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Welcome to 6 o'clock train

Not just about trains

On 6 o’clock train you’ll find all types of travel ideas not just train trips. We love all kinds of travel and will use lots of different forms of transport.

We particularly like overland travel as it lets us see so much more of a country and we’ve even been around the world without flying once.

Still, we don’t always have the time for such long trips and flying is a useful way of getting around the globe so we do that too.

Travel your way

Do you want to plan your own trips but aren’t sure where to start? Do you have a great idea for a trip but can’t find anyone who offers that exact itinerary?

You’re in the right place. Don’t compromise with your travel planning.

Create tailor-made itineraries which allow you to stretch your budget or splash out – whatever you choose.


Get Planning

We do the hard work so you don’t have to.

On this blog you’ll find detailed guides on everything you need for travel planning. But more than that – you’ll also find detailed itineraries to some of the most fascinating places in the world.

You can use them as they come or use them as a base for designing your own tailor-made trip.

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Travel Tips

Useful information to make your trip more successful.

Trip Reports

Read all about our travels and get inspiration for your next trip.

Detailed Itineraries

Follow our ready-made trip itineraries or customise them to suit your travel style.

Be Inspired to Travel More

Looking for some inspiration to travel? Wondering where to go to next? Well, look no further. Here at 6oclocktrain, we’re sharing all our tips and advice for travelling. You can read our trip reports and see where we’ve been and what we’ve seen. Browse our blog for loads and loads of information on getting the most out of travel.

Since we believe you need to see a place to really get a feel for what it has to offer, our blog has loads of photos throughout. Take a look and be inspired to travel more.

Latest Posts

Read Our Trip Reports

And Follow Our Travels

Here at 6oclocktrain, we want to share our travels with you and hopefully inspire you to see more of the world. Here is a selection of our latest journeys and experiences.

Click on any of the images below to read our trip report and share our adventures.

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regrets

Oscar Wilde

Thailand and Malaysia

For this trip, we headed east once more to the beautiful countries of Thailand and Malaysia. Read all about our 4 week trip across these two countries by rail and sea.


Follow our trip across Canada by road and rail. We started on the West Coast with a road trip through the Rockies. Then we flew to the East Coast where we explored Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City by Rail.

Around the World Without Flying

Jules Verne wrote about it. Phileas Fogg was his hero who completed the journey. Michael Palin did it for TV. And now, we’ve done it also.

What do we all have in common?

We’ve all travelled around the world without flying. Yes, it really is possible. It’s a fabulous journey and not just one for novels or tv documentaries.

Anyone can do it.

Our journey took us from London to Moscow, Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Shanghai, Osaka, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seattle, Florida, Madeira – to name just a few places.

We crossed two oceans and several continents.

Follow our amazing trip and get inspired to try it for yourself.

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to”

Alain de Botton

Planning Guides

Step by step advice to plan a successful trip

I love planning but I know not everyone shares my passion for researching and drawing up itineraries. That’s why I’ve included these planning guides for some of our recent trips.

Follow in our footsteps with these step by step guides to planning the perfect trip.

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”

Hans Christian Anderson

Incredible India

We recently returned from an amazing trip to India and I want to share it all with you. The Indian tourist office calls it Incredible India and they’re absolutely right. It’s a unique and fascinating country and there is so much to discover.

Get a glimpse of what India has to offer by looking through my trip reports, city guides and photo galleries. Click on any image below to get started.

The journey not the arrival matters

T.S. Eliot

Travel by Train

Now, 6oclocktrain is not all about trains. However, we do like to travel overland whenever possible and of course, that does involve some train travel.

Travelling by train is a great way to explore the world so here’s a selection of our blog posts which focus on train travel.

Not all those who wander are lost

J. R. R. Tolkien

Explore Italy

In this series of blog posts, I share our trip to Italy with you. This was one of my favourite train tours.

We visited Florence, Naples, Pompeii and Turin and saw some amazing sights.

We took the scenic route from London to Naples via Zurich and the Bernina Express. It was definitely worth the detour.

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list”

Susan Sontag

Drive the Balkans

Here, you’ll find a series of articles about our road trip through the Balkans. It was a camping trip and quite eventful due to issues with the weather but we still saw some great places.

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends”

Maya Angelou

Plan a Spanish Road Trip

Spain is a wonderful country for a road trip. Come with us as we drive from Santander through historic cities. We saw some of the great sights of Spain including the fabulous cities of Bilbao and Barcelona.

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been to before”

Dalai Lama

Travel Advice & Tips

Hopefully, now you’ll be inspired to travel more.

A successful trip starts with the planning. Get that right and it’s all likely to go much more smoothly. Although you can never really tell with travel. Sometimes the unexpected happens anyway. But that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?

Get your planning started with our tips & advice. Built-up over years of travelling independently, these are the things we’ve learned to make travel easier.

I’ll show you have to choose accommodation, how to get the best value when you travel and where to look for further advice.

There are also tips on choosing the right luggage, packing and so much more.

Browse through all my travel advice pages by clicking on any of the images in the gallery below.

Be Inspired to Travel More!

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”

Michael Palin

As Seen On

As seen on Goats on the Road
As Seen On MyTravelsScrapbook
As seen on Wandertooth



The Travel Blogs

Come and join us at 6 o’clock train as we travel around the world. Plan your own trips and get the most out of travelling with our expert tips and advice. 

Let’s get ready to travel!

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