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ÖBB, SNCF, DB: New night train: Nightjet Vienna – Munich – Paris starts on 13 December

ÖBB, SNCF, DB: New night train: Nightjet Vienna – Munich – Paris starts on 13 December
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06 / 10 / 2021

From 13 December, the Nightjet will run three times a week from Vienna to Paris. The new night train connection is offered by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the French SNCF, and Deutsche Bahn in cooperation. On Monday, Thursday, and Saturday the train goes directly from Vienna Central Station via St. Pölten, Linz, Salzburg, and Munich to Paris Gare de l'Est. Departure in Vienna is at 19:40, arrival in Paris the next day is at 9:42. The connection from Paris to Vienna is offered on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The direct train to Paris reminds the history of the Orient Express, which was in operation on this route until 2007. Tickets can be booked on and as well as on from the beginning of 13 October."With the Nightjet from Vienna to Paris, we are setting another milestone for a European night train network. Only with additional direct connections, we can persuade even more people to switch to the train. A trip with the Nightjet not only protects the environment but also offers a special travel experience. Because nothing is as relaxing as arriving in the morning into the desired destination in the center of the city, from December now also in Paris," says ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.

For Alain Krakovitch, General Director of Voyages SNCF, the launch of this new night train connection is a big step forward: "I am delighted to be working with ÖBB and DB, which will make this possible to connect Vienna and Paris closer. This new night train connection is a real environmental commitment to rail transport and Europe. Traveling by train means choosing a mode of transport that produces 50 times less CO2 than a car journey and 80 times less than air travel."

Berthold Huber, Member of the Board of Management of DB Passenger Transport: "Europe should grow even closer together, also on the rails. This is what the new night train from ÖBB, SNCF, and DB between Vienna and Paris stands for. Together with our European partner railways, we will significantly expand the night train network. In the coming years, we want to connect 13 European metropolises overnight."

In addition to the new connection Vienna – Munich – Paris, a new Nightjet will also start from Zurich via Basel and Cologne to Amsterdam. This connection, which also offers inexpensive seats in intercity seat wagon, is particularly interesting for day tourists from North Rhine-Westphalia. Due to the early departure in Cologne, city holidaymakers can reach Amsterdam at 9:14 am. The late return at 20:45 allows a stay in Amsterdam of 11,5 hours – 2,5 hours longer than before. The two new Nightjet lines connect a total of 15 German cities with the European night train network. 

Your compartment for more privacy

In the Nightjets, single seats in the seat wagon, couchette wagon with four-seater compartments, or in the sleeping wagon can be booked until further notice. For the greatest possible privacy, the compartments in the three comfort categories can also be booked as separate (private) compartments. This allows travelers to travel alone in a compartment with their family or friends without sharing it with other fellow travelers. In addition, the Nightjets are thoroughly cleaned before and after each trip. The range of on-board sales has been expanded to include disinfectant sprays and mouth-nose protection. Thus, nothing stands in the way of a safe and pleasant journey.

Night travel comfort with the Nightjet

The trip with the Nightjet is not only environmentally friendly but also comfortable and cheap because you save valuable time and high hotel costs. Passengers in sleeping and couchette wagons also receive a welcome drink and breakfast before arriving at their destination. Tickets for Nightjet connections are available in the seat wagon from 29.90 euros per person and direction, in the couchette wagon from 59.90 euros, and in the sleeping wagon from 89.90 euros. From the beginning of booking on 13 October, Nightjet tickets will be available in all DB travel centers and agencies as well as via and the DB Navigator app. Alternatively, tickets can also be booked at the ÖBB travel centers, online in the ÖBB ticket shop, in the ÖBB app, and at customer service on +43 5 17 17. Further information on the ÖBB Nightjet can be found at


Source: DB