A guide to taking the train...

This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air was now the only option.  Select an option below...

Train travel in Britain & Ireland

Train travel in Britain, a beginner's guide

London to Scotland by Caledonian Sleeper train

London to Cornwall by Night Riviera sleeper train

London to the Channel Islands by train & ferry

London to the Isle of Man by train & ferry

London to Belfast & Northern Ireland by train & ferry

London to Dublin & Ireland by train & ferry

Train travel in Europe

A guide to train travel in Europe

How to buy European train tickets

Train times, fares & tickets from the UK to other European countries...

Train times, fares & tickets between European cities...

Train travel in key European countries

InterRail & Eurail passes

Popular European train types & routes

How to use key train booking websites

European station guides

Train travel worldwide

Train travel country by country...

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Other long-haul overland routes

Great train journeys

London to Edinburgh, the route of the Flying Scotsman

The West Highland Line, Britain's most scenic railway

Fort William to London on the Deerstalker

Royal Scotsman - Scotland's own cruise train

Glacier Express - Switzerland's most scenic train

Bernina Express - The ultimate Swiss scenic route

Jungfraubahn - to the Top of Europe

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice

Orient Express - the truth behind the legend

Belgrade to Bar in Montenegro, a spectacular train ride

Marshal Tito's private train

Danube Express cruise train

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - by slow train to the Holy City

The Océan from Montreal to Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer - Through the Canadian Rockies

California Zephyr - coast-to-coast across the USA

Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks

Colombo to Sri Lanka's Tea Country by train

The Death Railway to the Bridge on the River Kwai

Eastern & Oriental Express, Singapore to Bangkok

Beijing to Shanghai by high-speed train

Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The Indian Pacific, Sydney-Adelaide-Perth

The Ghan, Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin

Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington

The TranzAlpine - NZ's South Island scenic train

Find other great journeys on the relevant country page

Holidays & places of interest

Holidays without flying by train or ferry    

Ski holidays by train not plane

Day trip to Pompeii by train

Day trip to Neuschwanstein, Bavaria's fairytale castle

Day trip from Prague to Ceský Krumlov by train

Escape to Colditz by train...

The Train Bleu restaurant at Paris Gare de Lyon

Other pages

Useful links & list of railway & ferry operator websites

CO2 & climate change, trains vs planes  

The European Rail Timetable

How to plan a complex trip

Train ticket shop

Hotel booking page

Ferry booking page

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