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Valid Russian Visa Required when Entering Belarus?

We are travelling Berlin - Moscow by train. We have a Belarus transit visa valid from Aug 18, and a Russian visa valid from Aug 19. The train enters Belarus in the evening Aug 18 and arrives at the ...
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How early do I need to arrive at Most na Soči for a space on the car train

Slovenian Railways run a car-transport train service from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica, called Motorail. This lets you skip a lot of driving around the hills, and is reportedly a fun journey ...
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Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Firenze (Florence) direct train?

Is there a direct train or not and if there is, where can I book this mysterious thing? http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en doesn't show anything despite this https://www.italiarail.com/airport-...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I am thinking of going to the theatre at Budapest at 19:00, is it safe to take the 11:08-16:19 train? The 09:08-14:19 train is very expensive and I'd rather not pay more than double. Is there a ...
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Bill from German Railway

In early June my wife and I traveled to Europe on vacation. During our trip we traveled by German rail to Stuttgart from Paris. We spoke with a worker at the Paris station who assured us that we did ...
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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Printed my SNCF ticket and lost it?

I'm travelling from Lannion to Paris. I booked the train ticket on line, but was told I'd have to print it at the station. I did that before I left Paris. Now I've lost the printed tickets. Ugh. Can ...
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Cheap way to travel last minute across France by public transport?

The starting point and end point are not very important, but it will probably be Lille (~Belgium border) and end point around Hendaye (~Spanish border) I am planning to spend ~3 days crossing. Time ...
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Where are promo train tickets valid in the Netherlands

I'm currently part of a group of scouts in Delft and we (12 aged 15 through 17 & 2 over 18s) and we are trying to get to Amsterdam as cheaply as possible. We have looked at group tickets (https://...
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Paying for Deutsche Bahn tickets with cash

I'm planning on travelling from Frankfurt to Zurich, then from Zurich to Heidelberg and finally from Heidelberg to Frankfurt again via Deutsche Bahn. Since I don't have credit/debit cards, I'm not ...
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Which is the easiest French city to get by train from Brussels?

I will be spending a couple of days in Brussels. I would like to go to France and I would like to go by train. I tried to find that looking at the train line map, and at the belgium train website, ...
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Travel from New York Port authority to Brookhaven National lab via bus( or any cheap method)?

I have a chance to visit Brookhaven National lab for the remaining summer, but I am not very good with traveling. How would I get a bus to Brookhaven National lab from the New York Port Authority (8th ...
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Can I use Shanghai subway card on other cities?

I purchased a purple Shanghai subway card with the deposit of RMB 20. Does this card work in other cities, such as Beijing or Tianjin?
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Oldest subway/underground/metro rolling stock still in operation

As a rider of various subway/metro/underground systems I was curious where would I find the oldest fleet still in operation. NYC subway C line has cars built in the mid 60s. I was wondering if there ...
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Do I need to order train-tickets in advance? Italy, France [closed]

I will be travelling in the area south of France - Venice soon, and would like some idea if I should order train tickets in advance. My only concern is getting on the train, and price (I do know it ...
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What if I use an Interrail pass on a German ICE train without optional reservation, and all seats are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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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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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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Can you visit the Palace of Mysore, as a day trip by train from Bangalore?

Visa permitting, I'm going to be off to Bangalore soon for work. Due to the way airline pricing works, I'm going to be spending a weekend there as part of the trip (it's a hard life...). Armed with a ...
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UK last train cancellation and unhelpful staff - what to do?

Last night, we were planning to travel on the last train of the night to get us home, which was the penultimate train from the station. (Exact route withheld for now, but it was with Chiltern Railways ...
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Why do they have sleeper cars for women in Thailand? Is it for security reasons?

I was reading about train travel in Thailand and noticed they have sleepers for women and children. What dangers are there that lead to having these cars? Is it just about privacy? If that is not a ...
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Can i deboard and take rest at intermediate station and continue the journey till destination after 1 or 2 days gap?

Single reservation Ticket taken for travel from Source station: Bangalore reservation Ticket booked till Destination station : Kadapa ; Intermediate Station: Tirupati Can i deboard at intermediate ...
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Train Route from CDG to Calais

What is the train route from Charles de Gaulle airport to Calais? I see that there is a train station inside the airport. Is there only one station or many? If there are many stations please let me ...
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Is there luggage storage at train stations in Japan?

