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42 Different Dreams about Trains and Their Interpretations

42 Different Dreams about Trains and Their Interpretations

Updated on Sep 12, 2022 | Published on Aug 11, 2021

Reviewed by Katina Tarver, MA (Mental Health and Wellness Counseling) , Life Coach

Dreams about Trains - 42 Different Types & its Interpretations

If you see a beautiful train journey in your dreams, you are on the right path in your life. You can achieve your goals. From certain dreams about trains, you can understand if there is a new beginning waiting for you.

Trains in a dream can indicate if there is a need for change in your life. If you miss the train in your dreams that means you have lost some opportunity to achieve your goal. 

Train dreams can guide you through the path of your life and help you to understand your deep desires and needs.

Dreams about Trains - 42 Different Types & its Interpretations
Dreams about Trains – 42 Different Types & its Interpretations

What does it mean when you see a train in your dreams?

When you dream about a train it signifies your thoughts, decisions, the direction in life, failure, and control over life. Sometimes train dreams also indicate sexual needs and hidden desires.

The train in your dreams can be the symbol of power or control in your life. These dreams can symbolize your personality pattern or the journey towards your goal.

Not every train dream needs to have a symbol or reason behind it. Sometimes your most recent train journey can leave its reflection in your dreams.

Let us discuss some probable interpretations of dreams about trains –


Train dreams often symbolize the stability of your life. They can signify the path you follow in your life and the conformity of selecting that path. 

Desire to change

Train dreams can also interpret your desire to change something in your life. In your subconscious, if there is any conflict regarding decision making, desire to experience something new, need for any change, desire to make new choices they can be the reason behind certain dreams about the trains. 

Power of control

Train dreams can symbolize the power of control in your life, how much control you have over something. Sometimes train dreams signify your loss of control over anything. They can indicate the desire to control something important. 

Decision making

Train dreams can signify your instinct or fear of making the wrong decision. 


Trains take you to your destination and connect you with your goals. Certain dreams about trains can carry the meaning of connection barriers with an individual or an object or any aspect of your life.

Motion of life

Train movement can mean the motion of your life. Often, you rush to achieve your goals. These dreams help you to understand the importance of patience and taking things slow in certain situations.


Dreams of missing trains can signify the importance of any opportunity in your life. You may get another opportunity if you miss one like you can catch an alternative train if you miss one. But the opportunity and the time you lost will never come back again.

Dreams about Trains – 42 Different Types & its Interpretations

Now we will discuss a few types of train dreams that you might experience and their deep meaning.

1. Dream about driving or controlling a train

This is one of the most positive train dreams. This signifies that you have full control over your life. You know what you want, and you are aware of your path to reach that goal of your life.

You are confident to take any decision of your own and you want to be responsible for all your success and failure.

But these dreams can also appear as a situational factor. Someone else is controlling your life or forcing you to act on their instruction. You feel that you need to take your control back and follow your judgment.

These situations can lead to such dreams where your subconscious mind is trying to send you the message that you need to believe in yourself and don’t let others control you.

2. Dream about getting off the train

In your dream, if you get off the train after reaching your destination or after completing your journey that means you have achieved your target. In your life, if you are working to achieve something or you are doing any target-based work these dreams indicate that you are at the final stage of completing it or you have already achieved it.

Getting off the train can bring another message too. If you get off before reaching your destination that means you want to stop your journey before meeting the target.

In your life, if you have any target or any goal but you are not sure of going forward or you are afraid of the outcome and stop, you can experience these dreams.

If you get off the train to change the track and take another train to reach the same destination, that means you need to change your way or take an alternative path to achieve your goal in life.

3. Dream about being late for a train

Dream about being late for catching a train signifies laziness or a carefree attitude. It can also indicate a lack of responsibility. These dreams mostly express the attitude or certain personality traits of a person.

Your subconscious mind takes the initiative to aware you that These characteristics can negatively hamper your life through these dreams.

These dreams can also symbolize any missing opportunity. If you are going to miss any opportunity or if you already have due to your lack of concern or responsibility that also can be the reason behind the dreams.

They help you to understand that you are not prepared for any changes in your life and you need to modify your behavior to achieve something good.

4. Dream about missing a train

Sometimes, if we cannot grab the right opportunity at the right time, it never comes back. Dream about missing a train symbolizes missing opportunity.

Therefore, you need to think and make the right decision whether to grab an opportunity or not. You should be aware of all the possible outcomes and work hard to grab any opportunity that can lead you to your goal.

Dreams of missing a train can also mean you are afraid of the consequences or losing a chance in your life. If you feel that you do not deserve something that you already have or you can lose the chance to do something, these can be reflected in your dreams of missing trains.

