Train travel is potentially my favourite way to get around the world. It can be long, but it’s usually scenic and comfortable, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about local culture and customs! Train travel isn’t popular in every country in the world, but it is a great way to get around Europe and Asia – and I’ve taken a fair few trains in both continents. Here are some of my top tips for train travel!
HOW TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN
TRAIN TRAVEL IN ASIA
Asia comes out top when it comes to train travel. Many countries throughout the continent have fast and modern trains, and whether you’re in Kazakhstan or Thailand, sleeper trains plough most countries, offering you accomodation and transport in one.
Here are some of my train travel in Asia articles:
How to travel from Mongolia to Kazakhstan by train
Everything you need to know about train travel in China
How to take the Eastern Express train from Kars to Ankara in Turkey
How to get from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar (by bus and train)
TRAIN TRAVEL IN EUROPE
Europe is a fantastic place for train travel. Routes crisscross the entire continent, usually with places of interest every few miles. It’s a great way to capital city hop, or you can travel on almost forgotten railway lines to smaller towns and villages. Sleeper trains aren’t as common as Asia, but there are a few to enjoy, especially in Eastern Europe.
You can either forge your own route or use the Interrail pass which enables you to a set amount of trains within a certain period.
Here are some of my blog posts about trains in Europe:
Interrail Europe travel itinerary
How to travel from Brasov to Budapest by train
How to travel from Istanbul to Bucharest by train
What is train travel in Turkey like?
Train travel in Spain: everything you need to know