European Sleeper


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Introducing the European Sleeper...

Starting 25 May 2023, new open-access train operator European Sleeper ( will launch a new sleeper train linking Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam with Berlin (and hopefully from December 2023, Dresden & Prague).  It'll have an easy connection from London by Eurostar, too.  Initially it will run 3 times a week, but ES will increase this to daily as soon as they can.  Who are European Sleeper?

small bullet point  Train times

small bullet point  How much does it cost?

small bullet point  How to buy tickets

small bullet point  What's the sleeping-car like?

small bullet point  What's the couchette car like?

small bullet point  Travel tips:  Luggage, bikes, pets

small bullet point  Route map

small bullet point  Brussels Midi station information

small bullet point  Amsterdam Centraal station information

small bullet point  Berlin Hbf station information

Train times starting 25 May 2023...

 London, Brussels, Amsterdam ► Berlin 


 Berlin ► Amsterdam, Brussels, London 

 Connection from London by Eurostar:


European Sleeper overnight train:

Tue, Thur, Sun

 London St Pancras depart:


 Berlin Hbf depart:


 Brussels Midi arrive:


 Hannover Hbf depart:


 European Sleeper overnight train:

Mon, Wed, Fri

 Bad Bentheim arrive:


 Brussels Midi depart:


 Deventer arrive:


 Antwerp Centraal depart:


 Amersfoort arrive:


 Roosendaal depart:


 Amsterdam Centraal arrive:


 Rotterdam Centraal depart:


 Den Haag HS  arrive:


 Den Haag HS depart:


 Rotterdam Centraal arrive:


 Amsterdam Centraal depart:


 Roosendaal arrive:


 Amersfoort depart:


 Antwerp Centraal:


 Deventer depart:


 Brussels Midi arrive:


 Bad Bentheim


 Connection to London by Eurostar:


 Hannover Hbf


 Brussels Midi depart


 Berlin Hbf arrive:


 London St Pancras arrive:


How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets

What's the sleeping-car like?

The train has a sleeping-car, but the exact type is not yet known.  It is likely to have 10 or so compartments, each compartment can be sold as a 1, 2 or 3 bed room with upper, middle & lower berths folded out as required.  Luggage goes in the big recess over the door to the corridor.  The compartments will have normal locks plus a security deadbolt which can only be locked & unlocked from inside.  There's crisp clean bedding, a washbasin, soap, towel.  Morning tea or coffee and a light breakfast are included in the fare.

What's the couchette car like?

Each couchette car has a side corridor and 9 compartments, each of which can be used as 4-berth or 6-berth.  Clean sheets and a pillow are provided, the doors have a normal lock and security lock or chain.  Toilets and washrooms at the end of the corridor.  Couchette compartments are not segregated by gender, as you do not normally get fully undressed, but women can book a berth in a women-only 4-berth compartment.  Morning tea or coffee and a light breakfast are included in the fare.  See generic couchette car numbering plan.

Seats cars...

There are several seats cars, but I don't recommend seats for an overnight journey unless unavoidable, always book a sleeper or couchette even if you're on a budget.

Travel tipsLuggage, bikes, pets...

Route map...

European Sleeper train route map

Click for larger map   Highlighted = Brussels-Amsterdam-Berlin sleeper route.  Green = scenic sections of lineRed = high-speed line.

Reproduced from the excellent European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.  I recommend buying the European Rail Map for your travels and a copy of the European Rail Timetable, with shipping worldwide.

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