Overnight Train from Munich to Amsterdam
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 26, 2013 6:03 AM Last Post By: bigfoot1972
Jun 14, 2013 6:52 PM
Overnight Train from Munich to AmsterdamHi All,
I'm trying to figure out a segment of my Europe trip with my husband and booking train tickets is stumping me. We will be in Munich for Oktoberfest this September and we leave from Munich on Monday September 23rd to head to Amsterdam. My plan had been to catch a sleeper train and that would be our accommodation for the night of the 23rd and we would arrive in Amsterdam on the morning of the 24th September. I already have Munich and Amsterdam accommodation booked.
I did look into this a while ago but I'm now wondering if the sleeper train only goes one way- Amsterdam to Munich- because I can't find anything Munich to Amsterdam. I was really set on the sleeper train because I took one once before in Finland and I like that style of travel. So my question is, did I make an error thinking that there was a sleeper train going in that direction- Munich TO Amsterdam- and if I did what are my other alternatives? I don't particularly want to try and get another night accommodation in Munich because it's right in the middle of Oktoberfest. I could get an extra night in Amsterdam but that may be difficult because it is right before a big celebration when the canals turn 400 (I think that is what it is. I know the accommodation prices sky rocket.)
Jun 14, 2013 9:43 PM
Amsterdam-Munich is not a one way stretch. Bahn says there's an Amsterdam bound night train departing Munich hbf at 22:50 on monday 23rd sept. And they should know, on account of that they operate it.
Bear in mind tickets go on sale 179 days in advance.
Jun 14, 2013 10:17 PM
Jun 14, 2013 10:21 PM
Jun 15, 2013 1:48 AM
Tickets don't go on sale 179 days in advance, they go on sale 90 days in advance. If you do a search on http://www.bahn.co.uk for the train that #1 cites you'll find it on the timetable but can't yet buy a ticket for it. However, if you search for the same train on Sat 14th September you'll find you can now purchase a ticket/bed for that date.
Basically you're a bit keen by a few days. Hit it in 9 days and you'll find tickets have opened up for Mon 23rd. It's on a first come cheapest served basis.
Jun 15, 2013 3:49 AM
Jun 15, 2013 2:15 PM
6Thanks for the correction #4 #5. I didn't read past the first sentence.
Jun 15, 2013 4:36 PM
7Thanks everybody. I don't know what I was doing wrong yesterday but my searching kept on turning up only trains in the wrong direction. I found the train I want today but was wondering why I was unable to buy tickets yet- but you all answered that question for me anyway! I will check back once it opens. Thanks again.
Jun 26, 2013 6:03 AM
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