Where to go?
Perhaps your journey will begin with a savoury breakfast in 1st class on a Thalys train and end with a dreamy stroll along the canals of Amsterdam. You could cosy up in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Vienna. If you’re the active type, why not take a long weekend and visit the Alps and ski to your heart’s content (and of course indulge in all kinds of heart-melting cheesy goodness)? Hop on the Eurostar and visit us in the City of Love but please be aware that we don’t give romantic tours of Trainline HQ at this time—our handsome developers were causing too much trouble for young couples.
If you’re thinking of taking a longer trip, why not visit a few nearby destinations or take a day trip somewhere? The quaint city of Antwerp is only 1 hour by train from Amsterdam and 50 minutes from Brussels. If you’re looking to heat things up in hotter climates, an excursion to Seville or Valencia might just be what you need! From Seville, you can easily make a day trip to the coast and or go inland and visit the historical city of Córdoba.
When and how long?
Is this a weekend getaway or do you intend to take off for a week? You’ll have to drop some clues to your significant other that s/he’s going to be calling in lovesick very soon.
Save money for your honey
Plan ahead to get the best deals on rail tickets and know when each rail operator releases the timetables so that you can book accordingly. Last-minute planner? No worries. We guarantee the cheapest available train tickets. Click here to find out the various release dates for tickets.
Need some more inspiration?
We’ve asked our team of rail (and love) experts to come up with a few suggestions of their own. Here are our favourite picks for some nice romantic trips:
- Paris to Amsterdam
- London to Paris
- Amsterdam to Antwerp
- Berlin to Copenhagen
- Milan to Rome
- Seville to Córdoba
- Paris to Chamonix-Mont Blanc
- Paris to Zermatt
- Berlin to Prague
And if you are still pondering where to go, why not check out all of the destinations we have to offer in our guide to trains in Europe?
Don’t leave a trail
To prevent getting caught in the act, you’ll need to make a stealthy purchase if you’ve got a shared account. Our recommendation? The prepaid debit card. This way, even if the purchase still raises eyebrows, the actual booking payment won’t show up on your statement and expose you. And if you don’t have one, then you can always pay with PayPal too!
Schedule the catsitter
Now all you have to do is tie up a few loose ends and love will find a way. Or if you can’t bear to part with your four-legged companions, why not bring them along? We offer SNCF animal tickets too!
If you’re not so romantically inclined or, like many of us, haven’t got a sweetheart for whom you can plan exciting getaways, don’t forget that you can sweep yourself off your own feet and step onto a train at any time. The course of true love never did run smooth, but trains do.