Des lits superposés aux suites spacieuses, voici à quoi ressemblent les chambres sur 10 trains différentsseptembre 12, 2019
- Travelers are faced with many transportation options, but there’s something nostalgic about taking a night train to explore a new place.
- Passengers can sometimes choose to stay in suites or couchette-style cabins on their overnight train ride.
- Here’s what sleeper cabins look like on 10 different trains around the world.
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Traveling by train may not be as glamorous as it once was, but taking an overnight train to explore a new destination can still make for a nostalgic and memorable experience.
Many night trains offer different types of sleeping accommodations. Couchettes, or cabins with bunks or foldable sofa beds, are common on most overnight trains.
Some trains, however, offer luxurious suite-style cabins that have unique amenities. For example, Spain’s historic Tren Al Andalus has ornate, Old-World cars built in 1930.
From cabins filled with tiny bunks to trains with lush suites, here’s what sleeper rooms look like on 10 different trains around the world.
The luxury train Shiki-shima runs through eastern Japan and offers three types of suite rooms.
The largest room on the Shiki-shima train is the Shiki-shima Suite, which has two floors of beautiful views and luxurious design details.
The most luxurious of the room models is the Shiki-shima Suite Room, a two-floor suite with a handcrafted bathtub and huge windows for passengers to enjoy the view.
The Twilight Express Mizukaze is another overnight train in Japan. Its suite-style room takes up an entire rail car and has a private balcony for top-notch views.
Inspired by the former Twilight Express train, which transported passengers between the Japanese cities of Osaka and Sapporo from 1989 until 2015, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is an overnight train that takes passengers on a luxurious train ride through Japan.
The experience of dining and sleeping on the train mimics that of a hotel, per the train’s website. Passengers can choose from one of three room models: the Suite, the Royal Twin, and the Royal Single.
The Suite takes up an entire rail car and has a private balcony, a living and dining room, and a bedroom and bathroom with a bathtub.
The Twilight Express Mizukaze’s Royal Twin room has foldable sofa beds and huge picture windows.
The Royal Twin room onboard the Twilight Express Mizukaze has doors made with traditional woods from regions along the train’s route, according to the website.
The Tren Al Andalus travels throughout the Andalusia region of Spain and offers a charming experience — from original lounge cars built in 1930 to private cabins with ornate decorations.
Spanish train company Renfe operates the Tren Al Andalus, which travels through Spain’s Andalusia region — including cities such as Seville, Granada, and Córdoba, among others. The train can also take passengers on a separate itinerary between Seville and Madrid.
Cars on the Tren Al Andalus were built between 1928 and 1930, and designed for use by British royalty for traveling between Calais, France, and the French Riviera, according to the website.
Passengers can choose between the Grand Class room and the Deluxe Suite. The Grand Class room has two twin beds that fold into sofas, as well as an en suite bathroom and other amenities like a minibar.
The Deluxe Suite onboard the Tren Al Andalus has a double bed, a closet, and a shower with a sauna feature.
The Tren Al Andalus’ Deluxe Suite is equipped with a double bed, closet, and all the amenities of the Grand Class room — plus big windows and a shower with a sauna feature.
The Caledonian Sleeper, a night train that travels between London and Scotland, has three types of sleeper cabins.
With service between London and Scotland, the Caledonian Sleeper is an overnight train with three sleeper room options: the Caledonian Double, Club Room, and Classic Room.
The Club Room, pictured above, has a twin bunk or single bed, plus hotel-like features such as Wi-Fi, an attached private bathroom with a toilet and shower, and room service, according the website.
The ÖBB Nightjet travels overnight to cities in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Passengers can opt for a couchette with bunk beds or private rooms with one, two, or three beds.
The European train offers couchette cabins with bunk-style beds that are ideal for people traveling in groups or families. Couchettes on the ÖBB Nightjet are available with four or six beds.
Passengers who book a sleeper compartment onboard the Nightjet can choose from standard or deluxe compartments, which offer different amenities. Standard compartments have a small sink, and deluxe compartments have a private bathroom.
Onboard the Thello night train that travels between Paris and Venice, passengers can stay in couchette rooms with lofted beds and fold-down seats.
Thello’s night train takes passengers between Paris and Venice and offers two room styles. Similar to the setup of the ÖBB Nightjet compartments, the Thello couchettes can fit between four and six people.
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