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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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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'm aware that the Schengen visa allows free movement across 29 countries in the Euro area, but how free is it, exactly? As free as you want it to be. Once your Visa is granted, you can move freely across countries until your permission expires. Please note that even though the UK is in the EU, it is not participating in the Schenghen programme and, as ...


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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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Have not been there for quite a while, but at 6am immigrations/customs should be relatively fast. Domodedovo is outside of Moscow, so you have to take Aeroexpress train, it will bring you to the Paveletskaya subway station (on the south segment of "ring" or "brown" line). See information and schedule here http://www.domodedovo.ru/en/main/getting/1/aero/


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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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So you want to make sure you have a proper identification, and according to the Deutsche Bahn, your bank card is your best bet. I think the question here is that more what makes your card a debit or credit card. It depends on how you want it to behave I have also a bank card that may act as a debit or credit card and have used it extensively either as one ...


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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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"Yes Parrots are Banned in Indian Railways" On asking to officials they replied that carrying parrots are illegal in Indian trains, So you can't carry parrots in Indian Railways. It is good to banned on parrot trade,


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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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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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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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My membership's anniversary recently happened and I am back to the Voyageur status. I could in fact keep my points monnaie and use them for rewards. I could see some lines in the conditions about the expiration of these points though: Le solde de points monnaie d’un client qui passe du statut Grand Voyageur au statut Voyageur est supprimé 6 mois après ...


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The official Iranian Railways company is IRIR (or RAI - not the famous Rai). Its main website is the one @chx mentioned - I should correct it does have a tiny (useless) English version though. A main associate company of RAI is RAJA which comes with a slightly better website . RAJA once completely belonged to RAI (~ until 2010) but now its shares are ...


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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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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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Based on a look through British accident investigations from the past decade, the safest place is towards (but not at) the rear of the train. Passenger trains tend to derail starting at the front, due to track faults or driving errors (this is in contrast to freight trains, which tend to derail in the middle from suspension or wheel faults). Riding ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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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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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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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 identification card needs to be swipeable, and passports do not meeting this criteria. The identification card is swiped at the same time that the online ticket is scanned by the conductor, and this data is saved by DB. This helps ensure the ticket is being used by the person it was intended for. I personally have never seen a conductor let this ...


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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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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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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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As of May 2015, Cherbourg-Paris cannot be done entirely on a TER, but rather on an Intercités train. The fare conditions of a SNCF ticket (cardboard or e-ticket) are usually listed on the ticket. For an Intercités ticket bought on voyages-sncf.com (tgv-europe.com no longer exists) on the Leisure fare for Cherbourg-Paris, it is possible to cancel it for free ...


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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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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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"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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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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From experience I say 3 months, but not sure whether that is 90 days regardless of length of the months, or same day of the week or same date regardless of month. You will have to check out a few trains and keep an eye out just before the expected period. The one exception I have seen on this rule is the Eurostar, which allows a 4 month early booking, ...


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Yes - Eskilstuna is a nice option. The obvious ones near Stockholm (that some may consider tourist traps) are: Vaxholm (reachable by bus or boat) Mariefred (with the interesting Gripsholms Castle) Sigtuna (old city with several medieval church ruins) Other options are: Uppsala (with a cathedral and old royal burial grounds) Strängnäs (nice old small ...


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I think that this question will be closed as primary-opinion based, but still want to add that the best way to investigate a country is avoiding the trourist traps and select not first option you can find. I suggest you the Eskilstuna city, there are a lot of museums there, zoo and park recreation zone you can walk in, and it is situated not very far from ...


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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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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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Buy a SmartTrip card. When you arrive at the kiosk, wave your SmartTrip card across the white circular reader on the kiosk. The kiosk will show you your balance. Add additional funds. (You can check your station destination to get an exact amount.) The kiosk will remind you wave your card across the reader to complete the transaction. Use the card to ...


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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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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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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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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 baggage policy lists "Bicycle box (for non-travellers)" for $20 "available in certain stations only". Also, https://greyhound.ca/en/ticketsandtravel/baggageinformation.aspx Bicycle boxes are available from Greyhound Courier Express at selected terminals for $10 each (plus GST). Perhaps the Greyhound box is large enough too.


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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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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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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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http://www.vta.org/getting-around/Riders-Tips/Dos-and-Donts No food on VTA. From the bus link provided in the first answer, "Food consumption is not allowed on VTA buses. Non-alcoholic drinks can be consumed if in a sealed commuter mug. No plastic or paper cups." So a normal "sealed" commuter mug is fine. Although the links don't explicitly say a commuter ...


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I would recommend one of two options: Go to the ticket window at the station, not a machine. The machines are quick if you know exactly what you want, but the ticket office staff know the system much better than anyone and are able to help if you're not sure exactly what you need. Buy (or at least search for) your ticket online. You can say exactly what ...


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No, there will be no refund. The Indian railway states RAC(reservation Against Cancellation) as: The passengers whose names figure under R.A.C., are provided reserved sitting accommodation initially and are likely to get berths becoming vacant due to last minutes cancellation of reservation of passengers not turning up in time before the departure of the ...


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Indian railways is having many quotas. There are 18 in total as listed here GN General Quota LD Ladies Quota HO Head quarters/high official Quota DF Defence Quota PH Parliament house Quota FT Foreign Tourist Quota DP Duty Pass Quota CK Tatkal Quota SS Female(above 45 Year)/Senior Citizen/Travelling alone HP Physically Handicapped Quota RE ...


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On the map page of the STIB that you mention, you just have to click on "Consultez le plan dynamique" to open the dynamic map. Trains are the dash white and blue lines. Stations have a logo with a white train on a blue background. In practice you don't have to bother about this. Whenever the train is an option, the STIB journey planner will show it and ...



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