10 Most Beautiful Train Rides In The World

Traintravel is an exciting experience; some even say it’s magical. Traveling bytrain is very suitable for Corporate and personal travel, and because it isfast and convenient it works well for transporting staff or clients to aparticular venue. You also get to view flawless sceneries and this will makeyour journey worthwhile.

In thisarticle, we will talk about some of the 10 most beautiful train rides in theworld:

10. The Reunification Express, Vietnam

Some railway rides take you through iconic cites, some tell you a story about the cities you whiz past, other rail rides have passengers that just make the journey worthwhile. The Reunification Express line is also known as the North-South Railway has all these features and much more to offer. The Reunification is one of the railways most loved in Southeast Asia. The journey starts at Ho Chi Minh City and ends at Hanoi, the trip takes two days to travel. With the wonders between these 2 cities, there’s almost a no better way to view them than with The Reunification Express.

The journey is a pleasant surprise for the people from the west as it passes through dense forests, fishing villages, rice fields, and through crowded villages. An experience not familiar to people from outside the country. It shows the world the rich history of Vietnam. The panorama outside is splendid as it changes from the urban dwellings to sub-urban dwellings and then slowly into villages.

9. The Ghan, Australia

Throughout your three day journey from North to South Australia, The Ghan will give you access to the country’s red center and you can see the Australian Outback in its glory. You can also order the Gold Service Twin Cabin to maximize your experience. With the platinum service you have access to a bedroom, and binoculars.

The Ghan train route is often regarded as one of thegreatest rail journeys in the world. It lets you experience places in Australiathat are not offered by any other holidays. The best part of the journey is itstops at places which can be further explored. The train journey is a perfectblend of luxury and adventure. 

8. The California Zephyr, USA

Are you looking to enjoy the beauty of North America? Then you should do so by traveling the Amtrak’s California Zephyr train. The incredibly long journey spans 4,000 km and takes about 3 days, from start to finish. From Chicago to San Francisco, you’ll get to view the flawless landscape, especially with the floor-to-ceiling windows of the lounge car.

Amtrak claims the route to beone of the most scenic and beautiful train routes in the world. It passesthrough the breathtaking Sierra Nevada and upper Colorado River valley.Tunnels, mountains and canyons addextra magic to the trip. The diverse scenery in the route offers the hues of Utah’sdeserts, colors of greenery, mountains, and rivers.

7. The Blue Train, South Africa

Traveling through South Africa can be a difficult journey, but the Blue Train makes it work so that you can view the beauty of this country. The journey begins at Pretoria, take you through Kimberly, Matjiesfontein and eventually, you arrive at Cape Town. This journey has been undertaken by celebrities and kings. So you see a 27-hour ride fit for a king. It is a 1,600-kilometre trip between Pretoria and Cape Town.

It is one of the world’sluxurious train journeys that offer the mystic scenery of South Africa. It alsoruns between Cape Town to Port Elizabeth which is known as the scenic“Garden Route”. The route offers a diverse range of landscape makingit one of the most beautiful luxury train rides in the world.

6. Baikal–Amur Mainline, Russia

Did you know that the Baikal Amur Mainline, also known as the BAM runs through over 2500 miles of Siberian wilderness, connects remote settlements where temperatures sink to -60°C in winter and has been envisaged as the greatest construction project in the history of the Soviet Union? Compared to the Trans-Sib, the BAM is colder, remoter and travels across spectacular scenery. The journey starts from Tayshet and ends in Sovetskaya Gavan with about 2500 miles between them. The trip usually takes four days, and despite the cold has been described as one of the best train rides on the planet.

It can be dangerous along the borders of China. The line is durable and built mostly using permafrost. BAM has been called as “the project of the century” due to its harsh terrains, weather, and difficulty while construction.

5. Perurail Lake Titicaca Railway, Peru

Traveling across the Altiplano, from the shores of LakeTiticaca to the capital of Inca, the railway from Puno to Cuzco traverses cutsa treacherous but otherworldly path through the snow-covered mountains and deepvalleys of the Andes. The train features a bar, entertainment and a doperestaurant all this plus the company of the other passengers will make the tripdelightful as it only takes 10 hours.

The train is an amazing experience of luxury combined withbeautiful landscapes. The rail takes us through the Peruvian Andes between Punoand Cusco. The vintage carriages on the train offer a much better experiencewhile dining. The experience is thrilling when the train approaches the world’shighest navigable lake. Many travel magazines around the world attribute thePerurail-Titicaca railway as one of the most beautiful in the world.

4. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Italy

This train ride is known for its luxurious experience. In the 1970s it closed due to managerial problems, but in 1982 it canes back in style by renovating the entire train, so as to live up to its past glory and satisfy its customers. If you are traveling through colorful cities of  London, Budapest, Istanbul, Paris, Prague, Venice and Vienna then you can do no better than the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express as the 24-hour service is impeccable. If you’re going to stay on a train for 6 days it better be worth it right.

The Alpine scenery with theluxury dining and bar will make your experience romantic and refreshing. It isa world-class service with finest cuisines, luxury dining and bar. It crossesthrough the breathtaking landscapes of Europe with mesmerizing greenery andnature.

3. Glacier Express, Switzerland

The Glacier Express railroad journey takes you between Switzerland’s two major mountain resorts – St. Moritz and Zermatt. It passes through the majestic Swiss Alps and provides amazing views of mountain peaks, valleys, gorgeous towns and rivers. This train ride is perhaps the slowest in the world as it takes seven and a half hours to reach the destination. Through the course of the journey, you go over 291 bridges, 91 tunnels, and the high altitude Oberalp Pass. The sights on the trip are truly magical and if you’re with your camera, you can capture the scenes. The Glacier Express is known as the world’s slowest train.

The Rhine Gorge is thebest part of the trip which is also known as the “Swiss Grand Canyon.” Thehighest point of the journey is 7,000 feet. The large windows on the trainprovide a great viewing experience of the panorama. At certain points, you getto see the snow caps. During the winter seasons, the snowing experience is unforgettable.It is recommended to enjoy the train ride just after winter.

2. TranzAlpine, New Zealand

TranzAlpine, operating over the Midland Line from Christchurch to the town of Greymouth is one of the most beautiful and scenic railway journeys in the world. One of the great train journeys for scenery takes us through valleys, mountains, lush greenery, gorges, and river valleys. The complete journey is 223 kilometers of thrilling experience. It passes through 16 tunnels and four viaducts. The train offers an open-air observation platform to take the best photographs and experience beauty.

In the year 2007,the train’s popularity reached its peak by taking 204,000 passengers. It is ajourney of a lifetime for its breathtaking experience of natural landscapes.

1. Tren A Las Nubes, Argentina

Tren a las nubes

Also known as the train to the skies as it is the thirdhighest train rides in the world. It begins its journey in the Argentine cityof Salta, traversing across striking viaducts and bridges before reaching itsfinal destination, Puna at 4,200 meters. The scenery from this height is trulyawesome if you can work up the courage to go on this trip and you don’t passout from the dizzying heights.


The train journey is also called as “The Train to the Clouds”. If you are looking for beauty, nature, scenery, and also some adrenaline rush, then this is the journey to take. It is also one of the world’s most dangerous railway routes.