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A guide to train travel in Europe

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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

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Enjoy the Scottish Highlands by train

The Highlands of Scotland offer some of the most picturesque, untouched landscape in the UK.

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Eight Reasons Why Trains are Better than Planes

Trains are just so much better than planes and here are eight reasons why.

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Feeling Christmassy yet? Book your train tickets for the Christmas Markets

Read our guide to the best Christmas Markets in Germany, book your tickets now so that you can enjoy a traditional German Christmas experience this year.

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Do you know how to validate your Eurail Pass?

Read our quick guide to validating your Eurail Pass so that you know exactly what to do when you start your rail journey.

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A Biarritz Surfing Safari by Rail

Make the pilgrimage to the French surf paradise.

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Europe's Best Scenic Rail Journeys

We’ve picked four of Europe’s best.

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Try The Spanish Rail-Crawl

Three of Spain’s most exciting cities in a week

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Antwerp’s Top 3 Beer Cafes

Proper Belgian Beer when in Antwerp


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Bratislava to Vienna: Two Capitals in a Weekend

Only an hour apart but very different places.

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London to Paris: The Ultimate Romantic Trip

The ultimate London to Paris romance package.

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Low Cost Airlines in Europe

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

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