Do you like trains so much you never want to get off? Then you must probably try the following journeys which have been termed as the world’s longest journeys by rail. It’s calming just to sit back inside the train with a relaxed feeling and let the most beautiful landscapes pass by you while you are on your way to the destination.
The changing towns and villages, the glimpse of open fields, and views of picturesque scenery from the window all along the journey are a pure treat for every rail traveler. During long trips, the journey is the destination. So, let’s take a virtual short ride through the world’s longest train journeys around the world!
Distance: 9290 Kilometres
Duration: More than six days
Estimated Cost: Rs. 45,000
The longest train journey in the world starts in Moscow and ends in Vladivostok. The legendary train ride crosses seven different time zones and goes through incredible landscapes all along. The ride offers spectacular views of the Ural Mountains and Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world. It’s been built by Tsar Nicholas II, who wanted to make Russia more accessible from the west.
Distance: 4465 Kilometres
Origin: Toronto (Canada)
Destination: Vancouver (Canada)
Duration: Three Days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs.17,500 to Rs. 1,40,000
The Canadian runs from Toronto to Vancouver and offers comfortable sleeping cabins. One can enjoy a grand view of snow-capped Rocky Mountains, Canadian Shield forests and maybe one even have chance spot moose and bears - all from the comfort of the sleeper car. The train goes through narrow valleys bordered by mountains on both sides feature farmlands, pastures, forests, logging camps, and small communities.
The Indian Pacific
Distance: 4351 Kilometres
Origin: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Perth (Australia)
Duration: Four Days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs. 44,000 to Rs. 1,82,000
As the name implies, the Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world's longest and greatest train journeys. But most of your cruising will be across the vast continent of Australia. From the spectacular Blue Mountains to the treeless plains of The Nullarbor, where the train travels the world's longest straight stretch of railway track (478 kilometers), you will see unique landscapes unfold and spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of the lounge or your cabin.
Distance: 4273 Kilometres
Duration: About Four Days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs. 590 to Rs. 4,000
The ride in Vivek Express is not only the longest train ride in India but also one of the longest in the world. It runs between Dibrugarh in the north-east of India to Kanyakumari in the south at an average speed of 52 kmph. Along the full journey, there are 57 stops. The train uses a diesel engine for one part of the journey and an electric engine for the other and travels through 7 Indian states, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, and Assam.
Distance: 3925 Kilometres
Origin: Chicago (US)
Destination: San Francisco (US)
Duration: Two Days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs. 9,150 to Rs. 60,000
Distance: 3215 Kilometres
Origin: Paris (France)
Destination: Moscow (Russia)
Duration: Two Days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 60,000
This is the longest trans-European route which heads east from the French capital’s Gare de l’Est and arrives at the Russian capital’s Bielowruskaia station two days later, taking in some of the continent’s major cities such as Brussels, Cologne, Berlin, Warsaw and Minsk on the way. Passengers pass through Belarus so they need a Belarus transit visa too.
Eastern & Oriental Express
Distance: 2,181 Kilometres
Duration: Three to four days
Estimated Cost: Between Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 1,40,000
This is probably one of the most beautiful and luxurious train trips in Asia. It runs from Singapore to Bangkok through Malaysia. One goes through tropical rainforests, the River Kwai, mountain passes, golden temples, and remote villages. The whole trip takes 4 days. Passengers also have the option to choose a different route that takes 3 days.
The California Zephyr is the longest train journey in the US and runs through the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado canyons, and the Sierra Nevada range. Take a comfortable seat and let the best views in the US pass you by. It is also one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America.
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