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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Are the model trains underneath gare de l'est in Paris open to the public?

Some years ago I read the memoires of a Dutch newsreader on his experiences in Paris. In his book, very cliche, called, Gare du nord. The model trains from the basement in gare de l'est were ...
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What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?

Calp is a pretty small tourist/fisherman's town in Spain, not far from Benidorm. I have spent 21 of my 23 winters there up to this point. A few years ago, I developed a fear of flying after a few ...
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Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?

I was wondering if it's possible to buy the ticket on board. I have to get a train at the airport and even if everything goes very well it will be tight. Can I buy it on board from the supervisor (or ...
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Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?

I will have to travel in the next few days by train in Germany. I am flying to Germany by plane, to an airport that I never used and I am not sure which train I will be able to get. Is it better to ...
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Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?

I'm planning to travel from Budapest to Zagreb by train (IC 200 AGRAM). Should I buy a ticket advance or do they never sell out? Are there discounts for buying the ticket in advance?
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Looking for children activity ideas during long-distance travels

I will be traveling during a month in Asia with my family. There will be several long-distance bus and train journeys. What kind of activities can I propose to my children during those long journeys ...
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Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane

I need to go and come back a lot between London and Sheffield for the next year. What is the fastest way to travel between these two. I looked into trains time-tables and they are all 2 hours+.
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Travel from Barcelona to Nice visiting Carcassonne on the way

I'm planning to fly to Barcelona, stay there for about a week and then make my way to Nice and fly back home from there a week later. It seems like taking a bus is the easiest and cheapest way to ...
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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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How much time should I allow for getting a Swiss Railways “Junior Travelcard” at Zurich Airport?

We are spending a week in Switzerland in August with our 9-yr-old daughter. If we get a Swiss Railways “Junior Travelcard” for her for 30 CHF, she can travel with us on the train for free (vs. 1/2 ...
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How to buy tickets for the EN499 train online?

There is a Euronight 499 train from Munich to Zagreb, departing at 23:50 daily. What is the price for that journey (one-way, cheap seats) and how can I book it online?
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Is train or bus cheaper in Austria?

I want to travel from Weyer to Salzburg, is it cheaper to go by train or by bus? I haven't been able to find any information about buses in Austria, is there a webpage (like we have in Spain were we ...
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket for trip [duplicate]

Can i get change of name for confirmed ticket in train for my friend who has got some important work so his friend wants to come along with us for the trip?
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I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
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“Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?

What kind of "proof of foreign residence" is accepted/expected for a BritRail pass, which is only available to non-UK residents? The conditions for the pass say that I have to provide such a proof ...
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Oyster card vs Travelcard from Woking for a weekend

I'm planning on travelling into London from Woking this weekend, with a number of specific places I'm going to visit. It'll be into London (zone 1) on Friday evening, then on to zone 3, and then on ...
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How early to arrive at Kings Cross for train?

We will be traveling from Kings Cross to Leeds on a 9:00 am train in early July. How much time is enough for us to find and board the train? We will be traveling as a family of two adults and one ...
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How to get to Yogyakarta from Cemoro Lawang?

I've read that there is a 12 hours bus departing from Cemoro Lawang to Yogyakarta, but I couldn't find timetables and not sure if that's the best option. May be a bus ride to Probolinggo and the train ...
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Which trains in the Netherlands have Wifi?

I am writing this question in the train from Roosendaal to Leiden. The train provides a decent wireless internet connection. I have seen it before, but then it was an experiment on trains between ...
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How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket?

According to the media the Dutch railways are getting rid of the paper-based ticket, relying fully on a chip based prepaid card called the ov chip card. I do have such a card. However, when arriving ...
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Are Ticket Reservations need to travel in Second Seating class on Indian Railways?

I need to travel from Chalakudy to Kozhikode. My train is Cannore express(16305). Do I need to reserve the ticket for travelling in second seating in that train?
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What's the typical response time for a SNCF Réclamation en Ligne claim?

Earlier this week I got caught out by the SNCF strikes when my train was cancelled, and ended up with an unexpected night in Paris. I've had a chat with my (expensive but fairly generous) travel ...
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Is it possible to buy tickets for an international train in a third country in Europe?

I need to buy a ticket for an international train and, apparently, there are no websites selling it. I once remember a friend telling me that the trains uses a system, sort of, similar to the ...
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Delay due to strikes - can you claim on the SNCF Garantie Ponctualité?

Thanks to the question on checking SNCF trains during a strike, I was able to discover that one of my trains today was cancelled. Sadly though, the only alternative involved a very hefty delay and an ...
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Aix-en-Provence TGV station blocked by cabbies? [closed]

I heard this was planned and my train goes on the 18th, does anyone know if it's happening?
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What's a “tourist” sleeper?

I was checking the polish train website and they have in their night offers: "sleeper 1 person", "sleeper 2 persons" and "sleeper touristic". What does a "sleeper touristic" mean?
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Where to buy an electronic ticket for the train from Krakow to Prague?

