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When is an Advance fare valid for “connecting services”?

Advance fares are often valid on the fare-setting TOC and connections. For example, Advance Fares set by VWC between Birmingham and Lancaster in each of the types VDS, VCS, or VBS, allow travel on ...
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Stopovers on Shinkansen services?

I'm planning a Hakodate-Tokyo journey this summer after the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens, but it's a four-hour journey even on the fastest service and I'd like to take a break, stretch my legs and eat ...
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Change of boarding point on Indian Railways [duplicate]

i have booked my online ticket through irctc.co.in from Mumbai to chennai, but i forgot to change the boarding point to pune. will my seat will be empty when i board at pune. or else any procedure is ...
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UK train with declassified first class coach due to overcrowding - any recourse for 1st class ticket holders?

Apparently it's half term this week, so the train I took into London today which is normally very full was absolutely heaving. (Why GWR decide to put a 5 coach train on for the first off-peak service ...
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Train timetable over Easter holidays in Sydney

Will trains be running to their normal timetable over Easter in Sydney? or will they run a reduced service? The dates are 25th March - 28th March. Looking online I can't seem to find any information ...
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Where is 佐賀線偲橋, a bridge on a railway line reconverted into a bicycle path?

佐賀線偲橋 is a bridge in Saga that can serve as a starting point for the 佐賀線跡 tour, which leads tourists along the former tracks of a reconverted railway line (JR Saga Line). What are the latitude/...
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Which SNCF station is closest to Mont Saint-Michel [duplicate]

Is there more than 1 SNCF station that goes to Mont Saint-Michel? I found "Pontorson", but I also found "Mont Saint-Michel" through the SNCF website voyages.com... Are these two different stations, ...
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Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?

On the National Rail enquiries page for Kings Cross station, it simply states: Showers - Yes Ideally, I'd like a little bit more information than that! Such as where they are, how much they cost,...
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Stansted Express - do I actually need to print my e-ticket?

I have booked an advance ticket for the Stansted Express. I opted to have the ticket sent by email (e-ticket) rather than by SMS to my phone (m-ticket). The info on the Stansted Express site says ...
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Are there still many refugees on the Copenhagen-Hamburg train?

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB (DeutscheBahn - German Trains) by train between these two cities there were groups of people who did not have passports and created a lot of problems in both ...
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Italy Regional Trains itinerary and routes

I will be going on vacation to Italy in late March and April. I am trying to plan my trip, as I'm not yet entriely sure what cities to visit. Lot's of webpages mention regional trains, saying they ...
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Travelling from Paris Montparnasse to CDG airport

A friend is arriving at Gare Montparnasse around 21:30 Feb. 18 and needs to get to CDG airport for a flight leaving late the following morning. He will miss the last Air France Shuttle. Can anyone ...
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Using a London travel-card for a Reading-Oxford-London-Reading trip

I would like to make the journey Reading-Oxford-London-Reading. At Oxford I was told I can do this on an Oxford-London Travelcard: I just need to hold on to the ticket when I arrive at Oxford. At ...
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Does the Access Express train go directly from Narita to Higashi-Ginza station?

My family and I will be visiting Tokyo and staying a few blocks from Higashi-Ginza station, and I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to travel between the airport and our lodgings. Google ...
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Malpensa Aeropuerto – Gallarate by bus — where and how to buy tickets?

I need to travel from Malpensa Aeropuerto (Terminal 2) to Domodossola (and beyond). I'm aware that there is a direct bus that is faster than the train, but it's only several times per day. Rather ...
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via irctc online?

I have booked below ticket Sl. No. Name Age Gender Status Coach Seat / Berth / WL No 1 Ravi 25 Female CNF S3 13 2 Rina 25 Female CNF S3 56 3 Ajay 25 Male WL 124 ...
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What's the age cutoff for a youth fare on Austrian Railways?

When booking a train ticket on the Austrian Railways website, the age options are "Adults" and "Children/Youths". What's the age cutoff for a youth fare? Most of the youth fares I've seen in Europe ...
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Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?

I am reading about Paris, and how to travel around. I read in a book that the standard subway ticket is valid for 2 hours. Is the ticket re-usable (exit and re-enter again) or you have 2 hours while ...
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Manchester to Sheffield and back in a single day

I will be heading to Manchester soon and I have a single day free so I thought of visiting my friends in Sheffield. Is it possible to make a day trip from around 10-11am from Manchester to Sheffield ...
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How to collect my Virgin train tickets from self-collection counter if I book on thetrainline.com and pay with paypal?

Just a few minutes ago, I have managed to use credit on my Paypal account (without a debit/credit card) to pay for my UK train ticket on a Virgin train. And somehow the system on thetrainline.com ...
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How early should I reserve Shinkansen tickets during April?

Is it enough to buy Shinkansen tickets at the day of departure or should I buy them several days in advance if I want to secure a seat? I'll be travelling between Osaka and Hiroshima during early ...
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What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?

I will be arriving London late in the evening (Heathrow). What's the time of the last bus/train to Bournemouth?
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Can I easily travel in Italy by bus/train without any prior reservation?

I am planning a trip to Italy this coming January. My plan is to land by plane in Roma and then go to France by train/bus stopping in some Northern Italian cities on the way, enjoying the architecture,...
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Do I need to do the checkin in the Thalys?

