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This article lists longest passenger rail services that are currently scheduled and running directly between two cities. This list is not complete due to the complexity of various railway systems, its timetables and difference in schedule administration between countries. To keep the list simple, only services that are point-to-point direct between two cities are listed. Services that require railcar exchanges, coach changes, shunting or station transfers are not listed.

Top 50 train services, by distance[edit]

No Origin
(Country)
Destination
(Country)
Train Name
No
Operator Name Distance (km) No. of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
1 Moscow (Russia) Pyongyang (North Korea) 99 / 100 Korean State Railway 10267 157 Bi-Monthly 206 hrs (~8.5 days) [1]
2 Moscow (Russia) Vladivostok (Russia) 1 / 2 and 99 / 100 Russian Railways 9289 58 Daily 144 hrs (~6 days) [2]
3 Moscow (Russia) Beijing (China) 19 / 20 (via Manzhouli) Russian Railways 8984 33 Weekly 145 hrs (~6 days) [3]
4 Beijing (China) Moscow (Russia) K3 / K4 (via Ulaanbaatar) China Railways 7826 33 Weekly 127 hours (~5.3 days) [3]
5 Moscow (Russia) Tommot (Russia) 323 / 76 Russian Railways 7318 97 3–4 times monthly 140 hrs (~5.8 days) [4]
6 Kashgar (China) Yingtan (China) K1661 and K1662 China Railway 5166 53 72 h 39 min (3 days +) [5]
7 Guangzhou (China) Lhasa (China) Z264/5-Z266/3 China Railway 4980 11 Daily 52 hrs 34 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
8 Hangzhou (China) Aksu (China) K594/5-K596/3 China Railway 4933 46 Daily 68 hrs 38 mins (~3 days) [2]
9 Qiqihar (China) Urumqi (China) K1082/3-K1084/1 China Railway 4827 38 Daily 61 hrs 10 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
10 Shanghai (China) Yining (China) T206/3-T204/5 China Railway 4742 31 Daily 52 hrs 05 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
11 Shenzhen (China) Urumqi (China) Z230/1-Z232/29 China Railway 4666 21 Daily 48 hrs 59 mins (~2 days) [2]
12 Guangzhou (China) Urumqi (China) Z136/7-Z138/5 China Railway 4663 28 Daily 48 hrs 02 mins (2 days) [2]
13 Changchun (China) Sanya (China) Z384/5-Z386/3 China Railway 4647 23 Daily 53 hrs 15 mins (~2 days) [2]
14 Nanning (China) Urumqi (China) T282/3-T284/1 China Railway 4617 31 Daily 59 hrs 34 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
15 Harbin (China) Kunming (China) K728/5-K726/7 China Railway 4574 49 Daily 63 hrs 15 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
16 Changchun (China) Urumqi (China) T302/3-T304/1 China Railway 4507 33 Daily 56 hrs 49 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
17 Toronto (Canada) Vancouver (Canada) The Canadian 1 / 2 Via Rail 4466 66 Tri-weekly 86 h (~3.5 days)
18 Chicago (United States) Los Angeles (United States) Texas Eagle 21 / 22 Amtrak 4390 40 Tri-weekly 65 hrs 20 mins (~3 days) [6]
19 Shanghai (China) Lhasa (China) Z164 China Railway 4373 12 Daily 46 hrs 15 mins (~2 days) [2]
20 Urumqi (China) Fuzhou (China) T308/5-T306/7 China Railway 4334 23 Daily 50 hrs 09 mins (~2 days) [2]
21 Sydney (Australia) Perth (Australia) The Indian Pacific Great Southern Rail 4352 26 Weekly 65 hrs (2.5 days+)
22 Harbin (China) Haikou (China) Z114 China Railway 4310 25 Daily 48 hrs 36 mins (2 days) [2]
23 Vorkuta (Russia) Adler, Russia 309 Russian Railways 4286 78 Once every two days 89 hrs (~3.5 days) [7]
24 Dibrugarh (India) Kanyakumari (India) Dibrugarh–Kanyakumari Vivek Express / 15906 Indian Railways 4282 56 Weekly 82 hrs 15 mins (3+ days)
