Night train postponed to 2021

NS and the Austrian railroad company ÖBB have agreed to postpone the start of the daily night train service from Amsterdam to Innsbruck and Vienna to 2021. Originally, the night train was scheduled to start running on December 13.

Because of the corona crisis and the government regulations in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria hardly anyone travels at this moment. As soon as travel abroad is possible again and more travelers will travel, this night train connection will start. It is not yet known exactly when this will happen.

I have booked Nightjet in the period that it is not running, what does this mean for me?

You can cancel your ticket free of charge at your original point of sale. If your journey is necessary, you can travel with ICE International to Düsseldorf and change to Nightjet there. You can use your current ticket. This applies to journeys up to and including January 10.
Please note: this concerns arrival in the Netherlands no later than January 10 or departure from the Netherlands no later than January 10. For later travel dates there will be an update in mid-December.

Alternative route to board Nightjet in Düsseldorf

If you still want to travel with Nightjet to Austria, you can get on the Nightjet in Düsseldorf. Below you can see the departure times of ICE 221 which runs daily from Amsterdam to Cologne. If you take this train you will arrive in Düsseldorf at 20:46. Here you change to the Nightjet which departs at 21:44.

Station Time
Departure Amsterdam Central 18:38
Departure Utrecht Central 19:07
Departure Arnhem Central 19:37
Arrival Düsseldorf Hbf 20:46
  • Travel from your nearby departure station (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem) to Düsseldorf with ICE 221. You can travel with your current ticket.
  • In Düsseldorf Hbf you can change to Nightjet to Austria which departs at 21: 44.
  • The further timetable is unchanged.


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