10 Worlds Longest Train Journeys

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Trains are one of the oldest modern transport currently available, from steam trains to now high end electric trains, trains and transport is changing, trains have changed the way we travel since 1804, trains are designed to be cheap and can travel long distances.

Decided to do a bit of research to find the longest train journeys currently available,  however this list will definitely change, as more mega projects are in development to connect countries like India to china etc.

Here’s a list of the worlds longest train journeys. 


1. From Moscow to Pyongyang (North Korea), Distance traveled: 10267 km, total number of stops per journey: 157, Journey Time 206 hrs (~8.5 days).

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2. From Moscow to Vladivostok (Russia) , Distance traveled: 9289 km, total number of stops per journey: 58, Journey Time: 144 hrs (~6 days)

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3. From Moscow to Beijing (China) , Distance traveled: 8984 km, total number of stops per journey: 33, Journey Time: 145 hrs (~6 days)

Note: Number 4 would also be Moscow to Beijing (via Ulaanbaatar) but due to it being the same location, its not on this list. 

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4. From Moscow to Tommot (Russia) , Distance traveled: 7318 km, total number of stops per journey: 97 , Journey Time: 140 hrs (~5.8 days)

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5. From Guangzhou (China) to Lhasa (China), Distance traveled: 4980 km, total number of stops per journey: 10 , Journey Time: 54 hrs 30 mins (~2.5 days)

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6. From Shanghai (China) to Yining (China), Distance traveled: 4742 km, total number of stops per journey: 32, Journey Time:55 hrs 43 mins (~2.5 days)

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7. From Guangzhou (China) to Urumqi (China) Distance traveled: 4684 km, total number of stops per journey: 31, Journey Time: 49 hrs 34 mins (~2 days)

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8. From Toronto (Canada) to Vancouver (Canada), Distance traveled: 4466 km, total number of stops per journey: 66, Journey Time: 86 h (~3.5 days)

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9. From Chicago (United States) to Los Angeles (United States), Distance traveled: 4390 km total number of stops per journey: 40, Journey Time: 65 hrs 20 mins (~3 days)

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10. From Shanghai (China) to Lhasa (China), Distance traveled: 4373 km total number of stops per journey: 12, Journey Time:48 hrs 56 mins (2 days)

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