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We at Cheap Family Fun tend to think that traveling by train is more comfortable, safer, and less expensive than air travel ...  Plus, you get to see more!  The best part is that rail travel is a kid-friendly way to go! Check out some of the rail travel opportunities below:

American Orient Express -- "Vintage Rail Cars, Fine Dining, and incredible rail tour experiences": American Orient Express

Amtrak -- "Amtrak passengers enjoy service in more than 500 communities in 46 states throughout a 22,000-mile route system."
Amtrak Rail Travel in the US
Amtrak Rail Sales
Amtrak Ticket Auctions on eBay
Know the Codes (Insider Info from Frommer's)

Japanese Bullet Train -- Site for rail travel in Japan (especially those seeking this awesome thrill ride during their stay).
Japan Railways Group
Japan Railways Reservation Service

Orient Express -- "Famous and romantic train journeys."
Orient Express

Rail Australia -- "Australia is a big country and we know of no better way for tourists to see more and enjoy the experience of Australia than by travelling on some of the great rail journeys in the world. Australia has an extensive rail network that provides this opportunity to travel the country and see the real Australia in comfort and safety." Rail Australia

Rail Europe -- "European travel experts .. Rail Europe allows you to book all types of European travel products such as rail passes, tickets as well as flights, hotels and car rentals. Eurail passes, Euro passes , Single country passes, Point to Point Tickets, Rail 'n Drive passes, Night trains, Special trains, High Speed trains, TGV, Eurostar, Thalys, and more are all bookable online. They also feature online train schedules:"
British Rail Products: BritRail, Freedom of Scotland & more
Eurailpass: flexible travel throughout 17 countries
Eurail Pass: The best way to get around Europe
Eurail Selectpass (3 countries), as low as $243
Europass® (5 countries), as low as $253
Europass®: travel throughout France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland
Eurostar - Breakfast in London and Lunch in Paris
France Railpass: Don't travel in France without it!
Multiple Country Passes: create your own pass
London to Paris under the Channel in 3 hours
Paris to Venice in your Pajamas. Sleeper trains from Rail Europe.
Rail 'n Drive: your combination of rail and car rental
Single Country Passes: choose your country in Europe
Swiss Pass: take the most spectacular rail trips in the World

Rail Travel Links for US & International Travel
(includes information on Subways and Commuter Trains/Railroads as well)
Rail Travel Links

Rail Travel News -- "Rail Travel News is a twice-monthly print publication, published since Dec 10, 1970." Rail Travel News

The Complete Guide to US Rail Travel -- "USA by Rail has everything you need for train travel in North America with Amtrak, VIA Rail and modern tourist steam railroads. This definitive guide book for rail touring includes details of Amtrak and VIA Rail passes, steam trains, railway museums, train travel tips and links to many great rail and travel websites throughout the USA, Canada and the rest of the world." USA By Rail

The Train Traveler Resource Site for International Train Travel -- "Whether you are an experienced train traveler or are just becoming interested in planning a train trip, we can help you by providing planning and travel tips, destination features and timely information from Amtrak and VIA Rail. For the business traveler as well as the long-distance traveler, we offer reviews of products that could make your trip more enjoyable. Those of you who are fans of dinner and excursion trains will find reviews and information about train lines throughout the United States and Canada. And even the most independent traveler may become interested in one of the spectacular rail tours that we review." The Train Traveler

Train Travel Tours -- "Rail Travel Center Tours specializes in scenic train tours in America, Canada Mexico and Europe. We design, and operate unique, fully-escorted rail tours to some of the world's most scenic places." Scenic Tours by Train

US Train Travel Association -- "Founded in 2001, The Association of Rail Travel in the US (RTUS) is a not-for-profit rail advocacy organization based in Chicago, Illinois & East Lansing, Michigan. Its goals include the promotion of rail travel in the United States with a dedicated force of funding for Amtrak, the national rail passenger system, helping other rail organizations develop an online presence, and working on development of improved passenger rail service nationwide." Association of Rail Travel in the US

VIA Rail Canada -- Official Site for Rail Travel in Canada. Often special North American tours are available in partnership with Amtrak. VIA Rail Canada
 

 
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