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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.
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How does one find out whether a particular Intercités train on a particular route requires reservation?

How does one find out whether a particular Intercités train on a particular route requires a reservation?
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Are tickets without reservations interchangeable for Intercités and TER trains?

Suppose a particular route is served by TER trains, as well as Intercités trains which don't require reservation. Is it possible to buy a ticket for that route, valid for a few hours, or a day, or ...
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When buying a ticket without a reservation on an Intercités train, is there any advantage to buying it in advance, instead of just before departure?

In particular: Is it possible that buying the same ticket earlier will result in a lower price? Is there a limit on the number of tickets sold (in which case tickets may not be available just before ...
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Riding the Paris Metro with a kid trailer

I'm going to Paris with my wife and my 3 yo daughter. We plan to buy a convertible bicycle/ stroller trailer. Is it OK to ride the Metro while taking your kid along in a trailer like this?
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Is it possible to stay overnight at the Ventimiglia train station

Specifically, between midnight and 5 AM. I understand that the station might be closed, but Roma Termini closes in the night too, and we were allowed to stay overnight there after showing the ...
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What's the cheapest public transportation option to get from Ventimiglia (in Italy) to Antibes?

I want to get from Ventimiglia to Antibes using public transport. I know that the TER train costs about 10 Euros. Is there a cheaper way (a bus maybe?)
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A one day trip to Milan from Zurich

I am looking for a suggestion from anyone who can give me. We are boarding a group package from June 30 to July 5 for Switzerland and Paris. Last day of excursion is Zurich on 4th. 5th July is totally ...
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London pass travelcard vs. Oyster card

We are 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids (age 8, 11, 13, and 16) reaching at LHR airport from USA. Which will better economically save money and time to purchase, Oyster Card or London pass with ...
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Is it possible to travel from the Dutch to the Polish Border on a “schönes Wochende Ticket”?

I'm planning a trip from the Dutch border to the Polish border in Germany, as cheap as possible. I found out that there is something called a "schönes Wochende Ticket", a ticket which provides ...
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Does a ticket to Montserrat Mountain include 8 free city rides?

Regarding Barcelona 1) I have heard that a ticket to Montserrat Mountain includes 8 free city rides. Is it so? 2) Are there any activities that runs only on a specific day? E.g. the magic fountain?
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What is the best value way to travel by rail from Southend airport to ExCel in London and then to Gatwick?

I am travelling to London for one day for a conference and would like to know what is the best value option for rail travel to and from the airports. I am landing in Southend Airport and travelling to ...
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Which train routes are permitted when going from Great Britain to other parts of the UK?

I often get rail & sail tickets which begin in Great Britain and end in Northern Ireland. These tickets usually specify which boat crossing they are valid on, but I've never seen them specify ...
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Ticket for a day trip by train and bus in Skåne

I'm going to land in Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), take a train to Skåne (Lund to be precise), and a local bus to my destination. I'll do the return trip in the evening. I can find the route ...
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Can I take a bike on trains from Schiphol? [duplicate]

I want to ride my bike from Ijmuiden to Schiphol railway station and take it on the train to Groningen - any problem with this?
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What rail cards / passes / discounts should visitors to Switzerland be aware of

Yesterday, I took a train from Zurich to Engelberg, and bought a ticket from a ticket machine at the station for the journey. I was running a bit late for the train, so there wasn't time to queue up ...
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How punctual are Swiss trains?

Yesterday, I was on a Swiss train that was 10 minutes late. I thought perhaps it was the end of the world ... The Swiss railways have a reputation for being very punctual (the joke being you can set ...
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Can I get a partial refund from SNCF?

I purchased a train ticket from Cherbourg to Reims from TGV Europe. This was two trains, a TER service from Cherbourg to Paris, and a double-decker TGV from Paris to Reims. The TGV part was a "prem", ...
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How to book entire compartments on French night trains?

On the night trains in France, the so-called "Intercités de nuit", you have three comfort classes: reclining seats, 6 berth sleepers and 4 berth sleepers. The railway company SNCF is advertising ...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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Is there catering on Dutch domestic trains?

In the Netherlands there are local trains without toilets. So far so good. I would like to know if there are catering facilities (bar, restaurant, trolley, dispenser, ... ) on domestic Dutch IC ...
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Is there a direct train from Bucharest to Istanbul?

