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Hey I was wondering if anyone had traveled from Paris to Munich. I was looking into taking a night train, but was wondering if it was worth getting the sleeping room or not. I don’t have any train travel experience in Europe so I don’t know what to expect with this.
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1. Any overnight train will require that you buy a reservation. Some trains have seats, but on many some kind of “sleeping room” is the only option. For this route CNL 261 is probably the best option and it has both seats and berths. In addition to the cost of the ticket (or if using a railpass) the prices are: seats for 7 euros, berths in 6 berth couchette rooms for 19 euros and berths in 4 berth couchette rooms for 24 euros and up to 131 euros for a private roomette with shower. I’d spring for the 4 berth couchette.

2. Are you using a railpass or buying a ticket? If a railpass, which kind of pass? There are specials for as low as 29 euros (ticket and seat reservation) on this route which will be cheaper than using a railpass. However, the 29 euro specials usually sell out the 1st hour or so that they’re available (90 days in advance) for summer. For 90 days from today, the 29 euro tickets are already sold out on CNL 261. A 43 euro ticket (with seat reservation), 59 euros for a 6 berth and 69 euros for a 4 berth are the cheapest still available.

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I am using the global rail pass (unlimited Europe travel in 15 days). The 4 berth couchette sounds the most appeasing to me. I will be traveling on May 17th of this year. Is the price with the railpass only 24 euros for the trip including reservation? Thanks for the help.

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I will be traveling on May 17th of this year. Is the price with the railpass only 24 euros for the trip including reservation?
Yes, your railpass is your ticket, and you will pay 24 euros (+ perhaps a small fee depending on where you buy it) for the reservation. It will be cheapest to buy the reservation at the train station in Paris. Since May 17 is a Sunday I would try to buy the reservation several days in advance. You’ll need to buy it at least 2 or 3 hours in advance in any case. If you can’t buy it a few days in advance, I wouldn’t worry as there are numerous other options (less desirable because they involve a connection or arrive in the middle of the night instead of in the morning) if the CNL261 is sold out.