The Japan Rail Pass has joined Rail
Europe’s fast-growing network of worldwide rail journeys.
entire range of rail passes, starting from €19 for unlimited
travel for a day, can now be booked through the international
Options extend from various consecutive day
choices to 7, 14 or 21 days and include trips aboard most of the
famous Shinkansen bullet trains.
Rail Europe began as a partnership of Europe’s
national railways as train travel becomes increasingly popular
worldwide, eliminating airport inconveniences and providing direct
destination transportation – from remote rural locations to the centre of cities.
The network has since become a leader in
distributing rail products worldwide in more than 45 countries
across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North and South America
and Africa/Middle East.
It simplifies the booking process,
enabling booking through travel agents as well as localised
websites, in local languages and currency.
partners include Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer in Canada,
America’s national rail operator Amtrak, the Ghan and Indian Pacific in Australia, Korean railways’ Korail and now Japan Rail’s
state-of-the-art railway system.
Rail Europe CEO Pierre
Stephane Austi said, “Japan is an exciting new addition to our
portfolio of international train travel options. Rail Europe is
fast becoming the gateway to booking value-added train journeys
not only in Europe but worldwide.”
growing popularity of train travel, Rail Europe recorded three
consecutive quarters of 36% growth in 2010.
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