Guardian Trains

Guardian trains

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Destination inspiration

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  • Top 10 reasons to love Switzerland


    Top 10 reasons to love Switzerland

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  • Florence for free


    Florence for free

    From Michelangelo to Giotto, the exquisite art in one of the world's most beautiful cities costs nothing – if you know where to look. Our writer goes on a church crawl

About Guardian Trains

The Guardian has partnered with Loco2 to offer you a convenient way to search and book train journeys across Europe. Loco2 is an online travel agent specialising in train travel and has been selected by the Guardian because of their commitment to the environment and their easy to use booking tool.

Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth" as per the table below. This is why we ask you to enter the age of each child passenger when you search.

Countries Children Youths
United Kingdom 5 - 15 16 - 25
France (including Eurostar), Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany 6 - 14 15 - 25
Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia 6 - 11 12 - 25
Hungary 6 - 13 14 - 25
Austria, Denmark, Switzerland 6 - 15 16 - 25
Finland 6 - 16 17 - 25
Children younger than the age specified in the table above may travel for free if they share a seat/bed with the adult they are travelling with. By default we won't search for tickets for child passengers if they may travel for free. If you want to reserve a seat for child passengers please enter 6 as the age of the child.