This brand new Nightjet route launched at the end of 2022 and runs from Germany to Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. Trains depart from Stuttgart and either head towards Venice or Rijeka, stopping at cultural hotspots such as Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb. That’s central Europe to the Adriatic coast in no time at all.
Sleeper trains are back in the travel game and we are seriously here for it. The concept is deliciously uncomplicated: hop on a train and snore away, whizz across vast distances while you’re catching up on your beauty sleep, then wake up some place entirely new – and hopefully full of energy to explore it. (And it’s eco-friendly too – here’s why you should swap flights for sleeper trains on your next trip.)
The past few years have seen a full-blown sleeper-train renaissance, with new routes being announced and launched all the time. And although night trains are making a comeback all over the world (check out Mexico’s incredible-looking Tren Maya for proof), Europe is where the action is. From the Italian coast to city-break hotspots like Vienna and Budapest, this year it’s all on the train. Here are all the new European night trains we can’t wait to sleep on in 2023.