The train is one of the best transport you can use to get around different places and countries in Europe. However, if it’s your first time, it’s ideal to plan your journey ahead. Travelling can be stressful and tiring so planning your route in advance can help reduce stress and hassle. Below are some of our tips on how to travel to Europe by train.

Rail pass

The first step is to find out as much as you can about all the different rail passes available to you. If you’re looking to travel to various European countries at once, the interrail pass will be the most suitable. With this kind of pass, you can find a different itinerary or create your route based on where you can travel to. If you’re on a tight budget, booking an individual ticket will save you more money.


When booking your rail pass, you may want to think about reserving a seat in journeys where it tends to be busier. Although seat reservation may not be available at all times, it’s ideal to reserve a seat especially when you’re travelling for long hours.


Travelling from country to country can be exhausting when you’re carrying a lot of baggage. For this kind of journey, it’s important to pack light which means only packing the essentials. It will make your trip easier especially when you’re hopping in and out of trains or buses. Ideally, you should pack a couple of clothes, snacks and a few things that will help you keep busy during your trip.

Safety and belongings

When travelling in different countries, you’ll always need to have your guard up and always look out for your belongings. It’s also important to be aware of pickpocketers in big cities. It’s wise to invest on bag locks and waist pack to keep your belongings safe.