Overseas Train Journeys

My first ever overseas train journey was from Hoek of Holland to Amsterdam in 1987 at the start of my maiden inter-rail trip. Although I did a few overnight journeys sat in a seat (travelling on a budget in those days!), I had to wait until 1992 to do my first proper fully-fledged overnight journey in a sleeping berth.

I have now done well over 200 overseas rail journeys, mainly in Europe, but also in Africa, Asia, South America, The Middle East & India.

In typical male fashion I am keeping a tab on all such journeys, as the table below shows.

In the meantime keep reading my blog for rail themed articles from my past journeys and future plans too.


Country Journeys (Overnight) Number
Albania Tirana to Durres (return) + Tirana to Shkodra 3
Armenia Yerevan to Tbilisi 1
Austria Vienna to Salzburg + Innsbruck to Vienna + Vienna to Maribor + Spielfeldstraße to Villach + Villach to Venice + Linz to Paris + Salzburg to Munich 7
Belarus Minsk to Vilnius 1
Belgium Brussels to Bruges (Return) + Bruges to Gent (return) Brussels to Antwerp (return) + Brussels to Amsterdam + Brussels to London (eight times) + Bruges to Ostend + Brussels to Gent (Return) 18
Bosnia Sarajevo to Belgrade 1
Bulgaria Oslo to Gorna Oryakhovitsa (return) 2
China Guangzhou to Kowloon 1
Croatia Zagreb to Split + Ploce to Sarajevo 2
Cuba Trinidad de Cuba to Valley de los Ingenios (return) 2
Czechia Prague to Linz + Prague to Bohusovice nad Ohri (return) 3
Denmark Copenhagen to Stockholm + Copenhagen to Oslo 2
Egypt Luxor to Cairo 1
Finland Kimi to Torvola (Return) + Kimi to Helsinki + Helsinki to Turku 4
France Avignon to Lyon + Lyon top Strasbourg + Le Havre to Rouen (return) + Epernay to Paris + Nice to Monaco (Return) + Paris to Quimper (Return) + Paris to Luxembourg (twice) + Nimes to Paris + Paris to Brussels + Cherbourg to Paris + Paris to Copenhagen + Paris to Calais + Lille to London + Paris to London (sixteen times) 33
Georgia Makhinjauri to Yerevan 1
Germany Munich to Salzburg + Munich to Holzkirchen (Return) + Munich to Innsbruck + Trier to Dortmund + Dortmund to Cologne + Cologne to Hamburg + Hamburg to Amsterdam + Berlin to Leipzig + Leipzig to Warsaw + Dusseldorf to Monchengladbach (return) + Dusseldorf to Cologne + Stuttgart to Frankfurt + Frankfurt to Oberusel 15
Greece Athens to Thessaloniki + Thessaloniki to Kalambaka (return) + Thessaloniki to Skopje 4
Hungary Budapest to Prague + Budapest to Bucharest 2
India Agra to Delhi 1
Indonesia Jakarta to Bogor + Yogyakarta to Surabaya + Surabaya to Banyuwangi 3
Ireland Dublin to Cork 1
Italy Genoa to Turin + Turin to Milan + Catania to Naples + Sorrento to Pompei (return) + Sorrento to Naples + Pisa to Florence (return) + Venice to Rimini + Rimini to Ferrara + Ferrara to Milan + Milan to Interlaken + Milan to Genoa (Return) + Milan to Monza + Palermo to Agrigento + Agrigento to Syracuse + Syracuse to Taormina + Taormina to Catania + Bolonga to Venice + Venice to Verona + Verona to Milan + Milan to Como + Como to Tirano + Tirano to Chur (Bernina Express) 25
Luxembourg Luxembourg to Brussels + Luxembourg to Ettelbruck (return) + Luxembourg to Trier 4
Macedonia Skopje to Nis 1
Moldova Chisinau to Odessa 1
Montenegro Bar to Podgerica 1
Morocco Fes to Marrakech 1
Netherlands Hoek of Holland to Amsterdam (twice) + Amsterdam to Munich + Amsterdam to Alkmaar + Amsterdam to Hoek of Holland (twice) + Amsterdam to Copenhagen + Amsterdam to Den Haag (return) + Amsterdam to Dusseldorf 10
Norway Oslo to Trondheim (twice) + Trondheim to Fauske (twice) + Narvik to Lulea (twice) + Oslo to Bergen + Bergen to Myrdal + Myrdal to Flam (return) + Myrdal to Oslo + Oslo to Gjøvik (return) + Trondheim to Hell (return twice) + Oslo to Moss (return) 19
Peru Puno to Cusco + Agua Caliente to Cusco 2
Poland Warsaw to Krakow + Krakow to Budapest + Warsaw to Lodz (return) 4
Romania Bucharest to Chisinau 1
Russia Kaliningrad to Svetlogorsk (return) + Kaliningrad to Minsk 3
Serbia Nis to Sofia + Belgrade to Sofia 2
Slovenia Maribor to Spielfeldstrasse + Ljublijana to Skofja Loka (return) 3
Spain Santiago de Compostela to Madrid + Madrid to Barcelona + Madrid to Cordoba + Cordoba to Cadiz + Cadiz to Seville + Madrid to Segovia (return) + Denia to Alicante + Palma to Soller (return) + Barcelona to Sitges (return) + Barcelona to Montserrat (return) + Madrid to Toledo (return) 16
Sweden Stockholm to Oslo + Lulea to Nice + Lulea to Kimi + Stockholm to Berlin via Malmo 4
Switzerland Geneva to Interlaken + Interlaken to Bern + Bern to Geneva + Geneva to Lausanne (return) Interlaken to Montreaux + Montreaux to Lausanne + Lausanne to Paris + Chur to St Moritz + St Moritz to Zermatt + Zermatt to Zurich 11
Syria Hama to Homs + Aleppo to Latakia 2
Thailand Bangkok to Vientiane 1
Turkey Istanbul to Thessaloniki + Istanbul to Ankara + Ankara to Adana + Pendik to Ankara + Ankara to Erzurum 5
Ukraine Sevastopol to Bakhchysarai (return) + Sevastopol to Simferopol + Simferopol to Lviv + Lviv to Kiev 5
Vietnam Hue to Hanoi 1
Total Journeys 230 (27)
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