A new report by Greenpeace has found that train travel in Europe can be up to 30 times more expensive than flying on some routes. The report, which compared the cost of train and plane tickets on 112 European routes on nine different dates, found that the average price of a train ticket was €150, while the average price of a plane ticket was €5.
The report’s findings come as a surprise to many, as train travel is often seen as a more environmentally friendly and sustainable option than flying. However, the report found that the cost of train travel has been rising in recent years, while the cost of plane travel has been falling.
Greenpeace is calling on European governments to take action to make train travel more affordable. The group argues that this would not only help to reduce carbon emissions, but it would also make travel more accessible to people on lower incomes.
Here are some additional details from the article:
- The report found that the most expensive train routes were those between London and Barcelona, and Paris and Rome.
- The report also found that the cheapest train routes were those within Germany and Switzerland.
- Greenpeace is calling on European governments to introduce subsidies for train travel, and to make it easier for people to book train tickets online.