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Munich to Rome overnight train HELP!

Sorry if this is repetitive... but my friend and I are backpacking (for the 1st time) for three weeks this summer and need some guidance. We need to make reservations on an overnight train from Munich to Rome departing on May 23rd, preferably around 9-10pm so we would arrive in Rome the following morning. I've found a lot of Rome to Munich routes, but am having trouble finding Munich to Rome which leave Munich in the evening/night. Most leave Munich in the morning. Any thoughts on reliable websites to check? Or what I can expect for prices? We both have Railpasses, so just need to make the reservations for the couchettes or sleepers. I've heard the Munich to Rome route is quite popular. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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There is a direct CNL (City Night Line) train departing Munich at 21:03 and arriving in Rome at 09:05. To see the timetables go to Click on the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner for English. Enter Muenchen and Roma rather than Munich and Rome.

Book your reservation by phoning the DB Call Centre. Dial 011 (US international access code) + 49 (country code for Germany) + 1805 - 996633.