Fall asleep in Amsterdam, wake up in Vienna: new night train coming to the Netherlands

Fancy consuming a slice of Sachertorte in Vienna or strolling via the streets of Innsbruck with the snow-covered Alps within the background? Fortunately for us, this dream may come true sooner reasonably than later. From Could 25, travellers from Amsterdam will have the ability to hop on an evening practice that takes them on to Munich and Innsbruck or Vienna. 

The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) launched the plan for this railway connection again in 2019. The trains already began operating on the finish of final 12 months, nevertheless, the official launch was postponed because of coronavirus — till now.

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On the eve of Could 24, the very first practice with passengers will depart from Austria and is predicted to reach in Amsterdam at 10 AM the following morning. On Tuesday, Could 25, travellers can then board the practice departing from Amsterdam.

Local weather-friendly various

“With the comeback of the Nightjets, we’re bringing Europe a little bit nearer collectively once more,” says the ÖBB boss, Andreas Matthä. 

The evening trains additionally symbolize an environmentally pleasant various to travelling by airplane. “Any traveller who chooses the evening practice as an alternative of the airplane to Amsterdam saves the atmosphere 350 kilograms of CO2 emissions per the route of journey,” provides Matthä. 

Fewer passengers on board for now

Because of the present coronavirus restrictions, fewer passengers are at present allowed to remain in a single cabin. Whereas there are sitting and sleeping cabins accessible for six folks, solely 4 folks at a time can share one in the meanwhile. 

There’s additionally an choice to e-book a non-public cabin for €220. For this value, a most of three adults and three youngsters can board the practice. 

Discovering European gems

The trains shall be departing from Amsterdam Centraal each night at 7:30 PM. They’ll cease in numerous cities alongside the way in which together with Utrecht, Arnhem, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Nuremberg on the way in which. 

Whereas the practice to Innsbruck then travels via Munich, the one to Vienna goes via Regensburg and Linz. Each trains arrive at their remaining locations shortly after 9 AM — providing you with the entire day to start out exploring town. 

The sleeper trains to Austria are one other step in the direction of reconnecting Europe. Trains are already operating between Amsterdam and London. Much more evening trains are deliberate to attach the capital of the Netherlands with Prague, Zurich, and areas in Scandinavia. 

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