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17th June 2022

Last modified on June 21st, 2022

The Dutch travel operator Sunweb Group and overnight train operator European Sleeper have announced plans to launch a new night train from the Netherlands. It should give another option for UK skiers who like train travel to the mountains.

The service to the French Alps is due to launch in December 2022.

The timetable has not yet been finalised, but the trains will likely depart from Amsterdam.

There will be stops in Brussels in Belgium and possibly Lille in France which would provide connections with Eurostar services and so can be taken by people from the UK.

PlanetSKI took an overnight sleeper train from Amsterdam to the Austrian Alps in January 2020.

See here for a report on the journey and the experience:

  • All aboard the Alpine Express to Austria

Alpen Express to the Tirol. Image © PlanetSKI.

Alpen Express to the Tirol. Image © PlanetSKI.