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Shared mini-vans, song theaws, etc are not allowed to pick up from the airport. Passenger pick up is restricted to taxis, airport limousines and tour buses. So anything the ferry company can arrange will be by taxi or private transfer. The same rules would apply to any other tour company offering tickets on the ferry. Song theaws and shared mini-vans are ...


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Pre-booked tickets can be significantly cheaper. And I mean significantly. I got some tickets for about a third of the normal price. So what if there is a strike - you still want to travel, best case you travel a bit later, worst case you get your money back. Booking later wouldn't help.


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Have you been watching movies about the Eastern Bloc? The Italian border is not under careful surveillance by the Secret Bus-Fare Police, waiting to apprehend Bus-Fare felons and disappear them into grim Bus-Fare dungeons. If you gave the ticketing officer your address, in a few months, you will probably get a dunning notice with payment instructions. Pay ...


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I'm Italian Never worry while in Italy or travelling in or out. Italy is on its way from a Middle Ages country where everything is allowed to a more modern country where everybody will respect the law. Just have fun every moment: no one will deprive you of the beauty of the country and disturb your stay. A minor infraction is nothing.


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The Caravanistan guide that you cite describes getting from Baku to Alat but it is not too hard to backtrack: from Alat port take a minibus / taxi to the bus stop from there take bus 195 to Baku Looking at google maps, this seems to be the Alat port to me. You are looking for transportation from the port to the bus stop where the 195 will take you to ...


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There is no chance that you will have any issue with this. However, if the fine is very small (less than 50E), pay it. I went into trouble once on the way to Pisa from Florence. Nobody told us to stamp the ticket, and the conductor got us. He asked us to pay a fine of 25E and stamped all three.


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According to the ataf website (which I can transalte for you in the part concerning administrative fines), you have 15 days to pay the fine before getting a written notification. After the notification, you will have to pay the full fine (rather than a reduced one) within the next 60 days. After that term, an additional procedure (possibly via court) will ...


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All local tickets work on both trains/metro and buses. There is an Oyster-like contactless card called Rejsekort, which gives fares about half of those of discrete tickets. Unfortunately it's not terribly convenient for visitors. The transport agencies are pushing hard to get everyone to use name-registered cards (which require ordering in advance and ...


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There is no online database lookup when you leave Italy. At the most they will check your passport to make sure it is valid, and stamp it if necessary. Theoretically this could be done if you use the passport e-gates if they're at the airport you're using and you're eligble to use them. However, there is absolutely zero chance that Italian bureaucracy would ...


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It's quite common for none of the validation machines to be working. Officially, you must seek out the train conductor immediately upon boarding and have your ticket validated. It isn't sufficient to write on the ticket yourself. Source: ...


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There is no option to get a refund on unused travel. There is a mobile payment system, but it requires you to provide your bank account and authorize direct debit. Weekly tickets are not all that expensive and are valid across all means of public transport (bus, tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn) A weekly tickets for zones A and B costs around 30 Eur. ...


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Without getting into the philosophical paradoxes inherent in asking about "the most expensive free trip", I'm pretty sure the longest duration & distance that you can pull off with an Opal card in a single day without backtracking is Goulburn, NSW to Scone, NSW by train: https://goo.gl/maps/6nYEY2oTjqT2 This clocks in at a cool 513.54 km per the ...


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Checking a couple of TOCs, including Southeastern Railway and ThamesLink there seems to be a general exemption with identical wording: Delay Repay is a national scheme train companies use to compensate passengers for delays. You can claim compensation if you're delayed by more than 30 minutes when you travel with us (except when delays are caused ...


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The TfL website does not mention a deposit refund for faulty Oyster cards. They only mention that after you get a new card they will transfer the credit and passes you had on the faulty card. Quoting from TfL: Faulty Oyster card If your Oyster card doesn't work when you touch it on a yellow card reader, it may be faulty. You'll need to get a ...


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According to Wikivoyage Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. Check the TCL website for details : Detailed schedules [French link replaced with English version, thanks to @audionuma] There you will also find 4 night bus lines ("lignes pleine nuit" / "full moon lines") that run Thursday to ...


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I don't believe there are any true park and ride schemes in the London area (park for free and pay just your transport costs). London is just too big for that. However this website is a good tool for those unsure of what parking options there are at London transport stations outside of the centre. It searches from which direction you will be coming from to ...


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Easy to find car park areas with good public transport into the city are the airport areas. All of them have the official as well as alternative parking areas. Heathrow is on your way to London, Gatwick on your way around towards Dover, Luton and Stanstead can be useful if you plan to use the ferries at Harwich. You can also look in booking a hotel out of ...


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Pretty much every card follows the standard ISO/IEC 15693 or ISO/IEC 14443 which means they operate on 13.56 MHz and will potentially interfere with each other. You might be lucky here or there but in general any two contactless cards will cause interference.


