Get a crisp, new transit map from a random city every 2 weeks through the mail.
Why? There's nothing like opening an original, paper metro map. You smell the fresh paper. You see all of the colorful lines whisking their way around the canvas. You can learn something about a city and broaden your perspective!
Hey! I'm Riley, the guy who runs Rail Mail. I've always found public transportation systems interesting. I lived in Germany for a period of time when I was younger and found the tram, train and bus maps intriguing to look at. So many stations, so many lines, so many people. Every map can really tell a lot about a city.
I came up with the idea from friends and family. As they were traveling, they would collect the transit map from the city they visited and bring it home as a souvenir. Many would hang it up on the wall or frame it, as they truly are pieces of art.
So why not have a new map to look at every two weeks? If you are fascinated by metro systems, Rail Mail is the perfect thing to treat yourself to. Or if you know someone else who is, it makes the perfect gift.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are real maps are sent?
These are physical and official transit maps picked up in the city itself! We do not simply print out our own versions, they are official versions that one of us picked up in the city while we were there. We also try to vary the cities up and include all parts of the world.
We'll also email you when we mail each map, but won't give away the city as to keep the element of surprise. 😄
Do you deliver internationally?
Yes! Worldwide postage is included in each subscription. As long as you receive mail (no matter the country), you are capable of receiving maps from us.
How do you source the maps?
We have a network of travelers that send maps from the cities they visit. If you're interested in sending us maps from your city, we'll pay you for it.
When will I receive my first map?
We send out letters every two weeks on Saturday through first class mail from the United States. It may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to receive each map. That's the charm of mail – you never know when it'll arrive!
I have another question.
Let us know by clicking the chat icon in the lower right. We'll answer as soon as we can!
Have a friend, family member, or child who is a big fan of maps or transit systems? The gift of Rail Mail is perfect for them.
$30 for 3 maps
Your gift will be a transit map every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, which is 3 maps.
$50 for 6 maps
Your gift will be a transit map every 2 weeks for 12 weeks, which is 6 maps.
$80 for 9 maps
Your gift will be a transit map every 2 weeks for 18 weeks, which is 9 maps.
All prices in USD. Includes worldwide shipping.
If you live in a major city that provides metro maps free of charge, we'll pay you $0.10 per map you are able to mail us, plus the shipping you have to pay (to New York, US). If you are interested, fill out the form below. It may take us some time to get back to you.
Need to get in touch with us? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Need to cancel or modify your subscription? You can do so by clicking here and logging in with the email address and password you entered when you signed up.
$50 every 3 months
Get a crisp, original train map mailed to your door with a real stamp every 2 weeks. Billed $50 every 3 months.
$100 every 6 months
Get a crisp, original train map mailed to your door with a real stamp every 2 weeks. Billed $95 every 6 months.
$180 per year
Get a crisp, original train map mailed to your door with a real stamp every 2 weeks. Billed $180 every year.
Want to test out Rail Mail before committing to a subscription? Order one random map just to see why we're awesome.
All prices in USD. Cancel anytime. Includes worldwide shipping.