Temporary Changes to Train Services Due to the Coronavirus

The majority of the European daytime train services which had been suspended in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have resumed.
For the time being a more limited service than usual of daytime trains is available on the routes listed below.
ShowMeTheJourney has striven to make this guide as comprehensive as possible, but the focus is on long-distance services.

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Information for Eurail pass holders

Information for InterRail pass holders

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LIMITED DAYTIME SERVICES 

Check advice re: travel restrictions pre booking and boarding.
Currently some journeys are only available for 'essential' travel purposes.

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Thalys services:

The operator of the high speed train services between Paris and both The Netherlands and northern Germany via Belgium is now a operating a reduced timetable.
For the time being only the following services are available:
Paris <> Amsterdam via Bruxelles = 1 x train per day
Paris <> Essen (Dortmund on Sundays) via Bruxelles and Cologne
Two additional trains between Paris and Bruxelles on Mon-Fri, one additional service in each direction at weekends.

Thalys will not be serving Marne La Vallée (for Disneyland Paris) until further notice..

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Eurostar services 

Eurostar is continuing to operate a much reduced timetable, though the direct Amsterdam to London direct service has commenced.
Specific departures on the London - Lille - Brussels and London <> Paris routes evidently vary according to the travel date.
Though it seems that just two departures per day in each direction is the typical service on the London <> Paris route, with just one departure per day on the London <> Bruxelles route, with the outward departure continuing on beyond Brussels to Amsterdam.

Tickets will not be available for journeys to and from Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International or Calais Frethun stations until the end of 2021!
Face masks must now be worn when travelling with Eurostar.

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Train services both within and to and from France are reduced

The overwhelming majority of French train services had resumed, but in order to keep track of what precise departures are still operating SNCF is suggesting that travellers should download the SNCF Assistant app.
Particularly because in reaction to the updated national Covid 19 response, both domestic and international train services have been reduced.

Though according to this Covid-19 information page on Oui.SNCF, 'All the TGV INOUI, OUIGO, INTERCITÉS, and planned international trains will run normally from 15 December and throughout the holiday season' - but that doesn't appear to be the case, because the majority of Eurostar and Thalys services will remain suspended!

(1) Paris <> Stuttgart 
According to the ticket availability, only three of the usual five departures per day are available, but the direct Paris <> Munchen/Munich service remains suspended.

(2) Paris <> Frankfurt (Main)
According to the ticket availability, only four of the usual six departures per day are available.

(3) RENFE - SNCF (high speed trains between France and Spain) 
Only 1 x train per day is available in each direction for the time being on the Paris <> Barcelona route and the usual daily Lyon <> Barcelona service is still available.
It looks as though the Marseille <> Madrid service has been temporarily suspended.

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Alterations to international trains to and from Italy

The Railjet trains on the Vienna/Wien <> Venice/Venezia route are being paused on the part of the route between Villach (on the Austrian border) and Venice until at least January 9th.
Though the regional trains between Villach and Udine are still operating.

All but one of the daily EC trains which travel between Munchen/Munich and Italy via Austria are also being paused.
The remaining service will be the usual daily Munich <> Bologna journey via Innsbruck and Bolzano, but it will be turned round in Verona.
It seems as though there will still be local trains between Innsbruck and Brennero and Italian Regionale trains between Brennero and destinations in northern Italy.

The volume of EC international express services on the routes between Switzerland and Italy is to be reduced until January 17th.
A summary of the info available on the Trenitalia website is that these train services are available:
- 2 x trains per day on the Zurich <> Milano route, one of which is the new Zurich <> Genova service.
- 1 x train per day in each direction on the Basel - Bern - Domodossola - Milano route (the Frankfurt <> Milano service has been suspended).
- 1 x train per day in each direction on the Geneve - Lausanne - Domodossola - Milan route.

The daytime Thello services has now been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction between Milano and Nice.

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Limited train services to and from Hungary

According to the updates on the MAV (Hungarian National Railways) website, these international daytime train services operating to a limited timetable
Budapest <> Wien/Vienna = 2 x EC trains per day + 3 x Railjet trains and the overnight train which provides the early morning service
Budapest <> Salzburg = 2 x Railjet train per day
Budapest <> Munich = 1 x Railjet train per day

Some of the Budapest <> Prague services are being turned round at Brno or Breclav.

All of the daytime trains between Hungary and Romania are suspended (the 'Dacia' overnight train on the Vienna - Budapest - Bucharest route is still available).

Also suspended are all trains between Hungary and both Serbia and Ukraine.

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No express trains to and from Sweden

Stockholm <> København/Copenhagen 
According to the info on the SJ website the service of direct trains between the Swedish and Danish capitals will be suspended until at least the timetable change on December 13th.
Until that date connections will be available at stations in southern Sweden into the Oresundtag trains on to København/Copenhagen, as those trains are now operating to their usual schedules.

