This page summarises our main rail and rail-related products in North America - for comprehensive details contact us

America is a vast country, with a completely varied territory, from the almost tropical Floridean everglades to the arid plains and prairies of Dakota, to the snowy ski resorts of Colorado.

Rail travel in the States is a completely different experience, with sleek silver trains ready to transport you through the ever-changing scenery and smart attendants to assist you. Re-live those old western movies, as evocative names like El Paso or Tucson pass by your window.

To travel any great distance in America, almost always involves one, two or maybe even three nights on the train and it is important to reserve as much in advance as possible in order to get the best possible deal and to avoid disappointment as the trains can get booked up early.

Another popular way of travelling by train in the USA is to purchase a rail pass, which gives you a little bit more freedom if your itinerary is fairly open. There are several passes to choose from according to the area you want to see, and prices vary according to the season and how long you actually want to travel for. For up-to-date prices and zones, click RAIL PASSES above the signal. Some trains will still require a seat reservation and sleeping accommodation should be booked as early as possible.

Canada is well worth exploring by train whether you fancy the east of the country from Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal-Quebec (and of course Niagara Falls on the line to New York), the central area of Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton across to the west to Vancouver. Rail passes are available to discover all or part of Canada as you wish.

Point-to-point rail tickets in the USA and Canada.

If you are not planning extensive travel in North America, it may be cheaper for you to buy point-to-point tickets, together with the relevant seat or sleeper reservations. Happily we can do that too, as well as advising on train times, fares and the different standards of accommodation.

Created over a century ago, the Canadian Rockies route travels through some of the most rugged terrain in the world. This historical route is today considered to be one of the world’s classic rail journeys.

Prices start at just £260.00* per person for a two day rail journey from either Vancouver to Banff or Jasper, or Banff or Jasper to Vancouver, or from £280.00* per person from Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver. Please email for further information. * Red Leaf Service

for details of other luxury trains and spectacular rail journeys, click on "OTHER"

If your itinerary is fairly relaxed and open, a good way to get around the USA is by Greyhound Bus. Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,500 destinations with 17,000 daily departures across the country. To book your ticket email us on