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WikiTravel has a quite extensive guide on Sheffield. Looking for travel options, By Car Google Maps suggests that the distance is coverable by car in 3 hours and is about 160 miles, which seems a reasonable estimate. By Rail London St. Pancras, once per hour, operated by East Midlands Trains. Looking at their website tells me that it would take at ...


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TL;DR - it depends on your ticket, but something like 15-45 mins before There are two main sets of maps available for Kings Cross station, one which shows the key elements clearly but isn't quite geographically accurate, and one that shows all the right shapes but can be fiddly to read the details on: Your train to Leeds will almost certainly leave from ...


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These barriers have already been in place at some stations for some time. In the Netherlands, paper tickets (e.g. from the ticket machines) will be phased out between now and July 9. People who don't have an OV-chipkaart will then need to buy a disposable one and check in and out as well. NS announced the whole system will gradually go live after that with ...


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There are no direct flights from Doncaster-Sheffield Airport (DSA) to any London airport. Sheffield-London uses the Midland Main Line, which is not a particularly fast main railway line. The fastest services take two hours and one minute. Depending on exactly whereabouts in Sheffield you are leaving from, you might be able to use trains from Doncaster, ...


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I would factor in about 30 minutes before departure time if you have luggage and children. In the UK it is usual for the Platform number to not be displayed until the train is ready to depart, so make sure you know where all the platforms are.


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It does not cover all the regular busses in the country but postbus.at is the main operator and does operate busses you could use. Unfortunately, it's not a part of the national train company (ÖBB) and the website therefore also includes trains, which is why busses do not show up in the search results for this particular journey… rome2rio is another site ...


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If the train is a Deutsche Bahn service and is operated with a conductor yes, but it costs an additional fee. But in many local trains of Deutsche Bahn and other services, there is no regular conductor onboard. In these trains riding without a ticket is always considered fare dodging (which costs double the ticket price, or 40 EUR, whichever is greater). ...


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Yes! Typically you will find a conductor on-board who will check tickets in the start, if you contact him, he can help you purchase a ticket on-board the train. It will be a little bit more expensive, but it is certainly possible. This is clearly mentioned on the Deutsche Bahn website, If you're really in a hurry, you can buy your ticket on Deutsche ...


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First, you usually need a passport or national ID to get on the plane (using web check-in you might get around that, depending on airport, airline and boarding procedure details). Furthermore, Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you ...


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I asked using the contact form on www.britrail.net and got this reply: Dear Henning, We understand your point however your Danish passport is sufficient ID to validate your Britrail pass. Please don't worry and have a great trip! I think I'll be bringing a printout of that email ...


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From the website of the largest traincompany, NS Draadloos internet in de trein NS en haar partners bieden u gratis draadloos internet in de trein aan. Draadloos internet is nu nog in een beperkt aantal Intercity's beschikbaar, maar dat worden er steeds meer U herkent een Intercity voorzien van draadloos internet aan het Wi-Fi logo aan de ...


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Some of the gates have the possibility to read QR-codes from printed e-tickets. I noticed international tickets sometimes have these as well. For now, indeed, there will be manned gates (as Relaxed mentions), but in the future I assume that the QR-code on an international ticket will open the gate for you. Maybe it does already now? (June 2014) Too bad I ...


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It seems the answer for requests submitted online is under a week. On Wednesday 18th June I submitted two requests online, one for a journey which was delayed, one for a journey which was cancelled due to the strike. On Friday 20th I received a response to my cancelled train request, denying it due to the strike. On Monday 23rd I received a response to my ...


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When you go to pick up your new passport, ask to keep the old one. They will void it by clipping a corner or punching a hole through it, but that is sufficient to establish the connection between the passport number on the ticket and your identity.


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Don't use the tube. If you need to use public transport, there are buses (30, 73, 205, 476) which should be quicker than the tube, but I would recommend walking unless you have a mobility problem or a lot of luggage. There is a possible shortcut by going through St Pancras Station, out via the Midland Road exit and turn right to go along Brill Place/ ...


