Traveling by train is sometimes the most convenient way to get from one place to another. It’s an efficient and convenient way to travel, and depending on where you live—it may be your fastest option, too. Here are three of the fastest trains in the world today.
Shanghai Maglev in China
Shanghai Maglev is officially the fastest train in the world. It can achieve the speed of 267 mph and take you from Pudong International Airport to connecting metro stations in only 7 minutes—but it doesn’t go to the city center.
Shinkansen Bullet in Japan
The Shinkansen Bullet allows you to travel from Tokyo to Osaka in around two-and-a-half hours while reaching incredible speeds of 225 mph. This puts it on the list of the fastest trains in the world and makes it the fastest train in Japan.
Frecciarossa in Italy
If you’ve been wondering which train is the fastest one in Europe, it’s the Italian Freciarossa. Its name means “red arrow,” and it can reach 220 mph easily between cities like Turin, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, and Salerno.