How Much Does It Cost To Go On The Orient Express? (2021 Journey prices)

How Much Does It Cost To Go On The Orient Express

How much is a trip on the Orient Express?

One of the most common questions we are asked at is ‘How much does it cost to go on the Orient Express?’. First we must note that the original Orient Express, the one famed in novels and movies, stopped serving back in 2009, meaning you technically cannot ride the Orient Express in its original form, however there are many authentic trains running similar 1920’s and 1930’s style luxury carriages in the very same format as the original Orient Express. Luxury train journeys are becoming more and more popular all over the world, and with so many beautifully restored original carriages to experience, there’s more choice than ever before.

How much does it cost to go on the Orient Express?

Orient Express prices vary between £200/€250/$250 and £55,000/€63,000/$69,000 per ticket. It’s a huge range in price, but an Orient Express ticket can vary massively depending on the train you are traveling on, the type of journey and where you are in the world. Cheaper Orient Express train prices tend to be for day-trips across the UK, usually aboard the Northern Belle 1930’s luxury train or the British Pullman. Although not sleeper trains, a day trip still offer the same levels of luxury you would expect aboard some of the larger, more expensive trains. These Orient Express day trips offer fantastic value and still allow you to sample what a journey aboard the original Orient Express would have been like. Typically these journeys cost anywhere from £200/€250/$250 - £500/€570/$620.

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Orient Express prices

  • Northern Belle (UK Day Trips - From £200/€230/$280 per person
  • British Pullman (UK Day Trips) - From £340/€390/$540 per person
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express (European Sleeper Trips) - From £1,450/€1,680/$2,000 per person
  • Royal Scotsman (Scotland Sleeper Trips - From £3,000/€3,475/$4,185 per person
  • Eastern & Oriental Express (Southeast Asian Sleeper Trips) - From £2,200/€2,550/$3,070 per person
  • Grand Hibernian (Irish Sleeper Trips) - From £3,050/€3,530/$4,250 per person
  • Andean Explorer (Peruvian Sleeper Trips) - From £1,100/€1,275/$1,535 per person

Trip On The Orient Express Cost

Even today, many dream to ride the Orient Express and a journey onboard the original Orient Express would have been costly. That is still true of some of the longer, more exclusive journeys today. More expensive journeys tend to take between three and seven days and include private luxury accommodation with en-suite, fine cuisine for all meals and sometimes private tours of locations you visit along the way, such as stately homes, gardens and distilleries. The more expensive journeys tend to go for longer distances and even visit multiple countries, with the most expensive following a route close to the original Orient Express. These are very much once-in-a-lifetime journeys and are possibly the most luxurious way to visit multiple places all in the same trip.

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Cheap Orient Express Train Prices

Some of the most affordable Orient Express style journeys are available in the UK. These cheap Orient Express train prices offer a taste of what it was like to be aboard the original Orient Express during the Golden Age of travel, but for a fraction of the cost, proving that Orient Express UK train prices aren't always out of reach. Journeys like these are round trips, sometimes stopping at destinations, while others are simply a ride through the glorious British countryside, while you are treated to unrivalled levels of luxury and the finest cuisine.

Many of these journeys are themed, such as Sunday lunches and Afternoon Teas, while others visit popular UK destinations or even events. Journeys like these are usually aboard a luxury train such as the Northern Belle or the Belmond British Pullman, both of which offer exceptional levels of luxury in terms of the quality of the carriages and the service passengers receive.

Cheap Orient Express journeys are ideal for treating someone special or for simply experiencing what the levels of opulence must have been like back in the early 1900’s. Take a look below at just some of the more affordable UK journeys we have on offer here at

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Orient Express Journeys under £500/€570/$620

An Orient Express price of £500, €570 or $620 USD per ticket allows you to experience day trips that take you further afield or offer even more luxury. Some Orient Express train journeys even add yet more authenticity by being pulled by a steam-powered locomotive as apposed to diesel. This healthier budget can even take you to some of the UK’s most prestigious events such as the Goodwood Revival, meaning you experience a truly memorable day both travelling to an event and the event it’s self.

A budget like this opens up many more journeys, most of which are aboard the Belmond British Pullman, a 1920’s Orient Express style luxury train that departs from London Victoria. Luxury is very much present aboard this train with fine woods and fabrics and some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, especially aboard a locomotive.

