How Much Does It Cost To Go On The Orient Express? (2020 Journey prices)

How Much Does It Cost To Go On The Orient Express

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One of the most common questions we are asked at is ‘How much does it cost to go on the Orient Express?’. It must be noted that the original Orient Express stopped serving back in 1977, 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. With luxury train journeys proving so popular, there are now many trains running all over the world.

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

Orient Express prices vary between £200 and £20,000 per ticket. The price of an Orient Express ticket can vary massively depending on the train you are travelling on and the journey. Cheaper journeys tend to be day-trips across the UK, usually aboard the Northern Belle 1920’s luxury train or the Belmond 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.

At the other end of the scale, 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.

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Cheap Orient Express train prices

Cheap Orient Express Train Prices

Some of the most affordable Orient Express style journeys are available in the UK. These day trips 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. 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

Northern Belle journeys from £200
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Orient Express journeys under £500

Orient Express Journeys under £500

Budgeting £500 per ticket for an Orient Express journey allows you to experience day trips that take you further afield or offer even more luxury. Some 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 1930’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.

A £500 per ticket budget opens up historic destinations across the UK, where you can explore cities such as Bath and Bristol for yourself before boarding for a luxurious ride home complete with multiple course meals. Whilst still day trips, an orient Express experience for under £500 is still exceptional value and one that someone close to you would be delighted with.

Belmond British Pullman journeys under £500
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Orient Express journeys under £4,000

Orient Express Journeys under £4,000

A budget of £3,000 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.

Some highlight journeys for this price include a Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok journey aboard the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express, where you embark on a Southeast Asian adventure between two modern cities, rich with culture and history. A truly exceptional train with levels of luxury only found in 5-star luxury hotels.

Other journeys available for this price include the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s very own Orient Express. These journeys are exceptional and take you all across Ireland to some of the most famous landmarks. Enjoy the journey aboard and the beautiful landscape whisks by, rest in your very own private accommodation complete with en-suite, then wake up in a new destination for you to explore the very next day.

Journeys like these typically last around three days and offer exceptional value. Ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime journey or for your first steps into luxury train holidays.

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Orient Express journeys under £6,000

Orient Express Journeys under £6,000

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.

Belmond Royal Scotsman journeys
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Take a look here

Orient Express journeys over £6,000

Orient Express Journeys over £6,000

With a budget of £6,000 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 each.

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.

A budget like this really allows you to experience the epitome of luxury travel aboard some of the most luxurious trains in the world. Journeys like this are ideal for that once-in-a-lifetime occasion or one where you just wish to experience the very best the world has to offer in complete comfort.

Belmond Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express journeys
We are pleased to offer a wealth of luxury train journeys aboard the Belmond Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. Take a look here

Our complimentary concierge service is always on-hand to offer the vest 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.

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