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That's actually the bus line and its destination, and the Google Maps directions already convert both the starting and ending stops into English (well, romanized Japanese). For example, if going from Roppongi to Shibuya, the only sane choice is the 都01 (Metropolitan #1) bus and this is what you get: (courtesy Google) "Ex Theater Roppongimae" ...


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Coaches in Cuba - Astro and Viazul There are two main coach companies providing island-wide transport in Cuba: AstroBus and Viazul. Astro caters mostly to Cuban residents and intrepid travellers. Most of the seats are available for purchase only to residents with a valid ID, and just a few are available for foreigners albeit at higher rates. Overall its ...


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The buses that London sold to Malta are unfortunately, no longer in Malta. All 80 Mercedes buses have been exported to Sudan after they caused congestion, caught fire and were generally disliked, it seems. Indeed, the article notes, in addition to the fires: In offering the buses for sale, Transport Malta had laid down that they cannot be returned to ...


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Since privatisation in the 80s/90s UK bus services are run by a vastly complicated array of private companies with overlapping and disparate jurisdictions, journeys, fares and services. Local services are run by many, many companies, often with overlapping routes. Sometimes the same route will be run by two companies! There are also national services ...


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Rome2Rio is designed to do precisely this. It covers flights (even low-cost carriers), many trains and busses (both local transit and private long-distance busses), even some ferries I think, and is able to combine them. Icing on the cake is its ability to include some “driving” (taxi/private car) to get to the closest train station or airport as necessary, ...


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I imagine the new bus service would follow the Narayanghat Mugling Highway to get into the higher valleys and onto Kathmandu or Pokhara. Without knowing where you went within Nepal 20 years back, I would hazard a guess that maybe you went up either the Siddharta Highway (to Pokhara) or the Tribhuvan Highway (to Kathmandu). Both of these roads are still ...


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You can go by train for a bit less money than Amtrak by using the commuter services: take the Coaster from San Diego to Oceanside, and then take a Metrolink Orange County Line train from Oceanside to Los Angeles. The regular adult fare for the Coaster from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside is currently $5.50, and Metrolink from Oceanside to Los Angeles ...


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The train is not that expensive in Belgium. It even tends to be cheaper than in, say, France or Germany. For example, Brussels-Ghent is €8.90 one-way for an adult and there are also multiple discount offers that could be relevant. There are many long-distance busses to or from Belgium but I don't think there are any for trips within the country and I doubt ...


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rome2rio is a multimodal transport search engine that mixed flight, bus and ship. Compared to fromatob it search much faster and cover bigger area. It also show the route of each option in the map. (the upper one is exeter, uk-Hong kong searched by fromatob and the lower is same route searched by rome2rio)


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As far as I know, Rome2Rio does this the best, although I don't often search this way - probably would have if the site existed when I lived in Europe...but I digress. For example, if you want to go from Paris, France to Trogir, Croatia, without even specifying dates (although you can for prices), it shows a train + plane option, a train + bus option, and a ...


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From Tokyo, you've got two choices: Direct highway bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko, about 1:45. JR Chuo line express train from Tokyo station or Shinjuku to Ōtsuki, transfer to Fuji Kyuko line to Kawaguchiko (Japan Rail Pass [JRP] not valid), total travel time around 2:30 including transfer times. To Osaka, life gets more complicated: There is one (1) ...


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Like in some other countries, this RUT identifier is only for tax purposes, including VAT. There is little information in English on how the system works precisely, but this RUT number field on the bus reservation system is intended at Chilean tax payers. VAT/sales tax is collected on sales between businesses (compared to some countries charging it only to ...


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I checked the Belgian railway site for you and they mention that folding bikes are free of charge. The Flanders railway company 'de Lijn' has a mention of bikes on their Dutch language site, in short you can take a folded bike for free if you do not bother other passengers but no full size bikes at all. Als u de andere reizigers niet hindert, mag u wel ...


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There is a map which shows all destinations which can be reached from a city at busliniensuche.de.


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I would add to Liam's excellent answer above: http://www.transportdirect.info/, a Government funded transport website, sometimes has fare information for local bus services. You can work out an arbitarily complex journey and click "Tickets/Costs" and it will attempt to give you an idea of the costs. If it can't, it will point you towards a relevant website ...