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The city of Boston, MA, US uses a system called CharlieCard, and the city of Pittsburgh, PA, US calls their system ConnectCard, but both apparently work on the same standards and will interfere with each other if carried or used together.


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This page lists the advanced booking restrictions for various train operators in Europe including those in Italy. Booking Horizon: Italy High-speed, medium & long-distance 4 months Regionale 2 months (7 days for paperless tickets) Edit: I realise that doesn't explain bookings after June 11, but this page should explain issues due to the Summer ...


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adding to the excellent list by @Willeke also directions of google maps can be worth a try. It does also calculate itineraries for specific times of travel. Their selection of means of transport isn't as good though (they are missing some metro lines in some city for example) and in your example it fails: Sorry, we could not calculate transit directions ...


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Besides Rome2Rio, which works internationally, I know several 'one country only' versions who do or might not do ferries. OV9292 (link in English) is the Dutch one, designed and started before internet searches became easy and named after its phone number, (which still works but has become expensive.) It claims to do all 'within the Netherlands' travel by ...


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There are unfortunately not many options of public transportation in Lombok. I was there recently and decided to rent a motorcycle to drive around the island. There are a couple of places which rent motorcycle for 50-70k IDR/day. If you can't drive or don't have a license, you can rent an ojek (motorcycle with driver). The cost depends on how far your ...


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There are a couple buses a day operated by Jadran Ekspress Kotor from Mostar to Podgorica for sale on the Montenegrin bus ticketing site BusTicket4.me


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As usually, the MBTA is quite obtuse about this. Apparently this did work at some time (http://charlieonthembta.blogspot.com/2006/12/now-can-you-transfer-funds-from.html) but there is no current information whether this is still the case or not. They are pretty clear that you can't redeem the remaining value of a Charlie Card for cash. It's a pretty ...


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You'll need to decide your price / time balance. You can save money by taking the bus but it's slower than by train. As mentioned you can take the train directly from CDG Terminal 2. Some require a change, or even change between two different stations, in Lille. Details here Voyages-SNCF. Generally from around €30. Eurolines does have one direct bus most ...


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This should not be a problem. Conventionally, Japanese names are written with the surname first. They are applying the same convention to your name.


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From the Ukrainian point of view, Russia illegally occupied the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014. As a result, transport options have been restricted from both the Ukrainian and the Russian side. In addition, it is now necessary to have a Russian visa (or visa-free passport) in order to access the Crimean territory. Flights In September 2015, all flights ...


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My experience in Munich included many conversations like this: Me: "Ja, ein großes weißwurst und ein schwarzes Bier, bitte." Wurstmeister: "Would you like mustard and relish on your sausage?" My German friends (all of whom speak better English than some of my Canadian friends) are of the opinion that if the person has tried to learn even a little bit of ...


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The NMBS/SNCB journey planner knows about local transport, including bus lines. I'm not sure they always have information on service disruption or changes on short notices, so also check with the local bus operator, De Lijn, TEC, or STIB.


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You asked for German sentences. In case you are not confident in your German pronunciation I would rather go for few but well practised phrases than many sentences: Your most important sentence next to "Hallo" and "danke" should be "Sprechen Sie Englisch?" As others already have said, a lot of people speak good English in Germany - especially in large ...


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Not very severe. In Munich as with most of Germany, automated transport ticket machines can be changed easily to a number of different languages. Physical German signs are mostly in German but their alphabet is very similar to English so can be easily memorised when you need to know certain place names. However, Munich is a very walkable city which I would ...


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You'll be fine. Especially young people or people in tourism-related jobs speak good English. Public transport is well-organized and easy to navigate. It might help you to plan your trips and tickets ahead of time (i.e. where you are changing subway lines and what ticket you need - they have a rather complicated zones system so you might just want to get a ...


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There are plenty of buses to Eugene from other cities. From Eugene there is a bus to the McKenzie River Ranger Station a few times a day https://goo.gl/maps/UypiSvpMkk12 From there, its a 10 mile hike. Could make a nice little backpacking overnight trip.


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From my experience... Yes, traveling in Colombia is rather easy, often time consuming but what to expect from such a vast country. Long distance busses - they are rather comfortable, usually with toilets and WiFi. Finding schedule is a problem but you can always ask at the bus station (e.g. at the arrival), We had no problems with reservations or anything ...


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You should definitely try blablacar (https://www.blablacar.fr/), as pointed out by mts (sorry I cannot comment yet!). It is very used in the Vallée du Rhône, I'm sure you will find a friendly driver. If you don't find your route directly on the website, try broadening the start/finish of your trip by looking on a map. I use a lot blablacar as a driver, ...



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