5 Most Luxurious Trains in the World

If you’re a sucker for luxury and want the “crème de la crème” of all things, then wanting opulence even in your mode of transportation is only natural. Here is the list of the 5 most luxurious trains in the world.

Hiran Bingham

Hiran Bingham

1. Hiran Bingham

Admitting 42 people in one trip, the Hiran Bingham is definitely one of the most luxurious trains in the world. The 3 hours and 55 minutes' journey takes you through the Peruvian landscape of Cusco to Machu Picchu. The highlight of the train lies in its sumptuous Peruvian cuisine for brunch and dinner, and also the gorgeous views of the ancient city of Inca Empire. A bonus that the train lets you avail of is its excellent cocktail party if you book a round trip.


Photo Courtesy: Jorge Láscar

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

2. Rocky Mountaineer

Meandering through the soaring Rocky Mountains, this train is not just transportation but a 12-day adventurous trip across Canada. The train offers stunning panoramic views of the landscapes through its transparent domed carriages. The Rocky Mountaineer offers a great opportunity to nature lovers and photographers alike. Along with luxurious on-comfort service, it also provides off the train excursions.


Photo Courtesy: Leonard G

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient Express

3. Venice Simplon Orient Express

Just the mention of the word 'Paris' instills a sense of class and luxury in people’s mind. The Venice Simplon Orient Express is an authentic and vintage rail that runs from Paris to Istanbul. The rail is an abode of luxury and its 6-day journey offers world-class service. The Venice Simplon is pure indulgence.


Photo Courtesy: NAC

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels

4. Palace on Wheels

The Palace on Wheels is undoubtedly the most luxurious train running on the Indian terrain. With service truly befitting for the Maharajas, the train runs through the beautiful cities in and around Rajasthan and Delhi. The Palace on Wheels is a train that gives you a complete experience of grandeur and the high lifestyle.


Photo Courtesy: Setu.upadhyay

Blue Train

Blue Train

5. Blue Train

The Blue Train boasts Presidents and Kings to be amongst some of its passengers. The train offers all the meals along with vintage wines, champagne and cigars. In its 27-hour journey, the train takes you from Cape Town to Pretoria, opening you to the mystical Africa.


Photo Courtesy: Orjen

  • Hiran Bingham
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express
  • Palace on Wheels
  • Blue Train

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