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What is the advantage(s) to buying tickets beforehand vs at the station for rail travel in Europe?

I am traveling to Europe soon and will be taking the train between London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Is there an advantage to purchasing tickets beforehand online versus arriving at the station ...
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How do I change my TGV reservation to allow for print-at-home option?

I booked my TGV ticket on the French version of voyages-sncf.com. Not being able to read French, I wasn't aware at the time that there was a print-at-home option. Just in case my train arrives late, I ...
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Why are some routes unable to be booked on DB's website?

I'm trying to book a transfer from Dijon to Basel, but there's no option to book it. I've noticed this on other routes as well. I thought TGV trains must be reserved online. So why is this?
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Which Dijon station does the Milan-Paris Thello train stop at?

The Thello train running from Milan to Paris stops in Dijon. However, neither Seat61 nor Thello's own website indicate which Dijon station it stops at. According to DB's website, there is Dijon Ville ...
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Are there other sites such as Rome2Rio?

I have been solely relying on Rome2Rio (click the link for a quick explanation of what Rome2Rio is) for planning transportation around Europe. However, only recently have I noticed that it doesn't ...
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Are there sleeper trains going from Northern Italy to the Rhine Valley (Germany)?

I'm trying to get from the Cinque Terra to the Rhine Valley. So departing anywhere from Pisa (or even Florence) to Milan and arriving in between Hahn airport, Cologne, and Frankfurt would work. I've ...
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Are there reliability statistics for overnight trains between Melbourne and Sydney?

I'm looking at flying from Melbourne to Christchurch, but can save a considerable amount if I go via Sydney. I could fly to Sydney, but that relies on using Jetstar for my connection there, who I ...
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How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?

I wanted to buy a train ticket today from the Dutch railroad website. It all worked fine, but when checking out, I was asked for my bank details and it seems that you can only pay if you have a Dutch ...
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Sleeper train for Paris to Milan

Are there any days that the sleeper trains from Paris to Milan does NOT run? On Seat 61, the chart says it runs daily, but I'm not sure that truly means 365 days (Easter, Christmas even, New Years ...
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When should one travel by car instead of train when traveling France?

I'm debating if I should travel France by car or not, but I don't know what I need to take into consideration. I'm at the age where I'll be forced to travel first class if I travel France's Eurail. At ...
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Overnight train luggage safety concerns in Europe

I've heard that in some overnight trains, rooms don't lock (no door); instead its just a curtain. This means thieves can get in and out easily. Is this true? If so, how do my friends and I keep ...
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Do we have to share overnight train rooms in Europe?

My buddy and I are planning to take an overnight train. I notice on seat61 that the pictures of the rooms have up to 6 beds in them. Does this mean we will be sleeping with other people or do we get ...
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Can Eurail pass be used for City Nightline overnight trains?

In this question, Mark Mayo's answer (see "Option 1") includes a City Nightline overnight train. Can any portion of that trip be covered by a Eurail pass? For reference, the whole trip is: ...
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Overnight train: London to Berlin

I can't find any overnight trains from London to Berlin. Only ones that have a bunch of connections, which would mean I would have to travel during the day. Is this actually the case?
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Venice (Treviso) to Ljubljana

I have a flight that arrives at Venice Treviso (TSF) Airport at 16:50. I would appreciate some suggestions of how I can get to Ljubljana. I have looked at some busses however it seems that they are ...
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How to buy tickets for country to country within Europe [duplicate]

I've been reading some sites on train travel and it's very overwhelming. I'm still not sure what I need to do. I understand that within a country in Europe, its best to purchase from respective sites, ...
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Is there Wi-Fi in the ICE trains in Germany?

I will travel from Frankfurt to Berlin by ICE and I wanted to ask if there is Wi-Fi in the trains and how much does it cost?
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Quicker / cheaper way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi by land transport?

I'm currently in Kuala Lumpur and have a friend I can meet up with in Ton Sai in Krabi Province. There is a train from here to Thailand but the closest it looks like it gets is Hat Yai before it ...
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Travelling from Cambridge, UK to London City Airport by public transport

I will be travelling from Cabridge, UK to London City Airport to catch a plane. Officially, the train ride takes ~1h45 (Cambridge-Kings Cross, then change onto the DLR). How reliable is that ...
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Where to find international train fares for Europe [duplicate]

I'm based in Germany, and the Deutsche Bahn website is great for scheduling international train travel. It knows all about the train times and connections all over Europe. However, it rarely shows ...
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How feasible is it to travel from Singapore all the way to London only by Train [duplicate]

Hi i am wondering how feasible (apart from economic point of view) it is to travel from Singapore to London by train and having to change to other means of transport as minimum as possible. As far as ...
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Public transports from Prague to Wroclaw

Is there shuttle or train (other than Eurolines) from Prague to Wroclaw? It doesn't matter if it's direct or not, but I couldn't find any link for booking the train. I have to be in Wroclaw maximum ...
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Can I board at a different train station with a tatkal ticket in India?

I have booked two tickets for Mumbai to Pune in Tatkal quota. The train departs from Mumbai CST, can I board the train at Dadar station?
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Train from Gold Coast to Sydney

I'm searching to alternative to travel from Gold Coast to Sydney, other than flying. Is there any train service from Gold Coast to Sydney? How long and which station to go? Is the train ticket able ...
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Does Madrid's metro offer children's fares?