25 Moscow (Russia) Dushanbe (Tajikistan) 319 / 320 and 329 / 330 Russian Railways 4272 24 Bi-Weekly 96 hrs (~4 days) [8]
25 Shanghai (China) Urumqi (China) Z40/41-Z42/39 China Railway 4056 20 Daily 39 hrs 15 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
26 Changchun (China) Kunming (China) K2288 China Railway 4037 37 Daily 58 hrs 32 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
27 Kashgar (China) Chengdu (China) K454/1-K452/3 China Railway 3948 26 Daily 49 hrs 05 mins (~2.5 days) [2]
28 Thiruvananthapuram Central (India) Silchar (India) Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Superfast Express
(12515/12516)
Indian Railways 3932 km 57 Weekly 76 hrs 35min (~3.5 days)
29 Thiruvananthapuram Central (India) Silchar (India) Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Superfast Express
(12507/12508)
Indian Railways 3932 km 56 Weekly 74 hrs 5min (~3.25 days)
30 Emeryville (United States) Chicago (United States) California Zephyr 5 / 6 Amtrak 3924 32 Daily 51 hrs 20 mins (~2 days) [9]
31 Jiamusi (China) Fuzhou (China) K1548/5-K1546/7 China Railway 3840 34 Daily 51 hrs 40 mins (~2 days) [2]
32 Nanjing (China) Urumqi (China) K1540/37-K1538/9 China Railway 3837 27 Daily 48 hrs 40 mins (~2 days) [2]
33 Urumqi (China) Kunming (China) K1502/3-K1504/1 China Railway 3815 23 Daily 45 hrs 48 mins (~2 days) [2]
34 Kashgar (China) Xi’an (China) K169/70 China Railway 3796 27 Daily 46 hrs 30 mins (~2 days) [2]
35 Yining (China) Jinan (China) K1338/5-K1336/7 China Railway 3795 31 Daily 47 hrs 13 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
36 Katra (India) Kanyakumari (India) Himsagar Express/16318 Indian Railways 3787 73 Weekly 71 hrs 40 mins (~3 days)
37 Lhasa (China) Beijing (China) Z22/1 China Railway 3757 9 Daily 39 hrs 58 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
38 Moscow (Russia) Andijan (Uzbekistan) 149 / 150 Russian Railways 3738 33 Bi-Weekly 72 hours (~3 days) [10]
39 Jinan (China) Urumqi (China) Z105/6 China Railway 3726 25 Daily 37 hrs 32 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
40 Moscow (Russia) Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 017 / 018 Russian Railways 3720 37 Bi-weekly 72 hours (~3 days) [11]
41 Lianyungang (China) Urumqi (China) K1354 China Railway 3699 29 Daily 47 hrs 05 mins (~2 days) [2]
42 Mangalore (India) Jammu (India) Navyug Express/16687 Indian Railways 3674 71 Weekly 68 hrs 5 mins (~3 days)
43 Chicago (United States) Los Angeles (United States) Southwest Chief 3 / 4 Amtrak 3645 31 Daily 41 hrs (~2 days) [12]
44 Chicago (United States) Portland (United States) Empire Builder 27 / 28 Amtrak 3629 38 Daily 46 hrs (~2 days) [13]
45 Tirunelveli (India) Jammu (India) Tirunelveli-Jammu Express/16787 Indian Railways 3628 70 Bi-weekly 69 hrs 25 mins (~3 days)
46 KSR Bengaluru (India) New Tinsukia (India) Yeshvantapur-Dibrugarh Express/15901 Indian Railways 3620 70 Weekly 68 hrs 15 mins (~3 days)
47 Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli (India) Amritsar (India) Kochuveli Amritsar Superfast Express/12484 Indian Railways 3599 22 Weekly 61 hrs (~2.5 days)
48 Urumqi (China) Hankou (China) Z294/1-Z292/3 China Railway 3574 22 Daily 38 hrs 41 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
49 Harbin (China) Guangzhou (China) Z238/5-Z236/7 China Railway 3568 22 Daily 34 hrs 44 mins (~1.5 days) [2]
50 Chicago (United States) Seattle (United States) Empire Builder 7 / 8 Amtrak 3549 39 Daily 46 hrs (~2 days) [13]

Longest train services, by country, within the country[edit]

Table below lists trains operating nationally, within a country.

