It really is quite nice to travel Europe by train. Here’s why:
- Unlike airports, train stations are usually right in the middle of the city. You can get off the train, get to your hotel to check-in, and be out seeing the sights in no time.
- Trains are easy-on, easy-off. No need to remove your shoes or pack your toiletries for security screening.
- You can walk around, go sit in the lounge car, step outside at the intermediate stops.
- You get a chance to view the places you are passing through.
Trains are great. I once spent 5 days travelling from Moscow to Irkutsk on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. I would never do that again (without intermediate stops, that is) but, really, anything under 24 hours is completely enjoyable.