World’s Best Scenic Train Rides

Map of the world’s best scenic train rides: discover some of the most beautiful panoramic railways in the world.

World's best scenic train rides

The concept of “train” has its origin in the Roman times, when rudimentary joined convoys were used for the transport of ore in the mines. Since 1825 (when the first locomotive built by Robert Stephenson ran through the Stockton-Darlington line, U.K.) the train is one of the safest and most efficient means of transport.

Nowadays trains run for thousands of kilometres, close to the sea or reaching mountains up to 5,000 meters above the sea level (the highest train ride is the Qinghai–Tibet Railway, 5,068 m.), through the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

This map shows you some of the world’s best scenic train rides.