You get to the station on time, find your platform, and hop on the train, right? Not so fast. When it comes to European rail travel, the decisions that will shape your trip start long before you step foot on the train. And while a train journey can be enjoyable and relaxing—with unmatched scenery to boot—there are plenty of pitfalls along the way that can easily derail your trip. From booking the right ticket to riding in optimum comfort, here are 10 tried-and-tested tips that will help you avoid common mishaps and travel successfully.
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