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sep 01 2009

Europe's high-speed trains have speeded up

Europe's newest crop of high-speed trains are making record time.



The trip: Brussels to Cologne in less than two hours.

Time saved: 30 minutes.

bahn.de, one way from $27.


Fyra and Thalys

The trip: Brussels to Amsterdam in 1 hour and 45 minutes; Amsterdam to Paris in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Time saved: 1 hour.

nshispeed.nl, rates TBD.


Eurostar Italia's Red Arrow

The trip: Milan to Rome in 3.5 hours.

Time saved: 1 hour.

trenitalia.com, one way from $105.



The trip: Madrid to Barcelona in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Time saved: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

renfe.es (save 60 percent by booking in Spanish on Renfe's website), one way from $72.

From the September 2009 issue of Budget Travel


For timetables and prices for intercity train travel in other European countries, check out our earlier blog post "Affordable Europe: Save on trains"

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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