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Venice to Munich - Train Questions

After exhaustive searching, I booked a T6 Couchette on the City Night Line for 4 people after hearing from some friends/colleagues that we would likely have the cabin to ourselves. After perusing the internet, I am getting concerned that this may not be the case. T4s were not available and the double sleeper was extremely expensive. Can anyone comment on this particular route, popularity, etc.? Also, how difficult is it to upgrade the tickets once we are at the train station in Italy, obviously provided there is availability.

Thanks!

Posted by
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Thanks! We are traveling on a Monday evening. I was told there are no T4s on this particular route and the 1st class cabins were hundreds of dollars more.

Posted by
8700 posts

There definitely are T4 couchettes on the Venice-Munich CNL train. They must be sold out for your travel date. As Steve suggests. you could try booking the other two bunks.

Posted by
19148 posts

Night trains between Munich and Italy are very popular. I have seen all but seats sold out a month in advance.

As long as you were not trying for discounted Sparnight fares, if there were no T4s available when you purchased, they will probably not be available when you get there. Your least expensive option might be to buy out the other two spots in the T6. But both options, exchanging for a double sleeper, and buying all 6 berths, might no longer be available.

If you purchased full fare, global tickets exchanging them should be no problem as long as sleepers are still available, but I doubt that tickets for a sleeper would still be available by that time.

Go on the German Rail website and see what's still available. As long as you didn't reserve from Rail Europe, you should be able to reserve a sleeper and get a refund on the couchette.

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Thanks for your help. I did reserve on Rail Europe, but I can get a 90% refund. I got two double sleepers on bahn.de which were roughly the same price as the couchette tickets on Rail Europe.