I am going to use the Thalys from Paris to Brussels. Its the first time I use it and the whole booking process resembles a lot using an airplane, which leads me to questions. Do you need to do some ...
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What high-speed intercity trains allow passengers to sit in the front cabin?

Calling "Shotgun" might be the wrong word, since the driver's cab would be on top of the train, or absent altogether. What are some examples of high-speed long-distance intercity trains that have ...
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Luggage locker at Warsaw Central Railway Station

I am wondering if there are luggage lockers at Warsaw central railway station (I highly suspect there are) and if there are, do they have different size lockers? and I'd like to know the prices. ...
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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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Until when can you (for a fee) change a UK advanced purchase train ticket?

As detailed on the National Rail Enquiries page for Advanced Purchase tickets: Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket and are non-refundable. You can change the ...
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Luggage storage at Budapest rail station

Are there long term luggage lockers at the Budapest main rail station and if so, what cost?
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Can delays permit me to taken an earlier train?

Suppose that I have a booked train only ticket (such as an Advance fare) consisting of more than one segment. If the first train is late and I miss my connection to the second train, I can take a ...
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Why does the IRCTC website does not have the provision for “Onward” tickets as It is available in counter bookings

I am able to make bookings of one train after another as a single ticket under the "onward" journey concept for a lesser fee than the sum of the individual tickets over a ticket counter, but the same ...
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Why doesn't Australia have any trains that can go faster than 160 km/h?

Despite enthusiastic support from the Qanda set, high speed rail between the major capital cities isn't a reality in Australia. Wikivoyage mentions high speed trains from Brisbane to Rockhampton, and ...
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Hokkaido night trains after Shinkansen introduction

In march 2016 the Shinkansen will link Honshu to Shin-Hakodate. According to JP Rail's website the Hokutosei is already discontinued and Japan Guide says the overnight Cassiopeia and Hamanasu services ...
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Will I get refund if train was cancelled

I booked 4 Tatkal tickets from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad and cancelled after 5 min. 1 hour later train was cancelled due to technical problems. Will I get refund or not?
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How far in advance is it required to reserve high-speed and overnight trains? [closed]

Eurail Pass guidelines state that "reservations are required for all European night trains and most of the high-speed trains". Assuming availability, how far in advance must this be done? Can I just ...
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Is it possible to buy a combined train ticket to Heathrow that takes the railair?

I would like to buy a train ticket from Swindon to Heathrow, changing at Reading to take the railair bus. However the online train ticket services, such as GWR do not offer me these tickets ...
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Buying ticket on Russian train

Suppose my ticket is from A to B, but on the way I decide to go beyond B and to C. Can I go to the conductor and extend the ticket? It is the case for me from Chita to Zabaikalsk, while my final ...
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How can I book Indian online train tickets from the U.S.? [duplicate]

I am trying to book several train trips in India from the U.S. I have created an account on Cleartrip and also linked it to the IRCTC. Unfortunately, the IRCTC site does not accept any credit cards ...
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How to make a baby sleep peacefully during an overnight Indian train journey?

Indian train berths are quite narrow. Just enough for one person to sleep. My wife and I have a one year old son who sleeps besides my wife on her berth. He does not get his usual space which results ...
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How to go from Chita (Russia) to Manzhouli (China)?

I have booked the tickets up to Chita. After Chita, I want to go to Manzhouli (China). Any idea how to do that?
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Food on the 54-hour Yekaterinburg-Irkutsk train?

Two days on the train. So what kind of food is available?
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Where is border control carried out for the Eurostar overnight Ski Train?

The Eurostar Marseille–London stops in Lille for passport checks, because there is no separated Eurostar available at Marseille or its other French stations. In winter, a special ski train runs ...
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Is the Yekaterinburg Train Station close to the city center or not?

I am looking for a hostel near the train station. But it seems that most of them are very far away (say, 5km) from the train station. I have many luggage, so it is preferable to be walking distance.
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Border Crossing: Serbia to Romania to Hungary

I have a non EU passport, but I have a Multiple entry Schengen Visa. I plan to travel from Serbia to Romania to Hungary by train. My situation is absolutely legal but i am worried the time it takes to ...
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Why does collecting a UK train ticket need you to insert a card?

If you book a UK train ticket online, for most routes, you're given a 8 character code. You then head to a UK railway station, go to the ticket machine, tell it you want to collect a ticket, give it a ...
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Planning to travel from Europe to Philadelphia in January; alternatives to vehicle rental?

What alternatives do I have to travel from the PHL airport to the University of Pennsylvania campus that would avoid timing problems due to human or technical issues, on the right schedule (plan to ...
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Can one buy train ticket in Poland on automachines?

Or one has to go to a counter? I would expect some extra fee at the counter.
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Is the polish railway system very fragmented?

I just want to book tickets from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw. I spend my whole night on it, yet in vain. It seems that this country has many railway companies and they do not cooperate at all------you ...
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France Rail Pass, seat reservations to travel within France

I bought a France Rail Pass, "9 days within 1 month" (single country) My itinerary is Paris Lyon Grenoble Chamonix (I want to go to Chamonix from either Lyon or Grenoble) Nice (pop out to ...