Trying to understand if I book a single/double for husband & wife on obb nightjet

  • 4 February 2023
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Hi. My husband and I want to take the nightjet sleeper from münchen ost to wien hbf.  I want to book a sleeper where only my husband and I share the sleeper. Do I book a double for us? Or a single? Are these twin sized beds? So maybe a double?


Best answer by rvdborgt 4 February 2023, 16:20

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Normally as you progress through the booking it will be self evident on what combinations are available in each category, but depending on the actual train-set it can vary. It should be clear where you can select a multi - bed compartment for a smaller number (e.g. 2 in a 3 bed sleeper.)

Frequently the option will have a fee for under-occupancy. 

I have never heard of any configuration in sleepers other than bunks (except possibly some really supreme sleepers i.e. expensive). 

As a strictly personal view I have never been tempted to travel by sleeper - cabins are small, rarely en-suite, many have poor catering, even with a pass the cost for 2 is higher than a budget hotel, you miss the view and many sleepers have multiple stops as they shuffle carriages from and to varying stations.

Munich to Vienna is only about 4 hours so a mid afternoon departure will get you to Vienna for dinner or a morning departure get you there for lunch.

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You can book reservations on There, just enter 2 persons, add the Interrail/Eurail discount for both and then look for normal tickets (do NOT use "Seat reservation only”). You can select a sleeper and you'll be booked into the same compartment if possible. You'll get a warning if that's not possible anymore.

But during the day it's a fairly short journey.