These are the top luxury trains in the world – including 2 from South Africa

New World Wealth has published its latest report on the travelling trends of the wealthy – including the world’s best luxury trains.

South Africa stands out in this area with two of the five most popular luxury train services in the world, frequented by the super-wealthy.

The famous Blue Train ranks as the fourth most popular luxury train service in 2019, just above the pan-African Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa journey, ranked as the fifth most popular.

Other luxury trains on the list include the Eastern & Oriental Express in Europe, the Royal Scotsman in Scotland, and The Orient Express, in Europe.


Eastern & Oriental Express – Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand

Price: from $270 per person


Royal Scotsman – Scotland

Price: from £2,850 per person


The Orient Express – Europe

Price: from £2,200 per person


Blue Train – South Africa

Price: from R16,430 per person

The Blue Train Dining

The Blue Train Luxury suite


Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail) – Africa

Price: from R15,550 per person sharing

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail Lounge

Rovos Rail Bathroom


Read: How much you need to save for retirement in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

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These are the top luxury trains in the world – including 2 from South Africa