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6 New European Train and Rail Journeys to try in 2021

Forget planes and cars, 2021 is all about exploring Europe by train…

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Northern Europe

Prague to Budapest Train – EuroNight Metropol

The EuroNight Metropol is a comfortable, efficient overnight train ride that links Prague and Budapest in both directions, giving passengers a comfortable night’s sleep at a reasonable price. One of the most popular Prague to Budapest train routes is the Metropol sleeper, which offers passengers a great overnight ride with a wide variety of ticket […]

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Southern Europe

Zagreb to Split Train – Croatia

Croatian Railways operate a comfortable and efficient sleeper train from Zagreb to Split every day. This will give you the chance to leave the country’s famed capital city with its neo-Gothic cathedrals and buzzy café culture late at night, ready for an early morning arrival in Split. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the glittering Adriatic […]

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Southern Europe

Lisbon to Madrid Train – Trenhotel Lusitania

One of the pleasures of travelling around Europe by train is being able to sleep on many of the trains. One of the best-loved overnight trains is the popular Spanish sleeper train, Trenhotel Lusitania, which links Lisbon with Madrid. Every night this train departs from Lisbon, travelling via Coimbra in Portugal and Salamanca in Spain, […]

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Northern Europe

The Nordland Railway – Trondheim to Bodo

At almost ten hours, the Nordland Railway between Trondheim and Bodo is Norway‘s longest continuous train service. The 729km route crosses 293 bridges, travels through 154 tunnels and even crosses the Arctic circle on its journey northwards. In the winter passengers will get to the chance to see the country’s incredible northern lights, and in the summer […]

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Northern Europe

Helsinki to Rovaniemi Train – Santa Claus Express

The Santa Claus Express, (or Helsinki to Rovaniemi train) almost doesn’t sounds real, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a magical train ride from a children’s fairytale. However, it’s very much a real thing, and is one of the most exciting and comfortable train journeys to take in northern Europe. The train is […]

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Southern Europe

Rome to Palermo Train – Intercity Notte (ICN)

Live la dolce vita on a glorious train ride across Italy, departing from Rome and arriving in Palermo, Sicily’s grand coastal capital. Travelling a distance of 920km and operated by the national carrier Trenitalia, the train takes connects the two cities in around 13 hours and comes with the added excitement of crossing the Strait […]

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Northern Europe

Prague to Krakow Train – EuroNight Sleeper

Interrailing across Europe is one of life’s greatest pleasures, being able to jump from exciting city to the next so comfortably and easily. One of those trains is the safe and the cosy EuroNight sleeper Prague to Krakow train, connecting the Czech Republic capital Prague with Poland’s art capital Krakow. Affectionately known as the Chopin […]

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Northern Europe Southern Europe

Thello Paris to Venice Train

What could be more romantic and fabulous than a train journey from Paris to Venice? The answer is not a lot… Allowing travellers to hop between two glorious cities, Thello runs overnight trains connecting Paris and Venice in just 13 hours, 47minutes. Passengers depart from Gare de Lyon in the evening and arrive in Venice […]

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Northern Europe

Oslo to Trondheim Train – The Dovre Line

You may be tempted by the travel from Oslo to Trondheim by day, but travel by night and you’ll get to experience the luxuries of the sleeper train that is the Dovre Line. Like all trains operated by NSB (Norway’s national rail service), the Dovre Line has comfortable sleeping cars, comfortable seating and a well-equipped […]

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Northern Europe

Moscow to St Petersburg Train – The Red Arrow

With a striking dark red and golden yellow livery, the iconic Red Arrow is Russia’s oldest and most famous train, and it has quite a history. The train was built in 1931 to shuttle the communist elite of Soviet Russia between Leningrad and Moscow, and still operates the same route to this day (albeit with […]

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Northern Europe Southern Europe

Moscow to Nice Sleeper Train – Russian Railways

The Moscow to Nice sleeper train is one of the longest rail routes in the world, stretching 2,607 km across eight countries – in fact, it’s hard to believe it’s a railway line at all. The train has been operating since 2010, the first railway line connecting Russia and the French Riviera since the days […]

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Northern Europe

A Complete Guide to Europe’s OBB Nightjet Sleeper Trains

OBB Nightjet is one of the Europe’s most efficient train operators, running overnight trains all over the continent connecting towns and cities. Launched in 2016 by Austrian Railways (OBB), Nightjet trains are both efficient and exciting to experience, and one of the many routes to try is from Brussels to Vienna. Travelling overnight passengers arrive […]