Train & ferry 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

To the Channel Islands by train & ferry

To the Isle of Man by train & ferry

London to Belfast & Northern Ireland by train & ferry

London to Dublin & 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?  

Buying UK tickets to connect with Eurostar

Luggage on trains in Europe

Left luggage at stations

How to cross Paris by metro or taxi

Sleepers & couchettes explained

Eurail passes & how to use them

InterRail passes & how to use them

Train seat numbering plans

Child age limits, train travel with kids

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...

Train times, 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

Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain by train

Spain by ferry

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

Train times, 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

Dubrovnik & Split

Faro & Algarve

Florence

Frankfurt

Hallstatt

Hamburg

Helsinki

Innsbruck

Istanbul

Kiev & 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

   

London to Paris by Eurostar

London to Paris by train & ferry

Eurostar direct to Amsterdam

Eurostar direct to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille

French TGV trains & iDTGV trains

French overnight trains

Paris to Nice by TGV

Paris to Turin & Milan by TGV

Paris to Barcelona by TGV

Paris to San Sebastian by TGV

Paris to Switzerland by TGV-Lyria

Paris to Brussels & Amsterdam by Thalys

Paris to Moscow Express

Paris to Venice by Thello sleeper train

Nice to Milan by Thello day train

Bruges to Amsterdam by train

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

Switzerland to Italy by ETR610

Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains

Trenitalia's Frecciargento trains

Italo high-speed trains

Barcelona to French cities by AVE-S100

Barcelona to Madrid by AVE-S103

Barcelona to Andalucía by AVE-S112

Irun, San Sebastian to Lisbon by Sud Express

Madrid to Lisbon by Trenhotel Lusitania

Amsterdam to Berlin by InterCity train

German ICE trains

German IC trains

Austrian railjet trains

Austrian nightjet sleeper trains

Hamburg to Copenhagen by EuroCity train

Munich to Venice by EuroCity train

Munich to Prague by train

Berlin to Warszawa by EuroCity train

Berlin to Prague by EuroCity train

Prague - Bratislava - Budapest by train

Prague to Krakow by train

Prague to Vienna by train

Vienna to Budapest by train

Vienna to Salzburg by train

Vienna to Venice by train

Salzburg to Prague by train

Venice to Ljubljana & Zagreb by train

Venice to Lake Bled by train

Zagreb to Sarajevo by train

Sarajevo to Mostar by train

Belgrade to Sofia by train

Warsaw to Vilnius by train

Vilnius to Riga by train

Riga to Tallinn by train

Swedish X2000 trains

Helsinki to St Petersburg & Moscow

   

For other train types, see the relevant country page...

 

How to use key train booking websites

   

How to use the French Railways website

How to use the Hungarian Railways site

How to use the Czech Railways website

How to use the Russian Railways website

How to use Trenitalia.com, see here

How to use Renfe.com, see here.

How to use SJ.se, see here.

How to use NSB.no, see here.

   
 

European station guides

   

Amsterdam Centraal

Barcelona Sants

Belgrade station

Berlin Hbf

Brussels Midi/Zuid

Bucharest Nord

Budapest Keleti

Budapest Nyugati

Cologne Hbf

Hamburg Hbf

Lille Europe

London St Pancras

Madrid Atocha

Marseille St Charles

Milan Centrale

Munich Hbf

Paris Gare du Nord

Paris Gare de Lyon

Paris Gare de l'Est

Paris Gare d'Austerlitz

Paris Gare Montparnasse

Paris Gare de Bercy

Prague Hlavni

Sofia Central Station

Venice Santa Lucia

Vienna Hauptbahnhof

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 overland routes

 

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

Europe to the USA on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 transatlantic

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

   

London to Edinburgh on the route of the Flying Scotsman

The West Highland Line - Britain's most scenic railway

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

Royal Scotsman - Scotland's very own cruise train

Glacier Express - Switzerland's most scenic train

Bernina Express - The ultimate Swiss Alps scenic route to Italy

The Jungfraubahn - up the Jungfrau to the Top of Europe

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

The Orient Express - the truth behind the legend

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

Sarajevo to Mostar by train

Belgrade to Bar, one of Europe's most spectacular train rides

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 Vancouver (Canada page)

The Océan from Montreal to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rocky Mountaineer - The Canadian Rockies by train

California Zephyr - best coast-to-coast train across the USA

The Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks

Colombo to Sri Lanka's Tea Country by train

Indonesia by train:  A journey from Jakarta to Bali

The Eastern & Oriental Express: Singapore to Bangkok by luxury train

Beijing to Shanghai by high-speed train

By 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)

The Northern Explorer (formerly Overlander) Auckland to Wellington

The 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    

Ski holidays by train not plane

Pompeii - a day trip from Rome by train

Neuschwanstein - a day trip from Munich to Bavaria's fairytale castle

Escape to Colditz by train...

Ceský Krumlov - a day trip from Prague by train

The 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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