As well as getting you right into the heart of your destination rather than an airport arrivals lounge on the outskirts of town, taking the train is by far and away the greenest way to travel. But don’t just take our word for it. We asked sustainability experts Best Foot Forward
to take a look at the different carbon impacts of travelling from London to a number of European ski resorts and cities by train, car and plane.
To compare the CO2 emissions on a journey from London to a specific destination, simply use the drop-down menu below. The results are pretty startling.
To put it in context, the return journey by plane to one popular French ski resort by plane generates as much carbon as two weeks’ energy consumption by the average UK home. The train journey produces just two days’ worth.
So, not only is the train the most comfortable and stress-free way to travel, it’s far, far greener too!
The initial graph below shows an average of the CO2 emissions across 50 European destinations. To compare emissions for a specific destination use the drop down form.