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Flights in Europe are threatened by the high speed rail network. With trains such as Eurostar, TGV, Thalys, Lyria and ICE peoples are enjoying the rail journey at faster speed, less expenses, and more comfort. Today almost all cities of Western Europe such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Brussels, Germany and many more are well-connected by train network. This is threat not only for flights but to all other major travel options such as bus, ferry etc.

First of all let’s talk about most popular Eurostar trains that operates trains that connects London to Paris, Brussels and to many other cities commonly known as Eurostar destinations. Eurostar has gained immense popularity in last one decade and almost dominated all other travel options available in this area. You will be amazed to know that Eurostar London Paris train takes only 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach its destinations and it will cost you just £69. Similar is the case with trains to Brussels (1 hour and 55 minutes) and other destinations.

According to some statistics, 70% of the market on journeys between London and Paris and 65% of the London to Brussels route has been captured by Eurostar which operates on the Channel Tunnel link. These are old statistics and since then Eurostar have grown much more.

Eurostar provides online booking facility and you can get cheap Eurostar tickets if you book tickets in advance (about 2-3 months in advance). If you are travelling from London to Paris than you can experience this great journey by Eurostar that you will never forget.

Next in the queue is TGV, the high speed train operated by SNCF in France. Since its arrival it has harmed the flight services as more and more people are choosing travelling by train rather than taking flights. Similar is the story of Thalys, which connects Paris to Brussels has completely stopped that air journey as it was unable for flights to compete with 90 minutes of train journey. Now Thalys operated between Paris to Amsterdam via Brussels and takes just 2 hours.

ICE trains in Germany were a blow on air services that used to be operated between Frankfurt and Cologne and Stuttgart. Why would someone take a flight when that journey can be completed in lesser time at cheaper prices?

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