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Alexandria Aswan No. 88 Special ("Isbani") Egyptian National Railways 1100 km (approximate) 9 Daily 17 hrs

South Africa[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Pretoria Cape Town The Blue Train Luxrail 1 600 km 7 weekly 28 hrs

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

All services are operated by China Railway.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Scheduled running time
Kashgar Yingtan K1662 / K1661 5166 km 53 72 h 39 min (3 days +)
Guangzhou Lhasa Z264 / Z266 4980 km 10 54 h (2 days +)
Qiqihar Ürümqi.S K1084 / K1081 4818 km 40 62 h (2 days +)
Yining Shanghai T206 / T203 4742 km 32 54 h (2 days +)
Shenzhen Urumqi.S Z230 / Z231 4657 km 20 48 h 17 mins (2 days +)
Shanghai Lhasa Z164 / Z166 4373 km 12 48 h (2 days)
Harbin Haikou Z114 / Z112 4276 km 29 46 hrs 54 mins (~2 days)
Kunming Urumqi K1502 / K1503 4216 km 29 64 h (2 days +)
Hangzhou Urumqi K594 / K596 4168 km 35 56 h (2 days +)
Changchun Kunming K2288 / K2286 4141 km 57 68 hrs 33 mins (~3 days)
Shanghai Urumqi Z40 / Z42 4077 km 24 45 h (2 days)
Beijing Lhasa Z21 / Z22 3753 km 7 43 h (2 days)
Shenyang Guangzhou Z12 / Z14 3011 km 16 28 h (1 day)
Beijing Nanning G421 / G422
G529 / G530
2489 km 24 13 h 32min
Beijing Shenzhen G71 / G72 2400 km 17 10 h 16min
Shanghai Shenyang D196 / D194 2014 km 15 14 h

India[edit]

No Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance[14] No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time More information (in India)
1 Kanyakumari Dibrugarh Vivek Express
(15905/15906)
Indian Railways 4282 km 56 Weekly 80 hrs 15 min(~3.5 days) Longest running train (by time & distance)
2 Thiruvananthapuram Central Silchar Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Superfast Express
(12515/12516)
Indian Railways 3932 km 57 Weekly 76 hrs 35min (~3.5 days) Longest running Superfast train.
3 Thiruvananthapuram Central Silchar Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Superfast Express
(12507/12508)
Indian Railways 3932 km 56 Weekly 74 hrs 5min (~3.25 days)
4 Kanyakumari Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Himsagar Express
(16317/16318)
Indian Railways 3782 km 73 Weekly 71 hrs 56min(~3 days)

Japan[edit]

Origin city Destination city Train name/No Operator name Distance No. of stops Scheduled running time
Tokyo Hakata Nozomi Central Japan Railway Company / West Japan Railway Company 1174.9 km 11 4 hrs 53 mins
Tokyo Izumo Sunrise Izumo West Japan Railway Company / Central Japan Railway Company 953.6 km 17 12 hrs 11 mins
Shin-Osaka Kagoshima Mizuho Kyushu Railway Company / West Japan Railway Company 911.2 km 7 3 hrs 44 mins
Tokyo Hakodate Hayabusa Hokkaido Railway Company / East Japan Railway Company 862.5 km 5 4 hrs 2 mins
Tokyo Takamatsu Sunrise Seto West Japan Railway Company / Central Japan Railway Company 804.7 km 11 9 hrs 27 mins

Russia[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Moscow Vladivostok Rossiya/002M/001M Russian Railways 9289 km 58 Alternate days 144 hrs(~6 days)
Moscow Vladivostok 100E/099E Russian Railways 10317 km 103 Daily 166 hrs(~7 days)

South Korea[edit]

