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Best way to see Europe

The most traditional way to see Europe is by train. Passionate. It motivates. It's pretty effective. Relaxing. Some might say it's almost mystical. For those who don't live in countries where train travel is prevailing, it's a bit of a mystery.

European Stations

Most of European stations are situtated at the centre of the city. It helps s passenger being in the city instantly instead of travelling from airport to the city. It saves time from travelling from airport to the city centre and also saves anything from 20 to 150 euros.

Security

There is no concept of any security checks. Straight away a traveller walks into the train. A few minutes before the starting time of the train will suffice. With our application a traveller can even hang around in a Caffe or Bar relaxing in case of delays. Traveller can even sleep and initiate an alarm with our application which wakes up with a piece of beautiful music for both arrival and departure times.

Luggage

There are no luggage limitations. A traveller can carry any number of luggage or weight (s)he wants to bring.

Drinks

There are no any restrictions on drink. A traveller can bring his/her own drink and enjoy the same with family, friends or co-passengers.

Networks

European trains have vast networks throughout Europe. Travell can reach any small town by train. Major destinations have several trains every day and at the same time, popular destinations have trains every hour. This implies that a traveller can plan his/her trip conveniently without bothering about the airport transfers.

Views

While travelling by train normally we can enjoy beautiful views which are not so while flying. Europe has a lot of spectacular landscapes, making a train trip a perfect opportunity to enjoy the scenery.

Peaceful and quite journey.

The train is one of the best places for relaxing. On the train, we can read a book, journal or play games with our mobile. If the internet is available we can also finish some unfinished work.

Make friends

The train is one the best place to make friends. Since as a rule, we have a long time and at the same time travelling together end up speaking to each other and may form long friendships.

Unplanned travel

With trains, the journey can always be unplanned. Just go to the station by ticket and travel unless it is a reserved train. Here is a link for train tickets with different agencies.

Schedules

Trains are normally punctual in their schedules compared to flights. Here is a link for Arrival Departure Board

Discounts

Both youths and elderly people get special discounts. Age below 26 is considered youth and above 60 is considered elderly. In some countries, it may be 59.

e-tickets

e-tickets are available with most of the railway agencies.

Environmentally friendly

Train travel is one of the least polluting ways to travel through Europe, compared to the majority of other modes. Here is a link for comparative study

Basic Map with duraton and distance

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Europe Railway Map

European Railway Map


Major List of European Railway Organizations

France

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF)


Germany

Deutsche Bahn (DB)


Spain

Renfe


United Kingdom

British Rail (BR) (privatized 1997)


Italy

Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) - Trenitalia


Belgium

Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (NMBS) - Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB)


Switzerland

Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) - Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF) - Ferrovie federali svizzere (FFS) - Viafiers federalas svizras (VFS)


Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP)


Luxembourg

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL)

Austria

Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)

Denmark

Danske Statsbaner (DSB)

  Top 10 tourist destinations in the Europe for Travel

The "best" places in Europe, as this is a matter of personal preference and depends on an individual's interests and goals for their trip. However, here is a list of 10 places in Europe that are popular among travelers and are known for their unique culture, history, and natural beauty:


  • Paris, France - known for its iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as its world-renowned art, food, and fashion.
  • Rome, Italy - home to ancient ruins, beautiful cathedrals, and delicious cuisine.
  • Barcelona, Spain - a vibrant and lively city with a rich history and an interesting blend of modern and traditional architecture.
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands - known for its canals, museums, and liberal attitudes
  • Vienna, Austria - known for its classical music and stunning architecture.
  • Prague, Czech Republic - a city with a rich history and beautiful castles and cathedrals.
  • Berlin, Germany - a city with a rich history and a thriving contemporary arts scene.
  • London, England - a cosmopolitan city with a rich history, world-class museums, and iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.
  • Edinburgh, Scotland - a city with a rich history, beautiful castles, and stunning natural beauty.
  • Istanbul, Turkey - a city with a rich history and a unique blend of European and Asian cultures.

Most Scenic Train Rides in Europe


  

'Glacier-Express - Switzerland'

What to See: Snow bound Mountains
Distance:   291   Duration:   7 1/2
The Glacier Express is a famous train journey that travels through the Swiss Alps between the towns of Zermatt and St. Moritz. The trip takes about seven and a half hours and passes through some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Switzerland, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes. The train itself is a panoramic train with large windows that allow passengers to fully appreciate the stunning views of the Alps. The Glacier Express is known for its comfortable and spacious seating, as well as its high-quality dining options. It is a popular tourist attraction in Switzerland and is often described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.


