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A guide to train travel in Europe

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Welcome to European Rail Guide

This site is designed to help you decide on where to go in Europe and how you can get there on the train.

Where to start
We'd recommend that you read our city guides to get an idea of where you want to go. Then check out the rail passes and European rail maps pages to work out how to get around. You might also find our How To guides and Popular Journeys helpful.


What's New on European Rail Guide


Low Cost Airlines in Europe

Need to book a flight? Try these low cost airlines first.

JOURNEY: Manchester to Amsterdam

On the train? Really? Yes.... and yes.

Destination: Perpignan

Expect to see flamenco dancers, fire eaters and puppeteers!

Rail Pass Guide

Use our Rail Pass comparison table to work out which pass to buy.

Destination: Fulda

Lovers of the baroque era will find plenty to see here.

Destination: Saarbrücken

For 200 years Saarbrücken was passed back and forth between Germany and France

Destination: Cottbus

Cottbus is known for being a university city with lots of vast green landscapes.

Blog: London to Istanbul

The trip takes three to four days, beginning with the 4.01 afternoon Eurostar from St Pancras...

The Andalucia Express

Through Andalucia’s hills and mountains, before heading towards Tangier and Ceuta.

Destination: Binz

If you thought Germany didn’t have any seaside resorts you’d be wrong!

Destination: Osnabrück

Its picturesque surroundings have made it a favourite spot for weddings, and festivals.

Rail Passes or Tickets, which is cheaper?

You would assume that rail passes exist simply as a cheaper way to travel in Europe...


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2014/15 Eurostar Ski Train details

Skiing or boarding this year? Check out the Ski Train

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When to visit Europe

We give you a season by season view of where to go.

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Manchester to Amsterdam

The train probably wouldn't be your first choice, but it doesn't take as long as you might think.

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The Best German Christmas Markets

Too early for a Christmas feature? Nope! It's never too early to plan your Weihnachtsmarkt visit.

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