London to Singapore by Train

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Dates 1 Aug '12 to 1 Oct '12

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 2,000 - 4,000 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name London to Singapore by Train

London to Singapore is the longest continuous (minus Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok) rail network in the world. Do you want to spend 2-3 months taking trains around Europe and then the Trans-Siberian Railway through Mongolia to Beijing. Then make our way down to Vietnam, through Cambodia to Thailand and finally through Malaysia finishing in Singapore.

I want to take my time and not just spend my time continuously on a train. I want to travel like most backpackers and stay a few nights in certain places. The only real difference is when it is time to travel to a new destination the mode of transport is ALWAYS a train.

London to Singapore by Train

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ClareBear
ClareBear So I am really interested in to the itinerary of this trip. I cant attend because I have to go during the summer, but I would love to see your plans and maybe try them out myself.
3 years ago
Stefan

Stefan Hi. I haven't planned this trip myself as I am no longer sure whether it will go through. Circumstances/plans change as well as finances and time frame. I may still do it if I am with the right people and the schedule works. If I was to do it I would be more inclined to do it during summer 2012.

Anyway check out http://www.seat61.com/Trans-Siberian.htm for a lot of good information on how to do it. Personally I planned on zigzagging my way around Europe on trains before starting the "journey". Slowly take the Trans-Siberian, stopping at the major attractions along the way for a rest/sightseeing. When I am in China it would start to become more of a "go where you are taken" type of travel (it is Asia after all). Maybe ditch trains when in Hanoi and motorbike to Saigon (its a very popular adventure and looks great). The rest would work itself out pretty much as planned.

I think the total cost of trains to go direct (as in no extra trains in Europe) is around 650 pounds. Depending on whether you would get a Eurail/Interrail would increase the price. It could be a relatively cheap trip if you were to Couchsurf for a bit in Europe etc.

3 years ago
ClareBear
ClareBear Well if you do plan to go during summer 2012 I would love to come along. This sounds very interesting. I originally only wanted to hop on trains and go around Europe, but Asia would be fascinating.
3 years ago
suzen
suzen hi it sounds like a great trip and i would love to join up i have travel around alot but never by train but have always wanted to do this must keep a eye on how your plans go and see if i can get myself on this trip by then
3 years ago
Lyuba
Lyuba Hi, I'm interested in the trip - go by train meeting both people and places. I don't have time for the all itinerary, i could rather go for the out of Europe part.
3 years ago
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