10 most breathtaking train rides in the world

June 13, 2017 9:14 am Last Updated: June 13, 2017 9:14 am

10. Switzerland

Who doesn’t love a view of Switzerland’s iconic mountains?

9. St. Ives, England

The sunny weather at Porthminister Beach in Cornwall, England—not your typical commute, but a wonderful holiday attraction.

8. Yukon, Canada

The White Pass and Yukon Railroad in Alaska is considered one of the most scenic railways of the world. It’s a feat of engineering, considering its challenging geography—waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, glaciers, and even gorges. The railway was built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush.

7. Thailand

The Maeklong Railway Market is a curious thing. This train passes through one of the largest fresh seafood markets—when the train cars approach, the shops move their awning back from the rails, replacing them after the train as passed. There are up to eight trains a day.

6. Landwasserviadukt Grisons in Switzerland

The Landwasser Viaduct is a spectacular 63-km stretch on the Albula Line between Thusis and St. Moritz. Built to blend into a high cliff, it affords absolutely stunning views.

5. Rameshwaram, India

The Pamban Bridge runs over the Palk Straight (connecting Rameswaram on the Pamban Island to mainland India), and it is India’s first bridge across sea.

4. Rhone-Alpes, France

The French high speed train TGV runs across the Cize-Bolozon viaduct bridge in Ain, Rhone-Alpes, a region encompassing the French Alps.

3. La Nariz del Diablo, Ecuador

The “Devil’s Nose” train route is an impressive section of the railway between Quito and Guayaquil, traversing rocky ravines, raging rivers, and dense cloud forests to weave between the mountains. It even climbs through the rocky slopes of the Andes—breathtaking.

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2. Darjeeling, India


1. The ‘Tunnel of Love’ in western Ukraine

This leafy, green passageway is a popular destination, and couples often make a trip through this route in order to make a wish. It is said that those sincere in love will have their wishes come true. Trains pass through three times a day