Is traveling by train the most horrible experience ever? >everybody is loud. >schedules suck. >warm asf

Is traveling by train the most horrible experience ever, SighSee?

>everybody is loud
>schedules suck
>warm asf
>expensive
>have to wait for freight trains

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    not so bad im my experience

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the train and country. In my experience the trains in Russia and China were very comfy. I took the ones in Korea but they were all short distance (still good though). Does Japan have sleeper train service?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Took a KTX train in Korea

      the blinds are shared across rows and the guy in front with the control over it decided to close the blinds to block the nonexistent sun (from all the pollution) to get some rest, so I could not stare out of the window

      A K-salaryman got on and sat next to me, smelt like he shit himself (he went to the toilet 3 times in less than an hour) and when he was there kept elbowing me way past the arm rest while using his laptop

      the Chinese tourists a few rows back spoke loudly the whole trip

      this country is not like Japan

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where the frick are you traveling? I went to and around almost every eastern european country by train. I had three bad experiences. Two occasions of loud people, one where another train crashed into a vehicle and my train stopped at the crash to pick people up.
    Best train I had was poland > czechia > austria > hungary.
    Not exactly my worst SighSee experience but once when waiting for a bus from poland > lithuania, some hooligans got into a fight after a game and killed a guy at my train stop so it got swarmed with police.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I thought eastern Europe was safe...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In my travels through eastern Europe I never got attacked. I've had homeless drunks hassle me. Once a homeless gypsy threatened to stab me and followed me in a train station until the police took him away. As long as you avoid obviously drunk/shitty looking people and you're not a woman it's very safe.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's nice in Switzerland.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just depends on the train and location.

    I've taken more trains in India than anywhere else. Even there, the experience varies with the type of train and your category of travel. 1AC and 2AC on higher-priority trains--like the Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi--tend to be reasonably comfortable, although 2AC on many routes is no longer quite as comfortable or quiet as it once was.

    Lower tiers of travel--3AC, sleeper, and so forth--can be reasonably pleasant, hectic but fun, or horrid clusterfrickers, depending on your luck and other factors (time of year, route, and so forth). NGL, I typically like traveling by train in India--it's slow, easy to talk to other people if you feel up for it, and the scenery in many parts of the country can be very pretty.

    I live in the U.S. and don't take trains very often, even though I live along one of the highest-volume rail corridors in the country. Even with more frequent trains, it's usually more expensive to take the train that it is either to fly or drive.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was on a train in Poland and the hottest goth girl sat her fat ass down on my bag. Too bad I had to throw out said bag because of bedbugs from the hostel I stayed out

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The trains in Switzerland are amazing. Most of the cars were less than half full when I did Zermatt last winter.

    The high speed trains in Italy are nice because the poor people take the slow trains. They rarely fill more than halfway either during the week. They were also super convenient and central in Bologna, Florence, Verona and Venice. You do have to watch for pickpockets around the ticket stations though.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I liked it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thai local trains are primitive, but I enjoyed taking them. It felt like one of the Real Traveler™ experiences...sitting silent and stone-faced with the Thais in the midday heat, stopping at every village along the way, getting hit in the face by hot ashy wind from trackside brushfires, winding through the desolate leafless hills of the north. Train travel is so much more dignified than bus travel. Traffic stops to let you pass. Arrival and departure of the train is a solemn ritual at every station.
    Gonna fly in to SFO from Taipei in two weeks, crash out in a fourth-grade teacher's spare room, then ride the Amtrak to Denver. Paypig $151 for a suite downtown, then head up into the mountains to retrieve my minivan and hit the road. A mattress, a campstove and four bald tires.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everybody is loud
    >schedules suck
    >warm asf
    >expensive
    >have to wait for freight trains
    these only apply to america and other third world shitholes, but actually even in places like india and bangladesh they probably have more dedicated passenger lines than most of the US

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just ride first class. It's not that expensive really
    The worst (European) train ride I've experienced was second class from Milan to Bern in Switzerland. Crowded with brown people and standing room only. Felt like Bangladesh

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Average french 18-26's POV

    >79€/month subscription to take almost any train you want
    >if living in Paris you can go everywhere you want
    >once in a while there are loud (blacks) people
    >schedules is ok since subscription permits flexible picking
    >SNCF trains are warm in winter and chill in summer
    >sits are okay, best place to chill is at the overpriced wagon-restaurant

    I think I took a hundred trains thanks to that program.
    I'll miss this stuff once I'll turn 27...

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is traveling by train the most horrible experience ever, SighSee?
    try a flixbus then

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You deserve it for posting ai slop
    Anyway pick better trains and/or a better country to visit, problem solved

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