Let’s say you’re hankering for the Continent but aren’t ready for the airport hassle…again. (Terminal 5? Yikes.) Take the train. From London’s St. Pancras Station to Paris’s Gare du Nord via Eurostar and the chunnel, it’s just 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Or let’s say you’re already deep in the heart of Europe. A trip from Zurich to Stuttgart on the Cadillac of the German Rail system, the InterCity Express, takes just two hours and 42 minutes. Check schedules and fares here.