How far in advance can I reserve a night train from Copenhagen to Geneva & the Glacier Express train?

I plan on taking a night train from Copenhagen to Geneva in August 2016. How far in advance of that can I reserve a first class sleeping berth? How far in advance of travel can I book seats on the Glacier Express Train?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) November 02, 2015 19:40
    Hi Mark.

    I'm sorry; however, there is no overnight train from Copenhagen to Geneva. An overnight connection from Copenhagen to Geneva would take about 18 hours and involves 3 train changes en route; once in Hamburg, once in Göttingen, and then once in Basel. The segment from Goettingen to Basel would be on the actual overnight train. The night train from Goettingen to Basel is the 'Komet' City Night Line (CNL) train. Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg are high-speed 'InterCity Express' (ICE) trains.

    You would check schedules and purchase tickets by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and entering a route. For a trip such as this one, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg, another search for connecting trains from Hamburg to Goettingen, another search to access the night train from Goettingen to Basel, and another search for connecting trains from Basel to Geneva the following morning.

    When you pull up the results of your search from Goettingen to Basel and locate the night train, you would check the type of sleeping compartments offered by clicking the 'View' button for its corresponding fares.

    Ideally, the City Night Line night trains can be booked 90 to 180 days in advance of a departure. At the current moment in time, the City Night Line from Goettingen to Basel can only be booked for dates in November, December, and January.

    Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Hamburg to Goettingen, and Basel to Geneva can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    The Glacier Express (the scenic train between Zermatt and St Moritz) can also only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    If you'd like to get an idea of the schedules and current ticket costs, you would just use a date some time within the next 90 days when doing your searches.
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