10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see wildlife and wonderful scenery along the route

Night owls: portraits of life on the night bus – in pictures

In an ongoing project, Guardian photographer Sarah Lee immerses herself in the world of London’s buses, capturing candid portraits of people during their night-time journeys

Last stop for the Wensleydale Flyer bus?

In the Yorkshire Dales, fabulous Sunday walks have long been made possible by this local service. Now under threat, a campaign is underway to keep it running

‘The most remote, alien place on Earth’ – Nicholas Jubber on the Sahara

Living among nomads and camels has given the writer rich insight and amazing experiences but he’s also had to evade banditry and anti-western feeling

10 of the world’s best cable car rides

Higher, longer, danglier … these cable cars often break world records as they take passengers soaring over remote wilderness and iconic city settings

Travel 2016 – Tip 24 – France – Booking train tickets

Today’s tip relates to booking train tickets on SNCF.

I have used Captain Train extensively over the past month – their website is as follows:


Not only is their website available in English, but it’s easy to book tickets, exchange tickets, and receive refunds should there be a strike. Captain Train also replies to questions/concerns via email and Twitter within 24/48 hours. They also explained why I was able to buy a ticket for a carriage that wasn’t part of the actual train (SNCF sometimes sends Captain Train the wrong carriage numbers).

If you want to buy tickets for SNCF, use Captain Train.