  Only a limited service running, check times using www.bahn.de. Only a few Cologne-Paris Thalys are operating..

- To Brussels:  Frankfurt-Cologne-Brussels ICE trains are running almost normally with just a small service reduction, check times at www.bahn.de.  Currently only 1 Thalys per day Cologne-Brussels, but this will increase in July.

- To Amsterdam:  Frankfurt/Cologne/Dusseldorf-Amsterdam ICE trains & Berlin-Amsterdam Intercity trains have resumed normal service, check times at www.bahn.de.

- To Switzerland:  EC & ICE trains between Germany & Basel, Zurich & Switzerland have resumed normal service, check times at www.bahn.de,  The Nightjet sleeper from Hamburg & Berlin to Zurich resumed 28 June, check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Italy:  Munich to Verona, Bologna, Venice by Brenner EuroCity trains 3 per day resumed from 25 June, check at www.bahn.de. The Nightjet sleepers from Munich to Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome resumed at the end of June.

- To Austria:  Germany to Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna by EC & ICE trains:  Normal service has resumed, check times at www.bahn.de,  The Nightjet sleepers from Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne to Innsbruck & Vienna resumed on 27 June, see www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Denmark & Sweden:  Hamburg to Copenhagen by Intercity train: 2 out of the normal 3 trains per day are now running, check times at www.bahn.de.  The Snalltaget Malmo-Berlin night train will not run in 2020, but will return in 2021.

- To the Czech Republic:  Berlin to Prague by EuroCity train & Munich to Prague:  Normal service has resumed, check times at www.bahn.de,

- To Hungary:  Munich to Budapest by Kalman Imre sleeper train was running normally but from 1 Sept no longer has any sleeper or couchette accommodation.  Munich-Budapest railjets now running normally, check at www.thetrainline.com.  Berlin-Budapest Hungaria resumed 2 July.

- To Slovenia & Croatia:  The Munich-Ljubljana-Zagreb sleeper resumed 28 June, check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.  The Munich-Ljubljana-Zagreb afternoon day train resumed 22 June, check at www.bahn.de.  However, major tunnel repair work may be affecting the Munich-Zagreb sleeper this year, check online.

- To Poland:  Berlin to Warsaw by EuroCity trains resumed 22 June when Poland reopened the border, check at www.bahn.de.

Greece...

- Domestic trains are running, check at www.trainose.gr.

- Ferries are running from Italy to Greece, check at www.superfast.com.

- The international trains from Sofia to Thessaloniki & Belgrade to Thessaloniki remain suspended.

Hungary...

- Domestic trains are running, check at www.mavcsoport.hu.

- The Munich/Zurich-Budapest sleeper train was running normally but from 1 Sept no longer has any sleeper or couchette accommodation due to Hungarian lockdown.

- Railjet trains now running normally between Budapest & Vienna, Munich & Zurich, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Budapest-Bratislava/Prague EuroCity trains areresumed from 13 July, check at www.cd.cz.  Budapest-Berlin Hungaria resumed 2 July.

- Some other international trains remain suspended, check at www.mavcsoport.hu.

Italy...

- Virtually normal domestic train service resumed in early June, check times at www.trenitalia.com or www.thetrainline.com.  On domestic sleepers you'll have to book an entire sleeper or couchette compartment, no sharing with other passengers until further notice.

- Milan-Turin-Paris TGVs are now running almost normally, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- Thello sleeper train between Venice, Milan & Paris is suspended indefinitely and may never run again, check at Thello.com  or raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- A limited service of 3 daily Munich-Verona-Bologna/Venice EuroCity trains resumed from 25 June, check times at www.bahn.de

- Switzerland-Milan EuroCity trains resumed 29 June, initially 50% of normal service, increasing in mid-August, full normal service by 7 September.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- Both daily Vienna-Venice railjets now running normally, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Nightjet sleepers between Rome/Florence/Milan/Venice & Munich/Salzburg/Vienna resumed from 28 June, check using www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Thello day trains between Milan, Genoa & Nice are running, but currently only 2 out of 3 operate, check times at Thello.com or raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

Luxembourg...

- Check domestic trains at www.cfl.lu

- Normal service is running between Luxembourg & Brussels, check times at www.thetrainline.com.

- Normal service is running between Luxembourg & Netherlands, check times at www.nsinternational.nl or www.thetrainline.com.

- Normal service is running between Luxembourg & Germany, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Trains are running between Paris & Luxembourg, and on the Luxembourg-Metz-Strasbourg corridor, check times at www.thetrainline.com or raileurope.com.

Montenegro

- The day train to Belgrade is still suspended.  The overnight sleeper train resumed 3 September.

Netherlands...

- Normal Dutch domestic trains are now running, check times at www.ns.nl

- To Belgium:  Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Brussels Intercity trains are running normally, almost every hour, see www.nsinternational.nl.  However only a handful of Thalys high-speed trains are running on the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Brussels route, check times at www.thalys.com or www.nsinternational.nl.

- To Germany:  Amsterdam-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains & Amsterdam-Berlin IC trains are now running normally, check times at www.bahn.de

- To Paris:  Only a few Thalys per day are running on the Amsterdam-Paris route, check times at www.thalys.com or www.nsinternational.nl.

Norway...

- Domestic trains are running with some reductions, check times at www.vy.no or entur.no.

- Oslo-Stockholm & Oslo-Gothenburg international trains are suspended, check at www.sj.se.

- DFDS Oslo-Copenhagen ferry running, but with reduced days of operation, check at www.dfds.co.uk.

Poland...

- Domestic trains are running, check times at www.intercity.pl.

