We LOVE train videos because you can “travel” anywhere without leaving the house! Let’s hop on board for a virtual train ride…you choose where in the world we are going! We have found the best train videos from around the world. These cool train videos are a fun way to discover beauty from around the world. My train-loving preschooler is absolutely loving these virtual train rides too.
Virtual Train Ride Through Train Videos
Our family first got interested in train ride videos when we happened across this first “train” trip on the Bernina Railway that goes from Switzerland into Italy through a YouTube video. It turned out to be one of our favorite train videos for kids…
My son’s first response at seeing the red train we’d be “riding” was: “whoa.”
With a “driver’s eye view,” we saw both the train track and charming area around St. Moritz, Switzerland. As the train ride continued, we travelled through tunnels, passed picturesque towns, and rumbled by waters and cliffs.
My son was absolutely enthralled with the train ride video, and bonus: it felt like a calming, meditative experience for me. After that we were hooked and needed to find more places to travel via train videos!
Best Destinations for Virtual Train Ride Videos for Kids
The famous Bernina train isn’t the only virtual train ride to take either. These virtual experiences can be taken all over the world, including England, Peru, Japan, Norway, and even the Arctic Circle!
1. Train Video Ride Norway
To travel through the gorgeous lands of Norway — past mountains, farms, and more stunning scenery — take a ride on The Flam Railway.
Or, embark on the Nordland Line, which takes travelers through the snowy Trondheim Fjord and passes through the Arctic Circle.
At least you’ll be cozy and warm at home on this ride!
2. Ride a Train in Montenegro Virtually
If your kids are fascinated with tunnels, they’re going to love the Belgrade-Bar Railway trip, home to the world’s longest tunnel. It clocks in at 20,246 feet.
3. Explore Bosnia & Herzegovina (and Croatia too) via Train Videos
For a train ride along a river, and through mountains, take a trip on the Sarajevo-Ploce Railway.
4. Travel by Train Virtually Through England and Wales
Travelers “ride” on a diesel train that travels through beautiful countryside and along the coast with the North Wales Coast Line.
Alternatively, explore the city of London and the surrounding countryside with the South Western Railway.
5. Train Videos We Love from Japan
Discover the mountains and countryside of Japan’s Chugoku region by taking a trip on the Geibi and Fukuen Lines.
6. Peru Train Ride Videos
There’s a whole lot to see on the Ferrocarril Central Andino virtual train ride, which is why this one is broken into four parts. From crossing over an enormous bridge, to traveling through a canyon, this trip has a little bit of everything.
7. Travel the United States via Train Videos
If you’re missing the sounds of a commute, even New York offers its own virtual train ride!
For a mountain adventure, check out the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado.
Be sure to take this fast-motion train ride with your cell phone, so that you can change your view around, even as you’re speeding up the mountain!
Or, visit historic mountain towns — from Durango to Silverton — in Colorado; this particular trip is divided into three breathtaking journeys.
Learn About the World Through Virtual Travel
These “family trips” can even turn into learning experiences. After we “rode” the Bernina Railway for awhile, my youngest had SO many questions about Europe and where we “went” on the map.
Chart your virtual train ride journey with this world map coloring page!
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Where are you going to travel on a virtual train ride?