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Europe’s newest night train now connects 4 capitals — including Brussels and Prague

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You can now take a sleeper train directly from Belgium right through to the Czech Republic with European Sleeper’s latest route expansion.

We’ve written at length here at TPG about the great train revival, particularly the game-changing routes of European Sleeper, which is opening up rail connectivity across the continent. 

The rail operator first launched its Brussels-Amsterdam-Berlin night train service in May 2023, and as of Monday extended its service from Berlin to Dresden and Bad Schandau in Germany before traveling to the Czech Republic capital of Prague. 

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The additional stops mean that you can now board the European Sleeper in Belgium and wake up the following morning in the Czech Republic. The full length of the service will connect four European capitals: Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague. 


The newly extended route will initially run three times weekly, departing at 7:22 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arriving in Prague the following day at 10:56 a.m.


Several major rail operators — including Eurostar and Nightjet — now offer long-distance connectivity throughout Europe. However, European Sleeper stands out as one of the fastest growing, and many more routes could be added in the coming years, including connections between Amsterdam, Brussels and Barcelona slated for 2025 and 2026. 

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“We are truly thrilled to be launching the new route to Prague less than a year after launching our first direct service from Brussels to Berlin,” Elmer van Buuren, co-founder of European Sleeper, said in a written statement from the company. “Our goal is to add a new route each year so we can continue to contribute to a more integrated and sustainable European transportation network.” 

Bottom line

We’ve said it many times before: Train travel in Europe is booming right now. If you’re considering ditching the skies for a greener and more relaxed way of travel, you’re quickly becoming spoiled for choice on the continent. 

European Sleeper’s latest route expansion will take you between Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague, making it an excellent option for those wishing to see four great European capitals by rail. 

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