This website has been designed exclusively with the corporate traveller in mind, offering exclusive and flexible high speed rail fares in Europe, tailor made for the business traveller.

High speed rail provides enormous benefits when travelling to Europe on business, with unparalleled daily frequency and speed of trains. European business travellers have a simple formula to determine the best mode of transport: If the train time is 4 hours or less, it will be faster than flying, regardless of the flight time.

Consider the advantages of travelling by high speed rail in Europe:

  • No time spent travelling to and from airports, given trains depart and arrive in the heart of each city.
  • Minimal check in, security and immigration procedures.
  • No luggage weight restrictions.
  • The ability to work on-line throughout the entire journey.
  • Mobile phone access.
  • Power socket at seat.
  • Business lounge access for many trains including Eurostar (London, Paris and Brussels), ICE (Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), AVE (Madrid and Barcelona) and Thalys (Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam).
  • Trains are far less impacted by adverse weather conditions than other methods of transportation.
  • Trains are more environmentally friendly

So if your corporate clients are looking for a reliable, efficient and economic method of moving between European cities, then look no further, as high speed trains are the answer.

Rail vs Air comparison

Assumption made on the same centrally located hotel.

RouteTrain time (Door to Door)*Air time (Door to Door)*
UK
LONDON - PARIS2 hrs 45 mins5 hrs
LONDON - BRUSSELS2.5 hrs4 hrs
FRANCE
PARIS - AMSTERDAM3.5 hrs4 hrs
PARIS - AVIGNON 2 hrs 45 mins3.5 hrs
PARIS - BORDEAUX3 hrs 10 mins3.5 hrs
PARIS - BRUSSELS1.5 hrs3.5 hrs
PARIS - LONDON2 hrs 45 mins5 hrs
PARIS - ZURICH4 hrs 10 mins4 hrs
USA
NEW YORK, NY -WASHINGTON, DC3 hrs4 hrs
WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK, NY3 hrs4 hrs
GERMANY
BERLIN-FRANKFURT4 hrs 15 mins4.5 hrs
FRANKFURT-MUNICH3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins
ITALY
MILAN- ROME3 hrs5 hrs
MILANO - VENICE2.5 hours4.5 hrs
MILAN- VENICE ISLAND2.5 hrs4.5 hrs
ROME - FLORENCE1.5 hrs4.5 hrs
ROME - MILAN3 hrs5 hrs
BELGIUM
BRUSSELS - AMSTERDAM 2 hrs3 hrs
BRUSSELS - LONDON2.5 hrs4 hrs
BRUSSELS - PARIS1.5 hrs3.5 hrs
SWITZERLAND
ZURICH - MILAN4 hrs4 hrs
NETHERLANDS
AMSTERDAM- BRUSSELS2 hrs3 hours
AMSTERDAM - PARIS3.5 hrs4 hrs
SPAIN
BARCELONA - MADRID2 hrs 45 mins3.5 hrs
MADRID - BARCELONA2 hrs 45 mins3.5 hrs

* estimation only

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