Seat 61, the best seat on Eurostar

Train travel information UK, Europe, Worldwide...

Train travel is a more rewarding, low-stress alternative to flying, which brings us closer to the countries we visit and reduces our contribution to climate change.  It's time to rediscover the pleasure, romance & adventure of travel by train or ship.  This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air was now the only option...

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Just a reminder... is not a company or a travel agency, but a personal site originally started as a hobby.  Ads & affiliate commission support the site and my travel habit (er... I mean research), and buy me a beer or two.   The information on this site aims to help, but I can't take responsibility for any inaccuracy.  All pages & photos Mark Smith 2001-2021, except where shown.  Please donate!  If this site helps you, please consider donating to UNICEF's Syria appeal.


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