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CD Night (Canopus)

All that's good to know about the trains used on the new EuroNight route which links Praha/Prague and Decin with south-west Germany and Switzerland.

If you will be taking a journey by the newly introduced 'Canopus' train service our guide will tell you all you need to know, from boarding, to making the most of the journey experience.

The Canopus service uses CD Night trains operated by the Czech national rail operator.
CD Night trains convey 2nd class seats (a seated coach is pictured at the top of the page), couchettes and two types of sleeping cabin, Economy and Deluxe, with the key difference between them being that the Deluxe cabins house a shower cubicle, sink and toilet, but the Economy cabins house only a sink with toilets and showers available at the end of each coach.

Both types of cabin can be booked for single use (1 person) or for double (2 person) and and triple (3 person) use.
The Deluxe and Economy cabins have three beds arranged bunk style, but when booked for single use two of the beds will be folded away; and when booked for double use, the top bunk will be folded out of use.

When travelling alone its possible to opt to travel in a 1 person, 2 person or 3 person cabin.
When two people* are travelling together its possible to opt for a 2 person or 3 person cabin
*= The 2 and 3 person cabins are segregated into male and female only unless a male/female couple share a booking and in this instance a 2 person cabin for sole use by the couple will be automatically offered.
When a mixed sex family group of 3 people book together, they will automatically be offered a 3 person cabin.

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At a Glance

Country

Which country these trains operate in.

Czechia
Germany
Switzerland
Time of Day

Night
Reservations

Compulsory
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor
Travel Comforts

Air Conditioned
Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees
Travel Passes
Eurail
InterRail

On Board

Deluxe Sleeping Cabin:

Perks
WiFi

The WiFi will only be available for the part of the journey within Czechia

Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

The cabin has air-conditioning and can be temperature controlled and bedding is provided which includes a quilt and a pillow.
Because the Deluxe cabins house a shower cubicle, a complimentary hygiene kit is provided which includes shower gel and a towel, soap, hotel slippers, disposable toothbrush and toothpaste.
A toilet is also available within the cabin.

A complimentary Deluxe breakfast with a choice of hot drink will be delivered to each passenger, at a wake-up time which can be arranged with the on board train manager.

Passengers hand their passports and other relevant travel documents to the train manager, who will then deal with border control staff.

Economy Sleeping Cabin:

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

WiFi

The WiFi is only available in Czechia.

The cabin has air-conditioning and can be temperature controlled and bedding is provided which includes a quilt and a pillow.
A complimentary hygiene kit is provided which includes soap, hotel slippers, disposable toothbrush and toothpaste and a towel.
Though the shower and toilets are outside the cabin.

A complimentary Eco breakfast with a choice of hot drink will be delivered to each passenger, at a wake-up time which can be arranged with the on board train manager.
Passengers hand their passports and other relevant travel documents to the train manager, who will then deal with border control staff.

Couchettes:

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

The cabin has air-conditioning and can be temperature controlled and and each passenger is provided with a blanket, pillow and a sheet.
The couchette compartments can be converted from a seating arrangement so that they house four or six bunk beds, places in the 6 bed compartments are cheaper.
All compartments are mixed sex.
Toilets with washing facilities are available outside the cabin.
Complimentary mineral water is provided with a wake-up call which can be pre-arranged.
A non-complimentary breakfast with hot drink options can be ordered from the attendant or pre-booked online.

It's also possible to travel in second class seats during this journey, as the type of coach typically used for daytime journeys is also attached to this train.

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