The Ghan and Indian Pacific are among the MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE train journeys in the WORLD

Social media platforms have changed the way we look at travel, when heading abroad it’s not uncommon to find people googling for the most instagrammable locations.

A new study by Club Med has revealed the most instagrammable and luxurious train trips from around the globe. After rounding the best luxury train destinations in terms of reviews, ticket price and sights you’ll see – they also pulled social rankings. Each of these data values were given a score which was added up for the final index score. The index score is out of a total of 100.

The Ghan is ranked as the fourth most instagrammable train journey, scoring a total index score of 70 out of 100! The unique experience allows you to discover the red centre of Australia that will leave memories for a lifetime even for the most seasoned traveller. Unforgettable views of the Australian outback create the perfect snapshot for that holiday dreamin’ Instagram post. Whilst travelling on The Ghan there are multiple opportunities for a perfect snap to upload to social media.
The Indian Pacific is ranked as the eleventh most luxury train in the world, with a total score of 60 out of 100. The views of the desert, goldfields and rocky valleys provide a feast for the eyes whilst aboard this train.
The Ghan is ranked as the fourth most luxurious train in the world, scoring a total index score of 58 out of 100! This train takes you from Adelaide to Darwin in 4 days whilst travelling in luxury. The Indian Pacific is ranked as the eleventh most luxury train in the world, with a total score of 49 out of 100. The all inclusive train takes passengers between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney on a spectacular 4325km crossing!
Estelle Giraudeau, Club Med, Managing Director, UK & Northern Europe, comments: “Unlike planes, when you travel by train you are able to see the ever-changing landscape rolling by. However, even though you’ll be able to enjoy the views of the French Alps or the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your seat. Before you are due to set off, check with your specific train service for further detail on COVID-19 guidelines and the precautions you need to take.”

“These are our top tips for making the most out of your luxury train trip:

  1. Arrive early – to ensure a smooth trip, arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before your train departs, so you have time to locate your platform and ready any bags you want to have checked.
  2. Move around and explore – visit the observation car for panoramic views of the shifting scenery, or grab a quick snack and a drink from the snack car.
  3. Keep your camera to hand – from the moment you step onto the train your memories will begin, and some of the most amazing views will be right outside your window.

Not only can you travel in-style to your holiday destination, luxury trains provide a holiday in themselves. They truly are one of the best alternative ways to travel.”

Source: Club Med