All services are operated by Korail.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Cheongnyangni Bujeon 1621–1624 483.1 km 18/31 Twice daily 7 ~ 8 hrs
Jeongdongjin (Gangneung) Busan 1691/1692 480.5 km Daily 7.9 hrs
Jeongdngjin (Gangneung) Bujeon 1681/1682 453.5 km Daily 7.9 hrs
Bujeon Mokpo via Seogwangju 1951/1954 390.9 km 46 Daily 6.5 hrs
Dongdaegu Yeongju via Daejeon 4301–4304 387.5 km 22 Twice daily 5.25 hrs

Taiwan[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Taipei Hualien 51/52 Taiwan Railways Administration 752 km 17 daily 10 hours 30 mins

Thailand[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Bangkok Singapore 951/952 Locomotive : SRT & KTMB / Service : E&O 1907 km 5 special deluxe excursion train 2days 3hrs 25mins
Bangkok Su-ngai Kolok 37/38 SRT 1174 km 27 daily 20hrs 10mins
Bangkok Su-ngai Kolok 171/172 SRT 1174 km 39 daily 21hrs 45mins
Bangkok Butterworth 35/36 SRT 1147 km 23 daily 22hrs 10mins

Vietnam[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City TN1/TN2 Vietnam Railways 1726 km 39[15] Daily 40 hrs 50 mins

Europe[edit]

Due to widespread availability of affordable air travel, train services in Europe are limited to distances that can be covered in a single day or a single night, with very few exceptions. Especially the German and French operators have discontinued their sleeper services. This includes all sleeper connections to Copenhagen, making it impossible to travel by train Copenhagen–Paris or Oslo–Brussels without an intermediate hotel night or using seated trains with long nightly changes. The longest daytime journeys are taken by the Hamburg to Budapest service.

Services to and from Russia and Ukraine (traditionally targeted at poorer demographics) resisted longer, but these, too, have been reduced and reinvented in recent years. As of 2015, there are 3 services connecting Moscow with Western Europe, which are by far the longest ones on the European continent. These now feature luxurious sleeper cars and are targeted primarily at wealthier customers, with ticket prices well exceeding air fare. Most services connecting Kiev with Western Europe have been discontinued altogether (bad shape of Ukrainian railway infrastructure being a significant contributing factor), with one surviving daily train to Budapest, taking more than 24 hours to complete its journey.

International services[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Moscow Nice via Vienna EN408/409 Russian Railways 3315 km[16] 17 weekly 47 hrs
Moscow Paris via Berlin EN23/453 Russian Railways 3169 km[16] 20 weekly 37 hrs, 30 mins
Moscow Prague via Warsaw EN404/405 Vltava Russian Railways 2007 km 16 1–3 times a week 29 hrs 14 min
Moscow Berlin EN440/441 Russian Railways approx. 1800 km 12 2 times a week 20 hrs 14 min
Stockholm Narvik 93+94 SJ 1540 km 25 daily 20 hrs, 20 mins
Hamburg Budapest via Berlin, Prague and Bratislava EC172/173 Hungaria DB, ČD, ZSSK, MÁV 1352 km 29 daily 14 hrs
Hamburg Vienna via Hannover, Nuremberg and Linz ICE26/27 (daytime)

EN490/491 (overnight)

DB, ÖBB approx. 1300 km 25 (daytime)

16 (overnight)

daily 10 hrs (daytime)

12 hrs, 10 mins (overnight)

Brussels Nice TGV9860/9828 SNCF approx. 1285 km 14 daily 7 hrs, 15 mins
Amsterdam Marseille THA9926/9955 Thalys approx. 1265 km 7 weekly 7 hrs, 15 mins
London Marseille EST9084/9087 Eurostar approx. 1215 km 3 1–5 times a week 6 hrs, 26 mins
Vienna Rome via Tarvisio, Venice (Mestre), and Florence NJ40233/40294 ÖBB approx. 1200 km 16 5–7 times a week 13 hrs, 37 mins
Kiev Budapest via Lviv EN33/34 Latorca MÁV, UZ approx. 1200 km 21 daily 24 hrs, 13 mins
Paris Venice via Milan EN221 Thello approx. 1100 km 8 daily 13 hrs, 36 mins
Vienna Hamburg NJ490/491 ÖBB Nightjet approx. 1100 km 13 daily 12 hrs, 25 mins
Madrid Marseille via Barcelona AVE9724/9731 Renfe approx. 1100 km 13 daily 7 hrs, 45 mins
Paris Barcelona via Montpellier TGV9702/9706

