Night Trains Connect Prague to Brussels without Transfers: A New Era in Travel

A new era of travel began as night trains started their journey from Prague, connecting directly to Brussels. This new direct link brings together the capital cities of the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium in a single route. The journey, a unique experience in itself, lasts for 15 hours.

The new route is operated by the European Sleeper, which offers three weekly services connecting Prague, Ústí nad Labem, Děčín, Dresden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Antwerp, finally reaching Brussels and returning. The inaugural service from Brussels to the Czech Republic departed on Monday.

Departures from Prague are scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 18:04. The train arrives in Brussels the next day at 10:27. A one-way ticket with a seat reservation starts from 49 euros (1240 crowns) in a seated compartment and 79 euros (1995 crowns) for a bed in a shared sleeping compartment.

The Belgian-Dutch European Sleeper has joined the ranks of train operators connecting Czech cities with destinations suitable for business trips, sightseeing tours, or Euro weekends. A journey by night train offers a slightly different experience than traveling by car or plane, offering a sense of adventure that attracts some tourists. Passengers arrive at their destination well-rested in the morning, with the entire day available for their activities.

On the other hand, the CzechTourism agency hopes that the train will help support tourism in regions such as the Elbe Trail or Bohemian Switzerland. The train even includes a bicycle car, inviting cycling enthusiasts to explore these regions.