Unlikely “short” itineraries

One of my favorites pastimes when procrastinating: looking up unusual ways to travel by train. Using the journey planner with the largest database that I know of, I set myself imaginary goals and I search:

  • the longest journey that can be achieved within a day: Marseille-Malmö
  • the longest journey in a single night train: Hamburg-Villach, Paris-Barcelona, Amsterdam-Milano
  • the longest journey that can be achieved at high speed within a day: Marseille-Berlin via Brussels and Köln
  • the longest journey that can be achieved without changing trains: Amsterdam-Moscow
  • the longest journey with only one change: Amsterdam-Beijing via Moscow

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