Ok, you might be thinking “what if I’m the type of person who tends to get lost in stations, I might get lost in train stations in Europe too!”.

All humor aside, you should be able to find your way around without too much difficulty or hardship. Once again, each station is unique, but you will find the signs in most do include internationally recognizable pictograms. You will recognize these from any previous experience you’ve had with airports, train stations, etc.

Train Station Signs

If you’re still confused, members of the station staff are approachable and many do speak some English, otherwise, simply check the platform for full lists of station stops prior to boarding. Additionally, you should look at your ticket and match the train number and departure times on your train tickets with the board displays at the station to find your platform number. You should also note that the time in Europe is kept in military time, listed from zero to 24 hours. But don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.