Booked But Not Yet Boarded? Savvy Holiday Train Travel Begins With These Top Tips
Travelling by train makes for magical holiday experiences here are some tips to make your holiday by train even better.
Holiday train travel offers numerous advantages to both luxury
and budget holidaymakers. There is no stress over driving in
congested traffic or navigating unfamiliar territory or worrying on
which side of the road to drive. You get to sit back and relax and
let the calming effect of the clickety clack of the rails soothe
you while you feast on the scenery outside the windows. Below we
offer a few tips to make your holiday by train a little easier.
- Budget train travel requires you to pack light as luggage space
is limited. The fewer bags you have the less you will have to
manage. Backpacks are great options for travellers who will be
embarking and disembarking frequently.
- You may know where you're headed but do you know what to do
once you get there? As exciting as planning your trip is, often
there is not much time to devote to researching the countries or
cities you will be visiting in depth. This is where you can make
great use of your time on a train. You can, at your leisure, read
up on some of the interesting things to do on your holiday.
- When travelling with children the trick to a hassle-free train
journey is to keep them well-entertained. This is easy to do with
the various digital entertainment devices available. Make sure
before you leave that you download their favourite movies on a
tablet or laptop. Portable DVD players are also a good idea. A
selection of entertainment activities will ensure the kids never
tire of any one activity. And don't forget to charge all devices to
- Food is great on trains offering meals, but it can be a good
idea to check what meals are available if you have special
requirements. Knowing what your options are is always a great plan,
and can make all the difference.
Travelling by train makes for magical holiday experiences. Of
course, following this advice about travelling by train means that
you avoid those newbie mistakes that can ruin a trip. One such
mistake is thinking you can book rail passes once you get to your
destination. International train tickets should always be bought
before departure. This ensures that you get the tickets you want
and you avoid the risk of tickets being sold out.
At International Rail we provide a secure and reliable booking
service for more than 66 000 point-to-point routes so that you
are covered wherever you want to go. Make us your go-to booking
service for the different types of Eurail passes, Amtrak rail
tickets and Eurostar.