We’re rapidly approaching summer now—hell, we’re even getting some sun here and there now—so it’s probably time to start planning your doses of fun for the rest of the year. Namely, what’s the next adventure?
For train lovers, a new route has just opened up, in the form of a new sleeper route between London and Berlin. And, you’re now able to purchase tickets to that very service: The European Sleeper.
Lasting just 16 hours and with only one stop in between, this development is a godsend for those looking to catch more views out of train windows across Europe, or decrease their air miles in the new year.
Our route was handily mapped out for us by The Man In Seat 61 back in January, who said that from May 25 you can jump on the Eurostar to Brussels at 3:04pm, before hopping over to the European Sleeper Service to Berlin at 7:22pm. You’ll glide into the German capital at 6:48am – primed for a day of exploring after your cosy snooze and (free) breakfast.
Tickets are on sale now for that very service, so you can book your Eurostar train and then be primed to jump on a European Sleeper service straight to Berlin. If you’ve done the clubs, galleries and cafés of Berlin already recently then you’ll be happy to know that the service is also linked to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, so there are endless holidaying opportunities opened up by train.
This sleeper service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Returns to London can be obtained on Sundays to arrive back to the big smoke in the mid-morning on Monday.
A normal seat on the sleeper train will start at €49, but those who want a comfier night’s sleep can opt for a seat that turns into a bed from €79, or a sleeper compartment from €109.
The route heads through Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam before arriving at Berlin in the early hours. There are also plans to extend the line beyond the German capital to go through Dresden and into Prague in 2024. European Sleeper are also planning a route between Amsterdam and Barcelona to open up in 2025. Flying? We don’t know what that is – ’tis train season now.
Tickets are on sale for the service, which launches today (May 25), here now! You’ll need to purchase a separate Eurostar ticket between London and Brussels.