Train travel in Britain & Ireland

 

Train travel in Britain, a beginner's guide

Train travel in Ireland, a beginner's guide

London to Bath by train

London to York by train

London to Edinburgh by train

London to Scotland by Caledonian Sleeper train

London to Cornwall by Night Riviera sleeper train

To the Channel Islands by train & ferry

To the Isle of Man by train & ferry

London to Dublin & Ireland by train & ferry

London to Belfast & Northern Ireland by train & ferry

A guide to train travel in Europe

Introduction to European train travel 

How to buy European train tickets online

How to buy European train tickets by phone   

When do train bookings open?  

Starting your journey from the UK regions

Luggage on trains in Europe

Left luggage at stations

How to cross Paris by RER, metro or taxi

Sleepers & couchettes explained

Child age limits, train travel with kids

Eurail passes & how to use them

Interrail passes & how to use them

Interrail & Eurail reservations guide

Interrail & Eurail places on Eurostar

Train seat numbering plans

Wheelchairs & special needs

Taking your bike by train

Taking your dog or pet by train

Rail staff 'priv' travel in Europe

Motorail - taking your car on a train

Train travel in key European countries

 

France   Italy   Spain   Switzerland   Germany   Russia   

For other countries, use the links below...

Trains, fares & tickets from the UK to...

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Belarus

Bosnia

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Rep.

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain by train

Spain by ferry

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

Trains, fares & tickets for journeys starting in...

Amsterdam

Athens

Barcelona

Belgrade

Berlin

Bordeaux

Bratislava

Bruges

Brussels

Bucharest

Budapest

Cesky Krumlov

Cinque Terre & La Spezia

Cologne & Dusseldorf

Copenhagen

Dublin & Ireland

Dubrovnik & Split

Faro & Algarve

Florence

Frankfurt

Gibraltar

Hallstatt

Hamburg

Helsinki

Innsbruck

Istanbul

Kyiv & Lviv

Krakow

Lisbon

Ljubljana

Luxembourg

Lyon

Madrid & Spain

Marseille

Milan

Montpellier

Moscow

Munich

Naples

Nice & Cannes

Oslo

Paris

Passau

Pisa

Porto

Prague

Riga

Rome

Salzburg

St Petersburg

San Sebastian

Sofia

Stockholm

Strasbourg

Tallinn

Toulouse

Venice

Vienna

Vilnius

Warsaw

Zagreb

Zurich or anywhere
in Switzerland

Popular European train types & routes

Pages cover both directions.  If your route isn't listed, select the starting city here

   

London to Paris or Brussels by Eurostar

London to Paris by train & ferry

London to Amsterdam by Eurostar

London to Amsterdam by train & ferry

London to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille by Eurostar

London to the French Alps by Eurostar ski train

Hull to Rotterdam & Amsterdam by ferry

Newcastle to Amsterdam by ferry

French TGV high-speed trains

French lo-cost Ouigo trains

French overnight trains

Paris to Nice by train

Paris to Brussels & Amsterdam by Thalys

Paris to Germany by TGV or ICE

Paris to Switzerland by TGV-Lyria

Paris to Turin & Milan by high-speed train

Paris to Venice by train

Paris to Florence by train

Paris to Rome by train

Paris to Naples by train

Paris to San Sebastian by train

Paris to Barcelona by TGV

Paris to Barcelona by sleeper train

Paris to Moscow Express

Lyon to Geneva by TER

Nice to Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome by train   

Brussels-Berlin by European Sleeper

Brussels & Germany to Prague via Cheb

Bruges to Amsterdam by train

Amsterdam to Brussels by train

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

Amsterdam to Berlin by InterCity train

Zurich to Austria on the Arlberg Railway

Zurich to Munich by EuroCity train

Zurich to Prague by sleeper

Zurich to Budapest by sleeper

Switzerland to Italy by EuroCity train

Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains

Trenitalia's Frecciargento trains

Italo high-speed trains

Trains to Catania, Palermo & Sicily

Venice to Lake Bled by train

Venice to Ljubljana & Zagreb by train

Barcelona to French cities by AVE-S100

Barcelona to Madrid by AVE, Iryo, Avlo, Ouigo

Barcelona to Andalucía by AVE-S112

Madrid to Lisbon by train

Lisbon to Porto by train

Lisbon to Faro & the Algarve by train

German IC trains

German ICE trains

Hamburg to Copenhagen by train

Hamburg to Stockholm by sleeper

Berlin to Warszawa & Krakow by train

Berlin to Prague by train

Berlin to Bratislava & Budapest by sleeper

Munich to Innsbruck by train

Munich to Salzburg by train

Munich to Prague by train

Munich to Venice by EuroCity train

Munich to Budapest by sleeper

Austrian railjet trains

Austrian nightjet sleeper trains

Vienna to Budapest by train

Vienna to Bratislava by train

Vienna to Prague by train

Vienna to Salzburg by train

Vienna to Venice by train

Salzburg to Prague by train

Prague - Bratislava - Budapest by train

Prague to Krakow by train

Budapest to Belgrade by train

Zagreb to Sarajevo by train

Sarajevo to Mostar by train

Belgrade to Sofia by train

Bucharest to Chisinau (Moldova) by train

Bucharest & Sofia to Istanbul by train

Warsaw to Vilnius by train

Vilnius to Riga by train

Riga to Tallinn by train

Swedish X2000 trains

Öresund trains Copenhagen-Malmö

Copenhagen to Oslo by train

Helsinki to St Petersburg & Moscow

 

About key train booking websites

   

Who are Raileurope.com?