- Warsaw-Berlin EuroCity trains resumed from 22 June, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Warsaw/Krakow - Prague trains resumed from 22 June 2020, but without catering.  Suspended again in September.  Check times at www.cd.cz.

- Warsaw/Krakow - Vienna trains resumed from 22 June 2020, may have been suspended again, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Leo Express Krakow-Prague trains resumed 3 July, check times at www.leoexpress.com.

- Warsaw-Moscow trains remain suspended, check at www.rzd.ru.

Portugal...

- Check domestic train times at www.cp.pt.

- International trains are suspended.  Madrid-Lisbon sleeper & Lisbon-Hendaye Sud Express sleeper remain suspended.  it's possible they will return from 30 August but this is still conjecture.

Romania...

- Domestic trains are running, check times at www.cfrcalatori.ro.

- Bucharest-Vienna & Bucharest-Budapest resumed from 1 July.

- Bucharest-Sofia train resumed 6 July.

- Check trains from Budapest to Romania at www.mavcsoport.hu, from Vienna to Romania at www.oebb.at, from Romania to Hungary, Austria & Bulgaria at www.cfrcalatori.ro.

Russia...

- Domestic trains within Russia are running, check times at www.rzd.ru.

- International trains between Paris/Nice/Berlin/Warsaw & Moscow remain suspended. 

- Trans-Siberian international trains between Moscow, Mongolia & Beijing have been suspended.

Serbia... 

- Belgrade-Zagreb train still suspended.  Check if it's resumed at www.srbvoz.rs/en/timetable.

- Belgrade-Sofia train resumed from 1 July.

- Belgrade to Podgorica & Bar:  Day train still suspended.  The overnight sleeper train resumed 3 September.

Slovakia...

- Domestic trains are running, check times at www.zssk.sk.

- Bratislava - Prague trains are running, check times at www.cd.cz.

- Bratislava - Vienna trains are running, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Bratislava - Budapest EuroCity trains remain suspended until further notice.

Slovenia...

- Ljubljana-Zurich sleeper resumed 29 June, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at

- Ljubljana-Munich sleeper resumed 28 June, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at

- Ljubljana-Munich day train resumed 22 June, check at www.bahn.de.

- Ljubljana-Vienna day train resumed 22 June, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

Spain...

- Reduced domestic service running, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- One daily Barcelona-Paris TGV resumed on 1 July, at 10:10, the afternoon Barcelona-Avignon-Marseille AVE also resumed from 1 July, check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- Madrid-Lisbon sleeper remains suspended, no sign of it resuming yet.

Sweden...

- Domestic trains are running, with some reductions, check times at www.sj.se.

- There are currently no direct Stockholm-Copenhagen trains, you must currently change at Malmo, check times at www.sj.se.

- Stockholm-Oslo & Gothenburg-Oslo international trains are suspended, check times at www.sj.se.

- The Snalltaget Malmo-Berlin night train will not run in 2020, but will return in 2021.

- Stockholm-Helsinki direct ferries suspended, you can still use the Stockholm-Turku ferries and train connection to Helsinki.

Switzerland...

- Domestic Swiss trains returned to almost normal service on 8 June, check times at www.sbb.ch or www.thetrainline.com

- Glacier Express running, but only the main daily departure, not the usual extra summer trains, unless demand increases.

- Bernina Express running normally.

- To Paris:  From 3 July, TGV-Lyria is running 3 trains per day Geneva-Paris, 4 per day Zurich-Basel-Paris, 2 per day Lausanne-Paris.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Italy:  EuroCity trains between Switzerland & Italy resumed on 29 June, initially 50% of normal service, increasing in mid-August, full normal service by 7 September.  Check times at raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Germany:  Normal service has now resumed Switzerland-Germany & Switzerland-Austria, including Nightjet sleepers which resumed in late June. 

- To Prague:  The Zurich-Prague sleeper resumed 28 June, but suspended again in September, check if it's running at www.cd.cz.

- to Budapest:  The Zurich-Budapest overnight train was running normally but from 1 Sept no longer has any sleeper or couchette accommodation due to Hungarian lockdown.

- To Croatia:  The Zurich-Zagreb sleeper resumed 29 June, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.  However, major tunnel repair work may be affecting this sleeper at the moment year, check online

Turkey...

- Domestic trains are running, but with a special arrangement to trace & track, see www.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr.

- Sofia-Istanbul Express sleeper train is suspended until further notice.

- The international trains to/from Iran are suspended until further notice.

Train service outside Europe...

Russian domestic trains are running, including on the Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok, but international trains between Moscow, Mongolia & Beijing are suspended until further notice due to coronavirus lockdown.

In the USA, Amtrak trains are running with some service reductions, see amtrak.com.  It's reported that Amtrak plans to reduce long-distance trains from daily to 3 times a week from October until summer 2021, as travel demand has reduced due to coronavirus.

In Canada, VIA Rail have now said the Toronto-Vancouver Canadian and Montreal-Halifax Ocean are cancelled until 1 November.

In Australia, the Adelaide-Alice Springs Ghan and Sydney-Adelaide-Perth Indian Pacific were suspended but should resume early August.  The Melbourne-Adelaide Overland should resume in September.

In New Zealand, all KiwiRail Scenic trains are suspended until further notice, but the TranzAlpine resumed from 4 July, initially on a reduced frequency.

In India, service was drastically reduced and even stopped, but is now slowly resuming.

In Thailand, train service has been drastically reduced but is slowly being increased back towards normal.

In Vietnam, DSVN had cut service to just one train on the Hanoi-Saigon Reunification route, but by early May this has been restored to 3 trains per day, almost normal service but not quite.  Hanoi-Lao Cai trains are being restored, initially only at weekends.


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