Rail travel has increased in popularity over the past few years for a number of reasons. During the pandemic, it was preferable to catch a train rather than waiting in an often crowded airport to board an equally crowded train. Plus, you get to admire the scenery and stretch your legs on night trains. People are also more mindful now than ever before of the terrible environmental impact aeroplanes have.
So, we were super-excited last year when Green City Trip launched six new routes last year, connecting the Netherlands to Prague, Venice, Milan, and Vienna and more. We’re even more excited now that they’ve added more Northern and Southern European connections.
Soon, you will be able to catch night trains from Amsterdam or Utrecht and wake up in Florence, Copenhagen, Salzburg, Gothenburg, Malmö or Linz. Just this week the Dutch government announced that they would be tripling the flight tax to encourage people to avoid flying, so these new routes will be incredibly handy to travelers.
Make sure to check the website for dates before you book because some of the trains are seasonal. Those running to Gothenburg will only run from July until November, for example. Already people are booking their tickets and some of the carriages are already sold out, which just goes to show how people are really embracing rail travel nowadays.