Cologne - Frankfurt - Vienna (EuroNight Sleeper Train)


The Journey

When travelling between Vienna (Wien) and Cologne (Koln), you have the choice of either taking the daytime InterCity Express service, or this night time EuroNight sleeper train. Connecting service area available from Cologne to reach Frankfurt and onwards to cities including Amsterdam and Paris.

Onboard this train, a mix of accommodation options are available, including First and Second Class sleeping compartments, as well as Second Class couchettes (4 and 6 berth options).

EuroNight Sleeper Trains

EuroNight trains (often abbreviated to EN) are mainline national and international overnight train services operating on the European rail network. The majority of EuroNight services are international, and are services operated jointly by rail companies operating in each of the companies served by the route. Many of the EuroNight routes operate carriages which are shared between the rail operators.

EuroNight trains tend to operate sleeping accommodation in addition to standard seats.


Couchettes are the middle-ground between seats and proper sleeping berths. As such, they tend to be cheaper than beds and more expensive than seats. They offer passengers the chance to lie down on padded beds with a blanket and pillow. Couchettes are generally offered in shared compartments with a number of other passengers.

Euronight services tend to offer a choice of 6-bed and 4-bed couchette cabins.

Sleeping Berths

Sleeping Berths are the most comfortable sleeping option for EuroNight passengers. They generally offer full mattres beds with sheets, blankets and pillows.

Euronight services generally offer 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed sleeping cabins, with private washing facilities.

Facilities on EuroNight trains vary depending on the route operators. Generally speaking, passengers are permitted to travel with two pieces of luggage and one picece of hand luggage.


The EuroNight sleeper train service between Cologne (Koln) and Vienna (Wien) runs every day, once a day. If you don't like the idea of taking the sleeper train, there is an alternative day-time train that runs from Dortmund to Vienna via Frankfurt.

Frankfurt (Main)23.00Nurnberg01.15
Nurnberg03.21Frankfurt (Main)06.02



Reservations for this route are essential, even if you have a railcard. For the cheapest fares, visit the Austrian Railways website, or Deutsche Bahn.

TypeSizeRail Passes


Sleeping2-berth (no shower)€95€99€214
Sleeping3-berth (shower)€95€89€194
Sleeping2-berth (shower)€105*€129€313
Sleeping1-berth (no shower)€125€139€254
Sleeping1-berth (shower)€158*€169€353

The fares listed above are one-way. Return journeys generally cost twice the one-way fare.

* Railpass holders must be in posession of a first-class ticket or railpass to be eligible for 1/2-berth cabins with showers.


Passengers travelling with a railcard must pay a supplement to travel on this service. This supplement varies depending on the type of accommodation chosen, but ranges from around €20 (seat) to €150 (private cabin).

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