Are you planning on taking a long train journey soon, but find yourself getting bored easily? There are plenty of things you can do on a train journey that will keep you entertained for the full duration. Keep reading to see our top tips for passing the time on your long train journey.
Plan your trip
A great thing to do on your train journey is to make some plans for your upcoming trip. What are the best things to do in the city that you are traveling to? Is there any activities or events that you don’t want to miss on your trip? Take some time to understand the area and destination that you are going to be traveling to, as this will ensure that you get the most out of your trip. Planning can also help you to stick to and make the most out of your budget, helping to prevent you from getting dragged into expensive spontaneous activities.
Unwind and listen to music
Prior to traveling, take some time to download some music to listen to on the train, and create a playlist of all your favourite tracks. Put your headphones in and enjoy the scenery passing by. You could also try a podcast if music isn’t your thing, this will also keep you engaged and give you the opportunity to relax and unwind, whilst watching the world pass by.
Read a book
A new book or perhaps even an old favourite, will help you pass the time on your journey. Train travel does not make most people dizzy or travel sick, unlike buses or cars. Therefore, this is a perfect time to study for any upcoming exams or tests that you may have, or to spend the journey starting that new book that you have had your eye on for a while, but not quite had a chance to start yet.
Learn something new
With a variety of apps such as Duolingo or Memrise, a long train journey is a perfect time to learn something new, such as a language or to complete an online course in a skill you have always wanted to try. This is also a great time to brush up or learn any new skills that you could add to your CV, such as completing a short course on Linkedin, making your train journey both productive and interesting.