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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #61
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With new railways in Italy it is now possible to travel between Sapri (I) and Darlington (GB) in 23:47 with 5 changeovers, it is 2605 km by road.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #62
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Connection could be better but nonetheless: (the fastest connections I could find)

Vienna-Messina (Sicily) 22:50 (including ferry)
Vienna-Barcelona 22:19
Vienna-Glasgow 18:29
Vienna-Stockholm 22:59
Vienna-Vilnius 18:27
Vienna-Kiev 22:18
Vienna-Sofia 20:31
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Old July 29th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Pommy View Post
I was intrigued by how far it was possible to go in 24 hours by rail. I have been using this website -

I have been working with the stipulation that distance must be measured 'as the crow flys' as I don't feel traveling up and down the same high speed line to be in the spirit of the challenge.

The furthest I have managed to get is Marseille to Norrkoping in Sweeden, a total of 1154 miles or 1857 killometers, using the following trains.

Marseille 18.26 - Paris (Lyon) 21.31
Paris (Nord) 21.55 - Brussels-midi 23.17
Brussels-midi 23.41 - Hamburg 08.12
Hamburg 9.28 - Copenhagen 14.11
Copenhagen 14.23 - Malmo 14.58
Malmo 15.14 - Norrkoping 18.22

I'm not sure if 24 minutes is enough time to transfer between the two Paris stations, but I'd like to try.

The real question is, can anyone get any further?
I have travelled Linköping-Montpellier in about 22 hours.

Departure: Linköping in 8 AM
Arrival: Montpellier 6 PM next day

This journey was done with several trains, the main one was the night train Hamburg-Basel.

At arrival you are very exhausted and I actually recommend a overnight stay, to make the journey more pleasant.

I think I can reach Rome from my city almost within 24hours, but it's on the margin.

There is a nighttrain Munich-Rome leaving Munich at 7PM,arriving in Rome at 9AM the next day.

From Linköping-Copenhagen it's 3,5 hours
Copenhagen-Hamburg 5 hours
Hamburg-Munich 5 hours

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Old July 29th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #64
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NY to Chicago is 19 hours by rail along the shortest possible route. So in theory if I left NY at midnight I would arrive in Chicago at 7 PM that day.
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