We’re all keen to get travelling responsibly by train and by bus, just as soon as we can. But whilst you might know the top tips for travelling in your own country, it’s worth reading up on the info if you’re heading further afield. So, to help you plan your future adventures, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive guide to the public transport customs and laws right around the world.
So whether you’re wondering “Do I need to get my ticket stamped before travelling in Rome?” or even “How many rabbits can I take on a train through Bulgaria?”, we’ve got the answers for you. Having combed through various resources including TripAdvisor forums, local tourist boards, legal websites and more, we’ve collated rail travel tips and advice for 100 countries around the world that have extensive rail networks.
A quick note: we’ve not included specific travel advice or laws linked to coronavirus in this feature as they can change often, so if you’re planning to visit any of these places soon, check our frequently updated travel guide too.
Travelling the world and seeing new places can lead to the discovery of cultural quirks and surprising customs – and public transport is no different. Check out some of the strangest laws and customs that we’ve found from around the world, below.
Looking to get a head start on planning your next trip? Check out our guide to trains in Europe for more information on rail travel throughout the continent. Trainline brings together routes, fares, and journey times for train and coach companies across Europe and our handy journey planner can help you plot your next trip now.