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If you try to book a ticket with Voyages-SNCF, you can immediately see if there are free seats in the train. You can even try to place several orders in your shopping cart (for some reason not more than 6 tickets per order) and estimate how many seats are yet available. For the next few days, the IC 200 seem to have at least 20 seats free, so I would assume ...


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France doesn't have much in the way of long-distance buses. Long-distance transportation is based on the train network, with regional and local buses to connect towns and villages that lack a railway line. There are low-cost long-distance (slower, but cheaper than the train), but almost all of them are for international destinations, because until recently, ...


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According to the SBB website you would get a Swiss Family Card for free, and your daughter would travel for free if the accompanying adult has a valid Swiss Travel System ticket (Swiss Pass, Swiss Holiday Card, etc.). You can get this card either at the ticket office, but you also should be able to get it on-line (if you book your Swiss Travel System ...


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You have found the cheapest possible train ticket for that journey. Note that in order to get that price, you need to book well in advance. There are no weekend passes for long-distance trains (in Norwegian only). The cheapest available InterRail pass will cost you €190 (or €129 if you're under 26). All passenger train services in Norway, except the ...


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I haven't taken the exact route you have taken, but I had a similar problem as I had to go back from Lawang to Jakarta. (Because my passport was stolen in Lawang, so you might want to watch your belongings) What I did (and what's probably the cheapest option), is to take a minibus to Probolinggo (if I remember correctly, they run at least every 1 or 2 ...


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The costs can be computed based on this PDF table (permanent link in case of update) or using the Single Fare Finder. With an Oyster card, a journey from Waterloo to Clapham Junction (zone 2) costs £2.20. From Waterloo to zone 3, you would pay £2.70 (all off-peak fares). If you plan several journeys within zone 1-3 on Saturday, you would pay £7.70 in total. ...


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Seat61.com has a lot of info on this train. Prices start at EUR 29 (advanced fare). It's apparently very difficult to book it online but it might possible by phone. Depending on where you are, you might try your luck on raileurope-world.com or loco2.com.


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Tablets, tablets, tablets! Load 'em up with videos, games and apps before you leave, and they'll be quiet little zombies mesmerized by the glow of the screen for hours on end. Works particularly well if they're not usually allowed to spent a lot of time playing with them. A few caveats: At the luxury end of the spectrum, you may not even need to bring ...


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There is regular train service between Montpellier and Carcassonne. In fact, on http://en.voyages-sncf.com I found a direct train from Barcelona to Carcassonne which is about 45 to 50 € depending on the day and ticket type. That train takes about 2.5 hours.


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It depends on the type of train, as noted in Aditya Somani's answer. In ICE, IC and EC trains you can buy a ticket in the train without problem (but the ticket will be more expensive than if you bought it online or in the station, see below). In local trains (Interregio-Express, Regional-Express, Regionalbahn, S-Bahn) there's usually a warning printed on the ...


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I would suggest you to buy it at the station. I traveled across Germany with a EuRail pass and within Germany it doesn't mandate any reservations. Keeping that in mind, I was always able to get a seat. My parents traveled there last summer too and they although they had a EuRail pass, one of the members who they were traveling with didn't. They were able to ...


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One activity could be: you choose in turn a thing, an animal or a person. As soon as one see that, his or her points that out to others and awards one point. First one to 10 points wins. Of course you should choose neither things too trivial, nor too rare, but preferably typical of those places. You could play as a team, too: for example parents vs children ...


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From the SBB Web site it seems that all you will need is your daughter’s passport or other official ID (to prove her date of birth) and the fee. You’ll need to give an address as well, which will be printed or written on the travelcard; it’s not clear whether this needs to be an address in Switzerland or your own home address abroad. You’ll get two ...


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No, you'll not get a refund. RAC tickets are often shared between passengers. You had two tickets and you got one, but often there are cases when you have one ticket and you get half. Meaning, you get to share your berth with a stranger! Indian Railways charges you to transport you from point A to point B. For most cases, traveling is important, and even ...



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