Can children go on Caledonian Sleeper?
Children aged under 12 must travel in the same room or interconnecting room (Classic Room) with their accompanying adult. Children aged between 12 and 15 are welcome to travel in a room by themselves, for that ultimate grown up feeling!
Can you still get a sleeper train to Scotland?
All rooms on board our new trains capture the spirit of Caledonian Sleeper and remain the most civilised way to travel between London and Scotland.
Do you share rooms on Caledonian Sleeper?
Rooms. All of our rooms can be reserved for either solo occupancy, or two guests travelling together who want to share a room.
Can 2 adults use a family railcard?
Two adults can be named as cardholders on your Family & Friends Railcard. The two adults don’t need to travel together but you do need to be travelling with at least one child between the ages of 5 and 15 to be eligible for the discount.
Is Caledonian Sleeper expensive?
The Caledonian Sleeper is also not cheap. Tickets run from £45 (for a reclining seat in the seating carriage) to £335 (for the generously sized double room), which is a significant increase from the old service. A quick glance at Skyscanner reveals that flights to New York would be less costly.
What are the seats like on the Caledonian Sleeper?
The Sleeper Seat is generally the most economical way to travel on the Caledonian Sleeper. These are reclining seats in a 2 + 1 arrangement, which are similar in layout to first class seats on a normal British train.
How do you sleep on a sleeper train?
I always aim for a bottom berth and facing the direction of travel. The bottom berth gives you control of the table and of course avoids any undignified falling out bed in on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It’s usually cooler down under and you can watch the sunrise out of the window from your bed.
What are the seats like on Caledonian Sleeper?
How do I get a free family Railcard?
To qualify for a Family & Friends Railcard, your group must contain at least one named Railcard holder and at least one child aged between 5 and 15 years. The maximum group size is up to four adults (aged 16 years and over) including the named cardholder(s), and four children (aged 5-15 years).
How many people can travel on a family Railcard?
The Family & Friends Railcard gives you 1/3 off train fares for up to 4 adults and 60% off for up to 4 kids between 5 and 15.
Is the Caledonian Sleeper noisy?
Very NOISY, NOT LUXURY at all. I have travelled all over Germany, Austria, Portugal and Switzerland by sleeper train and have found them excellent.
Do you get a blanket on the sleeper train?
Sleepers include a bed and usually a private washbasin, towels and bed linen and can accommodate up to four passengers in single, double, or 3-person compartments. Couchettes offer simple overnight accommodation that sleeps up to six people on bunks, with a pillow and blanket provided.
Do you get a blanket on the Caledonian Sleeper?
A seat is £45 per person on the Caledonian Express. No pillow or blanket but the seats are definitely more comfortable than most seats on planes (unless you’re flying business or first class!).
What is the 7pm rule?
The old 7pm rule obliges a customer to fill in the date of arrival if he boards a direct overnight train after 19:00h (7pm), provided the train arrives at its final destination after 04:00h (4am).
Which seat is best in sleeper train?
Now upper berths are the most preferred berths after lower berths. Upper berths provide you the most privacy and security to your belongings and luggage. If you like sleeping or reclining all the day, upper berth is best for you. No body will come to disturb you.
How many adults can use a family Railcard?
Is a family and Friends Railcard worth it?
The most obvious reason I love our Family & Friends Railcard is the huge savings you can make. You can save 1/3 off adult and 60% off kids fares and it covers up to four adults and four kids (aged 5-15). You can have two named adults on your card and at least one of you needs to travel to be eligible for the discount.
Can I use my friends and family Railcard in Scotland?
Railcards can be used for rail discounts in the area known as Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). They cannot be used for rail travel in either in Northern Ireland nor the Republic of Ireland.
How comfortable is the Caledonian Sleeper?
The seats were comfy enough upright, but only reclined about 2 degrees from upright, and it was impossible to sleep without one’s head nodding forward, which isn’t comfortable at all. It’s advertised as a sleeper seat, but no way would you describe it as such after using it.
Where do you put your luggage on a sleeper train?
Luggage / Storage
Each guest can bring onto the train, free of charge, three items of personal luggage – two items (such as a suitcase or rucksack, not bigger than 30cm x 70cm x 90cm) plus one item of hand luggage. There is space under the bed for your suitcases.
Can you smoke on overnight trains?
All Amtrak trains, Thruway buses and stations are entirely non-smoking. No one may smoke anything in any area on trains, on Thruway services, in stations or in any other location where smoking is prohibited.
Does an overnight train count as two travel days?
Travelling on a night train only requires the use of one travel day.
What is the rule of sleeper berth?
According to a circular issued by the railway board, the passengers in the reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow others to sit on the seats for the rest of the time. Until the circular was issued, the existing permissible time for sleeping was between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
How do I get a free Family Railcard?
How much discount do you get with a Friends and family Railcard?
Because with a Family & Friends Railcard you’ll enjoy 1/3 off rail fares for up to 4 adults and 60% off for up to 4 kids between 5 and 15.