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booking overnight/sleeper trains in scandanavia

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1. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y

Hi,

Does anyone know how you can reserve a bed/seat for sleeper trains in scandanavia? Is it a case of turning up at the train station before the train leaves and hope for the best or can you do it online? i have a scanrail pass and understand you have to pay extra for the sleeper. have done a google but not turned up any relevent results!

many thanks

jon

2. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

You can't book online, you have to call them or go to a ticket office, at least in Sweden (it sucks, I know). Tho phonenumber is +46-771-757575

Good luck
//Susanna

3. Posted by vilmalotta (Respected Member 95 posts) 11y

Hi, :)

I can only give you advice on Finland, since I'm guessing
they have different practices in different countries...

You can check the timetables at www.vr.fi, but it's not
possible to buy sleeper-tickets online.
So you have to either go to a station to reserve/buy your
ticket or call the Finnish Railways' phone service,
p. +358 9 231 99 902 (when you call from abroad) or
p. 0600 41 900 (when in Finland).
And obiously you should mention your Scanrail pass when
reserving. :)

Vilma

[ Edit: fixed... ]

4. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

In Norway the have sleepers;NSB SOVE in norwegian, on these routes

* Oslo - Trondheim
* Oslo - Kristiansand - Stavanger
* Oslo - Bergen
* Trondheim - Bodø

You can book online in Norway on the site below.
You get a key-card before you border the train or on the train.
For more info www.nsb.no

June

5. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

in Denmark i don't know, but you can check out their web-site
www.dsb.dk

[ Edit: fixed link... ]

6. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y

Thanks for the help everyone, will check out the web sites.

many thanks

jon

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

...and the above two links aren't in English but I left them in anway if there are any suggestions on how to find a English language link?!

[ Edit: because I needed to... :) ]

8. Posted by vilmalotta (Respected Member 95 posts) 11y

At the VR site, there's an "in English" link in the upper right
hand corner.