Train Travel North America

From the huge, hulking Rocky Mountains and the extraordinary Grand Canyon, to the vast swathes of wilderness in Canada, North America is big on natural beauty and, well, just about everything else. The world’s third-largest continent, North America is perhaps not the first place that comes to mind when planning a trip by train, but here’s why it should be.

At Original Travel, we're big fans of the growing train travel trend and even bigger fans of train travel North America. Our America experts have all the insider tips - from the best routes and times, to the most luxurious trains to try - to ensure that your getaway to this captivating continent is truly unforgettable from the moment you step aboard, to the moment you chug into your final station.

If you're after a destination-hopping trip around the US, train travel is just the ticket. The high-speed Acela Express is a great way of getting around. Speed past the traffic jams and enjoy some time to rest, read and gaze out the window as you travel between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Venture further north, and you're met with some seriously scenic train routes. On the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad - linking Skagway in Alaska to Canada's Yukon region - pass by glacial rivers, thundering waterfalls, and dramatic gorges for a real taste of the wilderness from the comfort of your carriage compartment. Alternatively, hug the coast as you travel between Montreal and Halifax - the provincial capital of Nova Scotia

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