TGV9711/9715

SNCF approx. 1100 km 9 2 times a day 6 hrs, 30 mins
Zagreb Frankfurt via Ljubljana, Villach, Salzburg, Munich, Stuttgart EC212/EC213 Mimara ÖBB 1021 km 31 daily 12 hrs 33 min
Hendaye/Irun Lisbon Trenhotel 00310/00313
IN310/313
Renfe, CP approx. 1000 km 22 daily 13 hrs, 40 mins

Belgium[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Ostend Eupen IC01 NMBS/SNCB 250 km 11-12 15 daytime trains (Hourly from 04.40 AM – 6.40 PM) + 3 trains to Welkenraedt (245 km) (7.40 PM – 9.40 PM) 3 hrs, 2 mins

Bulgaria[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Sofia Varna 2601 BDZ 543 km 10 4 daytime trains, 1 overnight train 7 hrs, 5 mins

Denmark[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
Copenhagen Frederikshavn Several daily trains DSB 550 km 16–18 13 5 hrs, 29 mins [17]

Finland[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
Helsinki Kolari R 263/270/272 VR 995 km 16 2 to 3 times a week from 14 to 15 hrs [18]

France[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Marseille Nantes TGV 5370 / TGV 5378 SNCF approx. 1130 km 6 2 daytime trains (TGV) 6 hrs, 15 mins

Germany[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Offenburg Greifswald IC 2216 1300 km 29 daily 12 hrs, 37 mins
Kiel Passau IC 2229 1225 km 26 twice weekly 12 hrs, 26 mins
Leipzig Oberstdorf IC 2012/2013 1080 km 33 weekly 13 hrs, 27 mins

Italy[edit]

All services are operated by Trenitalia.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Milan Siracusa ICN 1962/1963 approx. 1800 km 33 daily 19 hrs, 43 mins
Turin Reggio Calabria ICN 794/795 approx. 1500 km 26 2 to 3 times a week 18 hrs, 30 mins

Netherlands[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Vlissingen Groningen 12685 (daily)

12618 (Saturday) 12622 (Sunday)

NS 425 km 33 (12685)

28 (12618 & 12622)

Served by two or three separated services twice per hour. 5 hrs, 20 mins (12685)

5 hrs, 8 mins (12618 & 12622)

Norway[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Bodø Trondheim 471/472/475/476 NSB 728 km 27 Twice daily 9 hrs, 38 mins

Romania[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Constanta Satu Mare 1840 CFR 902 km 32 daily 19 hrs, 11 mins

Russia[edit]

Only services within geographical Europe (i.e. not into Siberia) are listed in this subcategory.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Vorkuta Adler 309 Russian Railways 4286 km 78 once in two days 89 hrs

Spain[edit]

All services operated by Renfe

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Barcelona Vigo Trenhotel

00921/00922

approx. 1300 km 21 daily 14 hrs, 54 mins (00921)

15 hrs, 20 mins (00922)

Barcelona A Coruña Trenhotel

00921/00922

approx. 1200 km 21 daily 15 hrs (00921)

14 hrs, 55 mins (00922)

Barcelona A Coruña Alvia

00625/00626

approx. 1100 km 24 4 times a week 13 hrs, 20 mins (00625)

13 hrs (00626)

Sweden[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Göteborg Luleå 91+92 SJ 1522 km 22 daily 17 hrs, 20 mins

Switzerland[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
St Gallen Geneva Airport IC706 among others SBB approx. 300 km 11 hourly 4 hrs, 14 mins

United Kingdom[edit]

Origin City Destination Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
Aberdeen Penzance 1V60 CrossCountry 1162 km 43 Daily 13 hrs 23 mins [19]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

All services are operated by Via Rail.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Toronto Vancouver The Canadian 1 / 2 4466 km 66 Tri-weekly 86 h (3.5 days)
Winnipeg Churchill 693 / 692 1710 km 53 Bi-weekly 36 h (2 days)
Montreal Halifax The Ocean 14 / 15 1346 km 25 Tri-weekly 23 h 43 mins (1 day)
Jasper Prince Rupert 5 / 6 1160 km 32 Tri-weekly 33 h 40 mins (2 days)

United States[edit]

All services are run by Amtrak.