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Using the advanced options of belgianrail.be one has the following product options Domestic trains only All products, including international trains All products, without international trains Only bus, tram, metro The last one should work for you.


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If there's a bus terminal where you can buy a ticket, even if it's inside a store or restaurant or gas station, there should be at least a chair or bench to wait inside, I've seen some. This is Canada, no one would expect paying bus passengers to wait outside in the cold for their bus to arrive. And if it's -20C (or -30C, -45C, pick an extreme) it could be ...


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There aren't many interbigcity busses. There is one company (http://www.flibco.com/en) which provides cheap and good busses if you come from an airport to some major cities which might be interesting to you. If you come from Brussels airport, keep in mind that there's a Diabolo tax applied. This results in a cost of 26€ to go from there to Ghent, give or ...


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Get a bemo from Senggigi to Mataram's Mandalika bus terminal (Terminal Bis Mandalika), from where there should be semi-regular onward bemos to Labuhan Lombok (about 2 hrs). Prices are fixed and should be listed on the notice board at Mandalika, it was Rp. 11,000 a few years back.


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Train travel between Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is currently very cumbersome. The following thread may be relevant for this: Are there trains beween Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw? This means that you should go by bus. As an example, Lux Express, has a daily departure to Vilnius, from where you can proceed to Riga. Currently, the bus leaves Warsaw at 18:25 and ...


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Step-Free Access Research Just for kicks I used tfl's journey planner, and selected the option no stairs or escalators. I could not use your planned date (10th December 2014) because you can only plan ahead one month (so it'll have to wait for tomorrow. Here is the link to the suggested route. Below is a screenshot: The no stairs or escalators is a fancy ...


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Many companies use a tag that you keep with your ticket, to prove you own the luggage. If this service is available, make sure to use it. If not, then some (Greyhound) provide a name ticket you can put your details on. Sure it doesn't prevent someone from taking it, but if anyone's suspicious it's easy to ask for ID and show it doesn't match the thief's ...


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These days you may also consider tossing a bluetooth tracker in your bags; when the bag gets in or out of range an alert will pop up on your phone. There are devices custom built for this, such as this one.


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It should be no problem. The convenience store will have an arrangement with the bus company to receive their passengers. They know that a good portion of them will buy things, but there is no requirement for you to spend money there. Also keep in mind that at most of these stops, the buses will refuel. This means a portion of your ticket price actually is ...


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As @neubery commented, the London bus map is divided into six reasonably sized spider-maps, namely, Central London Bus Map Central London Night Bus Map North-West London Bus Map North-East London Bus Map South-East London Bust Map South-West London Bust Map You could simply download the relevant PDFs on your phone, zoom in and plan your journey yourself. ...


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The second itinerary, the shorter by distance, appears to be the only correct one. Rome2Rio apparently has a little bug, confusing Santa Elena, Mexico and Santa Elena, Guatemala, near Flores, as shown on the Linea Dora website. So only the second option is valid. Looking at the itinerary on a map, this option looks not only the shortest in distance but ...


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Alaska Direct has had summer service between Tok and Whitehorse in years past (connecting with their Anchorage and Fairbanks routes). You might try emailing them and ask if they will do so next year. They are the only company that has ever done that route, so you will be limited to hitchiking if they have discontinued it permanently.


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Have a look at http://www.autobusni-kolodvor.com/en/terminal.aspx. There's a bus at 7 am that goes to Plitvice (en route to Serbia). It seems like the last bus to Split leaves at 3:45 pm, which gives you just over 5 hours at the park. You need to be at the bus stop early to flag the bus when it comes. If you get off at entrance 2 at Plitvice (which you can ...


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I bought many bus tickets while traveling in Chile and was never asked about a Rut, they may ask for your name at the ticket counter, but I never had to fill out anything.


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While you do not need an ESTA, you can get one. Last time I crossed a Canada/US border, by car (no need of ESTA either), the border agent asked me if I had an ESTA. When I said I thought I did not need one, he told me the process would be faster. But most importantly, there is a priori no reason you will take much more time than most other travellers. As ...



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