The incredible new train linking Europe’s best cities across five countries | World | News

There’s something incredibly romantic about hopping on a sleeper train and ending up in a totally different city in the morning.

Well this brand new train service not only whisks you to a new city – it takes you across five different countries.

The night train service was launched by start up company European Sleeper – and it has now extended its Brussels-Berlin service to Prague.

That means you can hop on at the beautiful Belgium, whisk past Germany’s capital, before reaching its final destination – Czech Republic’s capital city. 

The 446-mile long overnight trip takes more than 15 hours to reach its last destination and also includes stops in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and Dresden, the national park of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Valley.

The service offers three ways to travel – each coming with different levels of comfort, privacy and price.

Normal seats are as cheap as £59 (€69) each in a compartment accommodating six people.

But if you want the full sleeper experience you can bag a proper bed – which are more expensive – in a Couchette or Sleeper compartments.

European Sleeper appears keen to carry on with expanding its routes and its website explains more.

It says: “We will start with a train that runs from Brussels via Amsterdam to Berlin. 

“And every year a new train connection will be added. More and more people will leave the plane, car or bus behind and discover more destinations by night.” 

Among the possible future destinations to be added to its routes the company hinted at Barcelona and Stockholm.

Following the expansion of the route to Prague, Czech Minister of Transport Martin Kupka said: “Night trains are now making a comeback all over Europe and I am very glad that the Czech Republic is not left behind.” 

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that the “best” train journey for tourists this summer ends in Europe’s “cheapest” city.

A train links two Baltic capitals, Vilnius in Lithuania and Riga in Latvia. It takes 4 hours and 15 minutes and runs daily.

The route has been named the best European train route to explore this summer by Lonely Planet, alongside lines between Barcelona and Seville or Brussels and Prague.

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