Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage tourist steam railway in the Severn Valley – a beautiful part of the counties of Worcestershire and Shropshire. The train operates manly steam-hauled passengers carriages between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth, travelling for 16 miles through stunning British countryside. Appealing to all ages, from train enthusiast to families to […]

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6 Fantastic Weekend Train Trips Around the UK Under £200

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Jacobite Steam Train – Fort William to Mallaig

The Road to the Isles is a wild, remote and rugged route across the Scottish Highlands, and travellers are able to explore this route aboard the Jacobite train. Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, the Jacobite takes passengers on an 84-mile round-trip from Fort William to Mallaig through some of the most […]


Kuranda Scenic Railway – Australia

North Queensland is home to The Wet Tropics, one of the most important World Heritage-listed rainforests. As one of the oldest forests in the world, it is home to many native plants and animals. The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs through this amazing part of Australia from the coastal city of Cairns, over the Great Dividing Range […]

Tokyo to Osaka Train – The Tokaido Shinkansen

The Tokaido Shinkansen is a high-speed train line connecting the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. It’s without a doubt the most exciting and efficient way of travelling between these thriving cities, with trains taking just 2 hours, 24 minutes to travel 397km – reaching speeds of 285km/h. Three types of trains operate along the […]

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. […]

Mandovi Express – Mumbai to Goa

The Mandovi Express is a daily train that runs on India’s Konkan Railway, whisking passengers away from the crowds of Mumbai to the beaches of Goa. Running between Mumbai CST to Madagon, the train is named after the great Mandovi River, sandwiched between the Sahyadari hills and the Arabian sea and hugging India’s southwest coastline. […]

East Asia

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 […]

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – India

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (also known as the Toy Train), is a heritage rail route that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in India’s West Bengal state. The historical rail route is 150 years old, traversing 88 kilometres of track and using zigzags and loops to ascend into the cool foothills of the Himalayas. Operated […]

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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 […]

East Asia

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 […]

Southeast Asia

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. […]