If you are working hard for something and not getting any positive outcome that can also reflect in these dreams.

Missing train dreams can indicate breaking some norms in your life. If you are doing something out of the box or if you have broken any rules can be the reason.

Sometimes missing a train brings a message of any upcoming changes in your personal or professional life.

5. Dream about the train leaving without you

If a train leaves the station without you that may be a sign of sadness or depressive feelings.

These dreams often turned out to be negative because of some unpleasant events in your life. If you are feeling sad or experiencing some sort of depressive feelings or negative thoughts due to some situation or loss, these feelings can project in your dreams.

6. Dreaming about a train passing by

These dreams generally bring some positive signs. These indicate some spiritual development in your life. You may face any positive changes in your life if you have experienced such dreams.

Dream about a passing train can indicate that you are about to get a huge opportunity to achieve your dreams. If you dream of a train passing fast that can indicate an update in your social status.

If you see that you are waiting for a train to pass, that means there is a positive change you are going to face. If you are waiting for something and you are about to get it.

If you see an old-fashioned train, which is not being used currently, that symbolizes your thought process and your ideas. 

If you have achieved something good in your past with some specific idea and you still believe it but you are not able to make it work in the current situation, these dreams can be a signal that you should let that old idea go and think of a new one.

7. Dream about running to catch a train

Dreams about running to catch a train carry some warning for you. If you are doing the same thing over and over again but you are not able to meet your goal, this dream suggests you slow down and think.

8. Delayed train in a dream

If you see a dream of a delayed train that means you are rethinking your decision or choice. You need time to think and analyze your choices. You should think about the consequences of your choices and then make a final decision.

9. Dream about being on a wrong train

If you have dreams about being on the wrong train that might be some warning from your subconscious. You may be on the wrong track in your life. You need to rethink the path you are following.

This dream suggests that you are following the wrong idea or the goal you want to achieve is not what you truly desire. You should take some time to think about making some new decisions.

10. Dream about observing a passenger on a train

If you are observing some passenger in your dreams that indicate your sexuality and your strong personality and passion.  It can also symbolize your sexual preference.

11. Dream about empty train

Dream of an empty train symbolizes loneliness. If you feel lonely in your life, if there Is a lack of support, they can be the reason behind this dream.

The empty train also indicates any upcoming conflicts or problems in your family or isolation from your friends or from any group that you are in.

12. Dream about a train full of baggage

Such dreams suggest that you must take care of someone from your family or friends in the near future. There may be any problematic situations or any unfortunate circumstances that they are facing and you have to take responsibility for them.

Dreams about a freight train symbolize what you carry in your life. If you are facing so many problems at one time or if there is any influence of some negative emotions like jealousy or hate, these dreams suggest you take initiative and solve them.

13. Dream about walking through the moving train

If you dream about walking on a moving train that may not be a good sign. That means you are wasting your time on something irrelevant. You are working for something which is not important or useful for you.

This dream can be a warning from your subconscious mind that you need to change your habit and invest your energy and effort in a new thing.

14. Dreaming about a train arrival

If you are dreaming about a train arriving at the station that brings a positive sign. This dream indicates that you may have some good opportunities or you may achieve something good soon. 

There can be some good news waiting for you or there can be some positive changes in your life.

15. Dream about seeing a model train

Seeing a model train in your dream means that you are losing control over your life. you may be unable to focus on your goal and having conflicts. These dreams suggest you believe in yourself and take back control and follow your desired path.

16. Dreaming about the express train

If you are traveling express train in your dreams that means you are not far away from your target. You are going to achieve your goal faster than your expected time.

17. Train standing in a dream

A train standing on a track in your dreams suggests that you are on the right path. You know what you want to achieve and you have your plans of moving forward. This dream means that you are working towards your goal and soon you will get some help to move forward.

18. Dreaming about hearing a train

If you hear a train in your dreams that means you have lost some opportunity for being unaware of it. You were unable to grab that opportunity where you were busy with something else and now you realize it. 

Your subconscious is telling you to be positive and continue your hard work, you will get another opportunity soon. You need to be aware and grab the next opportunity properly.

19. Dream about train station

Dream about a train station indicates a new beginning of your life. There may be an exciting adventure waiting for you or there may be some good changes you are going to face.

It can also mean that you have planned for a vacation or you are planning one. You need to take a small break from your busy schedule and spend some time with your family.

Through the vision of the train station, your subconscious may suggest you rethink your aspiration. You may need to make a new decision regarding your career or goal.

When we go to a station, we have so many trains that can take us to different destinations but we choose only the place where we need to go. This dream can make you aware that you are choosing the right track in your life or not.

