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Overnight Eurail Travel (19)
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If you are making several connections before midnight on a night train and are traveling with a flexipass, be sure...
Don't Expect Much Sleep
Don't expect to get much sleep on overnight trains..between worrying about your stuff and passport checks it won't be a...
Night Train Dates
Verify the dates of tickets when taking a night train. You may leave on the 26th, but arrive on the...
Sleep in Clothes
While it may be more comfortable to sleep in your underwear, on a couchette it is generally best to sleep...
Request a Bunk
When making a reservation for a couchette, you can try to reuqest a preference for which level of bunk you...
Locking your Door
On overnight trains in couchettes or beds, let your roommates know your desire to keep the door locked. Otherwise, someone...
Ask Your Neighbor to Be a Backup Alarm
If you are taking a couchette on a night train, ask a roommate who's getting off at the same stop...
Travel Alarm Clocks Are Useful
A travel alarm clock is a good idea to make sure you wake up on time for your stop, especially...
Pay for the Couchette
Reclining seats generally do not inspire sleep. It's like an airline seat. If you can afford it, book a couchette,...
Ask Conductor Before Switching Couchettes
If you have a reservation in a full couchette and see an empty couchette that is supposed to have reservations,...
Sleep is Misleading
Overnight "sleeper" trains do not necessarily mean you will be sleepin...at all....
Using Your Eurail Pass on Ferries, Sleeping
While you may often get free deck accommodation on a ferry with your Eurail pass, do you really want to...
Late Night Departures from Small Towns
Overnight trains are the best way to get the most bang for your buck - especially if you are in...
Train Stops in the Middle of the Night
Don't worry if your train stops in the middle of the night...in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes, different engines are...
Europe Hotel Trains
Got some extra cash? Consider taking a 'hotel train' - overnight trains that offer three levels of comfort: tourist (four...
Use Two Days or One?
For those using a pass with a limited number of travel days, consider an overnight train. When taking a direct...
Taking a Europe Night Train? Use Moneybelts!
When travelling on a train, use common sense regarding your valuables. Keep your passport, money and tickets close at hand...
Eurail Sleeping Cars - Use 'Em!
Don't skimp out: when taking an overnight trip, get a sleeping car. On some overnight trains, this may be your...
When Not to Take Overnight Trains
Don't take an overnight train along the Mediterranean or through the Alps - the scenery is not something you want...