New Night Trains to Connect Prague, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin
A new night train between Prague and Brussels has been ranked by TimeOut among the 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022.
The new connection has been described as “the biggest extension to Europe’s night-train network in years will see a new batch of sleeper trains run by the Regiojet network taking travellers across Europe between Prague and Brussels via Dresden, Berlin and Amsterdam. Doze off in magnificent Prague, then wake up 800 kilometres away in EU capital and waffle-and-beer-paradise Brussels. Spurred on by the climate emergency, it’s part of a huge continent-wide drive to revive the good old-fashioned sleeper.”
The new Belgian-Dutch rail company European Sleeper announced a schedule on Twitter. Night trains will run between Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Brussels as of this summer.
Trains will depart from Prague’s main station Hlavní nádraží on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:31 pm. It will also stop at Prague’s Holešovice station as well as in Ústí nad Labem and Děčín before entering Germany, where stops will include Dresden, Berlin, and Hannover. Dutch stops include Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The final stop at Brussels, Belgium, is at 9:54 am the next morning.
Service from Brussels starts at 7:22 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The train arrives at Prague’s main station at 10:24 am the next morning.
In April of this year, the service had been promised for early 2022, but the launch has been slightly delayed. In the Czech Republic, the service will run in cooperation with Czech rail company RegioJet.