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As the train pulls out of the station, you slowly drift off to sleep. Several hours later, you wake up in another country, exciting new scenes speeding past the windows.
A world away from the experience of a stressful budget flight, you arrive refreshed and ready to discover a new destination.
Welcome on board the sleeper train service.
Once a stalwart of international travel, sleeper trains were the go-to for travellers crisscrossing Europe in the mid to late 20th century.
In more recent years, thanks to the ease and price of air travel, there have been far fewer trains whisking sleeping passengers from country to country through the night.
But things are changing – for one, sleeper train travel comes hand-in-hand with connotations of romance and adventure – and we live in an era where collecting experiences is covetable travel currency.
Intrigued? Click through to see some of the best sleeper services you can currently hop on to traverse Europe.
This article first appeared on travel.nine.com.au
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