Rail Europe Fast Facts

Published on January 28, 2014
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Rail Europe Fast Facts

Rail Europe Inc: Rail Europe combines the maps, schedules and fares of 50 different train companies across Europe, creating one stop to plan and book European rail travel.

Explore France and a little more of Europe, with Rail Europe: Make France the central destination for your next European trip. High speed trains make it easy to explore France and its neighboring countries. 

France is a top destination: France is one of the top five European destinations for Rail Europe's travelers.

Connecting France: High speed TGV trains connect over 200 cities in and around France, covering approximately 1,178miles.

Sightseeing in France: Rail Europe offers sightseeing activities in most popular French cities such as Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Avignon and more.

Convenience: Train travel offers fast, comfortable and convenient city-center to city-center connections.

Eco-friendly: High speed trains are 3 times as energy efficient as regional trains, but even the slowest train is 25% more energy efficient than cars.

Market share: High speed TGV trains have approximately 90% of the market share in France for journeys 2 hours or less in duration.

Fastest Train: TGV holds the world speed record set on April 3, 2007 traveling at 357 mph.

Speed: When not breaking world speed records, TGV trains transport travelers at approximately 200 mph.

Jennifer Mestayer at Zeno Group