Your Accommodation – Our Sleeping Cars and Couchettes


The UEX Night and motorail trains consists of sleeping cars, couchettes and sometimes seat carriages in addition to the car transporters (on motorail trains) and thus offers you a comfortable journey. New since summer 2021: The couchette category “Max2” – more distance and more storing space for you. Below you will find detailed information on the vehicles and booking categories.

Couchettes a relaxed ride with plenty of space

UEX_Zugausstattung_Liegewagen The couchette car is the standard accomodation on our UEX night and motorail trains. Our spacious compartments are occupied by a maximum of four people (plus children under four years of age who do not need their own bed) when booking a compartment. So you book the whole compartment for yourself and can name up to three passengers (plus children under four, see above). If you book single seats, up to six passengers (plus children under four, see abvove) can travel in one compartment.  On from summer service 2021, there is a new couchette booking category “Max2” in the UEX. Here, a single seat can be booked, but we will only place one additional person instead of a maximum of five additional people (plus children under four years, see above) in the compartment. Max2 thus ensures more distance and, of course, more storage space in the compartment.

Sleeping cars – while you dream of the goal, we get you there

UEX_Zugausstattung_SchlafwagenPremium accommodation is available in our sleeping cars. These comfortable compartments offer ample space for a maximum of three persons on our night trains. As opposed to an aircraft, there is no shortage of legroom here. Our UEX sleeping cars are equipped with a wash area and a plug socket in every compartment. Bedding and towels are provided.  Our sleeping cars type AB30 are positioned at the front and back of the train. This limits traffic in the corridors and ensures a good night’s rest. Our check-in staff will receive you at the motorail terminal or at later stops on the journey, escort you to your compartment, and be on hand to answer all your needs.

The Junior Suites – the top category in the Urlaubs-Express

UEX_Zugausstattung_Junior-SuiteOur Junior Suites are the top end in accomodation on the Urlaubs-Express. Enjoy the  comfort and the space of two sleeping cars that are connected by an internal door. The separation of a living and a sleeping room is a convenient feature i.e. one passenger already wants to got to bed while the other one still likes to read a little. The kids can sleep, while the parents enjoy the rest of the evening next door. The Junior Suites have one washing area on either side. Bedding and towels are provided. Junior Suites can only be booked as a whole compartment for a maximum of three persons.  Enjoy ample space and etxra storage room.

Dining car let us indulge  you

UEX_Zugausstattung_BordRestaurantTrains serving our route Hamburg – Verona carry a dining car. There you can enjoy the evening over a good meal, secure in the knowledge that your vehicle is safely loaded and travelling with you. Drivers, too, can relax over a glass of wine or a beer. We offer a choice of three adult menus, one of which is vegetarian, plus a children’s menu. Before our arrival the following morning, we will also be serving a gourmet breakfast with rolls, bread and a selection of cheese, sausage and jam. Thus fortified, passengers can travel on to their holiday destination without the need to make an early break at a service station. Please ensure to make a reservation for our dining car, ideally when booking your journey. There is normally a high demand for tables and of course limited capacity. On a lot of dates there might be no table open for spontaneous guests. Please understand that dogs are not allowed in the dining car. Please note: Due to the Corona pandemic, the dining car service may be suspend.  On every train there will be other gastronomic offers in the service at seat.

Motorail wagons – a safe journey for your vehicle

UEX_Zugausstattung_AutozugwagenYour vehicle is transported on internationally approved motorail wagons from our very own Train4You fleet of rolling stock. Loading and unloading is supervised by our team of trained staff, who ensure that all vehicles are properly secured for the journey. Driving onto the wagon is like entering a carwash. If required, one of our employees will drive your vehicle onto the wagon. In this case, however, we can accept no liability. At the time of booking please have ready all vehicle data regarding size and weight, as specified in the vehicle registration document. The key data required for loading are kerb weight and vehicle dimensions (length, width, and height, including, if appropriate, a roof box or trailer). Please ensure to enter the correct data at the time of booking so as to avoid any problems and delays at the terminal. And please plan to arrive at the terminal two to three hours before departure. The exact time of loading will be stated on your booking.

Seat cars Sit down and enjoy the ride

In some of our winter trains and on the day trains, our couchettes are used in the day position as seat cars. On UEX day trains 1st class and 2nd class seating is available. Take a seat and enjoy the ride in comfortable seats with a seating configuration that allows a lot of legroom. The equipment is otherwise identical with the couchettes – only cushions, sheets and blankets are not included. Single seats and seating compartments can be booked here.

The club wagon – the pleasant meeting place on our winter trains

In 2021/22, the UEX-Winter-Trains Münster – St. Anton, St. Anton – Münster and St. Anton – Hamburg are equipped with a club car. At its bar you can enjoy the evening of your journey with snacks and a drink in a cosy atmosphere with other passengers. Please understand that the bar will be closed after midnight to guarantee a good night for those guests that want to sleep. Please note: Due to the corona pandemic the availability of the club car is only optional.

Bicycle transport – if you want to take your bike with you

For those planning a fit and healthy biking holiday and want to have their own bicycle at hand, UEX offers bicycle transport, either in bicycle lockers on the motorail wagons if there is  availability or lashed on the motorail wagon thus saving you the time, trouble and expense of hiring a bike at your destination. Many UEX guests also use our trains as night trains without car transport. For these customers, UEX 2021 offers a novelty: In special bicycle carriages (pictured) you can also take your bike from and to stations without a car loading ramp.