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On a German ICE train with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German-Danish border. I'm taking ...
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What if while using an Interrail pass on a German ICE train with optional reservation all places are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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Is there luggage storage available near Venice train station?

I am taking a night train from Venice so I need a place to keep my luggage until then. Is there a luggage center at Venice station? If so, now much does it cost and when is it open?
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Eurostar delay compensation for journeys with connections

Following on from my query on getting French domestic train connections rebooked after a Eurostar boarding delay, and inspired by a comment on that question, I'm now pondering delay compensation. The ...
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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...
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Driving to DC from Basye [duplicate]

We are staying at a resort in Basye this summer and want to know the easiest way to take a couple of day trips into DC. I'm thinking that we would drive most of the way in, then use a park and ride ...
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Where can I find arrivals / departures timetables for Italian train stations online?

I am looking for a place where I can find the arrivals / departures timetables for all Italian train stations (or at least the ones served by Trenitalia & Italo). Ideally a pdf of those paper ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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Boarding for my Eurostar is delayed and I'll miss my SNCF connection, what should I do?

I'm currently in St Pancras, and Eurostar have just announced a delay in boarding of my service due to a late arriving inbound train. The delay will likely be long enough that we'll miss our ...
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Train scheduled to leave Russia before visa expiry but is delayed - what happens?

So my friend is going to Russia, and has booked the train ticket from Finland to St Petersburg (for those following my earlier question, I convinced her NOT to enter Russia a day earlier). However, ...
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Cheapest train travel from Innsbruck to Munich via Mittenwald

We intend to travel from Innsbruck (Austria) to Munich (Germany) via Mittenwald which is reputed as a scenic train route between the two countries. Please advise the cheapest way to do this.
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Finding local train ticket agents/offices in China.

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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Is it possible to enter Russia by train 1-1.5 hours before the visa validity period starts?

A friend of mine is taking the Train from Finland to Russia. She has now paid and sent the Tourist visa application, with the requested validity being from 3 to 16 August. Now she's considering ...
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By train from Saarbrücken to Stockholm?

How long would it take to travel from Saarbrücken to Stockholm using the train? I'm able to make 1 stop if necessary. And what route do I need to travel?
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Do train prices in Norway increase close to date of travel?

Some travel companions and I are planning to take a train from Oslo to Bergen Norway in the first week of August. Now (1½ months in advance) prices are around 500 NOK per person for a daytime train ...
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Paddington to Euston with kids: minimum walking by tube or by taxi?

In a few weeks, my two kids (6.5 and 4) and I will be in London. We will need to get from Paddington Station (Heathrow Express terminus) to Euston Station (trains to the North). I am trying to ...
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How much time should be set aside for border controls when entering Sweden by train?

In the light of many migrants arriving in Europe in late 2015, both Denmark and Sweden reintroduced identity checks at their southern borders. Recently, these checks have been extended for a further ...
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Road trip in Europe: Barcelona to Budapest [closed]

A person and I are planning a trip in which we would like to start in Barcelona and head to east, ending in Budapest. For the moment all we know is that besides these two cities, we'd also like to ...
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UK last train cancellation and unhelpful staff - what to do?

Last night, we were planning to travel on the last train of the night to get us home, which was the penultimate train from the station. (Exact route withheld for now, but it was with Chiltern Railways ...
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Where can I find resources on minimal transfer times for Swedish stations?

I have been to Sweden by train from Germany multiple times and plan to do so again this summer. So far, I have planned my trips using DB’s HAFAS database on their website which is also where I booked ...
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Can I do a break-of-journey on Thalys?

If I buy a Ticket from Thalys Amsterdam–Paris, do I have the option of stopping over in Antwerpen, or maybe Brussels just to walk around and then take the next train? How expensive will it be?
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Is a train ticket from A->Brussels Airport also valid from A->Brussels Midi?

I recently bought a ticket from Mol in Belgium to Brussels. Since I was not sure if I would be going straight to the airport or to the city, and since the airport ticket was described on the website ...
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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Query regarding boarding point in Indian railways [duplicate]

I have booked ticket from Secunderabad to Chennai. But now due to changes in mu shedule I want board train at Khammam station. Can I board that train and claim my berth on my same ticket? Train name:...
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How can I buy a Deutsche Bahn Bahncard from outside of the Euro zone?

I am located in Germany and have friends coming to visit for a month. They intend to travel around by train quite a bit, so I thought it would make sense to get BahnCards for them. Luckily, Deutsche ...
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Public transport from Woodstock, NY to Bangor, ME?

I'm looking to take train from Woodstock, New York to Portland or Bangor, Maine. The trip is actually from Woodstock, NY to Fredericton, New Brunswick. We can rent a car for part of the trip from ...
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Where can I see a Settebello trainset?

