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Zagreb - Belgrade train schedules

I know there are also buses between these cities, but I'm trying to find timetables for trains. According to Seat 61, A daytime train leaves Belgrade every day at 11:03 arriving Zagreb 18:11 ...
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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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How far into DC should I drive before catching Metro [duplicate]

I plan to drive from Raleigh to Washington, DC. tomorrow (Sunday). My final destination is the Verizon Center. How far into DC should I drive before catching the metro?
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Amsterdam: day tickets from Sloterdijk to Centraal?

I'm considering staying on Sloterdijk, Amsterdam for a few days, and I'm trying to find out if there is any day/multi-day ticket that allows me to take the train from Sloterdijk to Centraal, which ...
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If I miss the train, can I use the reservation ticket in general compartment of next train in India? [on hold]

I have reserved second seating and if I miss that train, can I use this reservation ticket in the general compartment of the next train in India?
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Should I book my train connections in advance in China?

I will be travelling in China this July. My trips will be Beijing - Shanghai Shanghai - Hong Kong Hong Kong - Tianjin I have read a lot about the train situation on Seat61 and am thinking about ...
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Cheapest way to get around in Tokyo

I'm traveling to Tokyo this August and I've been wondering what's the cheapest form of public transportation in Tokyo. Last time I went to Tokyo I made a PASMO card and paid whenever I took a train, ...
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What is the oldest train in the UK still operated regularly for a non-tourism purpose?

What can I find the oldest train in the UK still operating regularly, and the train(s) is/are operated for common service but not solely for tourist attraction? And which route(s) are they serving?
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Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium?

Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium? If yes, does that have a cost or is it considered luggage?
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Late evening public transport in Nice

I am arriving to Nice-Ville on 21 Sep 2015 at 22:50 by train (TGV) from Paris. Is there public transport to my hotel (Hotel Wilson, 39 Rue de l'Hôtel des Poste) at this time of the night? My flight ...
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Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi

How to get by train from Tbilisi to Batumi (on the Black Sea coast)? There should be trains, but the "Traffic General Schedule" on Georgian Railway's site does not mention Batumi (except for a ...
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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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Available options to transfer from Ataturk airport to Sultanahmet after midnight!

I will soon arrive to Istanbul Ataturk after midnight. The plane will land 00:45, passport control and bag collection will take at least 40 minutes, which means that I have to catch a bus or metro ...
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In Taiwan, must you reserve train tickets in advance, or can you buy tickets a few minutes before trains are supposed to depart?

Specifically, I am taking the train from Taipei to Keelung, getting off at Badu and going to Pingxi, and then returning at night. Do trains tend to sell out in Taiwan, or should I be OK purchasing my ...
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How to Identify Trains in Austria and Switzerland?

Sometimes, it is desirable to identify a particular train rather than just finding any train that travels to a given destination. For instance, discounted train tickets in Germany are usually valid ...
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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Would travelling to Moscow by other means than the intended cause legal trouble?

I was going to travel to Moscow today by car (followed by a trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan before returning to Russia via Siberia. I have a visa valid for two entries. However, we're currently ...
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How to add a child after booking a train ticket (for India)

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - he is less than 3 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, than ...
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Trains between Riga and Tartu

On Tartu's wikitravel page it states Direct trains between Tartu and Riga are scheduled to resume after the completion of track construction. I will be in Riga in 2 weeks and I was hoping to ...
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How do I avoid conversation with strangers while traveling?

Personally I hate traveling not just because I hate going to a new city but because of seeing strangers who are watching and trying to start conversation with me. Well talking with someone is not a ...
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If I buy a Renfe ticket online, in what form do I get the actual ticket?

I will be traveling to Spain, and noticed that I can get a train ticket at a discount if I buy online now. I started filling the form, and they wanted to know lots of data, including an ID number(!) ...
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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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How up to date is the Man from seat 61?

The man from seat 61 is an amazing website. It's even hard to think someone compiled all that information with details that go well beyond the schedules. Which makes me wonder how it keeps updated. I ...
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Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
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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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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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Amsterdam To Rotterdam

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right now is ...
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Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz

My girlfriend and I are due to catch a train from Tours to Paris Austerlitz tomorrow, and we need to switch trains at Orléans, with a 12 minute gap between our scheduled arrival at and departure from ...
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What's the point of reserving a seat when purchasing an Off-Peak/Anytime train ticket with National Rail?

My understanding is that Off-Peak UK National Rail train tickets can be used on any train serving the selected route, as long as the travelling time window fits in the off-peak definition. Or Buy ...
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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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Which side of the Zagreb - Ljubljana Train has more scenic views?

Going to Ljubljana from Zagreb by train soon. The Seat61 describes the ride: There are several trains every day linking Zagreb & Ljubljana, journey time 2h28. It's a lovely scenic train ...
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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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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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Trying to bring a bike on amtrak?

I'm hoping to bring my bike with me on Amtrak from Syracuse, NY to the Albany, NY station. I feel like I have seen bike cars on Amtrak before but according to this article, bikes aren't allowed ...
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Rail travel between Azerbaijan and Georgia

I'm looking for any advice please. I'm travelling around Azerbaijan this August and need to work out the best way to get from Ganja in Azerbaijan to Tbilisi in Georgia. I've tried to find train ...
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Arriving before 6 am at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow - closest Metro station?

I arrive from Madrid around 6 am. How´s the immigration / customs procedure? what´s the closest Metro station?
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Is there a website or resource that list places in Europe where you can ride a steam locomotive?

I recently went in a train with a steam locomotive. It's fascinating the way they work. I was wondering if it's possible to ride in the locomotive itself. Maybe even "drive" it, heat the furnace, and ...
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Can I change our assigned seats on our TGV Atlantic train itinerary?

I have just purchased train tickets for 2 travelling from Paris to Irun in June and was not given an option to choose or change our seats. Is it possible to do this with an existing reservation? The ...
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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn website ...
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Oyster and Railcard purchase at Gatwick Airport

Can I purchase a Railcard at Gatwick Airport and if so, where? Also, can I purchase an Oyster Card at Gatwick Airport. Skybreak told me that they would charge me 18 pounds. I thought it was free ...
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Is it more convenient to get to Heathrow via Reading than via central London?

My family and I live in the South West of England. We have a flight from Heathrow in a few months time. Rather than getting a train to central London and then getting the express from central London ...
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Train tickets from Brussels Airport to Brugges

It is my first question here: I was looking on the Belgian Rail website to get a ticket to Brugge from Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven. I suppose, It is in the airport Well, when I am looking the tickets ...
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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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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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How can I find out what type of train is used for a Shinkansen service?

One of my kids' favorite destinations near Tokyo is the Railway Museum, which as a bonus can be visited by taking the Shinkansen bullet train two stops from Tokyo to Omiya. This particular section of ...
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Strategy for a Schengen visa application: Attending a course + a bit of tourism

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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How are vacant, unreserverd Premium Tatkal seats alloted among passengers in the waiting list?

Does anyone know what happens to unreserved seats of Premium Tatkal. Like for a train in evening tomorrow, still 05 seats are left in 3AC against Premium Tatkal and Tatkal 3AC current status is 03 W/L ...
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How to benefit from Hostelling International discount on Via Rail trains?

I would like to book a trip on Via Rail (the Canadian railway company) and I have seen that there is a partnership between Hostelling International and Via Rail for a 10% discount. I have searched a ...
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Passport validity [closed]

I am going interrailing in June and will be home in mid July, my current passport is valid until August. I'm wondering will there be any issues with it being so close to its expiration date, even ...