The Essentials

Why You Should Travel By Train in Europe


Europe is now so well connected by train that if you’re traveling between countries on that continent, it doesn’t make much sense to fly because of time and expense.

I now almost always stick to train travel once I get to Europe. And buying train passes is the way to go.

You can buy a single one country pass (starting at about $60) or a full Eurail pass (starting under $300) that gets you to and through 28 countries. And it’s so much cheaper than flying.

New service from London to Brussels and Amsterdam sure beats flying out of Heathrow, and you’ll also avoid a hefty airport user tax.