TRAVELING BETWEEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IS INCREDIBLY EASY AND AFFORDABLE. TO SAY THAT YOU ARE GOING OUT OF COUNTRY FOR THE WEEKEND IS COMMON BECAUSE OF THEIR AMAZING RAILROAD SYSTEM. IF YOU WANT TO SEE MULTIPLE COUNTRIES IN A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME, WE HIGHLY SUGGEST TRAVELING VIA NIGHT TRAINS.
Night trains don’t let you waste your valuable time sleeping, rather they let you just wake up and go! So ditch the red-eye flights and plan your European vacation starting with your night train schedule.
Spend your days exploring the museums of Paris, drinking wine and eating exquisite pastries, then simply wake up the following day and start exploring the Swiss Alps. It is that easy!
You may be wondering about the sleeping accommodations on these trains and they are surprisingly comfortable!
Sure, you can just book a regular upright seat on a night train, and then slouch against the seat cushions to get some shut-eye. But why would you want to? For only $25 to $45, you can sleep in a “couchette,” which gives you a padded bunk complete with sheets, pillows, blankets, and reading lamps. Couchettes tend to have four to six sleeping berths, and things can get a bit cozy with everyone’s luggage packed inside. If you don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks, you can sleep more comfortably in a three-bed, two-bed, or single-bed sleeper compartment, costing between $50 and $150—much less than a business-class seat on a flight. These pricier sleepers have more floor space, wider beds, and private sinks. Luxury sleepers—such as the “Comfortline” trains travelling between cities like Paris and Berlin, or Hamburg and Copenhagen—even have their own toilets and showers. AFAR
If you are stationed in Europe you have the world at your fingertips! Take advantage of the amazing transportation system the European countries offer. You and your family could spend a weekend touring the Italian countryside or visiting the castles of Germany and beyond.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU WANT TO GO IN EUROPE, UNITED MILITARY TRAVEL CAN GET YOU THERE AND SAVE YOU MONEY!