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If your bank charges you a fee, as well as a percentage, for every transaction you make in a foreign currency, you could save quite a bit by topping up an oyster card once every so often as opposed to using a contactless payment card every day. For example my bank charges me 3€ + 2% for each non Euro transaction. This would mean paying an extra 3€ for every ...


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Here you go: 全国鉄軌道路線図 ¥1,296 from Amazon.co.jp. Here's a blog review with some pictures of the map folded out. And yes, that's entirely in Japanese, I very much doubt such a thing exists in English. To get some idea of the effort that would entail, here's a closeup of another incomplete & partial map covering just the Tokyo metro area.


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Weekly travelcard: Contactless weekly travelcard is only from Monday to Sunday, so if you arrive and leave mid-week, you might get better rates if you still get an Oyster card, and buy a weekly travelcard on that. On the other hand it might still be cheaper if you don't intend to travel every day for 7 days to just use your Contactless and use the daily ...


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One of the issues that could be encountered when using Apple Pay or Google Wallet for your contactless travel is when your device runs out of battery after you've started a journey - you will not be able to "tap out" and then will be charged the full penalty fare. Most devices with contactless payment are still relatively new, but we all know that with ...


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There are a number of discounts that are only available on Oyster - you can get these discounts loaded up on an Oyster card and they are then automatically applied at the ticket gate, but this can't be done for contactless cards. For a regular commuter, the most important of these is the Annual Gold Card discount. You get this for having any annual season ...


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The Narita Express train runs straight from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku. Route map: Bear in mind that Shinjuku is a huge station and that it's quite easy to get lost or turned around in it. In light of that it may be helpful to figure out which exit you want to take in advance. Here's a map of the exists: ...


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1. Train You can get train tickets at DB bahn. If you buy in advance (say now) you can get saver fares ticket for a price of 39,00 EUR. This is for relatively faster connections: 4h 41min. If time is not an issue and you would not mind traveling 6h 35min and changing the train 4 time,there are options for 22,00 EUR. However later you buy more expencive your ...


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Château de Moidière is in the rural village Bonnefamille. In most rural places such as this one, public transport caters for schoolchildren and to some extent to residents, rarely to tourists. France doesn't have a central place to find transport information, and most of the information, when you manage to find it, is in French. For train schedules, visit ...


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Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of NS's General Terms & Conditions for Travellers ("Algemene Voorwaarden Reizigers" - Dutch document) contains the rules for transporting bikes and luggage. This is what they say: Folding Bikes (and rollators, mobility scooters and wheelchairs) Count as 'luggage' and are always allowed on the train for free, regardless of travel ...


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Railway tracé by number of tracks: http://www.itoworld.com/map/14?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5 Railway tracé by clearance, gauge, number of rails: http://www.itoworld.com/map/15?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5


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This answer is solely based on personal experience. Having lived through the paper-to-magnetic ATM ticket transition I can say that the tickets are valid forever provided that: The ticketing system (printing and reading machines) doesn't change The time lapse to use/convert old tickets doesn't expire Indeed I've used paper tickets for several years after ...


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The train part of this question hinges on the question whether a bicycle packed in a box should be considered as a bicycle or as large luggage. You can argue a lot about this (https://forum.ns.nl/overige-producten-6/meenemen-fiets-doos-de-spits-vanaf-schiphol-8640), but I think it will depend on the opinion of the conductor you meet on the day. If it's ...


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It's years since I did this but the airport limousine bus went straight to the hotel (Shinjuku Washington in my case). It looks like it still does. This avoids the need to navigate Shinjuku station just after arriving in Japan, as well as the need to get from the station to the hotel with your luggage -- if the bus stops at your hotel (or the one next ...


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As elsewhere in Western Europe, both are available, busses tend to be longer and somewhat cheaper. In both cases, there are discounts for advance purchase and the prices change depending on demand so you will have to check yourself to see how big the difference is for this particular trip. There is in any case a direct train from Amsterdam Central Station ...


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Yes. You can take the Fremont–Daly City line from the Montgomery Street Station to the Oakland Coliseum Station. From the Oakland Coliseum Station you can take the Coliseum-Oakland Airport line to the airport. BART map:


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The National Rail website has a page on transport maps. It states that foldable paper versions of the London Rails and Tube service map can be found in staffed National Rail stations in London. Quoting from the site (emphasis mine): London's Rail & Tube services map by TfL/ATOC London's Rail & Tube services map (which replaces the former ...


