Sustainable to the next event – By night train to the business meeting

Are you planning your next business trip and want to travel more ecologically to the next event or meeting? And then there is the time factor, after all you spend a lot of it waiting in traffic jams, at gates, in hotel lobbies or in airport halls. We have a real alternative for you: the night train. Get from A to B in your sleep. Comfortable and environmentally friendly.

In the meantime, the range of travel destinations in Europe that can be reached by night train is quite large. At least there are good connection possibilities for a further journey to your destination. Whether from Vienna to Hamburg, from Zurich to Dresden or Budapest, from Amsterdam to Basel – the night train connections are becoming more and more popular. Therefore, we recommend booking in good time.

Taking the night train to a business meeting – experience report

Are you traveling by night train for the first time? What can you expect? Here is a personal experience report on the route Basel – Hamburg, sometime in January.

«Since I had traveled by night train before, I knew roughly what to expect. At that time it was a 6-person compartment. I am campingerprobt, but one does not become younger. Today it was going to be a single cabin. After all, I was going to a business meeting in Hamburg and I wanted to arrive reasonably rested, which could be difficult with six people in a compartment and especially noisy. My journey starts in Basel. Shortly after 10 p.m. the train arrives on time, coming from Zurich. Wagon found, cabin occupied, the first impression of my bunk – nice. I am greeted with a small bottle of sparkling wine, water and a welcome package filled with snacks, slippers and earplugs. Comfortable.

I stow my suitcase, discover the washstand, find the power outlet and look forward to a freshly made bed. But before it is time, the train attendant comes and takes my breakfast order. Wow, I think, comfort category seems to be worth it.

The door can be locked several times, so I mount my earplugs with a clear conscience. I fit comfortably into the bed and am happy for the first time to belong to the smaller sort of man. A 2-meter man would probably have some difficulties. The night is quiet, sometimes jerky but better than expected. Of course one sleeps better in one’s own bed. But every now and then I nod off and the body rests anyway. It’s all a question of attitude.

One hour before the destination station Hamburg I get my self-chosen breakfast and start after punctual arrival freshly strengthened and recovered to my business appointment in Hamburg. The return trip went just as smoothly. Hence my conclusion: I will do it again. But only in comfort mode.»

Some TOP destinations that can be reached comfortably by overnight train:

  • Prague
  • Amsterdam
  • Basel
  • Zurich
  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Cologne
  • Leipzig
  • Dresden
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Graz
  • Zagreb
  • Ljubljana

More information about the different options and details about categories can be found here.

Are you planning a meeting or seminar and looking for a conference hotel in a city that is easily accessible by night train? We will be happy to help you.

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