Why Travel By Train?
Why are there so many people these days checking DB timetable (db fahrplan) There are many reasons to travel by train. To top all the reasons, traveling by train is less expensive and safe. In this post, we have listed 6 reasons why you will love to travel by train.
6 Reasons Why You Will Love To Travel By Train
1. You save time and nerves when traveling by train
Ok, admittedly, a plane is faster than a train. But with train travel, you don’t have to be at the train station two hours before departure, stand in line, have your luggage checked and, at the end of the day, find out that you are far too early again. So you definitely save time in advance – and you can approach your trip in a relaxed manner.
2. You can make contact with locals on the train
Many locals get around by train, so this is the ideal place to start a conversation. In many countries, when traveling by train, people chatter cheerfully with unfamiliar neighbors, and there is often great curiosity. Don’t be afraid of language barriers – a train ride like this can be long and you have enough time to groove your hands and feet onto the people you’re talking to. It’s also fun, and you might get one or two local insider tips for your trip!
3. Traveling by train is environmentally friendly
This advantage of train travel seems obvious, but you still have to let it melt on your tongue: The amount of CO2 emitted in kilograms per person on the train route London-Marseille is 36, while flying 311 kg of CO2. Already a clear difference, right? It’s good for the environment, feels better – pat yourself on the back for your decision.
4. You see more of the country
A plane like that flies pretty high – apart from clouds and with a bit of luck a beautiful sunrise or sunset, you don’t see much there. It’s completely different on the train: Here you glide through the most beautiful landscapes that you would otherwise never have seen. With train travel, you will never get bored.
5. Traveling by train is often cheaper than flying
That’s a bold statement at first if you look at the prices of Deutsche Bahn compared to the low-cost airlines. But we’re also talking about train travel when traveling, and in many countries, train travel is really very cheap. In Vietnam e.g. For example, you only pay around 56 euros for the 1,700 km route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
6. You come to the really important places by train
There are usually train stations in very small villages, in places that you would never have reached by plane. Bet you will find lots of jewels here? And in larger cities, you have the advantage that the train stations are usually in the middle of the city. The long journey from the airport to the city center is no longer necessary and the holiday can start straight away.