Green Travel: High-Speed Train From Paris To Madrid

Green Travel: High-Speed Train From Paris To Madrid

Over the last decade and before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, air travel in Europe expanded at a much faster pace than rail travel. 

Airline travel took off due to the rise of low-cost carriers and the popularity of leisure trips. This has essentially widened the gap between air and rail transport.

As the world faces up to climate change, short-haul flights look increasingly unattractive to many travellers. Given passengers’ increasing demand for greener transport solutions and the nature of European flights which are mostly short and medium-distance, there is still so much potential for rail travel.

A new high-speed train could launch between Paris and Madrid by the end of 2024. The service will be run by Italy’s national state-owned railway, Trenitalia which is a subsidiary of FS Italiane Group.

The operator plans to connect the two cities with its high-speed Frecciarossa trains, which since December 2021 run between Paris and Milan, and Lyon and Paris, and since November 2022 between Barcelona, Zaragoza and Madrid.

Revival Of Rail In Europe

Rail travel is experiencing a revival in Europe as new high-speed and sleeper trains launch across the continent, making travel cheaper, faster, and more sustainable.

Czech Railways recently announced it will be reintroducing its former sleeper service between Prague and Zurich via Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Basel.

Austrian train operator Nightjet also recently unveiled plans for a new service running between Stuttgart in Germany and Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Zagreb.

What are your thoughts on this issue? Talk to us in the comment section below. Or if you need more advice on the above, contact us for further travel & immigration advice.

Check out the deals we have found below and tell us your travel plans.

Check out the offers and discounts from:

And because of the pandemic, don’t forget to get your travel insurance, which will cover you for flight disruptions and pandemic related matters.

IaM can help with your visa application to Europe, the United States, the UK & other countries

If you need help with a US visa, a UK Visa, or a visa to Europe, including help with appointment booking obligations, IaM can help. For more information and advice on US immigration, UK immigration law and US visa applications or if you need any help or assistance please, reach out to your Visa Coordinator at IaM.

Some of our posts include affiliate links. If you choose to purchase any of these products, we might get a small commission. For more information, check out our TOS.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.