All Aboard! 6 Unforgettable Train Rides in Asia

From Darjeeling to the Gobi Desert.

Suggested Route: Singapore to Bangkok

Distance: 2,030 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 49 hours (approx.)

Ticketing Info: belmond.com

For the traveler who enjoys the finer things in life, the Eastern and Oriental Express has the perfect trips to book. This luxurious train decked with classic carriages furnished with cherry wood, Thai silk, and Malaysian embroidery will take you from the Lion City to the Land of Smiles, winding through cosmopolitan cities, laid-back villages, a dense jungle, and ancient temples.

An epitome of first-class train travel, it comes with a daily four-course dinner, continental breakfast, three-course lunch, 24-hour steward service, and a guided cruise along the Khwae Yai River in Thailand — among others.

Shinkansen (Nozomi)

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Andy Flores

Andy Flores

Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.