Train Travel

Trains are one of the easiest and most convenient ways to travel abroad. They exist in all but the most primitive countries and stop at the major cities of interest. The quality of train services vary from country to country. Europe is by far the most popular place to travel by train due to its convenience and wide-spread routes.

There is something innately romantic about train travel. Trains are one of the easiest and most convenient ways to travel abroad. They exist in all but the most primitive countries and stop at the major cities of interest. Traveling by train can be fun, romantic and generally reasonably priced. It can also be a great alternative to flying or driving.

Throughout the world there are thousands of routes along which travelers are transported. The quality of train services varies from country to country. Europe is by far the most popular place to travel by train due to its convenience and widespread routes and many travelers wouldn't see Europe any other way.

There are even some great railway journeys that are worth a detour of many miles to experience on their own.

Generally train travel allows you to sit back and enjoy the journey, with space to stretch out and even sleep in relative comfort. Some of the advantages are:

  • Money Saving: Trains are an increasingly cost-effective alternative to airplanes, especially if going shorter distances.
  • Eco Friendly: Trains are much more environmentally friendly then carbon polluting airplanes.
  • More Space: Many European trains have desks to work at; sleeper trains allow you to sleep in a bed. Not only do you have space to walk around, but there is also more space for baggage if you need that.
  • Romantic: There is a refreshing, old-fashioned charm to many train trips. Relaxing with a quit meal from a uniformed staff, listening to the rhythmic clackity-clack and watching the world go by is relaxing and enjoyable.

That is not to say everything is perfect however. In some places (China and India spring to mind) train travel can try your patience in hot-overcrowded cars and when you struggle to get a ticket for the next day.

Our featured guides will help you get the most out of rail travel, no matter where it might take you.