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Train gains again

Ta-da! Another post focused on rail, so hopefully you won’t mind if we rail on a bit about rail. Get it? Specifically, when you do opt to take the train, there are almost too many options on how to approach sourcing, buying and managing your rail choices. Especially in rail-rich countries (Europe and Asia are the clear leaders here) you might feel overwhelmed on even where to start. But, depending on the distance and location, taking the train can be more cost-effective than driving, especially when considering factors like fuel, maintenance, and parking fees, it makes rail the best option. And don’t forget that Trains are generally more energy-efficient and produce lower carbon emissions per passenger compared to individual cars. Choosing rail can contribute to reducing overall environmental impact.

Rail is not only point-to-point. Many cities have excellent inter-urban services.

You can (and we hope you will) use our rail posts (see here) to get excited, get planning and then get going. Especially in Europe and Asia, the choices can appear to be overwhelming. Luckily, there are some excellent travel companies who make exploring, choosing and buying rail super simple. Two of the biggest are OMIO, Rail Europe and Trainline (all three are also affiliate friends of ours) and they make buying rail tickets simple.

But, for those of you who need a bit of help to make the best decisions, blogger have put together an easy-to-follow compendium, which we’re sharing with you here. What makes this post interesting is that trains are, of course, covered, but also ferries, buses and planes. It’s a good summary that makes what can be a potentially confusing activity a little easier. Click here to make an informed decision.

OMIO have been around for a long & have a wide choice of destinations. Click here.

Trainline another well-established company and have impressive suppliers. Click here.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to rail. Rail Europe is always a winner. Click here.

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