Many backpackers have in their mind to go backpack around Europe for a summer and use the trains. European travel becomes (rightfully) associated with trains. They are usually reliable, if not always punctual. If you plan ahead, they are not dreadfully expensive.
Sometimes the problem can be as simple as finding the train station in a foreign language, so here is a short guide. Instead of going for automated translations online, I reached out to friends on Twitter for a more personal touch. Much thanks to everyone.
So, reading this, I assume English is not a problem, so the easy one out of the way early.
Where is the train station?Où est la gare?
How do I get to the train station?Comment arriver à la gare? (Literally, how to arrive at the station)
Translation Credit: Christine at Why Go France
Where is the train station?Wo ist der Bahnhof?
How do I get to a train station?Wie komme ich zum Bahnhof?
Translation Credit: Andrew at Grounded Traveler
Train StationEstacion de Tren
Where is the train station?Donde esta la estacion de tren?
How do I get to a train station?Como llego a la estacion de tren?
Translation Credit: Jaime at Breakaway Backpacker
Where is the train station?Dov’é la stazione?
How do I get to the train station?Mi scusi, per la stazione? (it literally means “excuse me, to the station?”)
Translation Credit: Guilia at Travel Reportage
Trainvlak ( pronounced ‘vlak’)
Train stationnadrazi vlak (nadraji vlak)
Where is the train station?kdeje vlakove nadrazi (dayee vlakovoo nadraji)
How do I get to the train station?jak se dostanu na vlakove nadrazi ( yak say dostanoo na vlakovoo nadraji
Translation Credit: Tereza Konasova.