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 your European rail travel.
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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. Last year, 24.5million travelers used international high speed trains like Eurostar, Thalys and TGV Lyria, to travel between France & its neighbors.

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 sharein France for journeys 2 hours or less in duration.

Fastest Train: TGV holds the world speed record set in June 2007, traveling at 357 mph.

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