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Travel by train instead of flying

The alternative of taking a train instead of a flight is often only suitable for intra-continental destinations. The map (below) shows the travel times and CO2 emissions of flights and train journeys in Europe starting in Zurich.

Figure based on data from ETH Zurich and SBB


Depending on the starting point, different destinations can be reached within a certain time across Europe. The interactive map Chronotrains shows how far you can travel from any station in Europe in less than 5 hours.

To book a specific train trip, various booking portals can be used, such as: 


The FAQs contain a lot more information on the topic of flight reduction and on the FlyingLess project itself.