Can't book sleeper for my train Utrecht Central to Zurich HB

  • 23 March 2023
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Hi fellow travellers!

While planning my first ever interrail trip I have ran into an issue with booking sleepers. For some reason I can’ t seem to be able to book any form of couchette tickets on night trains.

I am looking to book a sleeper on IC 60403, Utrecht Central to Zurich HB. is it possible that this just isn’ t an option on this train? I have the same problem with the ICE trains going from Berlin to Rotterdam. 

Is there any way to book a sleeper for these trains, or should I look for a different train. And if so, what train would you recommend :)

Thanks a lot in advance,



Best answer by rvdborgt 23 March 2023, 11:14

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Could you please mention your travel dates so people can check what's going on? For Berlin-Rotterdam departure time can also be relevant.

In any case, IC 60403 consists of the seating coaches attached to NJ 403. If you want to book a sleeper or a couchette, then you need to book in NJ 403. Additionally, if you don't find availability to Zurich, then try booking until Basel SBB, because half of that train remains in Basel. Booking this night train is best done on


I plan to depart from Rotterdam on the 7th of July arriving in Zurich on the 8th. 

The departure time I had looked at before was 20:05, with an arrival time of 08:05 (the follow-up train departs at 08:33) 

I planned to depart from Berlin at 00:22 on the 27th of July, arriving in Rotterdam the next morning at 09:25

So if I understand correctly I need to swap this route out for taking a night jet train and I should be able to book a sleeper? Thanks a lot in advance :) 


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On 7 July, there's still availability on Utrecht - Zurich, for sleepers and couchettes. There's even still a Sparschiene available for €89.90 (pass reservation is €74).

Berlin - Utrecht can be booked on (choose Seat only / Nur Sitzplatz). Note this is not a sleeper but a regular ICE to Duisburg, where you change to the night train coming from Zurich (but then the seating coaches).

Would you be able to share a link to where you found that sleeper ticket? I literally can’ t find it 😭


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On the Nightjet website, make sure to select interrail discount under traveller details or just book the Sparschiene ticket (without interrail as discount then).