It’s all about trains!

Train

I tend to like train trips a lot and have gathered a bunch of information and tips that I thought might be of fair use for others, too.

Tips & Tricks

  • A great website that gathers a huge amount of information on train travel in Europe and the world, sorted by countries and cities: seat61.com
    It also provides alternative roads and touristic information.

  • A wonderful book about travelling across Europe by train, with a suggestion of trips and alternative railways + its complementary website: Europe by rail -> Slow travel.

  • Websites from which to order cheap train tickets:
    trainline.eu
    raileurope.co.uk (formerly loco2)

  • To help you find alternative transportation in case train tickets are too expensive or non-existent: rome2rio.com

Railway pass to travel in Europe

Night trains in Europe

  • The different options: interrail night trains
  • Map of the night train network (last update: January 2019)
  • Austrian night trains (the OBB is pushing for the maintenance and development of night train lines): nightjet.com
  • Thello train (Paris to Venezia via Milano): thello.com
  • French night trains (in French): lefigaro.fr
  • Back on track: A European initiative/network to support cross-border night trains

Additional ressources

National railway companies in Europe

Be aware that in some countries, trains are not the best transportation system available and you might also want to check (local) bus companies + check visa requirements

Albania: HSH
Austria (OBB, small prices): Sparschiene
Belgium: SNCB
Bosnia and Herzegovina: ZFBH or ŽRS
Bulgaria: BDZ
Catalonia: rodalies
Croatia: hzpp.hr
Czech republic: cd.cz
Denmark: DSB
Estonia: evr.ee (state-owned) and elron.ee (around Tallin, private company)
Finland: veturi (VR)
France: SNCF
Germany (Deutsche Bahn, small prices): Preisfinder
Greece: OSE
Hungary: MÁV-csoport
Ireland (Eire): irishrail
Italy: trenitalia
Kosovo: trainkos
Latvia: dz.lv
Lithuania: litrail
Macedonia: MZT
Moldavia: CFM
Montenegro: ZCG
Netherlands, the: ns.nl
Norway: VY
Poland: polrail
Portugal: cp.pt
Romania: Căile Ferate Române
Serbia: ŽS
Slovakia: slovakrail
Slovenia: slo-zeleznice
Spain: RENFE
Sweden: sj.se
Switzerland: SBB/CFF
Ukraine: UR