As some parts of the world such as the UK and Israel finally experience some relief in their battles against Covid-19 through widespread vaccination, people are finally starting to dream about traveling again. For rail enthusiasts planning for some spectacular post-pandemic experiences, now is certainly a good time to plan ahead and chart a journey on some of the longest train routes on the planet.

An interesting feature published by The Telegraph took a look at the longest direct rail routes that do not involve changing train.

The Trans–Siberian Railway which connects Moscow with the Russian far east is still the world’s longest direct rail route, running for 9,259 kilometers or 5,753 miles.

The journey passes through the Ural Mountains, Siberia’s birch forests and Lake Baikal, taking 6 days according to The Telegraph.