20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

11:30 pm 14 Jan, 2014

Long Train Journeys can turn into a monotonous affair especially if you travel frequently. Here are 20 great tips for passing time on a long journey.

1. Sleep

The best pastime ever is to sleep. If you’ve been working hard, catch up on sleep in your train journey. The movement of the train can act as a rocking cradle.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

2. Read

If not sleeping, read a good book. Try finishing a novel in your journey. It can be a fun way if you like reading.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

3. Listen to Music

Listening to music on your iPod or phone or tablet or iPad or laptop or whatever can also be a good way to pass some time.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

4. Talk to a Stranger

It’s a great way to get to know new people and understand people and experience life. It’s a little out of the comfort zone which is great learning experience.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

5. Watch a Movie

Watch a movie on your laptop or iPad or tablet or phone or iPod or whatever.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

6. Watch the Scenery

If you run out of juice then watch the scenery outside your train window. Unless it’s boring or filthy – or else you may keep reading on, there’s still more options on what you can do.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

7. Play Cards

Take a deck of cards with you if you are 4 or more people. Even 2 people can play some good games. Even if you are alone you can try playing solitaire for a while.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

8. Play Travel Games

Travel games are indoor games such as ludo, snakes and ladder, scrabble, chess etc. that come in travel sets. Or travel games can be those games you play while travelling like tic-tac-toe or 20 questions or something.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

9. Play Mind Games

Mind games are puzzles or crosswords that you can play alone. Or you can try and play mind games with your fellow passengers.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

10. Play Video Games

If you have a gameboy or phone or laptop or tablet or iPad or whatever then you can also play some video games. For a while.


20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

11. Count The Number Of Poles You Cross

It’s for an emergency if you start getting really bored. Did you know that you can count the number of poles and calculate the speed of the train?

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

12. Visit Every Platform

If you are tired of sitting by now then make it a rule to get down at every station and platform, just for the fun of it.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

13. Take Photographs

Take photographs while the train is moving and especially at remote platforms. It can be exciting because the train doesn’t stop for too long and you have to get a few good shots by then.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

14. Make it a Game to Buy Something from Every Platform

Get down and buy some eatables or a toy or something. You can find some real gems this way.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

15. Walk Up and Down the Whole Train

It’s a great exercise and a good way to pass time and see strange people doing strange things. You can’t do it if the train is too crowded though.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

16. Ask the Hawkers to Tell You Their Story

The hawkers, who come and go, ask them to sit and tell you their story. Make them smile and it will bring joy to your own heart and also pass your time.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

17. Write a Novel

Take the stories of the hawkers and write a novel based on them. Or write a novel based in a fantasy world. Just don’t copy game of thrones please.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

18. Make a Plan to Solve the Problems of the World

If you can’t write a novel, think about the world’s problems and make a plan to solve hunger, poverty etc. Who knows you might come up with the solution that changes the world. If not at least you’ll pass your time.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

19. Sing Songs

Sing songs loudly. Play antakshari with your friends. Play antakshari with strangers. By this time you’ll do anything to pass time.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

20. Be Quiet

When all else fails, just sit and be quiet for a while. Quiet down your thoughts and focus on the “clickety clack of the polished wheels on the steel rails”. It’s a great way to meditate.

20 Best Timepass Activities For A Long Train Journey

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