Amsterdam-Vienna ÖBB nightjet NJ40421

The night train NJ40421 ÖBB nightjet connects Amsterdam and Vienna with a Travel time of 13 hours and 49 minutes. The Ticket prices start at EUR 29.90. Important stops along the itinerary are Utrecht, Arnhem, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Mainz, Frankfurt am Main and Linz. The train carries seats, couchettes and sleeping cars.

The night train is Family friendlyChildren up to 5 years travel free of charge. Children from 6 to 14 years receive low-priced tickets. And there are Private compartments in the seating and couchette carriages.

The train saves you a night in a hotel. It is a real Sustainable alternative to the flight, plus inexpensive and simple a relaxed form of travel.

Night train timetable

Timetable Amsterdam-Vienna

Amsterdam Centraal19:30
Utrecht Centraal20:02
Arnhem Centraal20:37
Düsseldorf Central Station21:43
Cologne Central Station22:16
Bonn Central Station23:11
Koblenz main station23:46
Mainz Main Station00:41
Frankfurt Main Airport01:0001:03
Frankfurt Main (South)01:17
Nuremberg Central Station03:3604:08
Regensburg main station05:0505:07
Passau main station06:13
Wels main station07:14
Linz/Danube Main Station07:46
St. Pölten Central Station08:42
Vienna Meidling09:11
Vienna Central Station09:19
Night train couchette and sleeping car


The following categories are available on Nightjet NJ40421.

Night train journey time

Travel time

The journey time of the NJ40421 from Amsterdam to Vienna is 13 hours and 49 minutes.

Night Train Ticket Prices

Ticket prices Amsterdam-Vienna

Seat 2nd classfrom EUR 29.90
Berth in a 6-berth compartment from EUR 49.90
Berth in a 4-bed compartment from EUR 59.90
Sleeping car berth in 3-bed compartment from EUR 89.90
Sleeping car berth in 2-bed compartment from EUR 109.90
Sleeping car berth in 1-bed compartment from EUR 159,90

The ticket price depends on your Travel date and Purchase date. The sooner you book, the higher the likelihood of a Economy rail/savings fare ticket to receive. If you choose Departure day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday are fewer travellers on the train, which also results in a cheaper ticket price leads.

Buy night train ticket

Where to buy a ticket?

You can buy your ticket either at Omio (Instructions on how to buy the right ticket), NS International, or the ÖBB Buy

Children on the night train


Up to 5 years: Children up to 5 years old travel free of charge if they share the pitch with an adult. If they need their own place to sleep, they can travel with the Favourable ticket "Child travel.

Ideally it is a Own compartment on the train to book. For more information, see "Private compartment".

Night Train Private Compartment

Private compartment and families

Would you like to go out with your family or friends alone in a compartment travel, without other travellersyou can book your own compartment. This is possible in the seating car, couchette and sleeping car.

Own compartment in the seat carriage from 99 euros

You can have your own seat compartment for Maximum 3 persons for an all-inclusive price starting at 99 euros. These three people can be adults or at least one adult with a maximum of two children up to 14 years.
With three travellers, you can pull out the facing seats a bit, put your legs up and quite comfortable and really very good value travel overnight!

Own compartment in couchette car from 199 euros

Your own couchette compartment is Ideal for families or a Group of friends. You can book a private compartment for a maximum of 6 people from 199 euros. Of which maximum 3 persons adult be, or maximum 5 children up to 14 years old. So it works wonderfully: two parents with one to four children.

Your own compartment in the sleeper car from 159 euros

You can book a sleeper compartment for one, two or three persons from 159 euros. So just for you alone as a single, if you are travelling as a couple as a double or as a triple.
It is important that you book all seats in the compartment. Example: if you are travelling alone and book a bed in a double compartment, it is possible that the second bed (because it is a double) will be occupied by someone else.
Therefore: If you are travelling alone, book the Single option, in pairs the option Double, ...
You also have the option between Standard and Deluxe (including private shower and toilet in the compartment).

Buy a ticket from Amsterdam to Vienna


Buy your night train ticket fast, secure and simply.

HERE you will find an explanation of how to choose your sleeping place on Omio.

NS International, as the Dutch state railway, offers the secure purchase of international train tickets.

The booking page of the Austrian Federal Railways.

The booking page of Deutsche Bahn.

You save money and a lot of time with this night train. The long journey during the day and at least one overnight stay in a hotel. The ÖBB nightjet from Amsterdam to Vienna is the Sustainable and stress-free alternative to flying!
P. Freisberg
Night Train Group Tour


Groups of 6 or more get a discount on the standard price for a seat. These can be requested from ÖBB Customer Service on the following telephone number (in Austria): +43 5 1717

Night Train Dogs and Animals

Dog and animals

You can take your dog or pet with you. However, you have to book a whole compartment, just for you or shared with friends/family members. Your dog will travel with 29 euros calculated. Just add him under "who is driving" on the ÖBB booking page.

Night train bicycle transport


You can simply add the ticket for your bike to the ÖBB booking page ("who rides"). The bicycle on a bicycle parking space is marked with 12 Euro extra calculated. Of course, you can also take your bike disassembled or folded up in a bag as normal luggage. However, I recommend a private compartment.


