Grounded Travel is a website dedicated to overland, flightless travel information. The site contains detailed information, regularly updated by dedicated volunteers, on overland routes and journeys throughout the world by rail, road and sea.

The site was created to provide an easy way for people to discover how easy it is to get around without flying. Its creators are great believers in travelling overland, rather than by plane, not only due to the environmental benefits but also the benefits it brings to the whole travelling experience.

Grounded Travel was originally launched in 2008 by Ed and Helen, who both live in London, UK. Both believe that there are common misconceptions relating to the difficulty and time associated with flightless travel, and hope that Grounded Travel will assist with the promotion of overland travel not only as a sustainable alternative, but also a more enjoyable way to experience the journey as well as the destination.

Most of the photographs used on the site are also in the public domain under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License (attributed below each image). If you are the owner of any of these images and have recently removed the CC licence, please contact us to have your photograph removed.

We are not a travel agent, nor do we sell any tickets directly. We just point you in the right direction so that you find travelling overland just that little bit easier. Saying that, all the invormation provided on this site is used at your own discretion; from time to time routes are lost, or better ones are created, and sometimes it may take us a while for the information to be updated this end. If you do spot anything that you know is incorrect, please do leave a comment on a page, or contact us.

Thanks for visiting our site; we wish you the very best for any future overland journey!


While we try to ensure that the content on this site is up-to-date and accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information. Likewise, we do not sell tickets for travel directly and so therefore cannot be held responsible for any delays or cancellations to your service.

The content found on Grounded Travel is freely available to the public through timetables, websites and service operators. Content may be added by us, or by other members of the public. We hope that people who wish to edit the information on this site choose to do this respectfully and only when they know that the information they are contributing is accurate to the best of their knowledge. Nevertheless, it is possible that any of the information found here could be purposefully or accidentally inaccurate, and as such we suggest you use it with caution.

Please make sure you check all of your travel details with the service operator or ticket issuer before booking or undertaking your trip.

If you have any questions about Grounded Travel, or would like to suggest ways of improving the site, or have comments about a particular route or service. Please feel free to contact us.