I would like to travel by train to Istanbul via Budapest and Bucharest along the road recommended by the Man in Seat 61. According to that description, there should be a daily direct train between ...
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Train Reservations in Spain (with pass)

I need to book a seat on a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian. The site I was using wants to send the ticket by post, but that will be too slow. Is there a way I can do it electronically, or pick ...
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Train from Zurich to Vienna - anything to look out for?

I will be soon be travelling by train from Zurich to Vienna, with 8- and 5-year-old children. Obviously we will be packing 'things to do', but are there any things along the way we should be ...
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Are intercity trains in Sri Lanka generally on time?

Trains could be late anywhere in the world, but some countries seem to be more punctual than others. Are the intercity trains in Sri Lanka generally close to on time? Or habitually hours late?
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How much would it cost to take a train from Krakow to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Hamburg, and Hamburg to Warsaw?

I was thinking about purchasing the tickets at the local stations. I wanted to spend three weeks in Poland and a week in Prague, Munich, and Hamburg. I set aside $300 for each train itinerary but I'm ...
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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Train from Calama to La Paz

I read somewhere that trains are going between Antofagasta (Chile) and La Paz (Bolivia), which would go through Calama. Is this information up to date? And is it a respectable alternative to a ...
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Is it possible to deduce the London Underground line based solely on the set number at the front of a train?

All the trains on the London Underground have a number on the front, which I've learnt is called the "set number". I've noticed that the trains on each line tend to have numbers which are close ...
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Public transportation considerations for children in North Eastern USA

My wife and I will be going to Fairfield, CT in April with our 2 kids (2yo and 9mo), we might be going to NYC for a day or two. My question comes with public transportation and the kids, I know if ...
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Is it cheaper to book Dutch train tickets online in advance compared to paying on the day?

I am going to the Netherlands and might need to get a train. (Between Eindhoven and Amsterdam). On www.ns.nl (the large train operator that does that route), they list the price as €17.90ish. That's ...
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Itinerary to Scotland from London

I am planning to travel from London to the following destinations by train: Edinburgh, Inverness and Windermere and then back to London. My questions are: What would be the best itinerary (order of ...
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Amtrak shared roomettes — am I allowed to sell the unused bed to another traveller?

In Europe, a common option on sleep trains is to book night accommodation in space shared with one or more strangers. This is cheaper than a private compartment, but more expensive than having only a ...
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What are the limiting times at an Amtrak train to get respective meals?

When booking a roomette on an Amtrak train, meals are included. Based on the time of boarding and detraining, how do I know if I'm entitled to a particular meal the same day? For example, if I arrive ...
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What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus?

Looks like a train pass for a 25 year old is only $150 for 5 travel days, but I hear the trains don't run everywhere, so would it just be cheaper to take the buses everywhere? And what is the best way ...
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA — how to get from the Amtrak station to the Burlingon Trailways bus stop?

Amtrak train 6 arrives Mount Pleasant at 9:54 (AM). From Mount Pleasant to Iowa City, Burlington Trailways operates a bus leaving at 14:55 (2:55 PM). The Amtrak station is at 418 North Adams Street ...
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Can you buy a longer ViaRail train ticket, but hop off with your stuff early?

So if you look at the deals for train tickets from Vancouver, there are about 3 trains a week heading east. They head through Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and onwards. Now, for example, the ...
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Availability of local train tickets in France

The airplane tickets are easily ordered from travel agency. But what about local transport? I have no idea how to reserve the local transport using online reservation. For instance, I can see that ...
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Any way to get a cheaper train ticket from Winnipeg to Churchill?

With ViaRail in Canada, there's a main route across the country, and a northern route from Winnipeg directly north to Churchill, in Manitoba. With the trans-Canada route, there are frequent deals ...
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Two person cabin on City Night Line train

My girlfriend and I are planing on taking one of the City Night Line trains from Paris to Berlin. They have different cabins that can hold 2, 4 or 6 people. We want to get one that is just the two of ...
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Night trains from Cairo to Luxor/Aswan?

Is it possible to book on-line the night train from Cairo to Luxor or Aswan? Where can I find a timetable and summary of available compartments? On a side note, if and how much do these trains get ...
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Market economy: Why air is cheaper than train? [closed]

Opposedly to public misconception, most of the energy is wasted not because of acceleration but because of resistance. And, despite the airplanes are extremely airflow-shaped, the laws of physics say ...
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London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?

London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental? I would like to travel from London to Dublin (with family). But the web-sites for the ferries seem to be vague about the cost for automobiles. (And ...