Chartering trains & organising group rail travel since 1998. Real experience for the benefit of our clients.

Train Chartering has since 1998 provided private train charters and carriage hires to an extraordinary range of clients. Train Chartering operates mainly in the UK, Europe and North America – though we can arrange travel almost anywhere in the world.

Train Chartering’s debt-free, asset-light, cash-positive model gives it the flexibility to react to challenges.

Private Charter Trains

We focused from the outset on private charter trains, when the term 'train chartering' was not in use, even in the rail industry; now part of our registered trade mark, it is a generic term.

Our extensive experience and wide contact base allows us to select the best first class or luxury trains together with a suite of on-board services, handling every detail from complex scheduling to food, entertainment and train branding.

Group Travel

Train Chartering also provides private carriages and escorted group travel. This allows us to present a rail travel solution for most events or occasions for groups of 10 to over 700.

Luxury & VIP Train Travel

Train Chartering organizes tailored luxury train journeys for clients. We enable you to experience the world's greatest train journeys for your luxury adventure.

Other Upscale Travel

Luxury Train Club

The Luxury Train Club is the only rail travel site with every luxury train - also in Spanish & French.
Club Members have a discount off every listed journey and benefits. Join by subscribing to the newsletter.

Luxury Riverboat Club

The Luxury Riverboat Club presents the ultimate in river cruises, the pinnacle of luxurious slow travel. Join free to benefit from the latest news and Club discount.

Luxury Safari Club

The Luxury Safari Club is curated by safari expert Joanna French of ecoTravel Africa. The Luxury Safari Club offers the finest selection of safaris. Club members get discount and the guarantee of any valid safari offers.


We brand individual carriages to entire trains, such as the Soundwave Express, that travelled throughout Europe, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and France, before ending the journey in Istanbul.

Most branding is however on a smaller scale, such as the provision of window signs or embroidered headrest covers.

Professional & Experienced

The professionalism of Train Chartering's project and guest management services is unique in the rail industry; it is rare in the passenger charter sector on whatever means of transport.

We care for every aspect of your event, from first contact through to ground handling in stations and transfers to the post-trip event.


  • TC is not a tour operator. It is an event agency with ABTA membership.
  • TC holds no product inventory. It only operates based on securing trains or seats subject to availability, once the client has paid a deposit.
  • TC has no forward currency rate risks. Prices are based on the train companies’ quotes and in the same currency; if client wants a different currency, this is quoted at time of booking.
  • TC does not have large overheads; few employees and no real estate or transportation.
  • TC has no debt.
  • TC has a dominant online position for its train charter / train hire / private rail car services.

The Luxury Train Club

The Luxury Train Club – concierge for luxury train travel reservations & the world's greatest rail journeys. Member discount & more – free to join, subscribe to the Club newsletter.

Train Image Gallery

See train interiors, exteriors, layouts and examples of train theming, branding and how we can help you.

World Train Travel

World Train Travel – travel agents and individuals book luxury & tourist trains and buy rail tickets & passes worldwide.

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