Train journey is a great fascination for many people. The routes can not be long enough, especially if the train is equipped with comfortable dining and sleeping cars. On a long train journey beautiful experiences and wonderful landscapes are guaranteed.

10. The Amber Express

The Amber Express
Southern Electric group

The Bernstein Express runs over 2011 kilometers from Germany’s capital Berlin via Poland and across the Baltic to St. Petersburg. Because different lane widths are to be overcome, both train changes and minimum sections are to be completed by bus. The advantage is that travelers on vacation trips can visit many interesting places.

9. The Ghan

Longest train routes

The Ghan is Australia’s transcontinental long-haul service connecting Adelaide in South Australia via Alice Springs to Darwin in the Northern Territory. At 2,979 kilometers, the train travels across the Australian continent, with two weekly departures and a journey time of just under 50 hours.

8. The Orient Silk Road Express

Orient silk road express

The trail follows the legendary Silk Road from Turkmenistan Ashgabat via Samarkand in Uzbekistan to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Seven Unesco World Heritage sites are located on either side of the 3 459-kilometer route. For the journey with the Orient Silk Road Express 12 travel days are to be planned.

7. The Tibet Railway

longest train journey
Tibet travel

The location of the Tibet railway lies clearly higher than other railway lines in the list of the 10 longest train routes in the world. The Chinese metropolis of Beijing are connected to Lhasa at altitudes of more than 5,000 meters for about 3,700 kilometers. The track went fully operational and accessible in mid 2006.

6. The Canadian

The Canadian train

The Canadian travels 4,300 kilometers through Canada’s vast expanses from Toronto via the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver on the Pacific. Three times a week, the train company VIA Rail operates trains that go on the three and a half day long tour.

5. The Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific Train

The Trans-Australian railroad is also a superlative train. In its east-west direction, it covers 4,352 kilometers from Sydney to Perth in Western Australia. The Indian Pacific needs about 65 hours for this.

4. The Texas Eagle

The Texas Eagle
Amtrak Media

The Texas Eagle goes on North America’s longest train journey. The train company Amtrak operate trains from Chicago / Michigan to San Antonio in Texas and then to Los Angeles. For the distance of 4, 390 kilometers, the Superliner trains need almost 69 hours.

3. The Rovos Rail

The Rovos Rail train
The society of international railway travelers

On this route, you can experience the wild Africa from the wing chair, more precisely from the rear of the old, historic saloon cars. Rovos Rail runs on several routes through South Africa to the Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian . The 6 100-kilometer route runs through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia to the East African coast. Stopovers can be found on various impressive natural wonders, such as the Rift Valley or the Victoria Falls.

2. Tsar gold

Tsars Gold Train
MIR Corporation

Zarengold is the name of the special train that runs from Moscow along Russian Lake Baikal through the Gobi Desert to China’s capital Beijing. The route is 7 800 kilometers long. There are up to five different compartment categories on the train. The special train tour includes various excursions and lasts 16 days in total. The Tsar Gold also holds the top spot for the longest duration journey along with one of the 10 longest train routes in the world.

1. The Transsib

The Transsib Train
Robert Harding

The Transibb holds the top spot in the list of The 10 longest train routes in the world. The Trans-Siberian Railway still operates on the longest railway route in the world. The journey from Moscow to Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean covers over 9,280 kilometers. You travel seven days regularly in a train however, individuals or group travelers plan numerous stopovers and therefore need two to three weeks for their adventure trip. 

A train journey is not only to cover long distances but to create and share stories to last a lifetime. If you are planning a vacation, consider any one of these train journeys to make a successful holiday story.

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