The Belmond British Pullman: UK Orient Express Tickets

The British Pullman is a day train and the sister train to the famous Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express sleeper train that crosses Europe and follows routes similar to that of the original Orient Express. Offering customers the same level of luxury with fine cuisine served fresh on board by talented chefs, a steward service and on board bar the British Pullman is one of the most impressive trains in England and offers an authentic Orient Express experience but for a much cheaper ticket price.

Orient Express Prices UK

Ticket prices for the British Pullman range from £300/€340/$370 to £600/€690/$750 or and for that you receive multiple-course meals, entry to any destinations or points of interest that may be included in your journey and drinks, but of course a day on the British Pullman is completely priceless. If you want to experience what the Orient Express was like but at a more affordable ticket price, the British Pullman is the closest day-trip train you can ride.

Welcome aboard the Belmond British Pullman:

Belmond British Pullman journeys under £500, €570 or $620 USD
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Belmond British Pullman. Take a look at our Belmond British Pullman Ticket Prices

The Northern Belle: UK Orient Express Tickets

From just £200/€250/$250 USD per ticket, you can experience the Golden Age of Travel aboard one of the UK’s finest trains. Beautifully restored carriages, steward service and some of the most delicious food you have ever tasted, all combine to make a trip aboard the Northern Belle truly special. Ideal for treating a loved one to a memorable day out, trips aboard the Northern Belle either focus on the food and take passengers on a scenic route of the glorious British countryside, or take passengers to a destination such as a historic town, country house or Christmas market.

Northern Belle journeys depart from all over the UK and usually last around six hours, before returning back to the station the train departed from. Ticket prices aboard the Northern Belle range from around £200/€250/$250 USD up to around £800/€915/$1,000 USD depending on the journey, time of year and whether or not passengers disembark for a tour. Entries fees, on board food, drinks and steward service are all included in the ticket price.

Northern Belle journeys under £500, €570 or $620 USD
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Northern Belle. Take a look at our Northern Belle Ticket Prices

Orient Express Journeys under £3,000/€3,500/$3,750

A budget of £3,000, €3,500 or $3,750 USD per ticket allows you to experience an Orient Express style sleeper train across some of the world’s most beautiful countries. Your choice of journeys really does start to open up with this budget and allows you to experience unrivalled levels of luxury, night and day. It’s important to remember everything is included for this price, such as accommodation, all meals aboard the train, most alcoholic drinks, 24-hour steward service and occasionally on-board entertainment.

For this budget, you could head to Southeast Asia for a ride aboard the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express. A modern-day Orient Express that takes passengers between Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore in unrivalled levels of luxury, comparable to that found in a 5 star hotel.

Alternatively, you could board the Belmond Grand Hibernian, a luxury sleeper train in Ireland that offers luxurious journeys across the emerald isle. Ireland’s very own Orient Express is a modern take on the traditional luxury sleeper train and offers incredibly luxurious cabins complete with en-suite shower and WC. 24 hour steward service ensures you have everything you need on board, while tours of Ireland’s beautiful highlights are all included in the ticket price.

The Eastern & Oriental Express: Asia Express Tickets

A modern day Orient Express luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express is a modern-take on the traditional luxury train journey. Taking passengers between high-tech modern cities, the Eastern & Oriental Express offers an adventure throughout Southeast Asia in the most relaxing way possible. All private cabins are beautifully decorated and all feature air conditioning for optimal comfort. All meals are prepared by chefs on board and nothing is too much trouble for the stewards.

An Eastern & Oriental Express ticket starts from just over £2,000, €2,300 or $2,500 USD leaving you plenty spare for hotels and other arrangements. For this you will be treated to one night aboard complete with all meals, drinks and even a visit to some attractions along the way depending on the journey.

Welcome aboard the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express:

Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express journeys under £3,000/€3,500/$3,750
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. Take a look at our Northern Belle Ticket Prices

The Grand Hibernian: Ireland Orient Express Tickets

‍Journeys aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian depart and return to Dublin on a round-trip sleeper journey. Lasting between three and five nights, a journey aboard the Grand Hibernian is like stepping on board a modern Orient Express, the highlight of which being your private accommodation that includes exceptional fittings and finishings, but also your very own en-suite shower, basin and WC for the ultimate in comfort.

Grand Hibernian Orient Express ticket prices typically cost between £3,000/€3,500/$3,750 and £8,000/€9,200/$10,000, so for under £3,000 you’ll be looking at a short three-night tour rather than a much longer journey, however all of the luxurious remain the same. Champagne on arrival, a luxury cabin, on board entertainment, free-flowing bar, all are included in the ticket price.

