Bruxelles/Brussels has rejoined the European night train network, thanks to the restoration of a direct overnight train to Wien/Vienna from the Belgian capital.
Though the service is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The train has an early evening departure time, it will usually be scheduled to leave Bruxelles/Brussels Midi station around 19:30 and will arrive in Wien/Vienna just after 09:15.
Final Destination: Wien Hbf
The train also calls at: Bruxelles-Nord and Liege and Linz and St. Polten and Wien-Meidling.
The quickest journey from Brussels city centre will be to take one of the frequent trains from Bruxelles-Cenral station to Bruxelles-Nord in order to join this train when it calls there.
As all accommodation on this train has to be reserved, you can be sure that your booked place will be available if you opt to board at Bruxelles-Nord station.
The journey experience is dependent on the type of accommodation you choose to travel by on the train, click on the Train details to discover more about the available options.
Departs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open:
6 months ahead of the travel date on OBB
The national rail operator in Austria is OBB and it manages these trains.
The train conveys:
- Compartment Seats (Sitzwagen)
- Couchettes (Liegewagen); 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
- Deluxe sleeping cars with showers (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.
Using rail passes:
Rail pass users must reserve before boarding this train.
You can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains
Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence this step-by-step guide.
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On departure from Bruxelles the coaches heading to Linz and Wien will usually be joined to another part of the train heading to Innsbruck via Munchen.
So if you see a train heading to those cities on the departure screens - the info will also apply to this train to Wien.
Your reservations(s) will be in the coaches heading to Wien via Linz and the train manager will also greet travellers who have booked to travel in the couchettes or sleeping cabins.
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