European Sleeper night train adds stops in Dresden and Prague

The Dutch-Belgian railway company European Sleeper has extended its night train from Brussels to Prague. The original route from Brussels ended in Berlin, but as of Monday, travellers can continue to Dresden and Prague.

At the end of May 2023, the European Sleeper inaugurated its night train route to Berlin via Antwerp and Amsterdam. Almost a year later, the company has extended its line with stops in Dresden, Bad Schandau in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, Decin and Usti nad Labem in Czechia, and its final stop in Prague.

The train will run three times a week, departing from Brussels Midi on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The company previously said it expects around 40 per cent of travellers from Brussels and Amsterdam to travel to Dresden or Prague.

"We are delighted to launch the new connection to Prague less than a year after we launched our first direct service from Brussels to Berlin," said Elmer van Buuren, co-founder of European Sleeper. "We aim to add a new route every year. For example, an Amsterdam-Brussels-Barcelona service is planned for 2025 or 2026."

On the Brussels-Berlin route, the European Sleeper faces competition from the Austrian railway company ÖBB's Nightjet, which passes through Cologne, Bonn and Frankfurt instead of Amsterdam. The Nightjet also has a service from Brussels to Vienna.


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