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First night train from Vienna arrives in Brussels

20:49 19/01/2020

Belgium's first night train in more than 15 years will pull into Brussels Midi station on Monday morning, carrying passengers from Vienna.

The Nightjet service set off from the Austrian capital on Sunday evening, with 15 stops along the way including Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Cologne and Liège.

The new route will run twice per week, leaving Vienna on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and departing Brussels on Monday and Thursday evenings.

It is the first time since 2003 that overnight trains have served Belgium, when the SNCB announced it was scrapping night trains, faced with the growth of budget airlines.

Now night trains appear to be making a comeback, with travellers becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their journey.

The new link is operated by Austrian state rail operator ÖBB and provides onward connections to Zagreb, Budapest and Warsaw. Prices start at €29.90 per seat.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

Eddy8660

I am taking this train to Brussels next week, it not only leaves from Vienna but also Innsbruck where I am staying for a while. The price is unbelievable, if you want to take a plane it costs 8 times more than with the train. Besides, the train takes you right in the middle of the city where you want to go.

Jan 20, 2020 10:47