High Speed Trains

There’s no better way to get from one place to another in Europe comfortably and cost-effectively than by high speed trains. These trains often require advance reservation so book ahead.





  • France’s high-speed long-distance trains operated by SNCF are among the fastest trains in the world, travelling at speeds of about 300 to 320 kmph. TGV trains serve in excess of 150 destinations across France, as well as carrying passengers high speed across the border into Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Italy, where passengers can connect with other European high speed services and rail network. TGV trains offer standard and first class seating and all seats need to be reserved in advance.

  • Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. All its trains traverse the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France. Clients board the train in the centre of London and arrive in the centre of Paris 2 hours and 15 minutes later or in the centre of Brussels 1 hour 51 minutes later.


  • Thalys links Paris to some of the biggest cities of Northern Europe – Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Rotterdam and Antwerp – and to some of the most picturesque ones, including Bruges and Ghent. 

  • The TGV – Lyria whisks you from the heart of Paris to the mountains of Switzerland in just a few hours. Travelling through prominent Swiss cities like Geneva, Basel, Bern and Zurich, the Lyria ensures that you reach your destination comfortably and speedily.

  • The very efficient ICE (Intercity Express) brings German punctuality and technology together to ensure seamless service. ICE links all major German cities and also travels to Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Denmark on the Deutsche Bahn network.


  • Freccia Rossa trains transport more than a million passengers a month on the high-speed line that connects Turin in the north to Salerno in the south of Italy. Comfortable, fast and environment conscious, this is one of the best ways to travel through the country.

  • AVE connects the busy and popular cities of Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Barcelona and Valencia in Spain. Known for its speed, reasonable fares and flexible schedules, the AVE is the ideal form of transport for travellers looking to make the most of Spain. 

  • X 2000 is the Swedish High Speed train running between Stockholm and major cities of Sweden (including an international route to Koebenhavn) at a speed of 200 kmph.

  • The Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Allegro has reduced the travel time between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki to 3 hours 36 minutes compared to the earlier travel time of 6 hours and 18 minutes.