Vienna-Amsterdam ÖBB nightjet 40490

The night train NJ40490 ÖBB nightjet connects Vienna and Amsterdam with a Travel time of 13 hours and 45 minutes. The Ticket prices start at EUR 29.90. Important stops along the itinerary are Linz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Arnhem and Utrecht. 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 Vienna-Amsterdam

Vienna Central Station20:13
Vienna Meidling20:21
St. Pölten Central Station20:47
Linz/Danube Main Station21:36
Wels main station21:50
Passau main station22:53
Regensburg main station23:56
Nuremberg Central Station01:41
Frankfurt Main (South)03:47
Frankfurt Main Airport03:59
Mainz Main Station04:18
Koblenz main station05:13
Bonn Central Station06:01
Cologne Central Station06:58
Düsseldorf Central Station07:27
Duisburg main station07:42
Arnhem Centraal08:49
Utrecht Centraal09:30
Amsterdam Centraal09:58
Night train couchette and sleeping car


The following categories are available on Nightjet NJ40490.

Night train journey time

Travel time

The journey time of the NJ40490 from Vienna to Amsterdam is 13 hours and 45 minutes.

Night Train Ticket Prices

Ticket prices Vienna-Amsterdam

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 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 Vienna to Amsterdam


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.

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 Vienna to Amsterdam 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 Vienna to Amsterdam

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

Vienna Central StationICE2809:15
Nuremberg Central Station13:30
Frankfurt am Main Main Station15:36
Frankfurt am Main Main StationICE12216:29
Cologne Central Station17:3917:46
Utrecht Centraal20:0120:03
Amsterdam Centraal20:28
Interrail Eurail

Interrail and Eurail reservations

You can use the ÖBB nightjet from Vienna to Amsterdam 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 Graz to Vienna in the morning of 20 July. Spend the day sightseeing in Vienna. And in the evening you take the night train to Amsterdam. On 21 July you arrive in Amsterdam in the morning. The travel day you enter is only 20 July.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Flight from Vienna to Amsterdam

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

Sustainable is, of course, not to sit in a subsidised plane for a short time. Everyone has to decide for themselves at what point they start doing something for Planet Earth. And on this route, from Vienna to Amsterdam, 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

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