A Need for speed

A Need for speed

With modern high-speed trains you can quickly travel large distances. These trains are not only fast but also comfortable. The new generation of high-speed trains travel at speeds over 250 kmph. Why fly when you often can get more comfortably, conveniently and faster by high-speed train, sometimes for a third of the of the cost of a business-class air ticket? When travelling by air, your time is fraught and fragmented - you need tome to get to the airport, checking in an hour before, standing in line, getting on and off the plane, and then airport to city at the other end. By train, this is a city centre to centre journey, with minimum hassles. From Barcelona to Beijing, from Munich to Milan, from Shanghai to Stockholm, a range of high speed trains are cutting down overall travel time and giving travellers more time to visit multiple locations.  

A Need for speed
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Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)

  • Region: Europe
  • Type of Train Journey: High Speed Trains
  • Traveller Interest: A Need for speed
The AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) are high-speed trains connecting cities in Spain, running up to 186mph, so that travellers can experience all that the illustrious region has to offer. Plan on breathing the fresh air of Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Barcelona and the newest destination, Valencia. The...

Beijing-Shanghai (Jinghu) High Speed Railway

  • Region: Asia
  • Type of Train Journey: High Speed Trains
  • Traveller Interest: A Need for speed
Starting from Beijing South Railway Station and ending at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, the 1318-kilometer-long Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway is the longest and highest quality high speed railway in the world with a designed speed of 350km per hour covering the distance in 4 hours 48 m...

Eurostar

  • Region: Europe
  • Type of Train Journey: High Speed Trains
  • Traveller Interest: A Need for speed
Eurostar is a high-speed rail service that connects London to Paris and Brussels. Since 1994 Eurostar high-speed trains have been redefining travel between Britain and the Continent.  Eurostar trains reach top speeds of up to 186mph, keeping journey times at about two hours for a 495km journ...