Traveling by Train in Europe
Don’t be afraid of using the trains in Europe; they are an excellent way to travel.
In growing up on Long Island, New York I will tell you that the trains in Europe are nothing like the Long Island Railroad! They are reasonable and a very relaxing way to see the countryside.
I will also say that the food and coffee are fantastico! We had instant coffee from a tube that we thought was fresh brewed; it was that good.
The other thing to remember is like all public transportation, you MUST validate your ticket BEFORE you get on the train or bus. There is a small box (usually yellow in color but not always) that you put your ticket in to validate. It actually puts a time stamp on the ticket. Read up on this before you use transportation because it is very important!!