  

'Nice to Digne-les-Bains - France'

What to See: historic cities and small villages
Distance:   150   Duration:   3:00
The Train des Pignes, often known as the Pine Cones Train, was a network of four-metre-gauge railway lines in southern France one hundred years ago. The sole remaining road is now this 150 km stretch from Nice, on the Mediterranean coast, up to the spa town of Digne-les-Bains, the administrative centre of the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This is hardly a fast train. There are numerous little 'halts' along the route in addition to the usual stations where passengers can disembark or board. Before arriving in Digne, which is located on the edge of the Alpine foothills, more than three hours later, the train winds its way steadily uphill alongside the River Var, passing through historic cities and small villages.


  

'THE BERGEN Rail - Norway'

What to See: breath-taking landscapes. Travel from frozen lakes to grasslands and snow-capped peaks
Distance:   371   Duration:   3:00
The Bergen Rail is a railway line in Norway that connects the city of Bergen with the surrounding region. It is operated by the Norwegian National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket) and serves as a key transportation corridor for both passenger and freight traffic. The line runs from Bergen to Arna, passing through several towns and cities along the way, including Voss and Myrdal. The Bergen Rail is an important part of the Norwegian railway system, and it is a popular tourist attraction for those visiting the area.


  

'Black Forest Line - Germany'

What to See: Breathtaking views of the Black Forest
Distance:   150   Duration:   03:00
The Black Forest Railway (German: Schwarzwaldbahn) is a railway line in the Black Forest region of Germany. It runs from Offenburg, a city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, to Singen, a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg near the border with Switzerland. The railway line is approximately 100 km (62 mi) long and follows the course of the Kinzig river through the Black Forest. It is a single-track, non-electrified line that is mainly used for regional passenger traffic, although it also carries some freight. The Black Forest Railway is operated by Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company of Germany.
The route is 150 km long and climbs 650 meters from low to high, passing through breathtaking views of the Black Forest. Also 39 tunnels and he has 2 viaducts.


  

'Cinque Terre - Italy'

What to See: Stunning coastal landscape and its five colourful villages
Distance:   402.86   Duration:   05:87
Cinque Terre is a beautiful region located in the northwest of Italy, known for its stunning coastal landscape and its five colourful villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Train travel is a convenient and popular way to reach Cinque Terre from other parts of Italy.
By taking the Cinque Terre Express train, you may experience the breathtaking splendour of the Ligurian coast. You may easily and comfortably travel from La Spezia Centrale to the seaside towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Levanto!


  

'Douro Valley by train - Portugal'

What to See: DouroLine Portugal's most scenic route
Distance:   175   Duration:   03:00
The Douro Valley is a region in northern Portugal known for its stunning landscape and its production of port wine. It is located in the province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and is a popular tourist destination.
The Douro Valley is traversed by Portugal's most picturesque train journey from Porto, the country's second-largest city, to Régua, Pinho, and Pocinho. Although it's too far for a day excursion from Lisbon, it makes a fantastic day trip from Porto. The line currently terminates at Pocinho, but over the next few years, it will be extended 28 kilometres to Barca de Alva, which is located on the Spanish border. In fact, the railway ran all the way to Salamanca until 1984.


  

'Flmsbana - Norway'

What to See: Bergensbahnen, Flåm
Distance:   20   Duration:   1:00
Although only 20 kilometers long, the Flm Railway, also known as Flmsbana, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Norway. From Myrdal, located on the plateau where the Bergensbahnen (the train that runs between Oslo and Bergen) crosses, to the charming village of Flåm near the Sognefjord, the railway meanders through beautiful terrain.


  

'Inlandsbanan (Norway, Swdean)'

What to See: Stunning Nordic region
Distance:   838.00   Duration:   05:30
Welcome to a voyage by train through two nations and on several storied railroads. For tourists seeking to explore the stunning and diverse natural landscape of the Nordic region, this is the ideal mix. The voyage begins at Mora and progressively leads to Bod and Narvik via the stunning Norwegian countryside with the sea, lakes, and mountains. The drive from northern Norway turns south and returns to Sweden, where you will view the lovely Abisko National Park and have the opportunity to see the Gällivare midnight light.


  

'Sarajevo to Mostar by Talgo train'

What to See: Stunning Beauty
Distance:   129   Duration:   02:30
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Talgo train operates on the Sarajevo-Mostar route, connecting the two cities. The journey from Sarajevo to Mostar by Talgo train takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Spectacular landscape can be observed while travelling


  

'The Rhine vally line - Germany'

What to See: The tranquil river and vineyard-covered valley slopes as it goes
Distance:   193.32   Duration:   01:54
The Rhine Valley line is a railway line in Germany that runs along the Rhine river through the Rhine Valley. It is an important transportation corridor in the region and serves both passenger and freight traffic. The line is operated by Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company of Germany, and connects a number of cities and towns along the Rhine, including Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn, Cologne, and Düsseldorf. The line is also known as the Rheinbahn, or Rhine Railway, and is part of the larger network of rail lines in Germany and Europe.
The lovely Mainz is left behind as the West Rhine Railway departs and glides into the charisma and charm of the wine-producing region. It meanders alongside the west bank of the Rhine, displaying the tranquil river and vineyard-covered valley slopes as it goes. Up to Koblenz, where the Moselle River meets the Rhine, only a few tunnels obstruct the view.


