Train travel is arguably the most pleasurable way to get around for a backpacker, so this is why we’ve dedicated an entire subsection to articles which deal exclusively with this form of transport.
Sure, planes are quicker, but they’re expensive and you don’t really see anything from all the way up there, and unless you’re flying first class they’re not exactly the most comfortable way to get around. And yeah, busses are cheaper, but they’re also slower, more dangerous and blooming uncomfortable. Trains, on the other hand, strike a happy medium: they’re affordable, comfortable and you get to see the country you’re travelling through.
Some of the greatest journeys in the word are to be had on trains, whether you’re InterRailing through the grand old cities of Europe, or rocking along through the dusty landscapes of India. This is the section where you’ll find all things train travel.
9,258km, 28 days, three countries, 10 time zones and five overnight stops. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an epic journey like no other.
Getting the train in India can seem overwhelmingly complicated, but with this complete guide you'll soon be an expert at riding the rails.
Getting a sleeper train is a great way to travel across China, but there's a lot to learn before visiting. Here are some handy tips.
The Japan Rail Pass is brilliant: great value for money and makes getting around Japan by train easy and efficient. Read all about the pass here.
Most of us want to go travelling with our best friend, but it can put a strain on the friendship. Here's a guide to surviving an InterRailing adventure with your best friend.
Norway has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and one of the best ways to see it is by train. Let us take you on a journey into the Norwegian wilds.
InterRailing is an amazing way to travel around Europe, but the costs can eventually add up. Here are some expert tips on how to save money while InterRailing.
An InterRail pass can put all of Europe at your itchy backpacking fingertips. Here's a firsthand guide to the best European destinations to visit if you're a gapper short on time.
If you want to go InterRailing then make sure you read about the top 10 InterRailing experiences in Europe. You get bonus points if you go to all 10!
Alessandro Gallenzi is a fan of InterRailing. In fact, he's such a fan he's written a book about it, so we thought we'd chat to him to see what it's about.