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Is there overnight train Munich to Venice on Saturday night?

I was hoping to take an overnight train from Munich to Venice on June 30. However, when I look at earlier train dates (June 2, May 26) to get a gauge of the price, I cannot find a train leaving at 11:40 p.m. Has anyone taken this train? I was using a site called railpass.com; the train departure DOES show up on diebahn ( so I am basically confused). Thanks!

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You can book this train at the DB night train site, buchung.nachtzugreise.de. Discount fares are still available for 30 June. Click on the British flag to view the site in English. Choose Muenchen Hbf as the departure station and Venezia S. L. as the arrival station.

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Tim, good info. However, Kelly should note that there is no www before that address, just http://buchung.nachtzugreise.de.

I think that stateside railpass vendors (like Railpass and Raileurope) only show routes for which they sell tickets, often at an inflated price. That's why the Munich to Venice train didn't show up on Railpass - they don't sell it. Isn't Railpass the site that makes you pay $20 for prices of reservations, whether you want them or not?

Anyway, Nacht Zug Reise is an ordering website created by the five German Bahn owned (or partially owned) night train companies. You will get the best prices there.

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Lee, thanks for includng whatI forgot to mention (no "www"). Including those letters results in a "page cannot be found" message.

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I had the same question. If it does not show up on railpass.com or raileurope.com, can you still use a Railpass on this overnight train?

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The Munich Hbf-Venezia Santa Lucia night train runs every day. If you have a railpass, you can make a reservation and pay your sleeping accomodation supplement at the same site given above: http://buchung.nachtzugreise.de. On the drop-down menu under the heading "What is required?" choose "Accommodation surcharge only, ticket exists."

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Railpass.com has no official connection to railpasses. That's just their name.

There is something strange going on between the company that runs the Munich to Italy night trains and Rail Europe (Railpass too, apparently), and they don't sell reservations for some or all of those routes. I believe that there are also some other night train routes (there were in the past) that are not handled by Rail Europe.

So, a WARNING to all. Before you buy a rail pass, find out how (if) you can get reservations for the trains you want.