- Travelers are faced with many transport options, butthere is something nostalgic about taking a night trainto explore a new place.
- Passengers can sometimes choose to stay in suites or couchette-style cabins on their overnight train journeys.
- This is what sleeping cabins look like on 10 different trains around the world.
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Traveling by train may not be as glamorous as it once was, but taking an overnight train to explore a new destination can still provide a nostalgic and memorable experience.
Many night trains offer different types of sleeping places. Sleeping beds or cabins with bunks or folding sofa beds are common on most overnight trains.
However, some trains offer luxurious suite-style cabins that have unique amenities. For example, Spain's historicalThe Andalus trainhas ornate, old-fashioned cars built in the 1930s.
From cabins filled with tiny bunks to trains with lush suites, here's what sleeping quarters look like on 10 different trains around the world.
The Shiki-shima luxury train runs through eastern Japan and offers three types of suite rooms.
East Japan Railway Companys Shiki-shima-tog harthree suite models.
The train has 15Suite rooms, the most basic of which has two sofa beds, a shower and a toilet. Next isThe deluxe suite room, which has a fireplace, ceiling to ceiling and a bathtub.
The largest room on the Shiki-shima train is the Shiki-shima Suite, which has two floors with beautiful views and luxurious design details.
The most luxurious of the room models isShiki-shima Suite Room, a two-story suite with a hand-crafted bathtub and large windows for passengers to enjoy the view.
Twilight Express Mizukaze is another overnight train in Japan. Its suite-style room fills an entire railcar and has a private balcony with a premium view.
Inspired by the former Twilight Express train, which transported passengers between the Japanese cities of Osaka and Sapporo from 1989 to 2015, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is an overnight train that takes passengers on a luxurious train ride across Japan.
The experience of eating and sleeping on the train mimics a hotel,according to the train's website. Passengers can choose from one of three room models: the Suite, Royal Twin and Royal Single.
The suite fills an entire railway carriageand has its own balcony, living and dining room as well as bedroom and bathroom with bathtub.
Twilight Express Mizukaze's Royal Twin room has fold-out sofa beds and large panoramic windows.
Royal Twin room aboard the Twilight Express Mizukaze has doors made with traditional woods from regions along the train's route,according to the website.
Tren Al Andalus travels throughout the Andalusia region of Spain and offers a charming experience - from original lounge cars built in 1930 to private cabins with ornate decorations.
The Spanish train company Renfe operatesThe Andalus train, which travels through Spain's Andalusia region - including cities such as Seville, Granada and Córdoba, among others. The train can also take passengers on a separate itinerary between Seville and Madrid.
Cars on the Tren Al Andalus were built between 1928 and 1930 and designed for use by British royalty to travel between Calais, France and the French Riviera,according to the website.
Passengers can choose between Grand Class room and Deluxe Suite. ThatThe Grand Class roomhas two single beds that can be folded into sofas, as well as a private bathroom and other facilities such as a minibar.
The deluxe suite on board Tren Al Andalus has a double bed, a wardrobe and a shower with sauna function.
Al Andalus' TrainDeluxe Suiteis equipped with a double bed, a wardrobe and all the facilities of the Grand Class room - plus large windows and a shower with sauna function.
The Caledonian Sleeper, an overnight train that runs between London and Scotland, has three types of sleeper cabins.
With services between London and Scotland, theCaledonian sleeping cabinis an overnight train with three berths: Caledonian Double, Club Room and Classic Room.
The Club Room, pictured above, has a bunk or twin bed, plus hotel-like features such as Wi-Fi, an attached private bathroom with toilet and shower, and room service,according to the website.
ÖBB Nightjet travels overnight to cities in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. Passengers can choose a sofa with bunk beds or private rooms with one, two or three beds.
The European train offerscabinswith bunk beds ideal for people traveling in groups or families. Cots on the ÖBB Nightjet are available with four or six beds.
Passengers who order asleeping cabinaboard Nightjet you can choose between standard or deluxe rooms, which offer different amenities. Standard rooms have a small sink and deluxe rooms have a private bathroom.
On board the Thello night train, which runs between Paris and Venice, passengers can stay in deck chairs with loft beds and folding seats.
Thello's night traintakes passengers between Paris and Venice and offers two room types. Similar to the set-up of the ÖBB Nightjet roomsThello bunkscan fit between four and six people.
Thello passengers on the Paris-Venice route can also choose a "premium" or "standard" sleeper cabin, which is an upgrade from the couchette-style room.
Thello also offers "premium" and "standard" sleeping cabins.The standard cabin has a sink and three beds, and the premium option has a private bathroom and can sleep one or two people, according to Thello's website.
Sleeping cabins on the Reunification Express Train, which runs through Vietnam, have four beds and shared bathrooms.
Vietnam Railways driverGenforening Express, which departs from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. According to the website, passengers are provided with pillows and blankets, and meals are sometimes served,although the railway's website recommends that passengers bring their own food.
Thailand's northern train line offers first and second class sleeping cars. Second class passengers sleep in bunk beds in shared cabins, and the first class cabin offers more privacy.
According to CNNTravel, Thailand's Northern Overnight Train runs between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
"There is a restaurant car and food vendor on each train, although train food is more expensive. Local food vendors will hop on and off the train at longer stops and sell cheap food items," according to the article. "Blower cars are sufficiently cool, ventilated via open windows."
Passengers on long-distance Amtrak trains that travel throughout the United States can choose from a variety of sleeper cabins, from suites to compact Roommettes.
Amtrak trains have two types of sleeping cars:Viewliner and Superliner.
The Viewliner is a single-level car that offers suites for families or groups, as well as standard bedrooms and Roommettes, which can accommodate one or two adults and is the most compact of all sleeping car options.
Superliner sleepers have two levels and offer passengers additional amenities such as turn-down service and priority boarding, according to Amtrak's website.
China's overnight high-speed trains offer three types of sleeping accommodation - from cabins filled with bunk beds to private suites for one or two passengers.
China's high-speed overnight train offers three different classes of sleepers,as explained in a travel guide from TripAdvisor. The most budget-friendly is the Hard Class sleeping cabin, which is a room with six berths.
The Soft Class sleeping cabin is a cabin with four beds and is more private than the Hard Class option. Deluxe Soft Class sleepers are private rooms with two beds. Depending on the train model, some Deluxe Soft Class cabins have private sinks and bathrooms, according to the TripAdvisor guide.
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