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Learning The Ropes Of Train Travel In Europe

Europe’s extensive rail network provides vacationers an easy, economical and comfortable way to discover all the beautiful countries and historic cities of the continent. Because of these factors, air travel has become second to train travel in Europe. Since Europe’s rail network is so extensive, it can be frustrating to navigate your way through the myriad of choices. Basically, there’s a choice of high-speed trains, night trains, national network trains, and scenic trains that stretch throughout the continent.

High-speed trains have been redefining train travel in Europe since 1994. These trains travel up to 200mph and make record-breaking travel times. One of the most popular is the Eurostar which travels between the heart of London and Paris or Brussels. You can take in breakfast in London, venture to Paris for lunch, and return to London for dinner all in the same day. However, if you want to extend your travel further, the Eurostar connects with other rail services to over 100 cities in Europe. Europe offers over 12 high-speed trains and their city centre terminals and frequent departures make travel a snap.
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Travel by Train While Backpacking Through Europe

The most popular method of transportation for backpackers in Europe is to travel by train. The railway system in Europe is one of the most well maintained, reliable,and affordable means of travel in the world. If you’re unfamiliar with train travel in Europe, figuring out if you need a rail pass, and if so which one will best fit your trip can be a challenge. Your best bet for ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience is careful planning. It’s important to purchase your rail pass before you depart as you won’t be able to once you’ve arrived. Not only will this help you save significantly, it will also give you time to plan properly and familiarize yourself with how train travel in Europe works.

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