I read the Madrid Metro website and none of the fare tables I can find seem to mention age. Most other major metro / underground systems that I've seen charge less for children and/or seniors. Does ...
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How do I go about making stops in the middle of California Zephyr route?

Many articles about the California Zephyr, for example: Catching the slow train to Frisco for a glimpse of America's pioneering spirit described that the author made several stops (like 24-hour) stops ...
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Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin

My partner and I are planning to take a train from Munich to Berlin and stop over at a few cities on the way. As it will be our first time visiting Germany for 7 days, can you please advise which is ...
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Food or drinks on VTA Light Rail

Rules vary in the different Bay Area train systems - Caltrain allows patron to bring food & drinks and consume them onboard, while BART doesn't. In the case of VTA, the policy on buses is ...
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Conditions of train ticket between Vienna and Bratislava

I'm planning a trip to Vienna, and I'd like to visit also Bratislava. I've found a page with prices of train tickets: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/vienna-bratislava/vienna-train, however, the ...
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Where can I book the Ooty-Mettupalayam train?

I've read some blogs where people explain that they had to book the Ooty-Mettupalayam toy train (Nilgiri Mountains) a week in advance. I've tried using ClearTrip, but these stations don't appear. ...
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How to get from Mumbai Airport to the CST Station?

What is the cheapest way to get from International Airport to the Mumbai CST? Which are the other options (not so cheap, but I suppose more comfortable)?
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What exactly means to be a RAC ticket holder? [duplicate]

I have a couple of RAC tickets (we are a couple). It's my first time in India and I'm trying to understand the Indian railway system. I've read some answer here at Travel, but I cannot imagine how it ...
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Is there a cheaper (slower) way to get by train from Brussels to Paris than Thalys?

I'm wondering if there is a cheaper way to get from Brussels to Paris by train than Thalys. Thalys prices are alright if you book some time in advance, but it can be quite expensive if you book only a ...
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Can 2S (i.e. general compartment) tickets be booked online for trains in India?

Can general compartment tickets (2S) be booked online? If yes then on what website?
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How to get by train from Normandy to Versailles?

What is the best way to get by train from the Mont Saint Michel area to Versailles, France?
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Is it necessary to book trains in the Jungfrau region?

Information I will be staying in Interlaken with 4 whole days to kill from the 25th of this month. I would like to do some hiking in the region. For example, getting day-return train tickets to ...
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Getting around the UK by Train

What is the best (cheapest) way to get around the UK by train? I'm looking for some equivalent of a Euro-pass that allows me much freedom in when and where I want to go at a reasonable price. EDIT: ...
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Leaving Belarus by train: Where to check migration card?

Let's say I want to land in Minsk, stay there for a few days, and then leave by train to Vilnius. Where will my migration card be checked upon emigration?
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Cheap way of travelling from Paris to nearby countries? [closed]

I am traveling to Paris for a month's time. I would like to visit nearby countries like Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland etc. Can you please suggest some cheap travel means?
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Waitlisted Indian train ticket: will I be refunded if I don't get a confirmed seat?

I've purchased a ticket on Cleartrip from Gorakhpur to Delhi. I'm on a wait list on 33. If I do not get a confirmed seat, will I be refunded?
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What options exist for under 150 Euro to travel from Brussels, Belgium to Tignes, France?

I wanted to go for skiing from July 10, 2013 to July 15, 2013 at Tignes, France. I live in Leuven, Belgium but boarding a carrier from Brussels is also fine. I have search for numerous options bus ...
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How to take my bike from Germany and/or France to Switzerland?

This summer I want to take my bike from Germany and/or France in the area around Cologne to Switzerland in the area around Zurich. For this purpose, I have a couple of things I want to make sure ...
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Best way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice and back to Vienna, by car or train? [closed]

I've planned a trip to go from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice. So I'm basically going through 3 countries. What I don't know is how do I go there. Do I purchase train tickets or just rent a ...
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Can I buy train tickets for a Shanghai - Beijing trip in Hong Kong?

Background: I want to travel to Hong Kong - Shanghai - Beijing by train. Seat61 article about train travel in China has details on fares, schedules and how to book the tickets. There are 3 ways to ...
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Is the sleeper train from Hong Kong to Shanghai an enjoyable experience?

I am planning my travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai by overnight sleeper train (T100) departing at 3pm and arrive at 11am. So, it is 20 hours long. I have never experienced a sleeper train. I hope I ...
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How strict are luggage restrictions on the Incarail train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)?

I found on incarail.com website that: In addition, that large baggage is not permitted on the train service. We recommend that you take the necessary precautions and carry equipment baggage ...
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How shall we travel from Milan to Rome in 8 days? [closed]

We are 5 people and are going to Milan on August. Our trip is 7 days and we will be leaving from Rome. We plan to stay 2 days in Milan, 3 in Rome, and 2 somewhere between (probably Florence). What is ...
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What is the best approach to getting seat reservations when interrailing in northern Italy?

We will be interrailing in northern Italy late July. We would like to plan as little as possible but we have a couple of hotels and bnbs booked already so we will have to be sure to get to each one on ...
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Are there lockers or luggage storage facilities at the Bruxelles-Midi station?

I am travelling from Paris to Cologne with a one-day stopover in Brussels. Where can I store luggage at the Bruxelles-Midi station?
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What are the cheapest trains from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg?

I want to travel from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, I want to take a train. Please suggest the cheapest train options, and as a secondary consideration, the fastest.