New to booking European rail tickets and want to be confident that you can book the optimum ticket at the right price? These should help.
All of the online ticketing services provided by the national rail operators are packed with less obvious, but helpful features, so discover how to make the most of them.
These tips should help with achieving the maximum value for your journey, whether you are buying train tickets or rail passes
Rail passes can be money savers and using them can also simplify a multi-destination adventure by train. Find other rail pass guides in 'All Articles'
These guides provide insights into ensuring that you can book the optimum rail tickets for your journeys. Find other guides to using tickets in other countries in 'All Articles'
How to make the most of rail passes including Eurail and InterRail in these countries; tips for making the journeys easier and making the most of a pass.
All that's good to know about how train tickets can be used in Austria, Belgium, Czechia Denmark and Hungary, plus insights for using rail passes in these countries
All that's good to know about how train tickets can be used in Norway, Poland, Sweden, Spain and The Netherlands, plus insights for using rail passes in these countrie
What's good to know about seat reservations whether you will be using tickets or travelling with rail passes
Buying rail tickets is often as simple as buying bread or apples, but it's when the rail companies give travellers options, which can cause complications.
So whether price, flexibility, speed or the travel experience matter most, or if you want to factor in all of these criteria, SMTJ has striven to point you in the right direction.
The information in these 'guides' is presented in good faith and they are intended to give an overview.
Offers and deals may be available for your journey which supersede the general information.