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Should i purchase train tickets between Milan Malpensa Airport and Florence on the day or book them in advance?

I'll be landing in Milan Malpensa Airport on May 17th 12:15 pm. I need to get to Florence after that and I am planning to do that by train. When I look on trenitalia.com, I can see the train ...
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How early can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the site does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is 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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Train interruption - Belgium Intercity

While I was buying a train ticket in the Netherlands train site (https://www.nsinternational.nl/en) from Den Haag to Brussels, I found a warning stating: (Screenshot below) Due to engineering ...
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What is the most expensive train ride in India?

Considering a lot of people use trains in India, train tickets tend to be cheap, depending on class of travel, of course. What I am interested in is finding out which train ride or which route (since ...
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Eating on the Palace on Wheels, in Rajasthan, India if I have dietary restrictions

I've heard a lot about the train that was owned by a Maharaja and has become a major tourist attraction. I'm gluten allergic and have other dietary restrictions. I'm wondering if cooped up in a train ...
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Where is the official Iranian Railways website?

This sounds odd, but my friend and I are struggling to find the official site for Iranian Railways. Any google search we do takes us to: IranRail.net Which describes itself as the "UNOFFICIAL ...
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At Brussels Midi station, can you access the Eurostar Business Premier lounge when going to Lille or Calais?

Since November, passengers on the Eurostar from Brussels to other Schengen destinations (Lille or Calais) now check in and clear security in a different area. From the Eurostar conditions of ...
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What do I need to know to go to the Palace of Versailles?

I'm staying at Paris and I plan on taking a day out to go to Versailles. What type of information should I have to accomplish this? Maybe something like this: How to get in and out of there (wich ...
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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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How do I secure the cheapest fare on the Thalys?

I often see huge announcements for incredible fares for Thalys trips between Paris, Brussels, Cologne, and Amsterdam. Whenever I need to use the Thalys, I am never able to get these incredible fares. ...
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Cheapest and fastest land ways to travel from Cologne to Prague?

I am planning to travel from Cologne (Köln) to Prague. Some one suggested me to search for some cheap flight. But, I want to avoid this. What are the other best possibilities to travel from Köln to ...
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How to understand the Indian Railways from abroad?

In many developed countries finding train routes and approximate times is easy. In the US, Japan, and much of Europe one can use a simple query on Google Maps. I have not been able to find such a ...
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Is there a good website to plan a trip via trains in Europe?

My wife and I have decided to move across Europe by train. Do you know of any good sites for planning a trip via train (schedule and maybe prices)? We're going to go across Europe from east (Russia ...
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Tokyo's Keikyu Airport Line transit question

I will be taking the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Onarimon Station. According to Google transit it shows the following: My question is this, where it has Keikyu Airport Line towards ...
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Where can I find train routes using Wild West locomotives?

Im trying to find a train journey, it doesnt matter where it goes or where it is, but ideally it should be a real journey (not a park attraction for example), that uses original / authentic Wild West ...
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Query regarding pooled quota waiting list ticket on Indian Railways

I have booked a ticket from Rajkot to Delhi in Porbander Motihari express as on 19.12.14 but out of the 5 passengers, 4 have been shown as confirmed and 1 in pooled quota waiting list. So whether ...
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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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Regarding quota percentage in counter booking

Somebody told me that on Indian Railways, 60% of seats are reserved for counter bookings and 40% for online bookings. Is this correct or not? Because while I am checking seat availabilty on the ...
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Do I have to validate train tickets in the UK?

I bought train tickets in the UK like this one: I always swipe them on the barriers1 before boarding the train, but I never see anyone else doing it. I wonder if it is necessary, but people simply ...
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Should I buy the Suica & N'EX package to go from Narita to Tokyo?

I read in this post that maybe it's a good idea to buy this package to go from Narita to your hotel and have get some subway credit. This page states that for ¥3500 I can get a one-way trip plus some ...
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How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers?

How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers, including overnight trains? Obviously, the usual precautions of being more mindful of belongings when travelling solo need to be ...
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Will unbooked Premium Tatkal tickets confirm my General Waiting List ticket?

I have a W/L 3 ticket for the Coromandel Express for the day after tomorrow. The ticket is in A/C 3 tier class which also has 18 RAC passengers in this train. So to get a confirmed ticket, I need to ...
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Can you buy a 3-day metro pass (for tourists) in Tokyo center?