I know a direct train exists (it was answered here). I tried to buy it via the polish rail and via the Czech rail but without success. How can I buy an electronic ticket for this connection?
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Is it possible to reduce the long-distance train fare in Norway?

I want to travel from Kristiansand to Trondheim and back in the end of August. Looking up the itinerary for a random date in August shows that this will cost me around €60 for a two way ticket. Is ...
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(British) National Rail - does Anytime Day Return allow 4 trips?

I can't remember if the tickets are swallowed or not - will I be able to go from A to B and back twice on an Anytime Day Return fare?
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During a French TGV strike, must I go to the station to get a full refund for my ticket?

I booked a TGV a while ago with a discount card, the conditions of the ticket are that I can get refunded entirely before the departure of the train, and a fee is withheld if I cancel my ticket the ...
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French Strikes: Using idTGV ticket for standard (SNCF) TGV

The French railways are on a strike. I know I can take another train if I fit in. However, can I use an idTGV ticket Paris - Toulon on a SNCF-TGV train? If not, do I have any other possibility since ...
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During a SNCF strike, how can I check what trains will run without going to the station?

It seems there's currently a national SNCF strike on at the moment, and I'm trying to work out if it'll affect my journey later. The people I booked my TGV tickets with advised me to check ...
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What is a Toronto Traffic Commission code 299 or 506?

I heard this on the TTC (Toronto's subway system) public address system: "506 Eglinton." What is this about? Any enlightened folks out there, who may have an answer?
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Breaking journey in UK - two tickets or one?

I wish to travel from London to Yeovil Junction but need to break the journey at Basingstoke and stay overnight. Saturday evening London to Basingstoke, Sunday afternoon Basingstoke to Yeovil. Can I ...
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Does a suit fit in a carry-on bag or rollaboard?

Usually, I travel with a bag pack, big enough for several weeks. Times goes on, and I have to travel in a more urban way. I want to buy a roller bag fitting the cabin size of an average airplane. ...
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How to get from Bucharest Romania to Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

I will be with two other adults on my Eastern Europe Trip in September/October and I am having a very difficult time finding the best way to travel between Bucharest, Romania and Sarajevo, Bosnia ...
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American Booking India Train Tickets Through Travel Agency or Hotel

I'm trying to book train tickets in India. I initially tried doing this through makemytrip.com, but I needed to have an IRCTC account. I've read before that foreigners could make an account, but now, ...
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Trains in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam in August and was wondering does anyone have experience with the train system? There will be four of us so we are thinking soft cabins as they appear to be four berth. Is it ...
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Traveling by train over night in Poland, what's the difference between a 6 person couchete and a 6 person cheap couchete?

I am planning a trip in Polish rail. While doing some simulations to find out the best option I was presented with an overnight train that has the following options besides others: 6 persons couchete ...
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VIA Rail Services offered in Business vs Business Plus class

What is the difference between VIA Rail's Business and Business plus classes? VIA Rail is now offering to classes in business class, Business and Business Plus. I cannot find anywhere on the VIA ...
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Why can't I get anywhere from Cleveland via Amtrak?

I was looking at travelling to and from Delaware, and the closest Amtrak station to me is in Cleveland. To my surprise, however, it said there were absolutely no routes between the two places! I tried ...
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Will I get my tickets confirmed? [duplicate]

I have to travel in 1213 Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on 24-06-14. I have booked tickets in 2nd AC from Asansol Junction to New Delhi but its waiting ticket. WL 6 WL 7 WL 8 WL 9
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Is General Ticket valid in Sleeper class

When travelling on Indian Railways, can I use a general ticket to get into a sleeper class compartment? If not, and there is a sleeper berth available, how much is the supplement to pay on-board to ...
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Cancel the train ticket (Waiting status) getting from reservation counter by online of IRCTC

I want to cancel a train ticket purchased from a reservation counter; I want to do this online. The status is "waiting". Is it possible to cancel a train ticket online that I purchased from an IRCTC ...
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Rail travel from Turkey through Georgia to Russia

Can I travel by rail from Turkey through Georgia to Russia ?
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Can I earn SNCF Voyager points, for a booking made without the membership number?

Having now worked out what the SNCF Voyageur program is, I've gone ahead and joined it, as I've a number of TGV journeys coming up in the coming months. The slight wrinkle is that most of these TGV ...
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Booked and boarding station differ; can we board from the booking station? [duplicate]

I have booked a ticked from Kota to Chennai and mention boarding from Ujjain. Can I travel from Kota? Is there any penalty, or do we have to go for a boarding change?
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Train from Instanbul To Izmit and back

We are traveling to Istanbul, Turkey next month and we would like to take a day to visit Izmit. With that plan in mind what we would like to do is travel from Istanbul (european side) to Izmit in the ...
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Copenhagen to Odense day trip [closed]

I will be spending time in Copenhagen and would like to take a day trip to Odense, specifically to see the Hans Christen Anderson attractions. Is train the best way to get there? Also, what stations ...