Map: The remarkable distances you can travel on a European train in less than a day

07/01/2016

+ info: Washington Post

 

Tourists visiting Europe are often advised to travel by train rather than plane or car. Trains are considered reliable, fast and relatively cheap. But as a new research project shows, there are major differences within Europe: Whereas you can travel from London to Paris in less than four hours, traveling the same distance can last more than 22 hours in eastern Europe.

Peter Kerpedjiev, a PhD student at the University of Vienna in Austria, gathered data that offers stunning insights into Europe’s railway network. He selected 28 European cities and illustrated which surrounding cities or areas could be reached within a certain time.