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JoErNanO's answer should be seen as a canonical reference point for obtaining hard-copy rail/tube maps. With his permission I am submitting another answer that provides an alternative source for hard-copy maps that show National Rail connections. Free Glossy Visitor Magazines These are magazines that are given away for free at train stations, airports, ...


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According to Wikivoyage, the cheapest transport option is to use Terravision buses. The price is 4EUR one-way or 8EUR return. The trip takes 55 minutes. There are also options available by public bus, but they cost the same if you need to get to the center of Rome.


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Well, yes it sounds weird because it is weird. The 50 CUC on "Kometa" is round trip (see here) that includes a transfer from bus station to Port as far as I can tell but as mentioned on the page: "expect a lousy ride". On the bus that is. The flights are available too. Served by Cubana for $82/pp round trip. So it's up to you what you would like to do. ...


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You take the train from Düsseldorf Airport to Bochum Hbf (main station) and change there to subway line U35, which will take you to the university. There are 3-4 trains per hour and the subway departs every five minutes, or even more often during rush hours. If you have a few minutes to spare, you might prefer the regional trains from Düsseldorf Airport to ...


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As usual, Hyperdia will show you all available train connections, just be careful to choose "Narita Airport Terminal 1" (or 2) as your departure station and not just "Narita" (the latter is located in downtown Narita city). The Narita Express is the only direct rail link between Narita airport and Shinjuku, but it is also the most expensive one. However, ...


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If you don't want to stay in the airport until morning, you can continue traveling through the night. The linchpin of this plan is Amtrak Train 65, which departs New York Penn Station at 3 AM and arrives at Philadelphia 30th Street Station at 4:35 AM. Schedule here. The "transit" option of Google Maps shows an itinerary that goes as follows: Airtrain ...


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You can buy and use Oyster cards without registering them, so they allow you to travel anonymously, i.e., without giving a corporation the (immediate) ability to link your motion profile with your identity. (Of course, other factors might make it possible to predict your identity with some accuracy anyway.)


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Nothing is going to beat Thalys time-wise and Paris-Nord isn't too far away from the center as far as long-distance “departure points” (whether airports, train stations or bus terminals) go. You simply need to combine Thalys with a subway, RER or taxi ride from wherever you find yourself. Even if you could find a bus starting closer to your actual point of ...


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It is not necessary to travel through Frankfurt. You can take a bus from Hahn to Koblenz and catch a train there. Many northbound trains from Frankfurt to Köln and onwards go through Koblenz. And the fare from Hahn to Koblenz is a bit lower: 11.20 EUR vs. 15 EUR (or 14 EUR if you buy the tickets online). => Buses to and from Hahn Airport The full fare for ...


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Cheapest there are the buses by Terravision and a couple of other bus companies. If you book in advance you can get a one-way for as cheap as 4€. For info and booking see the Terravision website. It takes 55 minutes. Note that here you are not flexible with your departure time. Buying tickets at the booth is possible but at higher prices and may sell out, ...


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This is a program that is similar to transit programs managed by WageWorks and I think a few others. Basically you don't have any choice in the matter and money will be taken out of the appropriate purse until completely spent and then taken out of the personal purse. Reason being is that similar to WageWorks the transit benefit will come as an employer ...


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It depends on the ticket you bought them. If you've been sensible, and bought them a CIV ticket from your origin to London International (more details from the man in Seat 61), then the CIV protections extend back to your original starting point. In that case, if anything delays you on your way to St Pancras, be that your train or the underground, then CIV ...


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I don't understand the point of using your credit card instead of an Oyster card. You're just introducing more weight on the card and more reasons to lose it. I top my Oyster up with £20 and that lasts me a week+, no worries getting my debit card in and out all the time. The argument that it's faster to use your debit card is naught. If you walk up the ...


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The best option for clarification of which plus bus zone a location is is to input the postal code of the location. Using the third link you had http://plusbus.bushub.co.uk/maps/hitchin It shows all bus stops, plus if you zoom out it will give you a defined outline I then input the postcode of the business park And had this message And following ...



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