More About the Timetable

Train times throughout Europe - and beyond


There are 12 editions of the European Rail Timetable through the year. All 12 are available in digital form, whilst six are also printed in the time-honoured fashion. Two editions, the Winter and Summer editions with the colour covers, have additional content and are available through bookshops and the book trade as well as from normal ERT outlets.

All editions include over 500 pages of detailed rail and ferry timings throughout Europe, including the whole of Russia. Each edition also includes one or more Beyond Europe sections with principal rail timings for other parts of the world - the areas covered are detailed below (the Summer and Winter editions include ALL Beyond Europe sections).

Advance versions of international tables are included in relevant editions ahead of the main Summer and Winter timetable changes, in the form of the Summer Supplement and Winter Supplement - details are shown below.


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WINTER EDITION (December) - printed and digital

New Winter rail timetables for most countries of Europe (including Great Britain), valid from the mid-December timetable change when most European countries change their timetables. In 2016 this was December 11th, in 2017 it will be December 10th.

COVERS THE WORLD - all Beyond Europe sections are included in this expanded edition - Africa and the Middle East; India; South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; China; Japan; North America; South America; South Korea.

This seasonal edition also contains extra pages with useful country by country travel information and a special feature on Rail Passes.

Published in early December ahead of the winter timetable change. Also available from bookshops.


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JANUARY EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early June but interim changes are likely.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in India.

Published at the beginning of January.


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FEBRUARY EDITION - printed and digital

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early June but interim changes are likely.

Summer Supplement, with 16 pages of advance summer timings for international services, valid from mid-June.

Includes three Beyond Europe sections: India; South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; North America.

Published at the beginning of February.


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MARCH EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early June but interim changes are likely.

Summer Supplement updated and expanded to 32 pages with advance summer timings for international services, valid from mid-June.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in China.

Published at the beginning of March.


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APRIL EDITION - printed and digital

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early June but interim changes are likely.

Summer Supplement further updated and expanded to 48 pages with advance summer timings for international services, valid from mid-June.

Includes four Beyond Europe sections: China, Japan, South America, South Korea.

Published at the beginning of April.


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MAY EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Most rail timetables are valid to early June.

Summer Supplement further updated with 48 pages of advance summer timings for international services, valid from mid-June.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in North America.

Published at the beginning of May.


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SUMMER EDITION (June) - printed and digital

New Summer rail timetables for most countries valid from early June, including (where possible) high-summer variations for July and August. New British timings from mid-May are included.

COVERS THE WORLD - all Beyond Europe sections are included in this expanded edition - Africa and the Middle East; India; South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; China; Japan; North America; South America; South Korea.

This seasonal edition contains extra pages with useful rail travel information and details of additional heritage and tourist trains which do not appear in the regular editions. This is a new feature for Summer 2017 replacing the Country by Country pages. There is also a special feature on Rail Passes.

Published in early June ahead of the summer timetable change. Also available from bookshops.


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JULY EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early December but interim changes are likely.

High-Summer timings for areas where there is an increased service in July and August, notably Brittany in France and the Lake Balaton area in Hungary.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in India.

Published at the beginning of July.


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AUGUST EDITION - printed and digital

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early December but interim changes are likely.

High-Summer timings for areas where there is an increased service in July and August, notably Brittany in France and the Lake Balaton area in Hungary.

Includes three Beyond Europe sections: India; South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand; North America.

Published at the beginning of August.


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SEPTEMBER EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early December but interim changes are likely.

Winter Supplement, with 16 pages of advance winter timings for international services, valid from mid-December.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in China.

Published at the beginning of September.


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OCTOBER EDITION - printed and digital

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Many rail timetables are valid to early December but interim changes are likely.

Winter Supplement updated and expanded to 32 pages of advance winter timings for international services, valid from mid-December.

Includes four Beyond Europe sections: China, Japan, South America, South Korea.

Published at the beginning of October.


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NOVEMBER EDITION - digital only

Updates to rail and ferry timetables throughout Europe. Rail timetables are mostly valid until the mid-December timetable change.

Winter Supplement further updated and expanded to 48 pages of advance winter timings for international services, valid from mid-December.

Beyond Europe covers principal rail services in North America.

Published at the beginning of November.


Timetables and digital downloads are available singly or by regular subscription from European Rail Timetable Ltd. Printed editions are also available from a limited number of outlets including Stanfords the Map Shop in London. Further details of these outlets can be found on the publisher's website.