We’re well into 2023 now, so although we’re still probably yawning away at our desks on a daily, it might be time to think about what’s to come in the latter parts of the year. 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 via Amsterdam. And, you’re now able to purchase tickets to that very service: The European Sleeper.
Lasting just 16 hours for the entirety of the trip from London to Berlin, 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 been mapped out for us by The Man In Seat 61 back in January, who said that from London on May 25, you can jump on the Eurostar to Brussels at 3:04 pm, before hopping over to the European Sleeper Service to Berlin at 7:22 pm. You’ll glide into the German capital at 6:48 am – primed for a day of exploring after your cosy snooze and (free) breakfast.
Now, tickets are on sale 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 or London. The service is also linked to Rotterdam!
This sleeper service will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays later this year, with bookings available from February 20.
A normal seat on the sleeper (for the whole trip from London to Berlin) will start at €49, but if you want a comfier night’s sleep you can opt for a seat that turns into a bed from €79, or a sleeper compartment from €109.
The route heads from London, through Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam before arriving at Berlin in the early hours. Plus, there are plans to extend the line beyond the German capital to go through Dresden and into Prague in 2024, and 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 gets going on May 25) here now!