  

'The Semmering Line Austria - Austria'

What to See: breathtaking natural scenery along the journey
Distance:   42   Duration:   1.00
The Semmering is a mountain pass in Austria that is located between the Lower Austrian region of Neunkirchen and the Styrian region of Mürzzuschlag. It is known for its stunning Alpine landscape and its historic railway line, which was the first mountain railway in Europe to be built with a standard gauge. The Semmering railway line was built in the 19th century and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It is still in operation today and is used for both passenger and freight traffic. The Semmering railway line is considered a feat of engineering and is known for its viaducts, tunnels, and other structures that were built to navigate the challenging terrain of the mountain pass. The Semmering is a popular tourist destination and is known for its skiing and hiking opportunities, as well as its scenic beauty.


  

'Trinicello - France'

What to See: Beautiful scenes of Corsica
Distance:   60   Duration:   1:20
This train is affectionately called 'u trinichello' in Corsica. A collection of small wagons that travel up and down the coast between Calvi and Ile his Rousse, along the tracks of the Balagne railway. Much like a gondola on a railroad track. It mainly functions as a beach transport service.
The only way to get to the sea of Balagne in Corsica is by train.
The train is the only way to reach Baragne Beach between Ile Rousse and Calvi, like a magical roundabout.
In the summer, you can open the windows fully and enjoy the spectacular view of the entire coast while taking wonderful photos.


  

'The Transcantábrico Gran Lujo Train - Spain'

What to See: Atlantic Ocean region of northern Spain known as Espaa Verde
Distance:   267.82   Duration:   4.82
The Transcantábrico is a luxury tourist train that operates in Spain. It runs along the northern coast of Spain, through the region of Galicia and Asturias, and into the region of Cantabria.
Passengers aboard El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo will travel through the Atlantic Ocean region of northern Spain known as Espaa Verde, or Green Spain, exploring some of the best local sights and landscapes while enjoying local cuisine. increase. The bathrooms in each apartment are among the largest on any train in Europe (only the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express sister train Al-Andalus and the Grand Suites rival this). The Gran Lujo Deluxe Suite has a private living room. Four of his limousines are his original Pullman cars from 1923, so they are a treasured piece of railroad history. All wagons have been intentionally refurbished. Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Castile and Leon are all part of the route from Galicia to the Bay of Biscay. Modern travellers are introduced to the region's cuisine, artwork, monuments and scenery


  

'Venice-Simplon Orient Express - Europe'

What to See: Beautiful locations of Europe
Distance:   1,085.45   Duration:   12.33
These VSOE services should not be confused with the Orient-Express, the regular train that ran between Strasbourg and Vienna for the last few years before being discontinued on December 11, 2009. This latter train was the quintessential Euronight sleeper and the direct ancestor of the regular Paris-Vienna-Balkan-Orient-Express. Despite the fact that this follow-on train was mainly used for all types of passengers traveling only in Central and Eastern Europe


  

'West Highlands - UK '

What to See: Stunning views of the Scottish landscape and its passage through the West Highlands region.
Distance:   211.90   Duration:   10.00
The West Highlands Line is a railway line in Scotland that runs from Glasgow to Mallaig. It is known for its stunning views of the Scottish landscape and its passage through the West Highlands region.
There are two ways to travel along the iconic West Highland Line, the most famous of which being the majestic Jacobite Steam Train. The Jacobite was one of many steam trains to travel this line over the years and has inspired a traditional Scottish tune thanks to its beauty. Steam locomotives were removed from the West Highland Line in 1967, they were reintroduced in 1984 as an attempt to promote tourism - an attempt which proved successful after this line became one of the most famous in the world. The Jacobite became known under its current title in 1995, and operates regular services during the spring, summer, and autumn months.An alternative way to travel along this line is using the excellent ScotRail service.This fleet of trains that services the entirety of mainland Scotland, from the lowlands right to the farthest reaches of the Highlands, and has done since 1997. The West Highland Line is one of its main rural lines, and is serviced by a regular schedule, taking both tourists and commuters along this line.


  

'The Yello Train - France'

What to See: Rising 1200 vertical metres to Bolquère, the highest ski resort in France at 1593 metres
Distance:   60.00   Duration:   03:00
The Yellow Train, often referred to as the Canary because of its hue, runs 63 kilometres (km) between Villefranche-de-Conflent (427 metres) and Latour-de-Carol (1232 metres), rising 1200 vertical metres to Bolquère, the highest ski resort in France at 1593 metres. The entire trip takes three hours, so you'll have plenty of time to capture the scenery of the Tet and Cerdan plateau valleys on camera.


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