Despite the increase in cheap charter flights and constantly growing numbers of cars per person, travelling by train still ranks among the most popular ways of transportation, and there are several good reasons for that. First, trains are still one of the safest ways to travel compared to other options such as driving and riding a bus. Of course, flying is still the safest way of travel, but if you look at these 25 Nightmarish Airports, you may question the validity of this statement. Second, trains are comfortable, allowing you to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Definitely more comfortable the flying, with seats comparable in size to business class or even first class in some airlines. Third, trains are usually cheaper than flying, much cheaper in some cases with prices starting at about $60 dollars per ride. Fourth, trains are relatively environmental-friendly. And fifth, they often drive through some of the most beautiful and scenic places. For today´s post, we have compiled a list featuring some of the most amazing railways in the world. From astonishing mountain railways in Switzerland and Norway to the iconic Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona and the luxury Maharaja Express in India, taking a train ride on any of these 25 breathtaking railways is an unforgettable experience that might even outshine the vacation itself. So be sure to take note of these 25 Spectacular Railways you should ride before you die.
Napier-Gisborne Railway, New Zealand
Yes, you see it right. This railway in New Zealand crosses a local airport´s runway. To pass it, the trains need to seek a clearance from the air traffic control.
Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
The longest railway line in the world (9,289 km or 5,772 mi), the Trans-Siberian Railway will get you to some of the most amazing places in Russia.
Gyeonghwa Station, South Korea
Located in Jinhae, South Korea, this railway station is surrounded by thousands of cheery trees. If you travel to this station when the trees are in blossom, you will see a truly breathtaking spectacle.
Brocken Railway, Germany
One of the most scenic railways in Germany, the Brocken Railway runs from the station of Drei Annen Hohne to the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz, a mountain range in north of the country.
Bernina Express, Switzerland
Connecting cold north and sunny south of Switzerland, the Bernina Express operates between Chur and Tirano. Surrounded by the monumental Swiss Alps, this railway is considered one the most beautiful in the world.