5 New Sleeper Train Options in Europe

Midnight Trains

Start planning (and saving) for an upscale experience with Midnight Trains, set to launch in 2024. The French start-up intends to bring its next-generation carriages, with their sleek all-private sleeper cars, private baths and premium bedding, to 13 cities from its Paris hub. Destinations will include Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Florence, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Porto, Rome and Venice. Travelers will board the train in Paris at 8:00 p.m. and arrive at their downtown destination the next morning, fresh and relaxed. The debut route will likely connect Paris to Milan and Venice, according to cofounder Romain Payet. 

Rooms are configured for solos, duos, and even friends or family traveling together. Each train accommodates up to 350 passengers in comfort and style. Seasonally sourced meals, along with house cocktails, craft beers and wines, are served in the dining room, at the bar or in your room.

Midnight Trains’ aim is to offer an alternative that’s greener than flying and more comfortable than the basic night trains typical of Europe. Its full network will be up and running by 2030.