Check out Rail Europe for the maps, schedules and fares for more than 50 various train companies across Europe. A one stop online destination to plan and book your European rail travel, Rail Europe lets you discover and explore the real Europe. A little bit of planning can result in an enhanced level of travel experience. Traveling by train has many advantages that will add pleasure to your entire European experience: no airport hassles and time wasted in lines, and more time to enjoy delicious meal while watching panoramic window views. Booking train tickets in advance often means the best prices and a wider array of choices. At Rail Europe travelers can purchase train tickets from different carriers. In case you haven't decided on you route you can still get a deal by buying a pass for any one of the European countries you're visiting. Due to a special relationship with the carriers, the company that began as the Swiss Railways bureau founded 100 years ago in New York and later merged with its 75-year old French counterpart then became Rail Europe. With years, these deep business relationships served as the ground for special agreements that benefit the customers. For example, Rail Europe features unique technology using which the company manages to offer the bigger scope of travel options compared to any other vendor.