So you’ve just arrived in Paris. After you’re done meandering through the city’s storied cafes, achingly-trendy boutiques and awe-inspiring museums – what’s next? Well, a lot actually as Paris is the centre of rail travel across Europe with great connectivity via Rail Europe.
The Champagne region of Reims is just an hour’s journey away from Paris, while the fast TGV can ferry you from Paris’ Gare de Lyon to Lyon itself – the gastronomic capital of France – within a mere two hours! Or If you fancy heading to another country, Paris to Amsterdam is just under three and a half hours. The intricate inter-connectivity extends across Europe’s rail vast network and it is in fact, feasible to journey between even small European towns by train. What’s more: with multiple trains running through the day on popular routes, the timings also tend to be convenient for most travellers.
If you’re wondering how to go about organising your journey ahead of time, Rail Europe is a one-stop solution for all train travel across Europe. The technology-oriented platform enables travellers to plan itineraries online based on the best available price, taking into account their convenience and needs. Tickets are electronic and can be easily shown on a phone, reducing the hassle of waiting in ticket lines! Not to mention, e-tickets are more environmentally-friendly too.
As the age-old adage goes, it’s not just about the destination, but also the journey. This is certainly true of train travel across Europe which is a scenic experience starting from the point of departure itself, as train stations in major European cities are usually architectural marvels in themselves. Once a hub of commerce, these train stations were traditionally built as a manifestation of a city’s wealth and stature, with their impressive features a landmark even in present day. As for the journey itself, it’s usually as comfortable as it is picturesque. The seats are definitely roomier than those on an airplane and we always love heading to the “bar” for a coffee and snacks whilst we take in the bucolic view of the European countryside hurtling past!
If you still need more inspiration for planning your next European sojourn, browse our travel guides to major European cities, here.
Plan your journey with Rail Europe, here.
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