Advantages of train travel

Why choose European rail travel?

The train is an easy and relaxing way to explore Europe.

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose European rail travel over planes, cars or buses:

Easy access

Nearly every city has a station and most of them are served by trains multiple times per day. On domestic routes many trains run hourly if not more often.

Practical

With European rail travel, check-in simply means getting on the train. No need to arrive hours in advance, remove your shoes or walk through a metal detector. You can also bring your own food and drinks on board, if you want to.

Freedom

Sit back, enjoy the view, talk to fellow passengers, go for a stroll or read a good book.

Intercity leaving Cologne Central Station, Germany Environmentally friendly

When you choose to travel by train through Europe, you choose a mode of transportation that pollutes far less than most others. Read more about the eco-friendly aspects of train travel.

Centrally located stops

One of the best things about European rail travel is the great location of the train stations. Major stations are usually right in the center of the city, with shops, restaurants and hotels just a couple of steps away. 

Great views

You see more than just clouds or the dirty back of a semi-truck. You experience the beauty of Europe first hand. From the train you see the lush green hills, the colorful cities and the quaint countryside.

No hassle at the borders

Rail passengers no longer have their identity checked by border guards when crossing borders of the Schengen countries (see the Schengen Visa website). Random security checks still occur though. Choose European rail travel with Eurail passes. Discover Europe using the most modern, safe, and budget-friendly means of transportation possible.

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