I’ve been super curious about this experience for a while, so I was excited to see what it was like.
I opted for a “single berth” instead of a double, which is more expensive than sharing but not as expensive as a first class berth. Ideally, I think it would be great to do this with a friend so you could get the cheaper double berth, but not have to sleep in a tiny room with a stranger.
I was super tired after a day full of meetings in London, so I was excited to crawl into my little bed once I got on the train. It was about 9pm when we left London and I read for a bit before falling asleep.
The room is just your bed and a spot to hang up a jacket or purse. Plus a place to set a bag at your feet. Oh, and there is a mirror. 🙂
I got to see the sun rise over the mountains from the train windows.
The bathroom was just down the hall from me and there was a dining car where you could get a full breakfast if you wanted.
I have always loved being able to fall asleep while traveling and then to wake up somewhere new and far away. I think that is what I love about cruising.
We know several folks who do the trip to London this way in order to save getting a hotel in London.
I would definitely travel this way again.
Do you have any questions about the sleeper train? Or about train travel in the UK??