5 Reasons to Travel by Train this Winter Holiday Season
It’s common knowledge that winter holiday travel can be incredibly stressful. Airports are crowded, traffic can be a nightmare, and prices increase dramatically during the season. It’s enough to make you want to hibernate under a cozy blanket until the holidays are over.
In contrast, train travel during the winter holiday season offers a considerably slower pace, with time to relax, breathe, and see some incredible sights as you ride toward your destination. Train travellers alternately describe travelling by train during the holidays as “relaxing”, “festive”, “nostalgic”, and even “magical”. Read on for more reasons why travelling by train this winter holiday season may be just what you need to survive the hustle and bustle and appreciate the wonders of the season…
1. Avoid the Crowds
While it can be crowded everywhere during the winter holidays, the train provides a welcome break from airport insanity as well as traffic delays and associated safety concerns of both. Once onboard the train, enjoy spacious seating in coach class or consider upgrading to first class or a sleeper train for an even more comfortable experience.
2. Enjoy a More Relaxed Pace
Being on the train is a surefire way to de-stress. Unplug, unwind and even meet some new friends on board while heading to your destination. If you’re travelling with kids or younger passengers, spread out and relax and admire the shifting views without having to worry about upsetting other passengers. If you're travelling solo, find a quiet area by a window and watch the world go by.
3. Travel When you Want
With hundreds of departure dates and no set departure times, booking train travel gives you the flexibility to tailor your travel to suit your needs and to make changes if need be. And check-in at the station is relatively hassle-free and doesn't require long queueing and extensive security checks.
4. Christmas Markets
Starting in November and through the new year, Europe comes alive with festive Christmas markets, and there’s no better way to get there than by train. From Paris to Munich, and London to Salzburg, cities are transformed into winter wonderlands with sparkling lights, hot mulled wine, handcrafted goods and delicious treats. Getting there by train only adds to the nostalgic, festive charm!
5. Winter Wonderland Views
Some of the most iconic views in Europe can be seen from the train in the winter. From the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the icy fjords of Norway, the train can take you there and beyond!
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