The world's most breathtaking train journeys (14 suggestions)

Would you like to go on an adventure on a different transport? Why not opt for the train?


Excelente presents a list of the 15 most beautiful train trips in the world. Choose one and have a new experience.

1. Flåm Line, Norway

The journey between Myrdal and Flåm takes about an hour and allows you to admire the green landscapes of Norway as you cross the Flåm Valley. At that time, the train descends 827 meters for 20 kilometers and goes through 20 tunnels.

Flåm Line, Norway

2. Canadian Rocky Mountain Line

On this trip you can see Canada's most breathtaking landscapes, from Vancouver to Toronto, for a total of 4500 km.

Canadian Rocky Mountain line

3. Trans-Siberian, Russia

The Trans-Siberian is one of the most famous trains in the world. This line runs more than 9,000 km between Moscow and Vladivostok, and also crosses North Asia.

Transiberian Railway, Russia

4. Glacier Express, Switzerland

On this eight-hour journey, you have the opportunity to cross 91 tunnels and 291 bridges in the Swiss Alps. It is surely one of the best scenery by train! The journey is notable for taking place on one of the slowest express trains in the world.

Glacier Express, Switzerland

5. Cusco – Machu Picchu, Perú

It is possible to visit the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu by train. It is recommended that people purchase the 6:00am ticket to be able to enjoy the journey with peacefulness and tranquility.

Cusco - Machu Picchu, Peru
Cusco - Machu Picchu, Peru

6. Royal Scotsman, Scotland

The Royal Scotsman offers one of the most luxurious train journeys, so it's also the most expensive. In addition to beautiful Scottish landscapes, you are also entitled to meals prepared by renowned chefs, whiskey tastings and salmon fishing.

Royal Scotch, Scotland

7. Palace On Wheels, India

Another of the most luxurious trains in the world is the Palace on Wheels in India. The journey takes passengers on an adventure through the desert to the Taj Mahal.

Source - The Palace On Wheels
Taj Mahal, India

8. Blue Train, South Africa

On this train trip you are entitled to everything: wildlife, mountains, plains and all the natural charms that only Africa has to offer.

Source - The Blue Train - South Africa

9. Alaska Coastline, USA

The Alaska coastline offers you amazing green landscapes, and if you're lucky, you can still spot some whales!

Coastline of Alaska, USA

10. The Ghan, Australia

This train crosses Australia from North to South, connecting Adelaide to Darwin, and allows you to see the “wilder” side of this country.

The Ghan, Australia

11. Sky Train, Tibet

The Sky Train travels at more than six thousand meters of altitude and allows you to see the world right from above. The good part is that it is one of the cheapest on this list.

Sky Train, Tibet

12. Talyllyn Line, England

This is the train line that inspired the animated series Thomas the Train, which in itself makes it worthwhile, as the trains used are still steam trains. In addition, you can enjoy the green landscape of the English countryside.

Talyllyn Line, England

13. Douro Line, Portugal

The Douro Line, which connects Porto to Pocinho, is the most beautiful train journey in Portugal. Here, it is possible to enjoy the stunning slopes of the Douro.

Douro Line, Portugal

14. Rhine Valley Line, Germany

This line runs through the valley of the River Rhine in Germany and offers a mix of green landscapes with picturesque castles.

Rhine Valley Line, Germany
The world's most breathtaking train journeys (14 suggestions)
The world's most breathtaking train journeys (14 suggestions)