Night train Car Motorbike

Car and motorbike

You can take your car or motorbike with you on the ÖBB nightjet. For this, you have to specify the model. You can make the booking online forewarning or by phone: +43 5 1717
Loading can only take place at certain stations. These are always the start and end stations.

Photos ÖBB nightjet

Sleeping car

Couchette car

Seat carriage

Videos ÖBB nightjet


Daytime train connection from Amsterdam to Vienna

You can also travel the route from Amsterdam to Vienna during the day. The Journey time is 11:15 hours. You can buy train tickets from EUR 49 Buy

Amsterdam CentraalICE10507:38
Utrecht Centraal08:08
Cologne Central Station10:54
Frankfurt am Main Main Station11:49
Frankfurt am Main Main StationICE2712:02
Nuremberg Central Station14:27
Vienna Central Station18:45
Interrail Eurail

Interrail and Eurail reservations

You can use the ÖBB nightjet from Amsterdam to Vienna with your Interrail/Eurail Pass. However, you have to buy a reservation. In return, you save travel time and overnight accommodation in a hostel or hotel.

CategoryInterrail/Eurail Price
Seat14 EUR
Couchette 6-person compartment34 EUR
Couchette car 4-person compartment44 EUR
Sleeping car 3-person compartment54 EUR
Sleeping car 2-person compartment74 EUR
Sleeping car 1 compartment124 EUR
Sleeping Car Deluxe 3 Compartment74 EUR
Sleeping Car Deluxe 2 Compartment94 EUR
Sleeping Car Deluxe 1 Compartment144 EUR

What is Interrail/Eurail?

Interrail/Eurail is a train ticket that allows you to travel by train for a flat rate of up to three months in up to 33 European countries. You can find all information about Interrail here.

Night train regulation

You only need to enter the departure date in your Interrail/Eurail Pass. Not the date of arrival. You will therefore spend on your pass only one travel daywhich is the day of departure. You can also use other trains on this departure day.

Example: you travel from Brussels to Amsterdam in the morning of 16 August. Spend the day sightseeing in Amsterdam. And in the evening you take the night train to Vienna. On 17 August you arrive in Vienna in the morning. The travel day you enter is only 16 August.


You can buy your ticket for the night train from Amsterdam to Vienna at Omio (Instructions how to buy the right ticket), NS International and the ÖBB Buy

On average, the train is cheaper. When making an honest calculation, also take into account the departure to and from the airport to the city centres. In addition, you need one hotel night less with the night train. Besides: the environment you damage with a flight is priceless.

You can buy seat tickets from 29 EUR. A 6-seater couchette compartment is available from 49 EUR. For a seat in a 4-seater couchette, you pay from 59 EUR. And a bed in the Sleeping Car costs from 89 EUR (in a Triple), from 109 EUR (in a Double) and from 159 EUR (in a Single). The prices depend on your travel date and how far in advance you book.

A sleeping car is a compartment with a maximum of three beds. Depending on the occupancy, these are folded out or fixed to the wall. There is always a washbasin in the compartment. In the slightly more expensive deluxe compartments, you also have your own private shower and toilet. Otherwise, this is in the corridor.

A couchette car is a compartment with two or three couches on top of each other - on the left and on the right side. The middle is free. You can reach the upper berths with a ladder.

At other questions contact the RailDude Forumin which many train passengers Extensive answer will be given.
Night train Amsterdam-Vienna

Flight from Amsterdam to Vienna

Of course you can also fly the route from Amsterdam to Vienna. The flight time is around 2 hours. Then there is the way from Amsterdam city centre to Schipol airport. Same in Vienna, from the airport to the city centre. Be there in good time, check-in, etc.

Sustainable is, of course, not to sit in a subsidised plane. Everyone has to decide for themselves at what point they start doing something for planet Earth. And on this route, from Amsterdam to Vienna, it's really easy.

On the night train you save transfers and waiting times. In addition, a Night at the hotelwhich is not really cheap in both cities. It is simply a relaxed shape to travel. Definitely more relaxed and communicative than in a tightly squeezed plane.

Decide for yourself whether you want to preserve our planet or continue to contribute to its destruction. Travelling is not the problem, but the "how" is..
P. Freisberg

2 thoughts on “Amsterdam-Wien ÖBB nightjet NJ40421”

  1. Hello
    We are a group of about 12 people and would like to know how much it costs to travel from Ütrecht or even Bad Bentheim to Vienna in June or July Thursday-Sunday in a sleeper car?

    1. Hello.
      I have checked for Thursday 01 June from Utrecht to Vienna. The sleeping compartments are already fully booked. There are still some available on Friday.
      On the side of nightjet can be booked for up to 6 people, i.e. 2 * 3-person sleeping compartments. Here I would rather go for couchettes, which are more comfortable for a 4-person occupancy and offer more space than a sleeping compartment used for three (for two it is okay).
      Therefore: make two bookings of 6 people each = 12.
      Or optionally call ÖBB: "Group trips of 6 persons or more can be booked by telephone via ÖBB Customer Service on +43 5 1717 (daily 06 - 21 hrs)."

      To sum up: I recommend 3 compartments "4-person couchettes". This is around 500 EUR (depending on the date of travel) per compartment for a one-way journey.
      I hope this helps to get started.
      Many greetings, Peter 🙂

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