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Is it possible to travel from North America to South America via train, excluding the Darien gap?

Excluding the Darien Gap (which you'd have to take a ferry across), is it possible to travel from, say, New York, NY to Buenos Aires, Argentina via train?
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How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?

On the Great Northern line between London's Kings Cross, Stevenage and Cambridge, services can be operated by 4, 8 or 12 coach trains. On parts of the route, you can also get 3, 6 or 9 coach ones. ...
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Where to get London rail maps in hardcopy

Is there somewhere in London one can go to acquire a hardcopy of a rail system map such as TfL's London's Rail and Tube services map? The PDF file looks like it's designed to be printed on ...
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Potential overnight travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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Which TGV routes travel at 500+ km/hr?

I want to take a TGV for the experience of traveling very fast on the ground. The Lyria trains are advertised to travel at 524+ km/hr. The TGV I took only went 300 km/hr. Does anyone know which routes ...
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How far into DC should I drive before catching Metro [duplicate]

I plan to drive from Raleigh to Washington, DC. tomorrow (Sunday). My final destination is the Verizon Center. How far into DC should I drive before catching the metro?
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Amsterdam: day tickets from Sloterdijk to Centraal?

I'm considering staying on Sloterdijk, Amsterdam for a few days, and I'm trying to find out if there is any day/multi-day ticket that allows me to take the train from Sloterdijk to Centraal, which ...
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If I miss the train, can I use the reservation ticket in general compartment of next train in India? [closed]

I have reserved second seating and if I miss that train, can I use this reservation ticket in the general compartment of the next train in India?
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Cheapest way to get around in Tokyo

I'm traveling to Tokyo this August and I've been wondering what's the cheapest form of public transportation in Tokyo. Last time I went to Tokyo I made a PASMO card and paid whenever I took a train, ...
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Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium?

Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium? If yes, does that have a cost or is it considered luggage?
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Late evening public transport in Nice

I am arriving to Nice-Ville on 21 Sep 2015 at 22:50 by train (TGV) from Paris. Is there public transport to my hotel (Hotel Wilson, 39 Rue de l'Hôtel des Poste) at this time of the night? My flight ...
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What is the oldest train in the UK still operated regularly for a non-tourism purpose?

What can I find the oldest train in the UK still operating regularly, and the train(s) is/are operated for common service but not solely for tourist attraction? And which route(s) are they serving?
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Available options to transfer from Ataturk airport to Sultanahmet after midnight!

I will soon arrive to Istanbul Ataturk after midnight. The plane will land 00:45, passport control and bag collection will take at least 40 minutes, which means that I have to catch a bus or metro ...
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How to add a child after booking a train ticket (for India)

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - he is less than 3 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, than ...
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How to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?

Sometimes, it is desirable to identify a particular train rather than just finding any train that travels to a given destination. For instance, discounted train tickets in Germany are usually valid ...
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Trains between Riga and Tartu

On Tartu's wikitravel page it states Direct trains between Tartu and Riga are scheduled to resume after the completion of track construction. I will be in Riga in 2 weeks and I was hoping to ...
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Zagreb - Belgrade train schedules

I know there are also buses between these cities, but I'm trying to find timetables for trains. According to Seat 61, A daytime train leaves Belgrade every day at 11:03 arriving Zagreb 18:11 ...
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Should I book my train connections in advance in China?

I will be travelling in China this July. My trips will be Beijing - Shanghai Shanghai - Hong Kong Hong Kong - Tianjin I have read a lot about the train situation on Seat61 and am thinking about ...
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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
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Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz

My girlfriend and I are due to catch a train from Tours to Paris Austerlitz tomorrow, and we need to switch trains at Orléans, with a 12 minute gap between our scheduled arrival at and departure from ...
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What's the point of reserving a seat when purchasing an Off-Peak/Anytime train ticket with National Rail?

My understanding is that Off-Peak UK National Rail train tickets can be used on any train serving the selected route, as long as the travelling time window fits in the off-peak definition. Or Buy ...
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Which side of the Zagreb - Ljubljana Train has more scenic views?

Going to Ljubljana from Zagreb by train soon. The Seat61 describes the ride: There are several trains every day linking Zagreb & Ljubljana, journey time 2h28. It's a lovely scenic train ...
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How up to date is the Man from seat 61?

The man from seat 61 is an amazing website. It's even hard to think someone compiled all that information with details that go well beyond the schedules. Which makes me wonder how it keeps updated. I ...
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Trying to bring a bike on amtrak?