I know it's possible to buy a 3-day metro pass at Tokyo airport but I missed that opportunity. Is it possible to still buy it in the center, preferably in the Asakusa area?
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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?
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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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Can I take a bicycle when boarding a VIA Rail train at a small (flag) stop?

VIA Rails takes bicycles on trains that have checked baggage, under the following conditions: Bicycles require specific protection. We recommend that you store your bicycle in a special protective ...
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How Safe are Train Rides in the U.S.?

I've used the train in the U.K. with no problem, but I don't know what to expect in the U.S. How safe it is to travel via train in the U.S.? For example, is it safe for me to travel from the east ...
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Why is Amtrak so expensive in the Northeastern US?

Why is Amtrak so darn expensive in the Northeast US? I just looked up a train from New London, CT to Boston, MA (a 2 hour car trip); the round trip cost for two people was $200. Traveling by rail in ...
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Transport in Belgium

I am going to stay for 4 days in Belgium. I am planning to visit Brussels for 1 day, Bruges for 2 days and Ghent or Antwerpen. Which is the cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Bruges, Brussels ...
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Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?

I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about weight. I weigh 270 lbs (120 kg). I'm (irrationally?) afraid I will break my berth. I've gone on soft sleeper class before and it was fine. But pictures ...
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What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?

In my country, we don't have high-speed bullet trains and I have no previous experience riding a bullet train either. I have a one week vacation in Beijing (both arrival and departure in Beijing PEK ...
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What is the cheapest metro system in the world?

When traveling I am trying to avoid using the underground/metro/subway because I want to see the city I am visiting, but sometimes for long distances it is much quicker than any other form of ...
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Problems with picking up Italian Trenord tickets booked online - looking for first hand experience

I'm going from the UK to Merate, Italy next month. I'll be flying into MXP and really don't fancy driving, so I booked an advance train ticket to get me from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cernusco-Merate. So ...
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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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Recalling the train/seat details for a SNCF ticket loaded onto your Voyageur card?

One of the advantages of the SNCF Voyageur program (as touched on in this existing question here) is VOTRE CARTE CONTIENT VOTRE BILLET. This means that when booking your ticket online, you can enter ...
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NJ Transit Train first time riding

I've never taken a train anywhere before and need to take an NJ Transit train by myself tomorrow. How do you navigate the train station and find the train number to make sure you get on the right ...
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Travelling from Berlin Airport to Leipzig

I am flying to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL). I need to get to Leipzig. Is it possible to get a train from the Airport? Or do I have to get a connection train? I read something about Rail& Fly. But I ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Partial cancellation of a train ticket [closed]

I have booked four person ticket of 3rd ac in one PNR number. Now I want to cancel two person ticket from them. Are the remaining two person tickets on same reservation valid or not?
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Japanese train etiquette: Is it acceptable to take a baby in the Shinkansen Green Car?

The green carriage is of course first class. This would be our first preference with our 5 month old baby in lap, because of the presumably larger toilets for changing and whatnot. However, the baby ...
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“Romantic Road” Japan, including rental car and trains

we're hoping to drive the Japan "Romantic Road" to Nikko in late Feb/early March 2015, starting and finishing by train. E.g. Tokyo to Sakudaira via Shinkansen One-way rental car from Sakudaira ...
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Maeklong Railway Timetable

First timer heading to Bangkok and am trying to figure out timing of the Maeklong train heading towards Samut Songkhram and back, but while the railway website has an English translation, the ...
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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Indian railway e ticket queries

I would like to known that i booked 4 e railway ticket i have a doubt that out of 4 if only 2 tickets get confirmed and 2 remains wait list can i board the train train name : Swaraj express date: ...
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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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Travel to Tarragona from Barcelona Airport (BCN)

What's the easiest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona? There is a shuttle bus but it's rather infrequent. RENFE shows very few trains too, making that connection even slower. ...
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Which is safer in the event of a crash - forward-facing or rear-facing train seats?

Assuming you're on a train which crashes, are there statistics about which is a safer seat: facing forwards, or facing backwards?
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Are there any power outlets and Wi-Fi hotspots on the Zurich-Milan train?

I'm wondering if there are power outlets on the SBB Zurich-Milan train. The SBB page on the topic says: "Depending on the route and train type, you can enjoy the following services during your ...
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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 ...