Welcome aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian:

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Belmond Grand Hibernian Observation Car

Orient Express Journeys under £6,000/€6,900/$7,500

A healthy budget such as this opens up a world of options for an Orient Express style journey aboard a luxurious sleeper train. As well as longer journeys aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, this budget opens up possibilities aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman, Scotland’s answer to the Orient Express.

One of the most luxurious trains in the world, you are taken through the Highlands as you disembark from Edinburgh and visit some of the most breath-taking sights in the world. For this price, you are invited to explore some of Scotland’s famous stately homes, gardens & distilleries on your very own private tour, in between your three to five days aboard what can only be described as luxury on wheels.

Other journeys include more possibilities aboard the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express to cities such as Singapore. A budget of this size really does open up a wealth of possibilities all over the world where you not only experience the very best luxury in the world, but you also see some of the most spectacular sights while doing so.

The Royal Scotsman: Scotland Orient Express Tickets

Welcome to some of the most luxurious and truly stunning luxury train journeys in the world. One of the most luxury trains every produced combined with Scotland’s epic scenery make any journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman truly memorable. Offering journeys from two to seven nights, you’ll not only encounter some of the most stunning scenery you will have ever seen, but also visits to some of Scotland’s highlights, including country homes, distilleries and beauty spots.

The Belmond Royal Scotsman is also one of the most comfortable trains in the world, with every cabin offering en-suite, two dining cars and even a spa car should you wish to indulge in a massage on your journeys. A journey aboard the Royal Scotsman is one of comfort while travelling and pure amazement when disembarking. A truly memorable journey, no matter which you choose.

Welcome aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman:

Belmond Royal Scotsman journeys
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Take a look at our Belmond Royal Scotsman Ticket Prices.

Orient Express Journeys over £6,000/€6,900/$7,500

With a budget of £6,000, €6,900, $7,500 USD or more per ticket, the world really is your oyster. Choose from any Orient Express train in the world and head where ever your heart desires. For this budget, you could experience the best the Belmond Royal Scotsman has to offer, such as a grand tour of Great Britain, where tickets are available for around £10,000/€11,500/$12,500 each. This tour takes you all over the United Kingdom from Scotland, to Wales, England and back over seven nights of unrivalled luxury.

Or you could experience the most authentic Orient Express style train, the Belmond Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. A train that transverses Europe and visits cities such as Venice, Vienna, Paris and London with the most opulent Art-Deco style carriages.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: As close to the original

A journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express opens up some truly remarkable journeys. For the most part, journeys are non-stop and one-way only, but that’s all you need to experience the very best luxury train travel has to offer. Upon booking, you are given a choice of cabins and suits, with the Grand Suite offering your very own lounge to soak up the views and relax in your very own sanctuary of solitude.

The VSOE offers many journeys all from various European cities. Most journeys are one night and offer gourmet cuisine, drinks and entertainment on board, however just once a year there is a very special journey that retraces the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul. This five-night tour stops at multiple countries along the way, includes transfers, hotel stays along the route and entries to various attractions. For the ultimate and most authentic Orient Express adventure, this is it.

Welcome aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express:

Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express journeys
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Complimentary Concierge Service: We’re here to help

Our complimentary concierge service is always on-hand to offer the best advice or to find you the perfect journey. Our experts are able to make the impossible possible and can work within budgets, dates, timeframes and destinations to get you the perfect luxury train journey aboard an Orient Express style train. If you need anything at all, we are here. Unlike some operators, we don’t have a call centre, and instead pride ourselves on our small team of experts whose job is to simply advise customers on journeys and trains to ensure they have a memorable journey.

When looking for trips on the Orient Express, we are the experts. At, we do things differently from other ticket providers and offer trips on the Orient Express at prices most can’t match. We work closely with the train operators, meaning we can usually offer a price that matches, if not beats the advertised price if you were to book direct. Plus, we usually have promotional codes available at certain times of the year meaning you’ll be getting an even better price on your Orient Express ticket. Plus we’re always happy to take a deposit and let you pay the balance when you like, as long as the journey is paid in full 15 weeks before departure.

So should you need any help finding your perfect journey, have questions about any of the trains or routes featured here, or would just like to know more about luxury train travel, please contact us either by phone, email or live chat and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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