ÖBB Nightjet: great-value travel on the night train

Advantages

  • Travel comfortably in your sleep for as little as EUR 29.
  • Arrive relaxed and rested at your destination – right in the city centre.
  • Your personal seat will be reserved when you book your journey.
  • Take your car, motorbike or bicycle with you on some services.
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ÖBB Nightjet services

  • Hamburg–Hanover–Freiburg–Basel–Zurich
  • Berlin–Magdeburg–Freiburg–Basel–Zurich
  • Hamburg–Hanover–Munich–Innsbruck
  • Hamburg–Hanover–Passau–Linz–Vienna
  • Düsseldorf–Cologne–Frankfurt–Munich–Innsbruck
  • Düsseldorf–Cologne–Frankfurt–Linz–Vienna
  • Munich–Rosenheim–Verona–Lake Garda–Milan
  • Munich–Rosenheim–Bologna–Florence–Rome
  • Munich–Rosenheim–Udine–Treviso–Venice
  • Munich–Ljubljana–Zagreb (Nightjet partner connection)
  • Munich–Optaija–Rijeka (Nightjet partner connection)
  • Munich–Salzburg–Vienna–Budapest (Nightjet partner connection)

Travel options on the ÖBB Nightjet

Travel to your destination in your sleep on the ÖBB Nightjet. You have the following travel options:

Sleeper

The sleeper is the most comfortable way to travel on the ÖBB Nightjet. Travel in your own compartment on comfortable berths with fresh linen.

Economy sleeper compartment
You can choose between Triple (3 berths), Double (2 berths) and Single (1 berth). Every compartment has its own washing facility including toiletries, slippers, towels, a mirror and socket. In addition, there is a washing facility with a washbasin, toilet and shower at the end of each coach. At the beginning of your trip you will receive a welcome package including an aperitif, snack and mineral water. In the morning you will receive a breakfast of your choice with free refills for hot drinks and a selection of daily newspapers.

Deluxe sleeper compartment
The Deluxe compartments have their own bathroom with a washbasin, shower (incl. shower gel and towels), lavatory and a fold-out table. You can choose between Triple (3 berths), Double (2 berths) and Single (1 berth). At the beginning of your trip you will receive a welcome package including an aperitif, snack and mineral water. In the morning you will receive a breakfast of your choice with free refills for hot drinks and a selection of daily newspapers.

Service in sleepers
Put together your own individual breakfast in the evening. You will find the menu card in every compartment. Breakfast will be served in the morning in your compartment. In addition, you can order warm and cold snacks and drinks from the train crew to your compartment for a fee. At the start of your journey, the train crew will arrange a wake-up time with you if you wish to be woken in the morning.

Couchette coach

Compartments in couchette coaches have either 4 or 6 berths. They are suitable for groups, families or price-conscious individual travellers.

A blanked, sheet and fresh pillow are provided at each place. Washing facilities and lavatories can be found at the end of the coach. A light breakfast in the morning and mineral water in the evening are included. You can also order warm and cold snacks and drinks from the train crew to your compartment for a fee.

At the start of your journey, the train crew will arrange a wake-up time with you if you wish to be woken in the morning.

Seated coach

Travelling in a seated coach is the most affordable way to travel on the ÖBB Nightjet. All 2nd class compartments have six seats. Washing facilities and lavatories can be found at the end of the coach. In couchette and sleeper coaches you can purchase beverages and snacks from the train crew.

Car, motorbike and bicycle transport

Arrive fresh and relaxed by train and take your car, motorbike or bicycle with you.

Transporting cars/motorbikes
ÖBB Nightjet services on the following routes provide for daily transportation of cars and motorbikes:

Hamburg–Hanover–Passau–Linz–Vienna
Düsseldorf–Cologne–Frankfurt–Munich–Innsbruck

Please note: Transporting a vehicle is only possible in combination with a seat, couchette or sleeper ticket. Passengers also need a supplementary vehicle transportation ticket along with their personal ticket.

You can buy a ticket for transporting a car/motorbike at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Transporting bicycles
You can take bicycles with you on these routes:

Innsbruck–Munich–Cologne–Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf–Cologne–Munich–Innsbruck
Vienna–Linz–Hanover–Hamburg
Hamburg–Hanover–Linz–Vienna
Innsbruck–Munich–Hamburg
Düsseldorf–Cologne–Frankfurt–Linz–Vienna
Vienna–Linz–Frankfurt–Cologne–Düsseldorf
Hamburg–Munich–Innsbruck

Seasonal bicycle transportation is possible on the following routes:

Zurich–Basel–Freiburg–Hanover – Hamburg / 22/12/2017–07.01 | 25/03–14/10/2018
Hamburg–Hanover–Freiburg–Basel – Zurich / 23/12/2017–08/01 | 26/03–15/10/2018

Please note: Passengers need a supplementary bicycle ticket plus a reservation to transport bicycles. Bicycles may have a maximum length of 185 cm. This does not apply to tandems.

You can buy a ticket for transporting a bicycle at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Questions and answers about the ÖBB Nightjet

Do I need a reservation to travel on the ÖBB Nightjet?

Yes. You need a valid reservation for the journey. The seat reservation is already included in the ticket. If you travel on the ÖBB Nightjet without a reservation, you will need to buy a reservation on the train. An extra fee will be charged for the on-board reservation.

Can I book a single seat in a multi-berth compartment?

Yes. The berths in Triple and Double compartments can be booked individually. This means that you will share the compartment with other passengers (separate compartments for men and women).

Are there separate compartments for women travelling alone?

Yes. Special compartments for women are available for women travelling alone. Boys are not permitted to travel in ladies-only compartments. Please book a separate compartment or gender-neutral couchette compartment. You can book a place in a ladies-only compartment until a few hours before departure (subject to availability) on bahn.com, at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Are there family compartments in the ÖBB Nightjet?

Yes. As a family you can travel in your own family compartment. You can book the compartment for up to 2 adults and 1 to 4 children (up to the age of 14). You can book a family compartment until a few hours before departure (subject to availability) at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Does the ÖBB Nightjet have compartments for a small group?

Yes. Two adjacent compartments can be converted into a suite for up to six people by means of a connecting door. This gives you even more space and comfort during your journey. Combine either two Economy compartments or one Economy and one Deluxe compartment. These options currently cannot be booked online. They can only be booked at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling the DB service hotline +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Can passengers with reduced mobility travel on the ÖBB Nightjet?

Yes. For passengers with reduced mobility, a wheelchair-accessible couchette compartment with a sanitary facility is available on almost all connections. These couchette compartments offer space for one passenger with a wheelchair and an accompanying person.

Please make sure you reserve your place in good time at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

Are children allowed to travel alone on the ÖBB Nightjet?

No. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult on the ÖBB Nightjet.

Can I lock the compartment?

Yes. All compartments can be locked from both sides by the passenger and the train crew can be contacted via a call system.

Is my DB BahnCard valid on the ÖBB Nightjet?

Yes. The BahnCard 25 and 50 offers you a discount on the ÖBB "Komfortticket" for night travel in Germany and on cross-border services where Germany is either the point of departure or arrival. ÖBB does not offer BahnCard discounts for the shorter "off-peak services" (in the early morning or late evening).

Holders of a BahnCard 100 also receive a discount. These offers are only available at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).

From 10 June 2018, the Saver fare and Flexible fare will no longer be valid on ÖBB Nightjet services. You can then only travel with ÖBB tickets on the Nightjet. These tickets are available at DB Travel Centres, travel agencies with a DB licence or by calling DB's service hotline at +49 180 6 99 66 33 (charges depending on provider).