A variety of rail services have used the name "Orient Express" -- we're covering all of them here:
* The original route, now defunct as of 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna.
* The luxury London-Venice service, the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages.

The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it.

[[http://www.seat61.com/OrientExpress.htm For more information, see here.]] Also [[https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Orient_express here]].

The examples below feature the Orient Express in fiction, and fictional railway services clearly inspired by it.


* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has the Bell Tree Express, a clear expy considering that it's a train with a deliberate retro look and they arrange a murder mystery game on board every time it runs.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Romance on the Orient Express'': a 1985 TV movie with Cheryl Ladd.
* In the 2004 version of ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'', Mr. Fogg rides aboard the train to Istanbul.
* ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' (and the original novel too), featuring a legendary fight scene between Bond and Red Grant in a compartment, still used to screen test potential Bonds.

* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation.
** Also the short story "Have You Got Everything You Want?" is set on board the train.
* ''The Napoli Express'', a Literature/LordDarcy mystery deconstructing the story of ''Murder on the Orient Express''.
* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', when Dracula escapes from England to Varna by sea, the cabal sworn to destroy him travels to Paris and takes the Orient Express, arriving in Varna ahead of him.
* ''Stamboul Train'' by GrahamGreene.
* ''Travels With My Aunt'' by GrahamGreene.
* ''Literature/{{Flashman}} and the Tiger'' by Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser: Sir Harry Paget Flashman travels on the train's first journey as a guest of the journalist Henri Blowitz.
* The ''Literature/SolarPons'' story ''The Adventure of the Orient Express''.
* In the DieselPunk story ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'', the Orient Express appears as a heavily armed high-tech train.
* ''Avalanche Express'', a UsefulNotes/ColdWar SpyFiction novel by Colin Forbes, involves a team of agents [[EscortMission escorting a high-ranking Soviet defector]] on the Orient Express, while fending off various attempts at murder and sabotage. Bad weather conditions prevent the team from flying him directly to the United States, but they're also using the defector as TheBait to flush out the Soviet sabotage network in Europe (which would otherwise only be activated in time of war).
* The Altiplano Express between Ankh-Morpork and Uberwald in ''Discworld/RaisingSteam''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GetSmart'' had an episode titled "Aboard the Orient Express".
* ''Minder on the Orient Express'' (1985): a special episode of the long-running ITV sit-com ''{{Minder}}''.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Emergence": the train appears on the Enterprise's holodeck.
* In the British soap opera ''EastEnders'', in 1986, characters Den and Angie Watts spent their honeymoon on the train.
* Mentioned in an episode of the 11th Doctor's run in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Apparently there was an Egyptian Goddess on the loose on it, and it was InSpace. This NoodleIncident is elaborated on in the 12th Doctor story "Mummy on the Orient Express". It's a Mummy on the Orient Express InSpace.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express", the Goodies set up a fake Orient Express for a convention of famous detctives. Things go even spectularly awry than they usually do.

* "Orient Express" is the title of a piece of music JeanMichelJarre composed for his 1981 ''Concerts In China''. The video clip features footage of the classic train.

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* The Creator/JasonAlexander episode of ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' had a skit called "Murder on the Disoriented Express", which mostly consisted of Alexander's Literature/HerculePoirot trying to explain he wasn't [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The role-playing game ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' used the train for one its more famous scenarios.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLastExpress'', an epic adventure game by Jordan Mechner, is about the fictionalized final trip of the Orient Express in the weeks leading up to WWI.
* The Excess Express in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', an AffectionateParody of the Orient Express as it appears in ''Literaure/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' [[ShoutOut paid homage]] to ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' with a (fake) murder mystery on the "Ornery Express".
* ''TheBackyardigans'' episode "Le Master of Disguise" features the Orient Express, showing Uniqua, Pablo, Austin, Tasha, and Tyrone going to Istanbul from Paris.
* The 1987 cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' has an episode entitled "Turtles on the Orient Express". As the title suggests it is primarily based on the train.
* In one episode of the British cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', called "Danger Mouse on the Orient Express", DM and Penfold travel on the train on their way back to London from Venice. DM's arch-enemy Greenback is also on the train. They're both vying for a document that could lead to disaster for Europe's tourist industry.
** Also, "Victor and Hugo - Bunglers in Crime" also made by Cosgrove-Hall, has an episode 'Blunder on the Orient Express' where the brothers try to rob a train but accidentally end up on the Orient Express instead. A Hercule Poirot expy aslso appears.
* In 1994's Season 1 episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego?'' called "The Gold Old Bad Days", Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. gang are given a challenge to do something low tech by The Player. Carmen's goal is the train.