Train travel is a fun way to travel from one place to another. Whether on vacation, traveling to visit friends or family or going for business train travel will provide a unique way of transport. The view of different scenery adds enjoyment to the journey. When planning to travel by train below are a few tips to help.
Train Travel Tips
Ticket Booking and Purchasing
The first thing that you need to know is your destination. Where is it you are traveling to. Once you have your destination in mind, processed to booking and purchase the ticket or rail pass. If you are traveling from one point to the other from one city to the other, you can buy train tickets. A rail pass is good for those traveling between different countries in a particular geographic area within a period of time. Such passes allow you to travel in a cost effective way when planning to take many train trip.
Likewise, if you are planning to travel at night, you need to book your overnight accommodation just like the seat. One needs to inquire about the available options. This can, Private cabins or sleepers, Shared cabins or couchettes that can have up to six beds and reclining seats. Remember to pack a sleeping bag for night travel. One can get the best rates when booking in advance. Ensure to purchase your tickets in advance.
Pack and have the Right Luggage
It is wise to be aware of the weather and pack your clothes well and appropriately. Whether it is a vacation travel or city to city visit, it is wise to pack and have some warm jacket and dress in full shoes. This will help keep out chills. Likewise, pack what you can carry by yourself and easy for storage. When traveling by train, you will often pull and carry your luggage, down narrow paths and aisles and up steep stairs or steps. You will have to carry the bags by yourself.
Furthermore, train storage is either overhead storage racks, throughout the train car, behind the back of one’s seat or luggage areas at the back end of the train car. Thus having light, manageable luggage will be wiser that bulky bags.
Food and snacks
Find out if the particular train your are traveling in has a restaurant. This can be full restaurant car offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner or buffet car with light meals, drinks, and snacks. Where the train does not have this, carry your food, snack or drink.
Finally, be aware of delays and stops this will help you in your planning. Lastly, when boarding the train, ensure to verify from your ticket car number and seat number to board the correct cart. Most trains cars have numbers posted near the trains door or a window. You can also ask the rail staff for assistance.