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Exploring Europe by train

Train travel in Europe has become one of the most popular modes of transportation in the last several years. It's now easier than ever to cross the European continent by train. Today's traveler to Europe has a variety of train passes and trains to choose from such as Eurostar, Thalys or ICE. Trains allow passengers to travel between major cities such as London to Paris or Paris to Berlin and further on.

ICE train arriving at the Hauptbahnhof in Berlin, Germany
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With a growing and more efficient high-speed train network, has made it possible for passengers to check-in without any long waiting time or the inconvenience found at major airports.

One major benefit to consider is that passengers have a number of options to choose from such as scheduling and budgeting for their trip. It allows travelers to choose the most convenient time and the most affordable price. There are also a variety of discount packages for families traveling together.

Another benefit to train travel is the freedom and comfort to move about and using many of the services offered such as dining and sleeping cabins. Unlike airplanes, passengers have more seating and space to store extra luggage without the hefty price tag. A number of restrooms can be found throughout the train making the trip a little more comfortable.

Train travel is a great way to view beautiful scenery, towns and villages as you pass through the countryside. The European network of trains (SNCB) has access to more than 5,000 destinations throughout Europe and growing. No matter if you intend to travel for a day, week or month, a number of different passes can be purchased at an affordable price.

Check out more about European train travel here.

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