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 20  April 2021.  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 (FCDO) has been advising against all non-essential travel from the UK to anywhere since 17 March 2020.  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.

This advice has been 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 FCDO currently deems safe to visit.

However, current UK lockdown rules mean you can't travel abroad at all at the moment unless essential, until at least 17 May 2021, possibly June, or possibly later.  It has yet to be announced.

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? 

Coronavirus lockdowns are coming and going, some nationalities may not be allowed in, or allowed in only for essential purposes with compulsory self-quarantine.  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 has introduced a 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals into the UK.  This includes UK nationals returning home after a trip.  However, 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...

Back in March 2020, most European countries reduced train services & often cancelled cross-border trains completely.  Many services later 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 back in September 2020.  See www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/service-information/coronavirus-and-eurostar-service.  Check times at www.eurostar.com, www.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 are now running pretty much as normal, Check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

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

Paris to Italy (day trains):  Paris-Turin-Milan TGVs are running almost normally, 2 or 3 per day each way.  Check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

Paris to Italy (sleeper):  Paris-Venice Thello sleeper train is suspended indefinitely, unlikely to run in 2021, its resumption in 2022 has not been ruled out.  The early morning and afternoon Nice-Milan Thello day trains are running, but the 11:10 Milan-Marseille and the 11:38 Marseille-Milan trains are still suspended.

Paris to Spain:  One daily Paris-Barcelona TGV is running, the 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 is suspended indefinitely.  The Lyon-Barcelona AVE is running normally.  Check times at www.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, www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.  Masks must be worn.  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 are running almost normally.

- Brussels-Rotterdam-Amsterdam InterCity trains running normally.  However, much reduced Thalys service, check online.

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

- Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains running almost normally with 1 or 2 reductions (see 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 seriously reduced, check times at www.bahn.de.

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

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

- Munich-Verona-Venice EuroCity trains running almost normally with some reductions, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Munich-Prague trains running almost normally, check times at www.cd.cz.

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

- Berlin-Warsaw EuroCity trains & Berlin-Gdansk/Gydnia EuroCity train running almost normally with some reductions, 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, www.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 SailRaiul ticket to Hoek van Holland they buying a separate Dutch metro & train ticket.

Amsterdam to Germany:  Amsterdam-Berlin IC trains & Amsterdam-Cologne-Frankfurt ICE trains running almost a normal service, see www.bahn.de.

P&O Dover-Calais: Until further notice they're not taking foot passengers, only motorists.

Brittany Ferries: Until further notice they're not taking foot passengers, only motorists.  See www.brittany-ferries.co.uk.

DFDS sailing Newcastle-Amsterdam as normal, 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 running normally, including Nightjet Bregenz-Vienna, check times at www.oebb.at.

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

- To Switzerland:  Zurich-Innsbruck-Salzburg Vienna railjets running normally, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.  The Nightjet sleeper from Vienna to Zurich may not run until late May 2021.

- 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 running with some reductions, check at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.comNightjet sleepers from Vienna & Salzburg to Venice, Milan, Florence & Rome may not run until late May 2021, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Hungary:  Almost normal service now running between Vienna & Budapest, some reductions.  Check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Czech Republic:  Vienna-Prague railjets & Linz-Prague Intercity trains running almost normally, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

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

- To Romania:  Dacia Express Vienna-Brasov-Bucharest running.

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

- To Krakow, Warsaw & Poland:  Vienna - Krakow/Warsaw trains running, but without catering, check times at www.oebb.at.

Belgium...

- 80% of normal domestic train service running, check times at www.belgiantrain.be.

- To London:  Much-reduced service running, 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 reduction, check times at www.bahn.de.  However, currently only limited Thalys service Brussels-Cologne.

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

- To Austria:  The Nightjet sleeper from Brussels to Vienna suspended until late May 2021.  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-Bucharest train running.

Croatia...

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

- Zagreb-Zurich sleeper running, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- Zagreb-Munich sleeper cancelled until 10 July 2021 due to work in the Karawanks Tunnel, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- Zagreb-Ljubljana-Munich day train running, but with alterations & bustitution until 10 July 2021 due to work in the Karawanks Tunnel, check times at www.bahn.de

- Zagreb-Vienna day train running, check times at www.oebb.at or www.thetrainline.com.

- Zagreb-Belgrade train remains 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 on Prague-Berlin, check times at www.bahn.de.

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

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

- Normal service on Prague-Budapest trains running, check at www.cd.cz.

- Prague-Krakow/Warsaw trains running, although sleeper may be suspended.  Check times at www.cd.cz.

- Leo Express Krakow-Prague trains may be running, check at www.leoexpress.com.

Denmark...

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

- Hamburg-Copenhagen Intercity trains are 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 running, check times at www.vr.fi.

- International trains to Russia 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 running almost normally, check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com

- French domestic night trains also running.

- To London:  Much-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:  TGV-Lyria running a reduced service, check times at www.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 www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.comThello sleeper train from Paris to Milan & Venice suspended indefinitely and unlikely to run in 2021, although resumption in 2022 has not been ruled out.  Thello day trains from Nice to Genoa & Milan have resumed, with just morning & afternoon trains Nice-Milan.  The 3rd train, Marseille-Nice-Milan, remains suspended.

- To Spain:  Only one Paris to Barcelona TGV is running, at 10:14 from Paris to Barcelona & 10:05 from Barcelona to Paris.  The Lyon-Barcelona AVE is also running.  The Marseille-Avignon-Barcelona AVE is suspended until further notice.  Check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Portugal:  Sud Express from Hendaye to Lisbon remains suspended with no sign of it returning.