The Settebello was a high-speed (for the time) service on the Milan-Rome line. It used highly distinctive trainsets, with an observation lounge at each end of the train. Is there anywhere (e.g. some ...
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Germany to Italy by train or car in 2017, now the Gotthard tunnel is open?

Since they opened the Gotthard tunnel through the Alps. Is it faster to go from Munich to Genoa by train or by car?
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Which Train Companies Provide Plug Sockets, Which Are Free, And On What Services?

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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Saronno: what platform for MXP?

Going from Saronno station (near Milan) to Malpensa airport (MXP) on train number 325 departing 10:16, what platform (at Saronno) does the train depart from? We have only 5 minutes to make the ...
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How to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Pierre et Marie Curie metro station?

I have very little luggage and am looking to go by train. I'm finding the rail network highly confusing and would appreciate help. Also, what's the fare?
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Doing stops on Italian regional trains. How long exactly is the ticket valid?

tl;dr: How long exactly are Italian regional train tickets valid if I interrupt my journey at intermediate stations? I have an Italian regional train ticket and it says Vale 6 ore da convalida ...
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Is it correct to bring back the Airport Express ticket in the end of trip in Hong Kong?

I just finished my first travel to Hong Kong, where I used Airport Express to move to Hong Kong station and back to the Airport. However, on the return train, I didn't find the gate to insert my card ...
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Why are there plastic bags at the back of seats on Copenhagen local trains?

While travelling on the local Copenhagen train system, I was curious to find plastic bags at the back of each seat. Why are these kept there / what purpose are they supposed to be used for?
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What options do I have for train/bus travel within Copenhagen?

Copenhagen seems to have a very confusing system of payments for travel within local buses and trains (within the city), beyond single use tickets that is. Is there a catch-all travel card similar to ...
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What if I did not validate an Italian regional train ticket?

I am aware that I need to validate ("convalidare") tickets for regional trains in Italy (at least those of Trenitalia). What, however can I do if I find myself on such a regional train with a good ...
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Should I book Sapsan train ticket now or wait for prices to lower?

I'm taking the Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow on 20 July (at 05:30, 07:00 or 07:10) and tickets were released for that date a few days ago. The lowest Price is usually 1677 rubles, and it ...
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On the Moscow-Dushanbe train, should I travel in platzkart or kupe for a calm trip?

Both will probably be full when I depart (looking at the Russian railways booking System). I'm not interested in talking to fellow passengers (esp. since my Russian consists of but a few words and ...
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Eurostar train to Paris during a strike

What happens to my ticket from London to Paris if there is a labor strike going on? Can we still get there? Do we need to reschedule?
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How does one sleep in a sleeper train in Europe?

Planning to travel from Germany through several other countries eastward on a sleeper train, I wonder what am I expected to encounter and how am I expected to dress? The tickets say 4 beds per ...
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Cannot find night train Rome-Siracusa after June 11 (2016)

I want to book a night train from Rome to Sicily for this June (2016). Suspiciously, the official website http://www.trenitalia.com/ lists night trains to sicily, e.g. Roma-Siracusa, only up to the ...
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Why is there a ticket office /after/ the ticket barriers?

At several larger UK train stations, I have noticed that there is a ticket desk beyond the ticket barriers. This is the case, among other places, in Reading and Birmingham New Street. The desk is ...
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How do I find out when advance tickets become available for GB trains?

On GB trains, there are some heavily discounted tickets called "Advance" tickets. These become available about three months before the train runs - but that varies from one train company to the next. ...
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Which websites provide last-minute deals for trains in Europe?

We all know about the last-minute deals for airlines. However, I'm looking for the same thing for trains through Europe. Which websites provide such services? PS: I live in Germany if this may help....
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Train: EDI to St Andrews

I am landing at Edinburgh airport and want to take a train to St Andrews. what is the best option for first class travel?
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Can I buy online train tickets from Copenhagen to Odense and print them myself?

I am travelling on business to Copenhagen in the end of the month and will visit Odense as well. I am planning to reach Odense by train and therefore want to purchase the train tickets online ...
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Last name is first on a JR Pass voucher

Recently I purchased a JR Pass, and the voucher came in the mail. I am an American with a first, middle, and last name. Suppose my name is Samuel Nathan Clemens, which shows up on my passport as: ...
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When my train is cancelled and I choose to travel the day after, what compensation am I entitled to?

When my UK train is cancelled, I can travel on a later service. When travel disruptions are severe, I may instead choose to have my ticket endorsed by station staff for travel the following day, when ...
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How can I tell a Deutsche Bahn train has a supplementary charge?

My tickets for Gamescom came with free public transport tickets. While the Gamescom website reasonably clearly explains where they can be used, I failed to find if the train I have to take is of the ...
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Are there any power outlets available in SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

Are there any power outlets available inside SNCF's Intercités de Nuit? Ideally I'd like to know about both second and first class sleeper compartments, and any other possible locations.