In psychology, the train station indicates the activities in life that are just entering the subconscious. The station signifies the starting point of the individual development that can guide the energy to the desired goal.

The subconscious signal of this dream is the importance of the career or professional path of an individual.

For women, this symbol can differ sometimes. A train station can be a sexual symbol in a woman’s dream. If a train is entering the station in your dream that symbolizes the sexual act or any hidden desire or unfulfilled wish of a woman.

20. Dream about train in a tunnel

A tunnel or subway is a dark underground place. Seeing a train in a tunnel signifies the deep dark desires of our unconscious mind. Tunnels can symbolize a dark time or a bad time in our life too.

If you see a train entering a tunnel that means you are going to enter a bad phase of your life. you may face certain difficulties or obstacles in your life.

If you see a train coming out from a tunnel it can mean you are recovering from a bad experience or there is something good waiting for you.

A tunnel can also be perceived as a sexual allusion. The train entering a tunnel or passing through a tunnel can indicate sexual acts or suppressed needs especially for women.

21. Dream about watching a train from a distance

Watching a train from a distance in your dreams symbolizes a sad memory or any sad thoughts. These dreams can be the reason for a gloomy mood after waking up. It may result in the feeling of disappointment or pain.

22. Dream about a train with sleeping compartments

In your dreams, if you are on a train that has a sleeping compartment, you will face a long fight for control over your life.

If there is someone, who is controlling your actions or forcing you to listen even if you don’t want to, you will experience a long fight if you want to get back the control or the power. You need to be patient and prepared for getting back control.

23. Dream about a flying train

If you have dreamed of a flying train that means you are going to have a tough journey. Your journey will get easier once you start. You must be patient and take things slowly at first. Things will speed up with time and you will start to fly and meet your target faster.

24. Dream about train ticket

A train ticket in your dreams suggests that there is more than one door open in your life. you have more than one opportunity waiting for you in this current situation. If you want to claim the opportunity you have to take an initiative just like you need to buy a ticket to get one.

25. Dream about someone getting off a train

If you see someone getting off the train in your dream, this is a positive sign. This indicates that you are going to learn something new. Someone may invite you to some event and you can learn about new opportunities or gain more knowledge there.

26. Dream about a Train journey in beautiful surroundings

Such dreams mean you are on the right track and your life is going in the right direction. You have the right mindset and you will achieve your goal if you continue your journey.

Riding a train can signify the journey of your life too. Your experiences or your memories from childhood can create such dreams. Your successful or unsuccessful journey of life can reflect in these dreams.

Train journeys are generally longer than flights. If you are dreaming of a long journey that indicates, you must have patience and with your hard work, you will achieve your goal at the end of the journey.

If a pregnant woman is having such dreams that indicate the smooth delivery of a healthy baby. You can also get some pleasant surprises from someone you love.

27. Dreams about a tiring train journey

Such dreams can indicate the tiring path of your life. This means you are on the right track but you do not enjoy it. You are not happy with your life.

Your path may be the route towards your target but it is hard and tiring and you do not like it. You must think if this is what you truly desire or if there is anything that is holding you back from the enjoyment of the journey.

28. Dreams about getting inside a train

These dreams symbolize that you are going to face some major changes. There can be some unusual incidents that are going to take place in your life.

Generally, the changes are good and positive. In some cases, these changes may be for a short period and you can go back to your normal track after the time is gone.

29. Dream about driving away from your home

Such dreams indicate betrayal from someone very close. If you have been betrayed by someone this can be the reason. This dream can also be a warning if you have not faced such betrayal yet. You must be careful and make decisions carefully.

30. Dream about a train full of passengers

If you are in a train full of passengers in your dream that reveals your desire for a romantic relationship. 

You may have someone with whom you want to have an intimate relationship or whom you love. Sometimes you may have a dream where that person is with you on your journey.

31. Dream of a train wreck

Such dreams indicate obstacles. This means there may be some obstacles or failures in your path. You may face some challenges in your journey. the more wrecks you experience, the more failure or challenges you will face.

32. Dream of a derailed train

Dream of a derailed train indicates you are a helpful person and you try to help people in need. But they don’t appreciate your efforts and betray you in the end. This can be a warning that these people can harm you and derail your life track

33. Train crash dream

Train crash dream means failure or loss of control. You may face some difficulties or failures in your journey. You can lose control of your life and make carefree reckless decisions. You may face some significant problems.

If you see dead people in that dream someone close can ask for your help.

If there is anyone else responsible for your dreams of this crash, you may have taken any wrong decisions in your life. 

34. Dream about out-of-control train

These dreams symbolize that your life is being controlled. You are not in charge anymore. You may have made a wrong decision or there was a lack of attention.

