Discover ETG’s favourite train journeys in Asia. Unmissable scenery and slow travel soaking up the local way of life.
Discover the myriad incredible trains and train journeys across Asia. We believe that train journeys add so much to a holiday to Asia, whether it is a 15-minute experience on a quiet rural route or an epic overnight journey between cities.
Think beautiful landscapes, interaction with locals, and fascinating insight into the British history of hill stations across the region.
Trains in Asia range from modern intercity juggernauts to very basic sleep carriages to luxury trains that can take you on a route of a few days or more.
For train buffs, India is a fantastic place to start with over 63,000km of trains and 6,800 functioning stations. Coastal journeys from north to south in Vietnam are stunning, journeys up into the hills of Sri Lanka are magical and evoke nostalgia. Thailand Malaysia, Myanmar, and Java in Indonesia, in particular, have beautiful journeys too.
One of Experience Travel Group’s clients, Hazel, recently travelled around Myanmar (Burma) with her family and she gave us some great feedback on their adventures. All of us in the office were particularly interested in their overnight train journey from Yangon to Mandalay. Over to Hazel: