5 of the World’s Most Scenic Train Rides

Train travel has its unique charm. It is also a fairly laidback way to travel while providing passengers glimpses of beautiful scenery. And for travelers who wish to enjoy scenic train rides, here are some of the world’s most stunning rail journeys.

1. Bernina Express
Bernina Express
This train ride covers 90 miles passing through some amazing scenery from Chur and St Moritz in Switzerland. This journey offers spectacular views of glaciers, lakes, and magnificent landscape among many others.

2. Denali Star
Denali Star
The trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks via the Denali Star is a feast to the senses. Make sure to keep your eyes wide open for wildlife sightings not to mention the mesmerizing natural scenery and breathtaking landscape.

3. Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer
If you are traveling from Banff to Vancouver, you may want to consider making the trip via the Rocky Mountaineer. Marvel at the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy stunning views of forests, lakes, and so much more.

4. Talyllyn Railway
Talyllyn Railway
If you are traveling in Wales, you might want to take a ride in historic Talyllyn Railway train. Enjoy a quaint journey on board carriages that date back to the 1860’s along routes surrounded by magnificent views.

5. The Jacobite Steam Train
Glenfinnan Viaduct
The Jacobite Steam Train journey from Fort William to Mallaig is famous for its spectacular views. It was used as one of the locations for the Harry Potter films. This scenic journey provides passengers amazing views of the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct and its surrounding natural scenery.