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The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Luxury Train Trips Revealed

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5 Great Asian & Indian Train Journeys You Must Book for 2021

Coronavirus has dealt the world of travel a heavy blow this year and many train travellers have decided to put their plans for a bucket list trip on hold this year. But all is not lost – autumn 2020 is the perfect time to plan and book your dream rail holiday for 2021. Here’s Railway […]

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5 Amazing Asian Rail Journeys You Should Book Today

Asia is famous for its many rail journeys – from speedy bullet trains in Japan and China to slower, more historic routes in South East Asia. Wherever you are travelling, don’t miss the chance to experience one of these Great Asian Rail Journeys. All can be done in less than 24 hours, which is perfect […]

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A Guide to Howrah Junction Station, India

Howrah Junction Station is one of the busiest railway stations in the world. Located in the city of Howrah, in West Bengal in India, it serves more than one million passengers day, who hop on and off the 600 trains which stop at this station. Howrah Junction Station serves the Kolkata metropolitan area and many […]

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A Guide to Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station, which is located in western Beijing’s Fengtai District, opened in early 1996. Along with Beijing East, Beijing South and Beijing Central, it is one of the Chinese capital’s four main railway stations, serving both domestic and international train journeys. On average 100,000 passengers use the station every day and most long-distance […]

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A Guide to New Delhi Railway Station, India

New Delhi railway station is the busiest train station in India. Every day around 400 trains pass through the station and it is used by 500,000 people per day. You can board both local and international trains from this station which is situated two kilometres north of Connaught Place in central Delhi. There are many places […]

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A Guide to Shanghai Railway Station, China

Shanghai Railway Station is one of the most important transport hubs in China’s railway networks. The other big stations in the Chinese city of Shanghai are Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai West and Shanghai South. Built to great acclaim in 1987 and commonly known locally as the ‘New Railway Station’, Shanghai Station operates 155 high speed inter-city trains, […]

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – India

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a historical and beautiful journey through southern India’s Tamil Nadu state, dating back to 1908. The exclusive toy train was built by the British as a holiday train, taking them from the blazing heat of lowland Tamil Nadu to the hilltop station of Udhagamandalam (Ooty) with its luscious shaded surroundings. […]

Hong Kong to Beijing by High Speed Train

Travelling between Hong Kong and Beijing is easy thanks to a pair of modern and efficient high-speed trains that connect Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station (and vice versa). The journey takes approximately 9 hours on a fast bullet train or you can take a slower train overnight on the same route. The […]

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Colombo to Kandy Train – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may only be a small country, but it manages to pack in some epic rail journeys. One of the most epic, and a must-do on any itinerary, is the three-hour trip from Colombo to Kandy, travelling 115 kilomteres from the coast to the hill country. The train whisks passengers away from the bustling […]

Beijing to Badaling and Great Wall of China Train

Visitors to China will find it very easy to travel by train from Beijing to the Great Wall of China. Badaling is the most famous section of the Great Wall of China and you can get there on an easy 20-minute journey, travelling 38 miles on one of the many comfortable S2 trains that travel […]

Beijing to Shanghai Train – China

Passengers on the Beijing to Shanghai train can enjoy the trip of a lifetime on the world’s fastest passenger train. Travelling at an astonishing speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) and travelling for 1,318 kilometres (819 miles), you will be transported between Beijing and Shanghai in a speedy 4 hours and 18 minutes. The line, which […]

Death Railway – Bangkok to Nam Tok

Death Railway is a heritage rail route in Thailand, journeying from Bangkok to northern Nam Tok via the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. The railway gets its name for the tragic circumstances in which it was built, constructed by the Empire of Japan during WWII using allied prisoners of war and other slave labourers. […]

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The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train, India

Gliding like a blue limousine through the lush forests and historic cities of India, the Deccan Odyssey luxury train is one of the most sought-after rail experiences in Asia. Operated by of the Golden Eagle Luxury Train company (think the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian and Danube Express), passengers are in safe, white-gloved hands, as they travel […]

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A Complete Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest railways in the world, spanning three countries and two continents. Transporting both passengers and freight, it’s a safe and popular route for all travellers, even those going solo. The term ‘Trans-Siberian Railway’ actually covers three lines across Siberia, the Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Siberian, all with the same […]

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The Reunification Express, Vietnam

One of the world’s best train journeys takes place on the Reunification Express – a two-day journey from Hanoi to Saigon that travels through Hue, Danang and Nha Trang. The French colonialists built the line but it now celebrates the reunification of the two nations severed by the Vietnam War. On a 34-hour overnight journey […]

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Beijing to Lhasa

Reaching altitudes of over 5,000m, the Qinghai-Tibet is the highest railway line in the world, a construction masterpiece battling obstacles like lack of oxygen and permafrost. The route cost US$4.2 billion to build and is often hailed as the ‘sky road’, taking guests from China’s capital Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Numbered the […]

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Seven Stars in Kyushu Train, Japan

Japan’s subtropical Kyushu island is one of active volcanoes, bubbling hot springs, stunning coastline and incredible cuisine, and there’s way to travel it quite like the ultra-opulent Seven Stars in Kyushu – one of the most luxurious trains in the Far East. The seven-car train gets its name from the seven prefectures of Kyushu Island, […]

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Maharajas’ Express Luxury Train, India

The Maharajas’ Express is a five-star luxury train that runs on four circuits around North-West and Central India, covering more than 12 destinations. Its most popular routes concentrate on India’s Golden Triangle between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and the train covers many of the key destinations in the state of Rajasthan.  The Maharajas’ Express has been voted […]

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Eastern & Oriental Express – Belmond

Operated by luxury leisure group Belmond, the Eastern & Oriental Express takes travellers on a voyage of decadence and discovery through the sun-dipped landscapes and cities of Southeast Asia. Running several times a month, all year round, itineraries are available between Bangkok and Singapore and Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur (and return), venturing through rice paddy […]