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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 train station is at the airport. You have to take up two (or three) escalators from the platform and then walk for approximately 50 meters to arrive at the check-in. There is only one terminal, so it will take you 5-10 minutes at most to go from the platform to check-in. It is a rather small airport and you should be able to find it without problems. ...


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Edit: on closer inspection (thanks Krist van Besien for the seat61 link) it seems that sadly, the only practical options really are coach with ID or Eurolines (cheap, £20-£50ish depending on advance booking, but 5hr+), or Eurostar. Train > Ferry > Train Many possible routes, here's the fastest: High speed train from St Pancreas to Dover: around 1hr ...


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It would be a tight squeeze, but depending on where you're starting in London, there's one theoretical alternative: flying via Paris. For example: Catch flight AF1981 from Heathrow at 12:15 PM, arriving Paris-CDG terminal 2E at 2:35 PM (1:35 PM London time). Catch the TGV Est 5425 at 3:07 PM from Aeroport-CDG (directly under T2), arriving in Lille at 4:01 ...


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The train between Nice and Monaco is a regularly scheduled, frequent local train service. Unless things are significantly different during the Grand Prix weekend, there is no way to reserve a particular seat so buying a ticket in advance wouldn't really help. I was there not too long ago and I think I booked the tickets online using the SNCF mobile app. ...


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Taipei to Keelung is effectively a suburban service, there are trains every 15-20 minutes and reservations are not required (or even possible for most trains?). And even for long-distance trains, advance reservations are generally not necessary, unless you're traveling at peak season (eg. Chinese New Year) or on some special train (eg. the Alishan Mountain ...


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You could take the rather pleasant Silver Ferry service from Hachinohe to Tomakomai if you have a few hours to spare and would rather do so on a boat than on a train. The transfers from your desired start / end points only take 20 minutes (from Misawa to Hachinohe) and about 45 minutes (from Tomakomai to Sapporo). In total you're looking at 12,500 JPY for ...


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The one faster alternative would be to go to Aomori and fly from there to Sapporo, there are direct flights on both JAL and ANA. However, this is considerably more expensive (~US$190). Personally, I'd be tempted to drive, unlike most of Japan a car is quite handy in Hokkaido. Sapporo is a nice enough city, but the real attractions in the countryside. ...


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It's certainly doable. If you have a French rental car, you will need to either leave the motorway in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and go to Ferney-Voltaire using the secondary road network or buy a CHF 40 motorway vignette for Switzerland as the car most likely will not have one. Train is also quite convenient but goes to the Swiss side, the duration of the ...


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This will at least give you the on-time percentage: on-time percentage. However, I don't know of anything that will give you exact numbers, but in my experience it usually ends up being 90-120 minutes if it's delayed, but it can vary widely.


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Your friend probably simply meant another product, the “rail pass”: Travel alone or with others for the low price of only € 7.60 per trip. The Rail Pass takes you where and when you want to go. Discount pass: 10 journeys for € 76 in 2nd class To any destination in Belgium 1 or more passengers on one Rail Pass No restrictions for a year ...


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As far as I could see, last year, when I was waiting for a TGV at Lille Europe station, an Eurostar train for Brussels called on the same platform I would board my train later. Doors opened, passengers got off then the train departed. In this part of the station like any other in France, the access is open; the usual Eurostar security checks are only for ...


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This blog post on the Capitaine Train site explains that to get the cheapest fares on Thalys and many other European carriers, you need to book well in advance. In the case of Thalys, their booking window opens 90 days before the date of travel, so most of the cheapest fares will be snapped up early in that window. If you only find a need to travel, say, a ...


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It's really in the airport (which is itself not very big but not so efficient for its size). Arriving: Out of the baggage claim, take left, walk 50-100m tops, you are already in the station (the actual tracks run underneath the airport). In the other direction you need to take some escalators, find the right check-in desk and then take some other escalators ...


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Regional train tickets are valid on any train of the day when you buy the ticket at the station. You only have to validate it before getting on the train. The price of the ticket does not change over time (I mean booking early does not make it cheaper) and every regional train is the same price. Therefore I would recommend to just buy a round-trip ticket ...


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FWIW, an update to the answers… In Switzerland, domestic tilting trains are marked ICN (as it has been said). Tilting train sets may occasionally appear in non-ICN-marked services (a good example is the service between Basel SBB and Zürich Airport which do not serve Zürich HB). Tilting trains are also used on some (most) EC connections between Switzerland ...


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You can easily visit Mysore within a day. I stay in Bangalore and Mysore is about 150 odd kms only. Train is a bit of an issue when it comes to availability. I usually take a motorcycle. There are lots of really nice places along the highway. Couple of must try delicacies like Biddady's Tadde idly. I would suggest you enjoy the journey as well by going by a ...


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If an e-ticket consists of partially confirmed and partially wait list, all the names present on the E-Ticket are added on the reservation chart and you can travel since the Ticket will be considered valid during the journey. For confirmation, you can visit the following section of IRCTC website: https://www.irctc.co.in/beta_htmls/Waitlisted_E-Ticket.html ...


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Any waitlisted seat on e-ticket are cancelled as soon as the chart is prepated. And the 100% ticket amount for the waitlisted seat is refund to the account that was charged. If you travel with such an e-ticket, you will be considered travelling without ticket and you will be fined. You still have a long time for the ticket to confirm however my experience ...


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Actually the simplest answer to your question is Yes. The airport of Geneva, although situated in Switzerland, is an international airport and has a French section. It can be accessed from France without passing the Swiss customs, through a special road (route douanière). There are car rentals at the French section of the Airport, for exemple Sixt. This ...


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If you decide to rent a car, beware that not all rental companies will accept taking a car in Lyon and dropping it off in Geneva (a different country). Those that do will likely charge extra for it (in addition to the motorway surcharge). Normally 12:30 should be plenty of time to catch a train from Lyon. The airport website mentions an 8:38 departure with ...


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Saturday will be just fine, but be prepared for Sunday. Don't need to book a open return. Just mention going to Monaco at the counter. Book a day before or else you will have to get a ticket(which is quick) and queue for the train. The queue moves very slowly as they don't put extra trains for the F1 weekend. Very unlike Silverstone. Trains are packed, so ...


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First of all, if the station C is enroute station A and B, you can't take a ticket from A to C and use it in the way described even from a booking window. However, if the station B lies between stations A and C, and you want to travel from A to C, you can buy a ticket from A to C and then do two reservations of it. The first reservation would be combined ...



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