We were very encouraged to read a new survey by YouGov for Omio shows that 57% of Brits are willing to make more environmentally-friendly travel choices.

According to the research this compares with 45% in Germany and 40% in France.

45% of Brits would choose train travel over flying

45% of Brits surveyed said that they would choose train travel over flying to ensure greater sustainability.

The challenge in making those decisions comes down, as it often does, to price: 49% would be more likely to switch to rail travel if the ticket price was cheaper than flying.

However, almost a third of UK respondents would accept a slightly longer journey if it had a positive impact on the environment.

Many don’t consider environment at all when travelling

This follows Omio’s Europe-wide survey in November 2019 that showed that while 58% of respondents recognised that trains represented the greenest way to travel, 34% did not even consider environmental impact when choosing how to travel.

However, there does seem to be an increase in awareness, with only 10% of UK respondents in 2021 admitting that they never think about the impact of travel, compared to 19% in 2019.

Disappointingly, only 8% of all respondents, always consider the environmental impact when making travel decisions.

Boris Radke from Omio noted:

​​“The common perception that flying is always the fastest way to get from A to B doesn’t necessarily hold true once you consider the additional time required to get to the airport, queue at check-in or security and wait to board or retrieve baggage.”

At Ski Flight Free our experience of train travel from the UK and across Europe has only been positive, aiding by comfortable and spacious seats, good WiFi, plenty of tables and plug sockets.

You can read more about train travel to ski resorts across Ski Flight Free here.