It’s a new year, and although we’re all probably yawning away at our desks today, part of our mind is also likely thinking about what’s to come in the next 12 months. Namely, what’s the next adventure?
For train lovers, there’s a new route opening up in 2023 which is certain to provide just that, in the form of a new sleeper route between London and Berlin.
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 has handily been mapped out for us by The Man In Seat 61, 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.
This sleeper service will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays later this year, with bookings set to open up on February 20. 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 from will start at €49, but you want a comfier night sleep you can opt for a seat that turns into a bed from €79, or a sleeper compartment from €109.
The route heads through Amsterdam and Hanover before arriving at Berlin in the early hours. Plus, there’s plans to extend the line beyond the German capital to go through Dresden and into Prague.
Tickets go on sale for the service here on February 20, 2023. You’ll need to purchase a separate Eurostar ticket between London and Brussels.