- To Russia:  Paris-Moscow & Nice-Moscow trains suspended, no sign of Russia opening its borders.

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.  Only a limited Thalys service running Cologne-Brussels.

- To Amsterdam:  Frankfurt/Cologne/Dusseldorf-Amsterdam ICE trains & Berlin-Amsterdam Intercity trains running almost normally, check times at www.bahn.de.

- To Switzerland:  EC & ICE trains between Germany & Basel, Zurich & Switzerland running almost normally, check times at www.bahn.de,  The Nightjet sleeper from Hamburg & Berlin to Zurich will not run until late May 2021, check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Italy:  Munich to Verona, Bologna, Venice by Brenner EuroCity trains running almost normally, check at www.bahn.de. The Nightjet sleepers from Munich to Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome may not run until late May 2021.

- 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 will not run until late May 2021, see www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- To Denmark & Sweden:  Hamburg to Copenhagen by Intercity train: Normal service now running, check times at www.bahn.de.

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

- To Hungary:  Munich to Budapest by Kalman Imre sleeper train has no sleeper or couchette accommodation until further notice.  Munich-Budapest railjets running but with reductions and possible need to change at Vienna, check at www.thetrainline.com.  Berlin-Budapest Hungaria is running.

- To Slovenia & Croatia:  The Munich-Ljubljana-Zagreb sleeper suspended due to tunnel repair work until 10 July 2021, check at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.  Day trains also affected by this work.

- To Poland:  Berlin to Warsaw by EuroCity trains running, 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 running normally, but without any sleeper or couchette accommodation due to Hungarian lockdown.

- Railjet trains running normally between Budapest & Vienna, Munich & Zurich, some reductions and may need to change in Vienna, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Budapest-Bratislava/Prague EuroCity trains running, check at www.cd.cz.  Budapest-Berlin-Hamburg Hungaria running.

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

Italy...

- There's a significantly reduced domestic high-speed service, 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 running almost normally, check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- Thello sleeper train between Venice, Milan & Paris is suspended indefinitely, unlikely to run in 2021, its resumption in 2022 has not been ruled out, check at Thello.com or www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- Munich-Verona-Bologna/Venice EuroCity trains running, check times at www.bahn.de

- Switzerland-Milan EuroCity trains running, but major reductions & possible need to change trains.  Check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

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

- Nightjet sleepers between Rome/Florence/Milan/Venice & Munich/Salzburg/Vienna will not run until late May 2021, check using www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Thello day trains between Milan, Genoa & Nice only 2 out of 3 running (the 07:10 & 15:10 from Milan), the 11:10 suspended, check times at Thello.com or www.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 www.raileurope.com.

Montenegro

- The day train Tara to Belgrade is still suspended.  The overnight sleeper train Locven is running.

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 running, check times at www.bahn.de.

- Warsaw/Krakow - Prague trains running, but without catering.  Sleeper may be suspended.  Check times at www.cd.cz.

- Warsaw/Krakow - Vienna trains running, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

- Leo Express Krakow-Prague trains possibly running, 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.

Romania...

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

- Bucharest-Vienna & Bucharest-Budapest running.

- Bucharest-Sofia train running.

- 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.  Russia's borders are closed.

- 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 to Podgorica & Bar:  Day train Tara still suspended.  The overnight sleeper train Lovcen is running.

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 are running.

Slovenia...

- Zagreb-Zurich sleeper running, but won't call at Ljubljana until July 2021 due to tunnel repair work, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at

- Ljubljana-Munich sleeper suspended until July 2021 due to tunnel repair work, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at

- Ljubljana-Munich day trains running, but affected by tunnel repair work until July 2021, check at www.bahn.de.

- Ljubljana-Vienna day train running, check times at www.thetrainline.com or www.oebb.at.

Spain...

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

- Only one Barcelona-Paris TGV is running, the 10:05 from Barcelona to Paris.  The 08:15 Barcelona-Lyon is also running.  The afternoon Barcelona-Avignon-Marseille AVE is suspended. check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

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

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 Stockholm-Malmo-Hamburg-Berlin night train will run in 2021.

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

Switzerland...

- Domestic Swiss trains running an almost normal service, 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:  TGV-Lyria is running a reduced service, check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Italy:  EuroCity trains between Switzerland & Italy are running, but reduced service with possible need to change trains.  Check times at www.raileurope.com or www.thetrainline.com.

- To Germany:  Normal service has now resumed Switzerland-Germany & Switzerland-Austria, but Nightjet sleepers will not run until late May 2021. 

- To Prague:  The Zurich-Prague sleeper may or may not be running, check at www.cd.cz.

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

- To Croatia:  The Zurich-Zagreb sleeper is running, 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.  Amtrak has reduced long-distance trains from daily to 3 times a week from October 2020 until summer 2021, as travel demand has reduced due to coronavirus.

In Canada, VIA Rail have suspended Toronto-Vancouver Canadian and Montreal-Halifax Ocean.  A Winnipeg-Vancouver version of the Canadian may be running.

In Australia, the Adelaide-Alice Springs Ghan and Sydney-Adelaide-Perth Indian Pacific have resumed.  The Melbourne-Adelaide Overland has now resumed.

In New Zealand, all KiwiRail Scenic trains are suspended until further notice, but the TranzAlpine has resumed 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 running a reduced service.


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