We will travel around Japan by train and will make a few shorter stops with only a nights stay so it would be handy to be able to drop the bags at the station while doing some sightseeing before ...
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Eating on the Moscow-Dushanbe train?

I'm taking this train to Kazakhstan soon and wonder: does this train have a restaurant car? If not, where in the Russian cities of Gryazi and Volgograd can I buy food near the station (the train ...
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On German ICE trains with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German–Danish border. I'm taking ...
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Where can I find arrivals / departures timetables for Italian train stations online?

I am looking for a place where I can find the arrivals / departures timetables for all Italian train stations (or at least the ones served by Trenitalia & Italo). Ideally a pdf of those paper ...
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When travelling from London to northern Sweden by train, is it possible to have a day of free sightseeing at anywhere other than Copenhagen?

Whilst taking the train from London to Östersund (northern Sweden), which I do quite frequently, I usually plan it so that I get a free day in Copenhagen. It looks like this: London -> Brussels -> ...
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Which trains in the Netherlands have Wifi?

I am writing this question in the train from Roosendaal to Leiden. The train provides a decent wireless internet connection. I have seen it before, but then it was an experiment on trains between ...
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Cheapest place to buy a JR Pass

I realize that the cost of the pass itself is fixed, in yen. However, I see that travel agents often add extra costs, in the form of "delivery fees" and "processing fees" etc ($15 for delivering a ...
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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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How late can I purchase Deutsche Bahn savings fare?

I know I will be making a trip on a particular day, but I don't know exactly what time; yet, I still want to save money by purchasing the savings fare. How close to departure time of a train can I ...
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Student train discounts in Germany without BahnCard?

I'd like to visit Hamburg on 26th December this year, travelling by train from Poland. I've got a valid (Polish) student ID and I'm wondering if there's any discount I could get because of that. I ...
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Do I need to reserve ICE train from Germany to Belgium with first-class rail pass?

I'll be travelling with a first-class Germany-Benelux rail pass, and I'm planning to take an ICE train from Cologne (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium). Will I need to reserve a seat for this train? I don'...
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Fast train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg?

I'm planning to go on holiday to Moscow Russia in April and would really like to see Saint Petersburg as well. I've heard that there's a speed train which travels between the two cities, does anyone ...
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Which Train Companies Provide Plug Sockets, Which Are Free, And On What Services?

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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Is there luggage storage available near Venice train station?

I am taking a night train from Venice so I need a place to keep my luggage until then. Is there a luggage center at Venice station? If so, now much does it cost and when is it open?
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Do you have to book the JR Rail pass outside of Japan?

I've been told by a colleague that you can only buy a Japanese Rail Pass outside of the coutry as a tourist. Is this accurate, or is it possible to purchase say, a 2-3 week one in Tokyo?
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Eurostar delay compensation for journeys with connections

Following on from my query on getting French domestic train connections rebooked after a Eurostar boarding delay, and inspired by a comment on that question, I'm now pondering delay compensation. The ...
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Finding local train ticket agents/offices in China.

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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Is it possible to enter Russia by train 1-1.5 hours before the visa validity period starts?

A friend of mine is taking the Train from Finland to Russia. She has now paid and sent the Tourist visa application, with the requested validity being from 3 to 16 August. Now she's considering ...
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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...
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Driving to DC from Basye [duplicate]

We are staying at a resort in Basye this summer and want to know the easiest way to take a couple of day trips into DC. I'm thinking that we would drive most of the way in, then use a park and ride ...
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How much time should be set aside for border controls when entering Sweden by train?

In the light of many migrants arriving in Europe in late 2015, both Denmark and Sweden reintroduced identity checks at their southern borders. Recently, these checks have been extended for a further ...
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Cheapest train travel from Innsbruck to Munich via Mittenwald

We intend to travel from Innsbruck (Austria) to Munich (Germany) via Mittenwald which is reputed as a scenic train route between the two countries. Please advise the cheapest way to do this.
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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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Boarding for my Eurostar is delayed and I'll miss my SNCF connection, what should I do?

I'm currently in St Pancras, and Eurostar have just announced a delay in boarding of my service due to a late arriving inbound train. The delay will likely be long enough that we'll miss our ...
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Train scheduled to leave Russia before visa expiry but is delayed - what happens?

So my friend is going to Russia, and has booked the train ticket from Finland to St Petersburg (for those following my earlier question, I convinced her NOT to enter Russia a day earlier). However, ...