New Rail Sail ticket to Europe offers alternative to flying

Published on: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Last updated: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Holiday makers in the East of England now have the option of a more environmentally friendly route to the continent, thanks to a bargain ‘Rail and Sail’ deal.

Greater Anglia, Stena Line and NS, the Dutch national railway, have partnered to offer an attractive alternative to airline travel with competitive fares.

The ‘Rail and Sail’ is an all-inclusive train and ferry combination ticket which takes travellers from any Greater Anglia rail station, across the North Sea and on to any destination in Holland from just £55 per adult or £27.50 per child one way.

There are convenient rail links to Harwich International rail station right across the Greater Anglia network.

Stena Line operates twice daily sailings from Harwich International Port to the Hook of Holland and offers onboard facilities such as restaurants and bars, a shop, a cinema, play areas for kids and teenagers, the Stena Plus lounge, a range of en-suite cabins and free WiFi.

The Rail Sail inclusive ticket has been made possible with the introduction of a new metro service linking the ferry terminal in Holland with Schiedam Centrum, where it connects with NS trains for destinations throughout Holland.

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial, Customer Service and Train Presentation Director, said, “We’re delighted that, with our partners Stena Line and NS, we’ve made it possible to have a European holiday that doesn’t cost the earth - as not only is rail travel a great way to reduce your carbon footprint but the ticket is amazing value too.”