Rail travel is the most scenic way to see Europe. It is also the best way to get close to all that Europe has to offer. It eliminates most of the hassles that travelling by other modes of transport poses. Frequent & punctual services add to the thrill of seeing Europe by Train.
Do what you want
Everyone loves the flexibility of rail's unlimited stopovers, choice of routes and departure times. It gives you the freedom to stay longer, move on or revist a place you like.
Make the most of your budget - More value for your money...
Rail Passes offer real value for money! Buying individual rail sectors as you travel around Europe can be very expensive. With a rail pass there's no limit to how far you can travel within your nominated borders.
There are a range of flexi and saver passes and special offers to suit almost every budget and travel plan. Friends and Families you can really save by travelling as a group and children under 12 usually travel at half price.
Travel overnight and save
Try a luxury sleeper or a more affordable couchette on long overnight train journeys. You'll save on a night's accommodation and arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for the next day.
Travel in comfort
Train seats are spacious and some feature seatback video and entertainement facilities. You are free to move around the carriage or just sit back and relax. Why not stretch your legs, go to the bar or enjoy a bistro meal. Generally, families can be seated together and the children can leave their seats and move around without disturbing the other passengers.
Dine in style
You can chose to dine in style in the dining car, have a snack or enjoy a drink in the bar. Many trains also offer a food service at your seat. Alternatively, you can take your own food on board for the journey.
On board amenities
Most trains have a wide range of on board amenities such as bars, restaurants, telephones, seat reservation services, toilets and baby changing rooms to make travelling easier and more enjoyable. When you need a helping had, just ask the train conductor.
Work on board
Mobile telephones and laptop computers can be operated on board most trains. Seats are spacious and there is plenty of room to work or to make a call while you travel to the next appointment.
Get there faster over a High speed network
Rail offers the business traveller a network of high speed trains linking Europe's business centres. It usually takes less than 15 minutes to check-in and the trains travel at speeds of up to 300 km/hr, and get you there faster without the hassle of traffic jams or weather delays. For example, the 800 kilometre trip from Paris to Marseilles takes just three hours!
The high speed Eurostar whisks you from London to Paris or Brussels in just 2hrs 35. Its three classes of travel include a Premium Class with departure lounges, free transfers and meals.
Get off the beaten track
The 240 000 kilometres of rail track reaches into virtually every corner of Europe through forests, fields and moutnains that just aren't accessible by road.
Convenience. all year round
Take the family on a winter skiing holiday or a summer visit to the Mediterranean by train. Forget about the hassle of traffic jams or weather delays. No matter what time of the year you visit Europe, trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days per week, 365 days of the year come rain, hail or snow, so you won't be delayed or miss an important meeting.
Travel when you want
There are multiple services every day with a wide choice of routes and departure times. Just choose one to suit your travel plan.
Arrive in the heart of the city
Most stations are located in the heart of Europe's cities and offer access to hotels and sightseeing, as well as a range of services including restaurants, gift shops, foreign exchange, telephones, post office, book stores, seating reservations and information. You are right on the doorstep of the business district and close to hotels, dining, and commumnication facilities.
See Europe on widescreen
With large windows and everything you need on board, simply reserve your seat, sit back, relax and enjoy Europe's unique scenery while sipping a glass of your favourite beverage. Truly experience the beauty of Europe on special train journeys with spectacular scenery in picturesque countries such as Switzerland and Norway.
Experience the real Europe
Trains are an integral part of the European way of life. Travel by train and make the European experience your own. Meet the locals, speak their language, try their cuisine and learn more about their country.