Today, there’s no shortage of transport modes. You can decide to take a drive, hop on a train or catch a flight. Or you could take an ocean cruise if you like. Trains offer one of the most affordable, fast and hassle-free transportation. They’re especially good for long or short trips when you don’t want to spend a fortune on air tickets. If you favor adventure, you’ll also definitely enjoy all the sceneries along the way. Here are some reasons why traveling by train is the best option:
It Saves you Money
Trains ultimately offer cheaper prices for long journeys compared to planes and vehicles. Also, most train stations are located downtown, which means you may not need to spend money on expensive cabs to get you into town. The same cannot be said about airports which are usually located way outside of town. There’s also the fact that train prices don’t fluctuate as much as train ticket prices do.
It Saves You Time
Traffic congestion is the bane of road travel, and if you live in big cities there isn’t much you can do about it. Well, other than decide to take the subway, of course. The most efficient of train services run on schedules that are put down to the minute, and they rarely ever have delays. If you take a train expecting to get somewhere in half an hour, that’s exactly what you get. You can certainly not say the same for road transport.
It’s Super Convenient
Air travel comes with a myriad of activities that at times makes the thought of getting on a plane simply exhausting. Compared to train travel, there are very stringent standards for getting on a plane. You may spend minutes before your flight working your way through long security queues where your luggage is checked to the minute detail. With trains, you don’t have to worry about getting to the platform hours before your flight. Check in is easy, check out is easier.
You might as well just ride a train just for the sights that you’re bound to see outside your window. This is a good enough reason for any adventure lover to ditch cars and planes. Most trains travel through less trodden regions, some even through national parks. You’ll go through mountains, over canyons, see rivers and just about everything else that Mother Nature has in store for you.
Have you ever traveled to a new place by car, where you keep looking at road signs to find out whether you’ve reached your destination? Where, throughout your trip, you’re worried that you might end up at the wrong place? With trains, you can afford to sit back, relax and let the loco pilot take you wherever you desire. This coupled with the fact that you don’t have to worry about seat belts on take off, switching off your electronics and whether or not it’s safe to get off your seat to visit the bathroom results in a very relaxing, worry-free trip.
The next time you feel tired just thinking about road traffic jams and endless airport security lines, remember the train is so much more hassle-free.