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I'm a Londoner with kids of a similar age. Info you might find useful: I've never seen a black cab with a child seat - I suspect there are none. Two of the standard seats face backwards though so slightly safer. If you are going to use the Heathrow Express then taxi is the easiest option from Paddington. Uber is cheaper but still no child seats (and no ...


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If your purpose is to get from Heathrow Airport to Stoke-on-Trent with as little hassle as possible, I would consider flying to Manchester and then take the direct bus from Manchester Airport to Stoke-on-Trent. British Airways operates about 8 flights a day from Heathrow to Manchester and there are seven daily buses from Manchester Airport to Stoke-on-...


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Having traveled from Heathrow towards London by tube many times, my first reaction was: Why to travel by train as well as tube. Starting at the airport you will be one of the first in the tube and you will have an easy time to find seats. Look on the transport for London site for the best travel options on the day and time you need to travel, set it to '...


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There is a direct number 205 bus from Paddington to Euston. Ordinarily it goes down the side of Paddington (platform 1 side) and then along the front of the station. It calls into the bus station that's adjacent to the concourse at Euston. It takes 22 minutes for the journey, and buses are every 6-10 mins during the day, less frequent early and late. The ...


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OK, this is genuinely hard. I gave up and rang TFL, and was on the phone to them for half an hour, during which time I was assured that "non-Gatwick-Express services GTW-VIC don't count towards the cap". I drew their attention to this page, which says Journeys on Gatwick Express do not count towards caps, but those on Thameslink and Southern services ...


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There are two companies running a direct bus connection between the airports. Flixbus. Their bus #910 runs once per hour and takes 60 minutes. A single ticket costs 5EUR (or 7.5EUR, depending on the time), pre-bookable on their website. Postbus. Their bus #1195 runs once every two hours and takes 75 minutes. A single ticket costs 8EUR, with no reservations ...


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So far... Santiago, Chile-Xi'an, China. 26h5m. The antipode of the Santiago airport is just east of Zhen'an, China, which is barely within 100km of the Xi'an airport. Fly this itinerary with just one convenient layover in CDG and you're there. I also like Aukland-Gibraltar (or Tangier or Malaga, though the flights seem fastest to GIB and their airport is ...


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As you are aiming to get to Stoke-on-Trent, you can take a bus from Heathrow to Watford Junction, then take the train. The train may be cheaper and you avoid the center of London. Or take the Tube directly from Heathrow to Euston, as you are getting on at the end of the line you should get a seat.


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I would be inclined to take the tube to Euston Square - it hasn't been mentioned yet, but it is possible to exit Euston Square station on the north side and take the short walk to Euston station without crossing any roads (indeed, you can use the station as an underpass if you need to cross the road). There are a couple of short flights of stairs involved (...


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(If cost is not an issue) You can get a pre-booked taxi/private hire to take you from Heathrow, straight to Stoke-on-Trent. As mentioned in comments your best bet is to book a firm/individual who resides in Stoke as this will be cheaper (you may need to pay a deposit or even the whole amount up front) Do not just jump in a black cab outside Heathrow and ask ...


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This site (rfi.it) gives arrivals and departures in a form similar to what I think you are expecting. Sample output for Roma Termini: There's also a list of regional timetables in PDF format here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom/Informazioni/Orari-regionali-in-versione-pdf e.g.


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If convenience of journey is more important than time taken, you can get from Paddington to Stoke by train with one or two changes. One at Reading, and possibly one at Birmingham. There should also be step-free access between platforms at both stations. Depending on timetable, it could take as little as half an hour longer, or possibly up to about 1.5 ...


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The Paris transport operator, RATP has a journey planner on their website. You can input your start point, end point, and start time, and it will suggest routes to you. If you don't want to worry about the bus, you can restrict it to rail (so Train, RER and Metro) only. Make sure you search for Aeroport or similar as your start point however, as France is ...


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Can you fly to Birmingham instead of London? There is a direct train service (hourly) from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent, 75 minute journey. That train will be considerably cheaper than Heathrow express plus a train from Euston. Just make sure you don't make the mistake that wasd recently reported and confuse Birmingham Alabama with Birmingham ...


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You can use an Oyster or Contactless payment card for Gatwick->Victoria travel however if you use the Gatwick Express this not included in price capping or the Travelcard zone. However it doesn't mention if going via any of the other operators whether it does, although this site says this:- By using Oyster on Thameslink and Southern Trains services to/...


