Would you like picturesque views while on your trip? Then, choosing a train as the method of transportation is the best choice. Traveling by train can be far more exciting than air travel. It also has an added benefit of being more economical than most modes of transport. With the advancement of technology, high-speed rails have been introduced making trains faster than ever. Some trains are said to move faster than some planes in some places. That said, many people are curious to know the world’s fastest trains and if you’re one of them, then I’m going to tell you right now.

Shanghai Maglev

The Shanghai Maglev is currently the world’s fastest train and it runs from Shanghai’s Pudong Airport to the Longyang Road in Suburban Shanghai. It takes the train only 7 minutes to travel the 19-mile journey between these two stations. It can move at a speed of 431 km/h or 267 mph.

Harmony CRH380A

The Harmony CRH380A is the second-fastest train in the world. It’s a passenger train that runs from Shanghai to Nanjing moving at a speed of 379 km/h or 236 mph. It began its services in the year 2010.

Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000

The Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000 train transports passengers from Milan to Rome or Florence taking less than 3 hours to complete the journey. Also called Italy’s red arrow, Trenitalia 1000 is the fastest train in Europe and travels at a speed of 354 km/h or 220 mph. It was launched in 2015 and is not only known for its high speed but also its 100% sustainable and renewable components.

Renfe AVE

The Renfe AVE is the fasted train in Spain. It travels through the major cities of Spain moving at a speed of 349 km/h or 217 mph. In fact, with this train, a person can take 6 hours to travel between Barcelona and Paris.

Deutsche Bahn ICE

This train moves at a speed of 320 km/h or 205 mph and is the fastest in Germany. With a Siemens design, this Inter-City Express was built and designed to fit via the Channel Tunnel.

These are the top 5 fastest trains the world. As you have read, China is leading the world’s fastest trains. China has laid 20,000 kilometers of high-speed rail and just the other day; they announced that they would be introducing new generation bullet trains that will service the Beijing to Shanghai route at a speed of up to 400 km/h or 250mph. They also said that they would expand their high-speed rail with another 10, 000 kilometers rail. This train will again see China as the world’s leading country in high-speed rails. If you’ve never traveled by train, then this would a perfect train to start out riding.