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
Chicago Los Angeles Texas Eagle 421 / 422 4390 km 40 Tri-weekly 65 hrs 20 mins (~3 days) [6]
Emeryville Chicago California Zephyr 5 / 6 3924 km 32 Daily 51 hrs 20 mins (~2 days)
Chicago Los Angeles Southwest Chief 3 / 4 3645 km 31 Daily 41 hrs (~2 days) [12]
Chicago Portland Empire Builder 27 / 28 3629 km 38 Daily 46 hrs (~2 days) [13]
Chicago Seattle Empire Builder 7 / 8 3549 km 39 Daily 46 hrs (~2 days) [13]
New Orleans Los Angeles Sunset Limited 1 / 2 3211 km 20 Tri-weekly 48 hrs (~2 days) [20]
New York Miami Silver Star 91 / 92 2449 km 36 Daily 36 hrs (~1.5 days) [21]
New York Miami Silver Meteor 97 / 98 2235 km 31 Daily 28 hrs (~1 day) [21]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time Ref.
Buenos Aires Tucuman Trenes Argentinos 1170 km 8 Bi-Weekly 26.5 hrs [22]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Sydney Perth Indian Pacific Great Southern Rail 4352 km 26 Weekly 65 hrs (2.5 days+)
Adelaide Darwin The Ghan Great Southern Rail 2979 km 4 Weekly 54 hrs
Brisbane Cairns Spirit of Queensland Queensland Railways 1680 km N/A 5 times per week 31 hrs
Brisbane Townsville Spirit of the Outback Queensland Railways 1325 km 25 2 times per week 26 hrs
Sydney Broken Hill Outback Xplorer NSW TrainLink 1135 km N/A Weekly 13 hrs
Townsville Mount Isa The Inlander Queensland Railways 977 km 9 2 times per week 21 hrs
Melbourne Adelaide The Overland Great Southern Rail 828 km 9 2 times per week 10.5 hrs

New Zealand[edit]

Origin City Destination City Train Name/No Operator Name Distance No.of Stops Frequency Scheduled running time
Auckland Wellington Northern Explorer 200 / 201 KiwiRail Scenic Journeys 682 km 7 3 times per week 11 hrs

Longest non-stop train services, by distance & country[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

No Origin City(Country) Destination City(Country) Train Name/No Operator Name Distance Frequency Running Time Average Speed Ref.
1 Beijing West (China) Harbin West (China) Z17 / Z18 China Railway 1249 km Daily 10hrs 3min 120 km/h

India[edit]

No Origin City(Country) Destination City(Country) Train Name/No Operator Name Distance Frequency Running Time Average Speed Ref.
1 Kota Junction railway station (India) Vadodara Junction railway station (India) Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express
12431/12432
Indian Railway 528 km Tri-weekly 6hrs 21 min 83.15 km/h [23][24]

Europe[edit]

No Origin City(Country) Destination City(Country) Train Name/No Operator Name Distance Frequency Running Time Average Speed Ref.
1 St Pancras, London (United Kingdom) Lyon (France) 9084 / 9087 Eurostar 910 km (approximately) Once a week in winter and up to 5 times a week in summer. 4hrs 45min Southbound
5hrs 47min Northbound
190 km/h (approximately) [25][26]

North America[edit]

United States[edit]

No Origin City(Country) Destination City(Country) Train Name/No Operator Name Distance Frequency Running Time Average Speed Ref.
1 Lorton, Virginia (United States) Sanford, Florida (United States) Auto Train, 52/53 Amtrak 1376 km Daily 17hrs 30min 79 km/h [27]

Longest high-speed rail service[edit]

The China Railway G403/4, G405/6 and D939/40 Beijing-Kunming train (2653 km, 10 hours 43 minutes to 14 hours 54 minutes), which began service on December 28, 2016, are the longest high-speed rail service in the world.

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