Out-of-control trains represent the emotions of an individual. You may face some emotional complexities in your life. you can face anger issues or weakness in some situations. You must calm yourself down and clear your mind and start fresh.

35. Dream about being involved in a train accident

Such dreams indicate that you may have self-doubt or lack of confidence. You may experience conflicts while making a choice. It can hamper your personal and professional life.

You must increase your self-confidence and believe in yourself. This can also be a warning to rethink your choices and stop yourself from engaging in any trouble.

36. Dreaming about a train hitting someone

If you experience such dreams, someone very close to you may face some problems in life. If you know the person of your dreams, he or she may be following the wrong path and need your guidance.

He or she may face some difficulties due to the track they are in. you must talk to them and find out if they are in any trouble and help them to get on the right track.

37. Dream about almost getting hit by a train

If you experience this dream you need to immediately change your path in life. you are following the wrong path and you may face some dangerous consequences. You need to change the way and start fresh to avoid any horrible outcome.

38. Dream about death under the train as a suicide

Death in the dream is the symbol of deep transformation. If there is an error in your decision-making, which is responsible for a change you are facing, death under a train dream can signify this.

If you see this dream that means, there is an external factor that is affecting your life. someone may be ruining your perfect life or something is responsible for a huge transformation of your life.

39. Dream about jumping off a train

If you see yourself jumping off a train that means you will get the result of your work. You have worked for something and you are waiting for the results patiently, now you will receive the benefits. This can be regarding your personal or professional life.

40. Dream of a burning train

This implies your desire to achieve something may work against you. If you are working for a change or want to start something new in your personal or professional life, this may not end well.

41. Dream about a train and a car colliding

If you see a train hitting a car that indicates your goal and your need is different. That means you are not doing what you want. The goal you are trying to reach may be something that others expect from you but your true desire maybe something else.

42. Dream about a car stuck on train tracks

Such dreams mean something good in your life can turn out to be bad. This change can destroy your life. In this dream, a train is a good tool but as the car is stuck on the train this can turn out to be an accident.

This indicates you have some good in your life, that can be some person or, some object or some situation but you are not appreciating this and misusing this. It will turn out to be something very bad for you and ruin your life.

Biblical meaning of dreams about train

In the Bible, a train can be symbolized as a chariot. Dreams about trains can be a gentle reminder for looking into your spiritual life more. They can guide you to the development of your spiritual journey.

These dreams can signify the arrival of help to overcome any problematic situations. The biblical meaning of train in those dreams can be warnings about any difficult situations that you are going to face.

But as you are experiencing those dreams it means you can overcome any difficulties with your faith and trust.

They can be a reminder for you that you should involve yourself in some novel activities like helping others.

You are working hard for anything in your life or trying to achieve something but you are not getting it. A dream about the late arrival of a train means the right time has not arrived yet. You need to be patient and wait for your hard work to pay off.

Spiritual meaning of dreams about trains

Spiritually these dreams can be the symbol of your life journey or your direction in life. The route of the train indicates the chosen path in your life. The experience of your train journey in your dreams can be your feelings and experiences in your life.

Dream of missing a train implies that you may have lost an opportunity to achieve something, which is important for you in your life.

Your inner thoughts or your strengths or weaknesses can appear in the form of some passengers of a train in your dream.    

Psychological meaning of dreams about trains

In psychology, a dream about trains can signify so many different things. It can imply the comfort or the direction of your life. Your success or failure may also be projected in your train dreams.

Your desire to take any decision or making a choice, your need for a change from something, your subconscious conflict about making the right decision all these can be the reason behind your dreams that include trains. 

Train dreams: Positive and Negatives

From the above discussion, we can point out some positive and negative interpretations of train dreams.

The positive sides of train dreams are

  •  Control
  • Stability
  •  Power
  • Achievement
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-belief

 The negative sides of train dreams are

  • Loss of control
  • Wrong decision
  • Self-doubt
  • Betrayal
  • Failure
  • Obstacles

Points that you need to remember to understand the meaning of your train dreams

You need to remember the details of your dream and your feelings in that dream. The meaning can differ according to feelings and minute details. You need to ask yourself some questions for a better understanding.

  • Have you experienced any recent train journeys?
  • How often do you dream about trains?
  • What was the route of the train in your dreams?
  • Were you inside of the train?
  • Was anyone else present in your dream?
  • Did you see a track in your dream?
  • How was the journey if you were inside the train?
  • How were you feeling in the dream?
  • Can you explain your feelings after waking up?


We can say that the dream about trains is very much related to our life situations. Such dreams reflect our unconscious desires and needs. These dreams can guide us to make the right decisions in our lives and make us aware of any probable danger.