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Yes there is: Google Maps, specifically the "new" version, which offers sensible alternatives automatically. For example, if you enter a query like "King's Cross station to Euston Station", it will tell you that you can take the Tube (every 2 min, estimated time 6 min) and that you could just walk it (estimated time 11 min).


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I also vote for walking. You can save a little bit of time by being in the right part of the train, and then by avoiding a couple of annoyingly slow pedestrian crossings: Travel in the frontmost carriage if you can; that'll put you closest to the ticket barriers at Kings Cross. Get up and go to the doors as the train approaches the station. You want to ...


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The official site is TFL's Journey Planner, and is quite flexible and descriptive: (source) It's also possible to use National Rail's site, depending on where you're going (I used to prefer this site when in London as it shows trains too, not just tube), and of course as jpatokal mentioned, Google Maps handles it as well.


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These are platform numbers. The colour indicates the line but the number is specific to the station. (Online confirmation) You can note the platform numbers (I think trains of different lines always leave from different platforms in Hong Kong, ), but they vary from station to station.


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There is a direct train, and it is easy to find from the airport. You don't have to go outside. According to http://www.ns.nl/reisplanner-v2/index.shtml the one way trip will cost you €11.60. And you have two options per hour Travelling by taxi would be significantly more expensive if you take a taxi directly from the airport. I can't predict the exact ...


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Fares on the London Underground are charged according to "zones", with some zones being cheaper than others. So in certain instances, yes indeed it's possible to construct a cheaper fare itinerary by avoiding costlier zones such as Zone 1. At the start and end of every journey, you're expected to tap the yellow card readers to register your entry and exit ...


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What a lot of people - even those of us who lived there - take a while to work out is that central London is actaully pretty small - the tube map is deceptive. You can actually walk a lot of it. As a result, I've got a 'tour' that combines walking and the tube and covers a 'day in London' with some of the major sites. Of course, each person is going to be ...


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That's perfectly valid, as most sightseeing is in Zone 1. What you could do is buy a 7 day travel pass immediately at Heathrow (zone 1 and 2) which you put ONTO your Oyster Card. To explain - the Oyster is just a card. You then either top it up with pre-pay, or you put travel cards on to it. So step 1 - buy the card. Step 2 - get some prepay on it to ...


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I have just returned from Nice/Monte. Great trip and good advice given here. As of Nov 31 2013 the bus costs €1.50 each way and starts just off Garibaldi Square, pay cash. Also, the Nice day pass has changed. It is a 24 hour pass that costs €5 and can be used on all trams and buses in Nice except buses 98 and 99. What does this mean? The only bus that ...


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In general, you will want to use public transport as much as possible in Japan. Trains travel throughout the country and are clean, punctual and affordable, whereas with cars, driving on highways is very expensive (Tokyo-Osaka is ~US$150 in tolls), driving in urban areas is painful (very narrow roads, expensive parking), and gas is expensive everywhere. ...


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I’ve had good experiences with Citymapper for getting around London. (It also covers New York, Paris, Berlin, Washington DC and Boston, and they keep adding new cities.) You can tell it which two places you want to travel between, and it shows you a variety of routes, including buses, walking, National Rail and of course the Underground. It includes rough ...


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London City Airport doesn't have a railway station. It is on the Docklands Light Railway in Zone 3, on the Woolwich Arsenal branch. Starting from Cambridge, you can buy a through ticket. You'll want either a single or a return, to London Zone 3. If you're coming back, you'll need to buy a return in Cambridge, as there are no National Rail ticket facilities ...


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Everyone's favourite Mapping, Public Transport and Governance geeks MySociety did some some work on this very question a few years ago. As part of this, they handily produced maps showing travel time by public transport from both Cambridge: And from Oxford: For a weekend away, you probably want to restrict yourself to regions that are at the red end of ...


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There is, as of now, no general solution for any places, particularly since public transport data is not always freely available, which makes coding such an application difficult. For places where public transport data is available, there are sites that let you do draw areas of what you can visit. Mapnificent has a decent number of cities from all over the ...


