Accommodation and Facilities


The UEX motorail train consists of sleeping cars, couchettes and sometimes seat carriages in addition to the car transporters and thus offers you a comfortable journey.  The trains from Hamburg to Verona carry an on-board restaurant. Below you will find detailed information on the respective vehicles.

Couchettes a relaxed ride with plenty of space

UEX_Zugausstattung_LiegewagenUEX motorail trains are equipped with couchettes as standard accommodation on our night trains. If booked as a whole compartment, these cabins are occupied by a maximum of four people (plus children under the age of four if they don´t need an own bed). For single seat booking a maximum of six guests (plus children under the age of four if they don´t need an own bed) can share a compartment. New: For the winter traffic 2020/21, the UEX offers the new booking category “Couchette Max4” for the first time at the request of many passengers. Here a single seat can be booked, but a maximum of four persons (plus children under four years of age without an own bed) instead of upt to six will be placed in one compartment. This provides more space and storage in the compartment. In general, group members will be accommodated together, provided the booking is made as a group and sufficient capacity exists. The couchettes are equipped with a table for card games etc. and are fitted with reading lamps and curtains and a plug socket in the compartment or in the aisle. Bedding is also provided.

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.

On-board dining car let us indulge  you

UEX_Zugausstattung_BordRestaurantTrains serving our route Hamburg – Verona carry an on-board 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 on-board 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 on-board dining car.

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 startuing form the west, our couchettes are used in the day position as seat cars. 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. The seat cars serve as a low-cost alternative to couchettes or sleeping cars. Single seats and seating compartments for five guests (instead of four for bookings with the four stretchers in use) can be booked here.

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

The UEX-Winter-Trains 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 nigh rest for those guests that want to sleep.

Bicycle lockers – 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.