Who are Thetrainline.com?

How to use the French Railways website

How to use the Austrian Railways website

How to use the Czech Railways website

How to use the Hungarian Railways site

How to use Trenitalia.com, see here

How to use Renfe.com, see here.

How to use Swedish SJ.se, see here.

How to use Norwegian Vy.no, see here.

   
 

European station guides

   

Amsterdam Centraal

Barcelona Sants

Basel SBB

Belgrade station

Berlin Hbf

Bratislava Hlavna Stanica

Brussels Midi/Zuid

Bucharest Nord

Budapest Keleti

Budapest Nyugati

Budapest Deli

Cologne Hbf

Copenhagen H

Florence Santa Maria Novella (SMN)

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Geneva

Hamburg Hbf & Altona

Helsinki

Innsbruck Hbf

Krakow Glowny

Lille Europe

London St Pancras

Luxembourg

Lyon Part Dieu & St Exupéry

Madrid Atocha

Madrid Chamartin

Marseille St Charles

Milan Centrale

Milan Porta Garibaldi

Milan Rogoredo

Munich Hbf

Naples Centrale

Osnabruck

Paris Gare du Nord

Paris Gare de Lyon

Paris Gare de l'Est

Paris Gare d'Austerlitz

Paris Gare Montparnasse

Paris Gare de Bercy

Paris Gare St Lazare

Prague Hlavni Nadrazi

Rome Termini

Salzburg Hbf

Sofia Central Station

Stockholm Central

Turin Porta Susa & Porta Nuova

Venice Santa Lucia

Verona Porta Nuova

Vienna Hbf, Westbahnhof & Meidling

Warsaw Centralna

Zurich HB

    

 

The Trans-Siberian Railway

How to plan & book a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway   

A journey from Moscow to Beijing in pictures

Sample Trans-Siberian restaurant car menus

Other long-haul routes

 

Europe to the USA by Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Europe & Moscow - Central Asia - Urumqi - Beijing

Europe to India overland:  London-Istanbul-Iran-Pakistan-India

Europe to Australia without flying by sea or Trans-Siberian Railway

Map of train routes in Southeast Asia

Map of train routes in southern Africa

Train travel worldwide, by country

How to travel by train within, and by surface travel to or from:

 
 

Great train journeys

   

The Settle & Carlisle Line:  England's most scenic railway

The West Highland Line:  Scotland's most scenic railway

Fort William to London on the Deerstalker:  Britain's best train

The Royal Scotsman: Scotland's luxury cruise train

Glacier Express:  Switzerland's most scenic train

Bernina Express:  The ultimate Swiss Alps scenic route

Jungfraubahn:  Up the Jungfrau to the Top of Europe

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice by luxury train

Orient Express:  The truth behind the legend

Rails down the Rhine:  Cologne to Mainz via the Rhine Valley

Portugal's Douro Valley line

Sarajevo to Mostar by train

Belgrade to Bar: Southeast Europe's most spectacular train ride

Marshal Tito's private train

The Danube Express cruise train

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: By slow train to the Holy City

The Canadian from Toronto to Winnipeg, Jasper & Vancouver

The Océan from Montreal to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rocky Mountaineer: The Canadian Rockies by train

California Zephyr: The most scenic train route across the USA

Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks

Colombo to Sri Lanka's Tea Country by train

Indonesia by train:  A journey from Jakarta to Bali

Eastern & Oriental Express: Singapore to Bangkok by luxury train

Beijing to Shanghai by high-speed train

Hong Kong to Beijing by high-speed train

Bullet train across Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto, Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth (Australia page)

The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice & Darwin (Australia page)

Northern Explorer (formerly Overlander) Auckland to Wellington

TranzAlpine - NZ's South Island scenic train

Other great journeys can be found on the relevant country pages...

 

Holidays, ski trips & places of interest

   

Holidays without flying by train or ferry

Giant's Causeway - a day trip from Belfast by train

Battle of Waterloo - a day trip from Brussels by train

Pompeii - a day trip from Rome by train

Neuschwanstein castle - a day trip from Munich by train

Harz railway to the Brocken

Escape to Colditz by train...

Ceský Krumlov - a day trip from Prague by train

Train Bleu restaurant at Paris Gare de Lyon

The Bridge on the River Kwai - a trip from Bangkok by train

Great Wall of China - a day trip from Beijing by train

 

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