Stockholm <> Oslo
According to the info on the SJ website the train service between the Swedish and Norwegian capitals is also suspended until at least the timetable change on December 13th.

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Service reductions in the Czech Republic

Most express trains services within the Czech Republic had resumed, but all of the domestic express train (IC and SC) services, are now operating to a reduced timetable, as shown on this updated map.
The only Super City service still operating on the main Praha/Prague <> Ostrava is the daily train which travels beyond Ostrava to and from Kosice in Slovakia.

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All international daytime services to and from Czechia had resumed, but some services have now once again been temporarily withdrawn,
These include:
- The 'Ex' service between Praha and Kosice, leaving the daily SC 'SuperCity' service as the only daytime train still available on this route.
- Two of the 7 daily EC trains on the Praha <> Berlin route have been paused.
- The daily Railjet service on the Praha <> Bratislava route, which was only added to the existing service of EC trains a few months ago, is now being turned round at Breclav.

The Praha/Prague <> Budapest overnight service has also resumed, but on this route no sleeping cabins or couchettes are available

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Trieste <> Ljubljana direct trains suspended

A train service change which may or may not be due to the pandemic, is the apparent suspension of the direct trains on the Trieste <> Ljubljana route.
According to this article on the Slovenian Railways website, the service has been cut back so that it is only operating between Ljubljana and Villa Opicina, and from November 7th there will be no connecting trains available between Villa Opicina and Trieste.
Though due to the local geography the bus services betwen Villa Opicina and Trieste have a much shorter journey time than the trains, as they can take a much more direct route.

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OVERNIGHT ROUTES AND SERVICE SUSPENSIONS

In contrast to the daytime services, the majority of Europe's international night train routes have been paused.

Most of the Nightjet services are being paused until at least late March dates of planned resumption vary according to the route.
The only Nightjet and Euronight services still operating are:
Dusseldorf <> Innsbruck and Wien
Zurich <> Wien and Budapest (this service is being paused from February 7th/8th).


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The following night train services to and from Czechia have been suspended until further notice:
Praha/Prague <> Kosice
Praha/Prague <> Zurich
Praha/Prague <> Budapest

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Berlin <> Moskva/Moscow (suspended until further notice)
Paris <> Moskva/Moscow (suspended until further notice)

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According to the latest information posted by the Hungarian national rail operator MAV, overnight trains are still operating on the routes between Budapest and Berlin, Brazov, Munich, Prague,Warsaw and Zurich, but no sleeping cabins are available.
Long-distance daytime express IC and EC services are operating between Budapest and destinations in Romania; plus to and from  Praha, Berlin, Warsaw, Ljubljana and Zagreb and both Munich and Zurich, but a reduced service is available between Budapest and Wien/Vienna.

The only rail border to remain completely closed is that between Hungary and Ukraine.

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Paris <> Venezia/Venice via Milano, Verona and Padova 

Thello operates this service and it has cancelled all trains on this route until further notice.

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Madrid and Hendaye <> Lisboa/Lisbon

Also cancelled until further notice are the Spanish overnight Trenhotel services, both for journeys within Spain and on the international routes to and from Portugal.
Though cross-border services between Spain and Portugal have resumed as one 'Celta' train per day is now available in each direction on the Vigo <> Porto route.

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The details of amendments to the international train services to and from Bulgaria are available here.
In summary:
Sofia <> Bucuresti has resumed
Sofia <> Istanbul and Thessaloniki is suspended until further notice.
Sofia <> Beogard - the planned resumption of this service has been cancelled.

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Romanian railways has announced updated information for international train services. 
In summary:
Bucuresti <> Sofia has resumed with amendments.
Bucuresti <> Istanbul and Thessaloniki is suspended until further notice.
The Romanian national rail operator, CFR, hasn't updated its information in relation to the trains between Hungary and Romanian, but according to the MAV (Hungarian railways) website, the express daytime IC trains and overnight trains are still crossing the border, but sleeping cars have been withdrawn from the overnight trains.

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The Croatian national rail operator Hz has resumed its international services to Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland, but NOT apparently the services between Croatia and Serbia.

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GENERAL NOTES ON THIS INFORMATION

Each journey has been looked up on the national booking services which sell tickets on these routes.
If the rate of the Covid-19 spread amongst populations does not decline in line with predictions, then constraints on international travel will inevitably continue to be enforced, or may yet be re-introduced in the wake any easing of freedom of movement restrictions.

Most rail operators currently have special measures in place to process the refunding or exchanging of the types of ticket which can’t usually be cancelled.
Also before booking tickets, check the travel advice pages re: Covid 19 on the websites on which you are making a booking, as travel restrictions may be in place.