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Passports are (unusually!) not enough. From the DB site: In order to book online tickets you need: An identification card (BahnCard, bahn.bonus Card, credit cards*, ec-card/Maestro or ID card**) for booking via Internet and as identification during fare controls on the train. The ID cards of the following countries can be used as ...


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You're not alone. Aside from the addition of a swipe card reader and of the SmarTrip pad over the years, the user interface of WMATA's farecard vending machines is definitely atrocious, especially for a city and system that sees such a large number of tourists. The situation has been made even worse because of the addition of the $1 surcharge for paper ...


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"Usual" sales opening To complement other answers, indeed the sales start exactly 90 days in advance on most trains - TGV and Intercités as @audionuma quoted. Be careful though, some trains like regional ones have specific fare policies that include different starting dates, and that depends on each region (e.g. I tried on the PACA TER website and I could ...


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How do I purchase a ticket for either a single trip or multiple trips? Follow the steps highlighted with the big orange numbers. Step 1: Select Purchase The simplest option is to choose the farecard option here: that gives you a ticket with X dollars on it (which you specify in the next step). You use that ticket when entering and exiting a station, ...


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There are no direct train connections between Armenia and Iran (Wikipedia,Iranrail.net) If you can make it to Jolfa or Tabriz, you can take a train from there.


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By regulation no. For the online ticket, the ticket has an owner (you) that needs to be present with the identification card for the ticket to be valid: Online-Tickets are non-transferable and are only valid for the person named during booking (and travellers accompanying them, if applicable). The tickets are valid only in connection with the ...


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The best way to find out whether you need a reservation on a certain train is to look up the train in a rail planner. I use the German planner for this, as it is easy to use and gives good information. Enter the cities you want to travel and adjust date and time of day, if traveling more than a few months from the time you check, just pick a random date but ...


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According to this resource (in German) you can book max. 3 months in advance. The online booking system internally regards that as 92 days: Frühestmögliche Buchung Fahrkarten können frühestens drei Monate vor dem Reisetag gekauft werden, im Onlineverkauf ist die 3-Monats-Frist mit 92 Tagen festgelegt. Hierbei wird der aktuelle Tag mitgezählt, ...


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Neither DB's homepage nor their terms of service have clear definition of what constitutes a credit card. The only things that are mentioned in the terms of service are that it needs to: show a name have a number be machine readable (i.e. has a magnetic strip) The website additionally includes it needs to be one of the following: American Express ...


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You have no need to worry. Deutsche Bahn accept debit cards just fine. I have used my UK Visa Debit Card to buy tickets online and identify myself many times. Furthermore, I believe that when you select "Credit Card" as identification, you have to present the card you booked with(they swipe it to check), not just any card that happens to have your name on ...


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The different Länder-Tickets allow unlimited travel with almost all regional trains within a specified area for a whole day. The tickets are (with very few exceptions) not valid in inter-city services (train numbers starting with ICE, IC, EC, TGV, THA, RJ, EN, CNL, HBX, X). DB regional trains generally accept the tickets. Also the tickets are valid for most ...


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There is a helpful site from Washington DC Metropolitan Transit Authority dealing specifically with the subject at hand. Included on that page is the FAQ and a Video.


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All of the subway stations are within zone A, but some buses and trains reach outer zones. A single ride is 36 SEK, but if you have a prepaid travel card (costs 20 SEK) it goes down to 25 SEK. Paper coupon strips are no longer accepted. You can buy a card at the Central station SL center among other places, and fill it with cash or tickets at the vending ...


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VIA Rail no longer sells bike boxes. The baggage staff at Toronto Union Station has confirmed to me orally that VIA Rail has stopped to sell bike boxes. Travellers who wish to take their bicycle as checked luggage do not need to pack their bicycle in any way. Greyhound does still sell bike boxes at 10$ each, to travellers or non-travellers. Dimensions ...


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In addition to jpatokal's good answer, it should be added that there is also the possibility to buy a saver fare over the telephone. http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/home/contact/international_service_hotline.shtml Normally, when ordering a ticket via the phone, you receive a code that you can type into a ticket vending machine prior to departure to ...


