Amazing Train Journeys

The definitive guide to the world's most remarkable train journeys presenting 60 memorable travel experiences by rail

The updated second edition of Lonely Planet’s Amazing Train Journeys is packed with expert information and beautiful photography to inspire your next railway adventure. From breathtaking views on board The Rocky Mountaineer, to the elegant experience of embarking on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, train travel has never had so much to offer. 

Inside Lonely Planet’s Amazing Train Journeys:

  • Fully revised and updated 2nd edition which features 60 of the most incredible train journeys around the world, including practical information on tickets, distance, duration, cost, and what each unique route has to offer.
  • 10 spectacular NEW rail routes have been added, including: Ferrocarril de Sóller (Spain); Linha do Douro (Portugal); The Flåmsbana (Norway); The Kusttram (Belgium); Havana to Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Mombasa to Nairobi (Kenya); Kalka to Shimla (India); Tōkaidō & Sanyō Shinkansen (Japan); Mr Henderson’s Railway (Spain); Tangier to Marrakesh (Morocco).
  • Stunning photography, route maps, and journey tracker infographics, so you know where to spot the best views; when you're approaching iconic landmarks; and where the train stops to disembark.
  • Expert knowledge and an array of fascinating background information that captures life on board each train journey.
  • Includes a foreword by Mark Smith: The Man in Seat 61
  • Featured rail routes by country: Africa: The Blue Train (South Africa); The Tazara Railway (Tanzania & Zambia); The Americas: The Sunset Limited (USA); The Rocky Mountaineer (Canada); Perurail's Lake Titicaca Railway (Peru); The Copper Canyon Railway (Mexico); Asia: The Darjeeling Toy Train (India); The Post Road Train (Japan); The Reunification Express (Vietnam); Europe: The Glacier Express (Switzerland); The East Coast Main Line (England & Scotland); Munich to Venice on the Brenner Railway (Germany, Austria & Italy); Cannes to Menton (France); Oceania: The Ghan (Australia); The Northern Explorer (New Zealand).

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Releasing from February 2024

ISBN 9781837581726
Format Hardback, Full colour, 304 Pages
Dimensions 240 x 185mm | 7.56 x 9.69"
RRP AUD $44.99 | GBP £22.99 | NZD $49.99 | USD $27.99