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Get a Window Seat When I reserve a seat on train (or a plane, for that matter), knowing that I would like to sleep during the journey, I often book a window seat. That way I can lean my head on the window, rather than having it hanging in the void, causing me to wake up every ten minutes as soon as the neck ache kicks in. Moreover I place a ...


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The Uganda railways has not operated for transporting people since the early 1990s. The only exception has been a train that connected Nairobi and Kampala on a once-off trip for an international qualifier for the World Cup Soccer in 2010. The Kampala train station, though, has been kept in shape and, if you show up at the right time and talk to the right ...


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Rome2Rio is designed to do precisely this. It covers flights (even low-cost carriers), many trains and busses (both local transit and private long-distance busses), even some ferries I think, and is able to combine them. Icing on the cake is its ability to include some “driving” (taxi/private car) to get to the closest train station or airport as necessary, ...


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As mentioned, bus is likely cheapest especially for a last minute booking, it's cheapest if you break it down into two steps (29 EUR) instead of taking the direct bus (45 EUR). Paris to Brussels on iDBUS or Megabus (15 EUR) you can compare on Busbud (full disclosure: I work on this project). Brussels to Dusseldorf on DB IC Bus (14 EUR) I listed prices ...


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As far as I know, Rome2Rio does this the best, although I don't often search this way - probably would have if the site existed when I lived in Europe...but I digress. For example, if you want to go from Paris, France to Trogir, Croatia, without even specifying dates (although you can for prices), it shows a train + plane option, a train + bus option, and a ...


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Not a map as such, but Wikipedia has a list of ViaRail routes. Then when you click one of the routes, for example - the Ocean route, you can see on the right a list of every single town stopped at along the route. On the Corridor routes it actually has a 'map' (diagram) of the stations along this route including between Toronto and Ottawa. Remember, if ...


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Ok there are two things, while searching trains in Germany Bahn.de has been my best site. I have even used them to book hotels in Paris, its very informative and useful. Second confusion may have been caused due to the Frankfurt airport station. Frankfurt(Main) Flughafen is the name you are looking for if you look at the main (Frankfurt (Main) ...


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What the cheapest mode of transportation is at a given time largely depends on the time of booking and the available tickets at that time. There are many possibilities to get from Paris to Dusseldorf. Most of them are already mentioned: You can take the Bus (Eurolines) You can use a major airline (use a meta-search engine such as Kayak to search for many ...


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My experience with Serbian Railways tells me that such a service could be introduced or cancelled without much notice, it'd be a good idea to check in again closer to when you're travelling. I've emailed Mr. Popvic at the Wasteels Travel Agency Office in Belgrade station, since he tends to be in the know on such matters. I'll post here if he responds. I ...


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So I contacted Via Rail's social media account, and they had this to say: Hi Mark: No comprehensive report, but requests accepted/considered at Customer_Relations@viarail.ca or media@viarail.ca. ^MA So it seems like you're out of luck in terms of published reports, but you can possibly get a per-route one if you contact their customer relations email ...


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Another option would be car-sharing (covoiturage in French), which is very popular in France. One example platform could be blablacar. Whilst I don't know if this is a popular route, I know of people who travel only by car-sharing in France and always get where they are headed.


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On the Schedules page, you can download PDFs of the schedules for specific routes. If you open the one for Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, you can see all of the stations on that route: Toronto Guildwood -Oshawa Port Hope Cobourg Trenton Jct. Belleville Napanee Kingston Gananoque Brockville Smiths Falls Fallowfield Ottawa You could then use the ...


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Yes. You can get down in the middle. There are ticket checks at the exit sometimes (rarely though). But it is okay if you get down your train in the middle of your journey and you donot need to pay extra fares.


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Bring a self-inflating camping air mattress such as a Thermarest. Rearrange the luggage on the luggage rack to make sufficient room. 2a. Put some of the bags from the luggage rack on your allocated seat if necessary. Lay your camping mattress on the bars of the luggage rack. Get at least some of the other passengers onside by making light of it (presumably ...


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During the strike there is restricted timetable - so you maybe have to wait longer, but you can get to Mainz by train. Take S8 or RB/RE to Mainz Main Station (Mainz Hauptbahnhof). According to Deutsche Bahn S8 will run every hour. Another option would be to get a ride. Check blablacar.de or mitfahrgelegenheit.de - there are few rides from Frankfurt Airport ...


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Yes. You can get down. I did this last month. My ticket was from Delhi to Kalka and I got down at Chandigarh. I was a part of the "random exit check" but they didnt create any fuss that says it was all legal.


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Leaning against the window. Optionally resting on your hand with elbow against the bottom of armchair. Also, crossing your arms, with your hand tucked into your arm pits, can help to keep warm while sleeping enhancing your resting: then lean to the side of train wall to hold your body. A few more tips: Don't rest with your head on the window, so you won't ...


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As @skv explained, the train is better than goeuro suggests, you need to use the local train company's website. Otherwise, you can obviously get a cab or rent a car. It's probably not even quicker but it's more flexible and, given the distances involved, perfectly doable.


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For future travels: there is a special offer to book your train ticket with the flight, called Rail&Fly (or AirRail for a few selected destinations). Rail&Fly is an offer of the airlines and tour operators and can therefore only be booked by them. These tickets are not bound to a specific train. from/to each of the over 5.600 DB train ...


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I've edited your question to add the details from your comments. If your question is which train you will be able to catch, it's important to know exactly when you're landing (20:45, not 21:00 as originally written), which terminal you will land and if you have checked luggage or not. German Railways gives you an estimate of 10 minutes to walk from Terminal ...


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In addition to the preparations suggested in other answers, I'd like to add an upright sleeping technique that works well in my experience. Check this guy out: It's a surprisingly comfortable position. I've taken multiple-hour naps on several flights this way. It doesn't require sitting next to the window or aisle, and it doesn't require multiple seats. ...


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I agree with all the other answers. Bottom line: the best way to tour an entire country is by Road. Depending on the type of journey you are planning there are various combinations of means of transportation you could use. For example, if you plan to stay for a long period in a region, say Normandy, and then think of moving all the way across the country to ...


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There is a shower in the lower level at the Gare du Nord. And it does cost 6 euro. Unfortunately, it is full of these small flies and it doesn't get cleaned well. The cleaning ladies just spray water after many really dirty people wash up. It's gross. I think that the gare de Austerlitz has cleaner showers.



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