I'm hoping to bring my bike with me on Amtrak from Syracuse, NY to the Albany, NY station. I feel like I have seen bike cars on Amtrak before but according to this article, bikes aren't allowed ...
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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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Is there a website or resource that list places in Europe where you can ride a steam locomotive?

I recently went in a train with a steam locomotive. It's fascinating the way they work. I was wondering if it's possible to ride in the locomotive itself. Maybe even "drive" it, heat the furnace, and ...
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Is it more convenient to get to Heathrow via Reading than via central London?

My family and I live in the South West of England. We have a flight from Heathrow in a few months time. Rather than getting a train to central London and then getting the express from central London ...
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Oyster and Railcard purchase at Gatwick Airport

Can I purchase a Railcard at Gatwick Airport and if so, where? Also, can I purchase an Oyster Card at Gatwick Airport. Skybreak told me that they would charge me 18 pounds. I thought it was free ...
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Train tickets from Brussels Airport to Brugges

It is my first question here: I was looking on the Belgian Rail website to get a ticket to Brugge from Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven. I suppose, It is in the airport Well, when I am looking the tickets ...
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Rail travel between Azerbaijan and Georgia

I'm looking for any advice please. I'm travelling around Azerbaijan this August and need to work out the best way to get from Ganja in Azerbaijan to Tbilisi in Georgia. I've tried to find train ...
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How do I avoid conversation with strangers while traveling?

Personally I hate traveling not just because I hate going to a new city but because of seeing strangers who are watching and trying to start conversation with me. Well talking with someone is not a ...
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Would travelling to Moscow by other means than the intended cause legal trouble?

I was going to travel to Moscow today by car (followed by a trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan before returning to Russia via Siberia. I have a visa valid for two entries. However, we're currently ...
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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How are vacant, unreserverd Premium Tatkal seats alloted among passengers in the waiting list?

Does anyone know what happens to unreserved seats of Premium Tatkal. Like for a train in evening tomorrow, still 05 seats are left in 3AC against Premium Tatkal and Tatkal 3AC current status is 03 W/L ...
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How to benefit from Hostelling International discount on Via Rail trains?

I would like to book a trip on Via Rail (the Canadian railway company) and I have seen that there is a partnership between Hostelling International and Via Rail for a 10% discount. I have searched a ...
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Passport validity [closed]

I am going interrailing in June and will be home in mid July, my current passport is valid until August. I'm wondering will there be any issues with it being so close to its expiration date, even ...
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Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Portugal from Germany. I think everyone will suggest to travel by air. But I am interested to know, what are the other possibilities to travel to Lisbon or Porto from ...
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What to do in Chicago during an 8-hour stopover? [duplicate]

We are travelling from Ireland to Kansas with an 8 hour stopover at Chicago O'Hare (arriving Thursday at 12 noon) and leaving at 8 pm. Can we leave the airport and what would you recommend we could ...
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How to get to the Gatwick airport from the Paddington station? [duplicate]

I'm in need of detailed instructions to the Gatwick airport from the Paddington station. That is, I need the names of all the necessary stations, platforms etc. that I must use on my from the ...
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India rail (Bhadrak-Howrah): Can I alight at any stop and then continue the journey later that day?

I want to go To BHC/Bhadrak on 12th June but I booked the ticket to HWH/Howrah. I want to alight in BBS/Bhubaneswar for work, can i board any train through to BHC/Bhadrak using the same ticket on the ...
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What is the cheapest train ticket between Aachen and Cologne?

I am going to travel with a friend from Aachen to Cologne (2 ways). 'Ive been looking at the prices and, apparently the best solution might be the regional ticket for 42€. In any case I see other ...
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Strategy for a Schengen visa application: Attending a course + a bit of tourism

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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What is a “Länder Ticket” in German Rail?

I am looking at the DB website for tickets. I found the Regional day ticket (for regional trains) Product: Länder-Tickets. Apparently it's a good price but I am always puzzled with DB offers. Its not ...
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Arriving before 6 am at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow - closest Metro station?

I arrive from Madrid around 6 am. How´s the immigration / customs procedure? what´s the closest Metro station?
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Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?

I'm trying to understand the British train ticket pricing system. Worse, I'm trying to game the system. A popular game is to split tickets, but I've found that a combination of two Advance tickets ...
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Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...