My favorite part of air travel is traveling amidst the clouds! But when you travel by train across Europe, you’re in for real heaven. Endless stretches of picturesque train rides will make you feel like you’re traveling in paradise.
Of course, you don’t have to go by my words but these pictures don’t lie!
7. Value for money (luggage+ travel)
When you’re traveling across Europe, flights are generally an easy option because the tickets are easy on the pockets. However, the same cannot be said about your luggage, unless you’re traveling light with just one backpack! Traveling by train not just assures you a passenger seat, but room for your luggage too! Thanks to our 2 months long trip in winter, we were carrying heavy bags with warm clothes. All our bags found a place in the luggage storage racks on these trains. That’s also because most Europeans barely carry as much luggage. But the point to note is that you don’t get charged for your luggage as per the weight.
Another interesting fact is that you can also carry your bikes (cycles) in trains and most trains have space/ provision for the same. This is a key factor in making cycling such a key activity in the continent.
6. High-Speed Trains & Always on time (almost!)
Most trains in Europe are high-speed trains. Which means, they are likely to cover long distances in a record amount of time. Your journeys could span anyway between 1-5 hours.
Also, the trains are mostly as per schedule. (We’ve missed many for taking this fact too lightly) which means your schedule is easily engraved in the rock with these trains.
5. Time-saving means of travel
In case you thought air travel is only about the flight time, then you must stop and consider the travel time to the airport, check-in, luggage check, security, waiting, boarding and baggage collection time too! While traveling by train, you got to be there 20 minutes before your train. Most train stations don’t have too much scrutiny for travelers. Another notable factor is that the majority of airports are at least 30-45 minutes away from the city center. Depending on your flight timing, this could be both expensive and time taking process.
4. Food on board