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10 top rated trains across the world that an individual must board at least once in their lifetime

10 top rated trains across the world that an individual must board at least once in their lifetime


The journeys in top-rated trains allow one to rediscover the pleasure associated with elegant traveling. It is quite difficult to choose only 10 trains as there are a large number of competitors who offer luxury journey full of leisure, romance, and adventure. Trains from different countries have made their place in the list of top 10 trains across the globe. These trains offer enchanting voyage to some of the best destinations in the world traveling through mesmerizing landscapes.

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1. Venice-Simplon Orient Express operating

Venice-Simplon Orient Express operating


The Venice-Simplon Orient Express offers unique and enchanting travel experience to individuals traveling by this train in Europe. It offers incomparable personal service.  It feels like being in the 1920s when inside the train. The quality and style of the interior décor are unsurpassed. The panels are made of glass and armchair seats generously offered to all guests. 

Where it travels: It travels between Paris and Istanbul

Cost for a single person: Approximately 1000 Dollars for one day

2. Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail


Rovos Rail is the pride of African Railways. It has brought together the modern facilities and conveniences and the golden era of railways. An individual traveling via Rovos Rail starts his or her journey in a magnificent departure room and end up spending some unforgettable onboard time. Wood has been used for paneling and decorations the suits. The conveniences include a lavish stay in the luxury train.

Where it travels: It covers places like Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Tanzania, Victoria Falls, and Namibia.
 Cost for a single person: 20500 Rand for deluxe rooms while Pullman suites cost around 13600 Rand.

3. Palace on Wheels


This is India's first luxury train which has succeeded in gaining a top position in the surveys conducted by different platforms and bodies. The train can accommodate nearly 88 guests. Named behind the princely states of Bikaner, Alwar, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and others the train is distinctly designed using works and elements that represent the tradition of the royal places.

Where it travels: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bharatpur, and Jaisalmer.
Cost for a single person: 600 US Dollars for one night.

4. Scotland's Royal Scotsman


This luxury top rated train is known for taking the travelers to the heart of Highland. It can accommodate approximately 36 guests at a time. The guests will experience the best personal experience here. 
Cost for a single person: approximately 200 Dollar for one night.

5. The Chepe


The rail trip with the Chepe train is one of the world's most close to the natural journey that one can experience. It brings travelers close to the Raramuri culture. It runs throughout the year.
Cost for a single person: Costing ranges between 420 to 2,288.00Dollars.

6. The Ghan


The Ghan is a luxury train operating in Australia. It is a marvel. This train travels up to Darwin via Adelaide. The guests onboard can travel across the outback of Australia. The train offers three categories of services, namely, Gold, Red, and Platinum.

Where it travels: Darwin, Alice Springs, and Adelaide 

7. Rocky Mountaineer


The train serves complete luxurious hospitality to all the guests traveling in this train in the services like GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf, RedLeaf, or the Whistler.
Where it travels: Vancouver to Jasper, Vancouver to Calgary, Seattle to Jasper, Whistler to Jasper, and Vancouver to Whistler.
Cost per person: Approximately starts at $100 CAD overnight and extends to $5,552 CAD.

8. Maharajas Express


This is the topmost luxurious trains across the globe and has received 2012's World Travel Awards. The train hosts dining facilities, onboard accommodation, off-train excursions, services, and many more. The train has a total of 14 carriages that serves a 5-star stay.
Where it travels: New Delhi, Udaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bikaner, Orchha, Varanasi, Sawai Madhopur, Aurangabad, and Fatehpur Sikri.

Cost per person: Starting from 6840 US dollars for the deluxe cabins.

9. Eastern and Oriental Express

Eastern and Oriental Express


This is a luxury train that is praised by millions globally. It travels through mesmerizing landscapes including Malaysia, Laos, and Thailand's forests, towns, mountains, and the temples made of gold.

Where it travels: River Kwai, Tham Kasae Viaduct, Bangkok, Trang, Penang, Wang Po, Singapore, Cameron Highlands, Isan Village, Kuala Lumpur, Phanom Rung, Khao Yai National Park, and Chiang Mai
Cost per person: Starts from 2560 US dollars.

10. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express


The train serves a luxurious rail journey around the world connecting west and east Moscow. The guests can see the magnificent and flamboyant steppes and can stay in Gold Class, Imperial Suites, Silver Class, and Imperial Suites Stats as per their choices.

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