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I did a similar transfer last fall, with a 4 year old and 2.5 year old. It's entirely possible, if you are careful about how you navigate the station to avoid steps. Highly recommend the step free tube guide for that - we got caught once with steps when we didn't, and we won't do that again! Black cabs are perfectly usable with kids. They don't ...


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You can do this through the Czech IDOS website. Simply enter the name of the station in the From field, after switching the language in the bottom-right corner. Optionally choose the date and click on SEARCH. You'll get the full list of trains departing from each of Rome's train stations: Clicking on an individual train will show you it's full schedule:...


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There is an English version of the ov-chipkaart website: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/home-1.htm In my experience, not a whole lot of companies will give out a business card. Also, it is not possible to buy a subscription for unlimited access in both busses and trains. The OV Chipcard can be used for both trains and buses but there is no subscription that ...


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Bus line 300 will take you there. One-way fare is E2.40 but you'll need an "OV Chipkaart" for each member of your group (normal cards are E7.50, there are disposable cards that may be cheaper but I haven't found their price online. Or you can buy a one-day card for E7.50.


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You can load the card both in the subway machines, but also in the train machines on Lisbon and surrounding (Estoril Line, Sintra Line and Azambuja Line) present in all stations This already gives a considerable number of spots. Considering you were in Pedrouços, and since there is no longer a train station there. your best bets would be either Algés or ...


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UK answer. Recently refurbished long distance trains tend to have sockets in the seating areas for the passengers touse, these are usually these are often labelled something like "laptops and mobile phones only" reflecting their intended use. Local trains and older trains are less likely to have them. There is no charge for using them. The sockets are ...


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Generally, new and longer-distance trains will, older suburban ones won't. Quite a few have them in first class, but not in standard. CrossCountry Voyager trains have power available in most seats, and a nice seating plan: Seating Plan East Midland have power on their 'Meridian' trains but not their HSTs - link South West Trains don't generally - it ...


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In case you are reading this in 2020, just take the hyperloop :) One of the companies vying to make Elon Musk's transportation dream a reality has signed a deal with the government of Slovakia to explore building a three-country Hyperloop. Crowdsourced engineering project Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will look into a route that links three ...


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A good way for those that really want to see the dike is to take the bus and get off at the monument stop to catch the next service an hour later (till 8 PM now, check when you plan your journey.) Alternatively, travel to either end and walk onto the dike. You could rent a bicycle to ride onto the dike for a short distance, (see below)¹. The bike lane is ...


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They’re not exactly the oldest and they are not a subway but an S-train, but they still fulfil the remaining requirements somewhat, especially since they use third rail electrification: The S-Bahn in Berlin still has four historic EMUs that will operate for touristic reasons. Two are class ET 165 as seen in the image (taken from Wikipedia). They were ...


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This isn't strictly a new answer (yet), but presents a dataset of antipodal airports someone might use to find a better route. Read on for the most antipodal airports and a shocking reveal about the Santiago-Xi'an route. Continuing this exploration, I turn to the work of an a3nm, who previously engaged in some airport antipode-related tomfoolery. Using his ...


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The city center is indeed near Amsterdam Centraal. There are multiple trains going there from the airport. It is about a 15 minute train ride. The right platform is signed quite clearly. Be careful to not take the train to Amsterdam RAI or Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, these are not the town center. To go from Amsterdam to Leiden, you can take two different ...


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If you take the train every day, it is best to get a season ticket for the specific route you're using, e.g. a Traject Vrij Monthly card. It is sent to you by mail on its own chip card, and payments are by automatic bank transfer each month (you can see the bills online). Cost depends on the destination. These cards cover all kinds of public transport, any ...


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A large suitcase is usually acceptable. (Although at times - there may simply be no space) There should be no real problems in terms of your bag being allowed, but it is recommended you do not take luggage. There are endless stories of pickpockets, stealing etc, so bear in mind that any luggage you take is at your own risk. For a safer option, I would ...


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For what it's worth, this is only really available on the Sudbury-White River (formerly Lake Superior) route on Via. Having used this to traverse the north quite often when I was younger, it was not unusual to see people alight from various locations that weren't stations - including with quads or watercraft. (Usually canoes). This is indeed a thing, and ...



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