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    Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide
    The best routes, planning tips and ticket deals
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    Keeping you on the right track
    New 17th edition published in mid-April 2022
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    Be inspired
    50 journeys, endless possibilities
Travel in comfort to discover the very best of Europe

Welcome to Europe by Rail

Exploring Europe by train is easy, economical and enjoyable. Europe by Rail is a guidebook featuring fifty great routes, country information and off-beat diversions. It'll inspire you to explore Europe in a way you've probably never done before.

New edition

The 17th edition of Europe by Rail was published on 12 April 2022.

Testimonials

What people have said about recent editions of the book

Inside the book

A detailed guide for planning your rail journeys

The guidebook is packed with information you’ll need for planning your train journeys around Europe – be it a meandering trip using Eurail or InterRail or a quick break to just one destination. Detailed route descriptions and tips on fares and ticketing help you navigate your way around Europe’s rail network.

Our passion for rail travel

The authors of Europe by Rail are travel writers and slow travel aficionados. And they are passionate about rail travel. The book captures the essence of each journey. You’ll find facts, ideas and inspiration aplenty in well-penned prose which invites you to hop aboard and discover another side of Europe.

A good read

Whether you are planning a long journey by rail or are an armchair traveller, Europe by Rail has something for everybody. The book records the sheer variety of European life and landscapes – join us as we watch lakes, mountains and townscapes slip by beyond the carriage window.

Latest European Rail News & Notes

Get updates on train services, the announcement of new routes and other rail travel related snippets in our European Rail News & Notes section.

Practical Info
published on 19 June 2022
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
Germany’s 9-euro ticket available for travel in June, July and August 2022 is truly an invitation to wander – and not just within Germany’s borders. With a 9-euro ticket to hand, it’s perfectly possible to travel by train or bus into all nine countries that border onto Germany without having to pay a cent extra. Here’s our sample list of cross-border excursions which are there for the taking.
News
published on 6 December 2021
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
With the new timetables for 2022 which come into effect across Europe on 12 December, private rail operator NTV Italo will start serving Genoa, linking the Ligurian city with Naples. The new service comes at a time when Italy's national operator Trenitalia downgrades its daily Genoa-Venice service from a Frecciarossa 1000 train to a Frecciargento.
published on 29 August 2022
Download a summary of the latest changes to rail services across Europe – courtesy of our friends at the European Rail Timetable:

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