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(Last Updated On: 18/03/2022)

The longest train journeys in the world are very long! These journeys can take a number of days and cover thousands of miles.

So, here are the journeys that take the longest in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US.


longest train journeys in the world


1: Trans-Siberian Express is the longest train journey

Distance: 5,722 miles

Duration: 6 days +

The longest rail journey in the world starts in Moscow and finishes in Vladivostok. First of all, it takes over 6 days to complete. Passengers on this European journey go through multiple time zones. Landscapes on this journey include the Ural Mountains and Lake Baikal. Trains for this journey depart every 48 hours.


scenery on long train rides
Lake Baikal: The world’s deepest lake

2: Eastern & Oriental Express

Distance: 1,200 miles

Duration: 3+ days

This journey travels through Southeast Asia from Bangkok to Singapore. The train stops at River Kwai and Kuala Kangsar. The duration of the journey is either 3 or 4 days. Additionally, journeys usually take places on weekends. Furthermore, the accommodation is private and nicely decorated. Because the accommodation is compact it is best suited for solo travelers.

Brussels to Lille Trains

Antwerp to Lille Trains

Paris to Lille Trains

Lyon to Lille Trains


3: The Canadian longest train

Distance: 2,700 miles

Duration: 3 days

First of all, there is no WIFI on this transcontinental journey. So, be prepared to spend time looking at the scenery. Because the mountains, forests, and other Canadian landscape you will see is breathtaking. The journey starts in Vancouver and ends in Toronto. Enjoy the comfortable sleeper cars, whilst you get glimpses of moose, deer, and even bears.


4: California Zephyr longest train

Distance: 2,348 miles

Duration: 51 hours

This journey is most noteworthy as it is the longest in the US. The journey covers the pioneers, the Rockies, and canyons. The key stops on this journey are Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno, and Sacramento.



5: Indian Pacific: Sydney to Perth (Australia)

Distance: 2,704 miles

Duration: 65 hours

This longest train journey features the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Firstly, Passengers get to experience the width of Australia. Additionally, the scenery includes waterfalls, forests, and blue mountains. Because of its length, there are many key stops on this route. The stops include Broken Hill, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Kalgoorlie, Cook, and Rawlinna. Train Tickets for this journey are expensive with prices starting at over $600.


6. Vivek Express: Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari (India)

Distance: 2,633 miles

Duration: 82 hours

Similarly to the Indian Pacific, this train is the longest train journey in India. Because it travels the entire length of India and has an average speed of 32 KM per hour. In contrast to other long train journeys tickets for this train start at $10.



7: Paris-Moscow longest train Express

Distance: 1,998 miles

Duration: 48 hours

While this train is the longest trans-European route it only takes 2 days to complete. The train leaves from the French capital and arrives at the Russian capital. Because this journey travels through Belarus you will need a Belarus visa to travel. Additionally, you need a visa to enter Russia.

Lyon to Marseilles Trains

Paris to Marseilles Trains

Nice to Marseilles Trains

Bordeaux to Marseilles Trains


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