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Swebus also travels between Landvetter airport and Gothenburg (Nils Ericson terminalen). Prices on Swebus are generally cheaper (59-69 SEK), but buses travel less frequently: there are about seven or eight buses every day, as compared to 89 SEK on Flygbussarna, which travel every 20 minutes. Granted, prices are still more than one is comfortable to pay for ...


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You can take the airport shuttle (Airport Limousine Bus) direct from Haneda (International Terminal) to Narita (Terminal 1 then Terminal 2) for 3,100 JPY. It comes fairly regularly (roughly hourly) and takes around 95 minutes. The earliest departure is 06:25. Alternatively you can take the train. The best route depends on time of arrival, but your main ...


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DB Bahn is the group that manages passenger travel within Germany, and is responsible for the managing, ticketing, servicing and running of all German Intercity-Express, EuroCity, Intercity and Regionalbahn trains, and many commuter-oriented urban Stadtschnellbahn (generally abbreviated as S-Bahn) networks within Germany. The group also handles the ...


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From the zip code you gave (=Postleitzahl) you want to reach Koenigstein im Taunus. This is accessible from Hahn airport, even though it is not the easiest and fastest trip. I could search it on the Deutsche Bahn and found a possible connection. You have to take the Bus 600 to Frankfurt Main station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof in German, sometimes shortened in ...


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There are two main stations in Versaille, Versailles - Château - Rive-Gauche on the RER C, and Versailles - Rive Droite on regular suburban network. The Château stop is about a 5 minute walk to the entrance, which the Rive Droite one is closer to 10. There is also Versailles - Chantiers on the RER C and local lines, but that's the furthest. I'd suggest you ...


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When you arrive with the airport express you will be in an underground station 2 floors below the IFC Mall. There will be two exits: The one on the same level to a taxi station. The other one will be an escalator leading up to the airport express check-in on ground level. Go up the escalator 2 floors. There will be the check-in counter on one side of the ...


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You can do so at the MTR service counters, but you will get the money back immediately only if there is less than 500 HKD on the card and the card is not damaged. There are several such service counters at the airport: At the airport, the Customer Service Centres can be found in the "buffer halls", after baggage reclaim and before entering the arrival ...


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There's a direct train from Odessa to Tiraspol, Transnistria, though you might not be let off, as there might not be a way to get a visa upon entry. The train continues to Chisinau, Moldova, from where you can backtrack to Transnistria.


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Mike Brant is buried in the Sde Yehoshua Jewish Cemetery in Haifa, also called Mahane (camp) David or Neve David after the neighborhood it located next to it. The Cemetery can be seen on Google Maps. There are two bus stations, one beneath it and one above it, different busses go to each station, so you should decide what entrance you need before. The ...


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There is no direct transfer, Avalon gets only a few flights a day and nobody books connecting flights between the two on purpose. The only remotely sane non-taxi option is to take the Sunbus from Avalon to Southern Cross (adult $22), and then switch to the Skybus to Tullamarine ($18). If you're really pinching pennies, there are zero public transport ...


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I am not convinced it is really related to travel, but in fact, there is an option if you are near Palo Alto Caltrain Station. SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District) offers some night buses between San Francisco (Financial District) and Palo Alto Caltrain station. This is the line 397 that has 3 buses per night from Palo Alto Caltrain station, ...


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Wikipedia is your friend with an entry on Bicycle sharing systems.


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Besides tourist-focused gondolas, Venice offers canal crossing using public Traghetto. (Picture from Wikipedia)


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We returned from the Cannes-Nice-Monaco Trip in May 2014, and the answers given above have helped us. Although the starting point of Bus 100 has changed as rightly pointed out in answer by Ger: The 100 bus to Monaco now leaves from the Promenades des Arts stop outside the Musée d'Art Moderne/Contemporain near the corner of Av. St. Sebastian and ...



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