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Between Paris and Tours you can either take a TGV (highspeed train) or an "Intercités" (classical train). Both are cheaper when booked in advance. The full fare for a 2nd class TGV ticket is 65 EUR. Booked in advance it can be as cheap as 25 EUR. For Intercités the range goes from 15 EUR to 36.20 EUR. You should also know that TGVs can sell out. If you are ...


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The prices for regional trains between Aachen and Cologne are set by the transport association VRS (fare level 7). A single trip costs 17€ per person. A four-trip ticket is available for 61.20€, a day ticket for unlimited travel 28.50€ for one person, 41€ for five persons. All these tickets are available last-minute at the train station. Other ...


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The main advantage of Thalys over Intercity trains is speed: 1h10 for a Thalys vs 2h10 for an Intercity on that route. And you have a reserved seat. Regarding ticketing, the point goes to the Intercity, as you say correctly. On the other hand, if you board the Intercity in Brussels you will be sure to have a seat. I have traveled several times on that ...


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According to the site of the National Railway Company, a trip between Kolašin and Podgorcia costs 3.20 EUR in the second class and 4.80 in the first class. http://www.zcg-prevoz.me/ Enter your route in the timetable search engine onm the top left of the page and you will receive a timetable and the fares.


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On that route and train (ICE) reservation is optional and costs 4 EUR with the kind of pass you have: http://www.eurail.com/plan-your-trip/reservation-guide/reservation-fees/international-train-reservation-fees Here is infomation on how you can book it: http://www.eurail.com/plan-your-trip/guide-eurail-train-reservations/how-do-i-book-my-reservations


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As I have only ridden through Reading on a through train, I can only give the answer as Internet allows me. But from the lack of information I would say that the parking is not safe enough to leave an expensive bike for 3 days. The railway station information page gives 'stands' as main option for parking the bikes, the car parks are given as extra without ...


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No, there are multiple zones, mostly you have to cross from one zone to another, hence pay more. Here's the metro zone map: They sell 16-ticket slips for 200 SEK, you need two units (tickets) if you're traveling within a single zone, three units when in two zones (e.g. from A to B) and four if you're traveling between three zones. The easiest way would ...


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To confirm what Relaxed said and detail a bit more on your specific situation, there are a couple interesting elements. The conditions of the SNCF specifically mention that the ticket, included the e-ticket/printed ticket, is valid for the same day after validation or after the indicated train time (in the case of e-ticket) (paragraph 3.3): Après le ...


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I would suggest that you travel from the airport to Lobnya or Sheremetyevskaya train station on the Savyolovskoye line. From there, there are direct trains to Dubna. Lobnya is better because some trains skip Sheremetyevskaya. The trouble with railway timetable is that it is likely to be altered with some trains canceled and some rescheduled, and that needs ...


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German railway tickets can usually be booked online 91 days in advance, see this page under "Terms and conditions" for flexible tickets. Discount offers may have different conditions: Pre-sales deadline: From 91 days until shortly before departure There are some exceptions however. If e.g. a timetable change is scheduled and the new timetable is not ...


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This page (in French) from SNCF http://aide.voyages-sncf.com/toute-laide-train/je-prepare-mon-voyage/informations-pratiques-horaires-trafic-gares/ouverture-des-ventes mentions that the opening of sale is usually three months in advance. It basically says that the opening of sales for TGV and Intercités trains begins three months before the travel date. On ...


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Rome2Rio has comparison of transport prices for these two cities. Bus - $8-$45 Train - $4 (takes 1 hour 20) and if you have a car, fuel is around $12-$18. Click the details on the mode of transport on the site for further details.


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This sentence refers to traditional non-dated tickets. Because such tickets don't mention a specific train, you can stop somewhere and then take the next train on the same line with the same ticket. I have no idea whether this also applies to online tickets but that's not something you would book specifically. So if you wanted to do that, you would simply ...


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TL;DR - for almost all cases, all trains which permit seat reservations need to be with the same TOC to get a cheap deal Advanced Purchase tickets on their own are always for specific trains. When you get your ticket, it'll have 2+ parts, one for the route, one saying what trains you have to take (and normally your seat too). In some cases, the ticket will ...


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I am positive there is no possibility to change seats easily (and searching the help on voyages-sncf returned no result). Once you made a reservation, this is not easy to make any change to it. I do not have any reservation right now to try harder to change the seat but recently I cancelled my booking and made a new one just to get a different seat. So that ...



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