5 Epic Train Trips You Need to Put on That Bucket List

Flying may get you there faster, but a much slower rail journey makes for amazing experiences and memories. Here are five of the greatest train trips you may want to add to your travel list. From breathtaking scenery to the people you meet on board, these train trips have all the makings of epic journeys.

Glacier Express (Zermatt and St. Moritz, Switzerland)
Glacier Express
Why go: The Glacier Express is touted as one of the most scenic rail journeys in Switzerland. This train trip promise stunning views of the Alps, mountains, bridges, and more.

Reunification Express (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
Reunification Express
Why go: The Reunification Express or North–South Railway connects Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. If you have the time for a two-day journey, take this train equipped with comfortable sleeping cars.

Rocky Mountaineer (across the Canadian Rockies)
Rocky Mountaineer
Why go: The Rocky Mountaineer offer different routes such as the Coastal Passage, First Passage to the West, Journey through the Clouds, and Rainforest to Gold Rush. From verdant forests to stunning lakes and so much stunning scenery in between, the Rocky Mountaineer ride is one rail journey you would want to make.

Trans-Siberian (across Russia)
The Trans-Siberian
Why go: If you love traveling by train then this is one epic rail journey that should be on your list. Travel from Moscow to Vladivostok as you cross different time zones

Toy Train (New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling , India)
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Why go: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Toy Train, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a trip onboard a narrow-gauge railway steam train that will give you breathtaking views of the Himalayas and scenery that includes tea plantations among many other stunning sights.