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1. Posted by Makini (Respected Member 80 posts) 10y

Is there some website covering train times for all of Europe? We're going backpacking round Europe this summer, and would like to be able to estimate how often trains leave the major cities and how long the trips take. Any tips, or do we have to check with every train company individually?

Cheers!

2. Posted by mee (Full Member 138 posts) 10y

i think you'll have to do it individually. i never heard of anything else.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Check out the man in Seat 61. It's not an official site for any train company, but covers a whole lot about train travel between key destinations in Europe, and provides links to who you can confirm the schedule and purchase tickest from.. The website is: seat61.com.

Also, I think that bahn.de has many of the schedules.

Enjoy.

4. Posted by Knieush (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

The Eurail website also provides links to the official websites for each major rail company for most countries in europe. From my experience, most of these have an option of translating the page to english for timetable searches etc.

http://www.eurail.com/

Eurail does provide some kind of timetable, so here is link, just good luck trying to understand it.......

http://eurail.lwb-online.info/cms_getmedia.php?id=1120

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Yup, as Greg says the German railways (Die Bahn) website is by far the best for European rail timetables, and they are often more reliable and uptodate than local pages (i.e. their British schedules are - or at least, were - more upto date and correct that those on thetrainline British site).

In South East Europe (mostly the Balkan area) they often lack a bit, although there is no reliable on line info here and things change frequently. The only (mostly) reliable info there is that you get on the ground on a daily basis

6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Trenitalia has a good site. It has all the time tables for Italian trains. trenitalia.com

7. Posted by BjornParee (Full Member 150 posts) 10y

Quoting GregW

Check out the man in Seat 61. It's not an official site for any train company, but covers a whole lot about train travel between key destinations in Europe, and provides links to who you can confirm the schedule and purchase tickest from.. The website is: seat61.com.

Also, I think that bahn.de has many of the schedules.

Enjoy.

I totally agree with Greg. Also Google.com is a great site to search the places you want to visit.