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Train alternatives to short-haul flights in Europe

Would you like more and better train connections across Europe? You can use our interactive map to add the train routes you would like to see created or improved.

Train with Bicycle Compartment. © Chris Grodotzki / Greenpeace

1/3 of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have train alternatives under 6 hours

The European Union should ban short-haul flights where there is a train alternative under six hours, and invest in rail to create a European transport system that is good for the planet while also being affordable and accessible to all.

We are not alone to want this change. 62% of Europeans support a ban on short-haul flights, according to a survey conducted by the European Investment Bank (EIB), and a large majority of people in Germany (63%), France (72%), Poland (73%), Spain (80%) and the Netherlands (65%) want to take more night trains, at reasonable costs.

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Visit the Better by Train interactive map and add your favourite routes or the routes you feel need to be improved.