Once you’ve got your flights booked to cover the huge distances you can start zooming in and focusing on booking your train travel to cover the short ones. If you’re travelling around Europe Interrail passes make a lot of sense, you won’t have to worry about getting around when you’re out there and it’s a really cost effective way of getting around. You’ll get unlimited travel around mainland Europe, perfect if you want to pack in as many countries as possible.
If you’re planning some train travel in the USA Amtrak is the main provider, check out their 15-day pass prices for a great deal. Another popular train route you may want to plan into your trip includes the Trans-Siberian Express – from London to Cologne to Moscow and into Beijing. The Ghan in Australia is also hugely popular with trains leaving Adelaide and travelling the 3000km+ to get to Darwin and vice versa. You can take residence in a Red Service Daynighter seat and even stop off at Alice Springs to check it out too.
Plan your trip around train travel and you’ll get to take in lots of beautiful scenery from the comfort of your seat, quickly.
Switzerland is stunning. Let the amazing scenery float by whilst you relax on one of their brilliant trains.
Take in the spectacular scenery and experience Japan’s amazing Shinkansen "Bullet Trains" where you’ll travel high speed to some fantastic cities.
Go and explore the United States by train. You’ll love the amazing scenery and people you meet along the way.
What’s not to love about Canada? This rail pass will give you plenty of options to see and explore all that nature. Perhaps you’ll even see a bear or moose!
Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussok land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.
If you planning a Gap Year in Oz than make sure you don’t miss out on these epic train journeys.They’re amongst the most famous tracks in the world for a reason...
Trains in China are safe, comfortable and efficient so why not create your own railing adventure through this big country. Go and explore!
This awesome pass will give you six months to explore the famous East Coast with unlimited travel and stopovers. Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Outback... just saying!
The India Rail Pass gives you access to the entire network. An amazing opportunity to explore every corner of this country and take it all in. One thing you know for sure, it won’t be dull!
This pass is your best choice if you want to check out one country properly, while on your gap year. Hop around by train on the local services as much as your pass will let you!