Amazing Train Rides around the World
Collected by Adriana Yampey , AFAR Local Expert
A train can be the best way to travel.
800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Because you won't regret it. Whatever Amtrak's reputation, this has to be one of the best train rides - and the best train services - in the USA. We actually started our rail journey in Vancouver and made our way, haltingly, down the West coast...
Kabin Buri District, Prachin Buri, Thailand
The train was probably the best decision I have made as a form of transportation in Thailand. We woke up early to catch the 5:55am train at Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok to Aranyaprathet. Then it was only a ten minute tuk tuk ride to the...
Machu Pichu, 08680, Peru
This month marks the hundred-year-anniversary of the "re-discovery" of this Inca citadel by Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu deserves its clichés--'place of a lifetime,' 'bucket-list destination'...'mystical'...'amazing'... Sometimes, it's okay...
San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young Argentine chefs trained in Europe’s top kitchens are returning home to reinvent their national cuisine. Dante Liporace, the el Bulli– trained chef of Tarquino is one of the leaders of the movement, known as La Nueva Cocina Argentina. His...
V Kotcích 516/15, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Padam Nagar, Sarai Rohilla, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Starting from S. Rohilla Station, we took sleeper class to Jaisalmer. Hoping to get the "real" India experience, we booked the lowest. Little did we know, the trains in lower classes have not changed much since Partition it seems. A pair of...
East Kilbride, Glasgow, UK
Took the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow and the hour long (about) ride was quite expensive! Actually the trains in the UK are probably the most expensive in all of Europe. East Kilbride itself is nothing to write home about. It is however the...
65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
One of the best parts about Austria is its comfortable size. It's just big enough to have the kind of cultural and natural disversity that make the country so special, but small enough to be very accessible. With the Austrian Rail Pass you can...
Adelaide Parklands Terminal Richmond Rd, Keswick SA 5035, Australia
The two-night journey traverses 1,851 miles from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory. As the train traces the route taken by 19th-century Afghan camel drivers, Platinum Service travelers have the opportunity to...
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