Train tips

It’s hard to describe the difference between efficient train travel and crazed and uncomfortable air travel until you’ve experienced them both yourself. Especially in Europe, trains are a joy and can be a highlight of the trip itself. You’ll never say that about the shuttle to the airport and then the 90 minute wait to get through the security lines, and that’s why we recommend trains whenever possible.

Most of Europe is covered by efficient train lines and some high-speed lines that are much faster than air travel anyway. Even in the former east Europe, trains are comfortable and affordable, if a bit slower. Below you’ll find our best train tips and resources to book the best trip for your style.