Travel between Europe by train is faster than by plane, and therefore Japan is seeking to develop the fastest train in the world to be ready by 2020, until then the following list is the fastest trains in the world and arranged in descending speed :

China's Shanghai Maglev train has a speed of 267 miles per hour.

The Chinese Fuxing Hao train, with a speed of 249 miles per hour.

Japan's Shinkansen train runs at 224 miles per hour.

Italo and Freciarrosa Italian train, which reached a speed of 220 miles per hour.

Spain's Renfe train, with a speed of 217 miles per hour.

The Saudi Haramain train has a speed of 217 miles per hour.

The German Deutsches Train reached 205 mph.

The South Korean Corel train has a speed of 205 miles per hour.

The European Star and TGV trains have reached 200 mph.

The Thales European train has a speed of 186 miles per hour.