You can get from London to Stockholm in 24 hours thanks to a new sleeper train

First we heard about plans for an overnight train linking Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague, and then a whole new company of ‘hotels on rails’ was launched. Now in the latest sign sleeper services are the hottest trend in travel in 2022, a brand new road is about to connect Sweden and Germany, which will make overnight travel in Europe much easier.

the EuroNight Swedish operator SJ’s service will cover the 670 miles from Hamburg to Stockholm, stopping in Copenhagen en route. You can sleep in a standard seat, a “six-bed sleeper” or a private compartment. The latter have a pillow, duvet and bed linen included, as well as a bathroom with toiletries and towels. Oh, and they will serve you breakfast too. Dream, dream stuff.

Best of all, it’s truly climate-friendly: SJ’s trains use 100% renewable energy, and drivers are encouraged to let the trains run free (i.e. not use their motors to move them).

The new route will act as a missing link for travelers from the UK to Sweden. You can now take the Eurostar from London for Brusselsa train from Brussels to Hamburg, then the 21:00 service to Stockholm, where you will arrive at 10:00, approximately 24 hours after your first departure.

Sound like your kind of thing? Well, the trains are set to launch on September 1. It’s unclear exactly how much the tickets will cost, but SJ has a rep as a fairly affordable operator – so we’re hopeful. Keep an eye out for new developments on the EuroNight official website.

Have you seen that you can now travel all over Sicily by train?

Plus: Spain is getting a load of super cheap new high-speed train routes.

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