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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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As stated in the comments, you can't just buy a surcharge. All seats on Thalys (like Eurostar) are prebooked with no standing room, so just walking up and boarding isn't going to work. You'll have to ask to get your ticket converted, take another train, or buy a separate Thalys ticket and eat the extra cost (I wouldn't, the time saved isn't worth it).


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I remember seeing trainset types listed in printed timetables for sale in bookstores (and sometimes in the station) in Japan. They look something like this. I also found this website (in Japanese) that lists some trainset types, but it does it line-by-line, so from Tokyo to Omiya you end up having to check multiple shinkansen line schedules. It's also hard ...


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May depend on country but in my experience an infant doesn't get named as they don't get a seat of their own (whereas from age 2 a child does). I doubt it'll cause any problems.


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Wifi is available on the majority of ICE trains (>90%), but it is not guaranteed to work (so you won't get a rebate in case it does not work). Also, Wifi is only available on certain tracks, as seen on this map: http://www.bahn.de/p/view/mdb/bahnintern/mdb_174376_karte_railnet_2015.pdf Whether you get Internet on your trip also depends on the route that ...


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Eurail Pass Explained In general the Eurail pass is valid on train lines only. Metropolitan public transport is usually not included in such rail-passes. The Man in Seat 61 says: Railpasses cover all the trains run by the main national train operator in each country covered by the pass, including local trains, suburban trains, regional trains, ...


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It is hard to advise for or against Railpasses, such as Eurail or Interrail. The Man in Seat 61 lists some arguments. Without knowing where you want to go, how flexible you want to be and how old you are, it is difficult to advise for or against. There is also a thread on this site: What is preferable, Eurail Pass or Buying Pass on the spot? In ...


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Your best bet is to take the Malpensa Express to either Milano Centrale or Milano Porta Garibaldi, and from there take a high speed train to Firenze. This can be either Trenitala's Freccia Rossa from Centrale, or Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori's Italo leaving from Porta Garibaldi. All the links provided allow you to book the tickets in advance. The reason you ...


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In the case of the UK, the earliest bookable tickets offered by National Rail are Advance Tickets. These are discounted early-bird single journey fares, available in limited numbers and with strict conditions. Advanced tickets are valid only for the selected journey (although they are changeable prior to departure) and non-refundable. Turns out that ...


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Indeed, it means that on that day, the train will not run as usual. However, only a portion will be different. The ICBrussels train runs between Amsterdam and Brussels, through Den Haag and Roosendaal. According to the message you saw, your train will run only between Roosendaal and Brussels. You will have to find another way to go from Den Haag to ...


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I have run your journey on the Dutch as well as the International version of the NS rail planner and on neither I get a warning for works on the tracks. It might have been that you have checked your journey on a day there were works, but I do not see any advertised for 24th of May, 2015. It might be that there will be work on the tracks but at this time the ...


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You can find the site at http://www.rai.ir/ but AFAIK it's Persian only. I am slightly curious as to what you searched for on Google, really:


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There are train passes where you can just hop on a regular train with just the pass in hand (Thalys is a different animal). And in general (once again: not the Thalys) you don't need a reserved seat. So, there's no such thing as a train selling out. Given there is one like every 30 minutes it's reasonable to think they don't.


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The Amsterdam to Rotterdam travel has three kinds of trains, the normal speed commuter trains and the high speed trains within the Netherlands and lastly the International high speed trains to Paris. Tickets for the trains within the Netherlands are not timed and you can use any train on the day you have the ticket for. If you want to use the high speed ...


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This email enquiry (redacted)... Resulted in this reply... To access our Eurostar Business Lounge you will either need a Eurostar Business Premier ticket or be a Carte Blanche member. Alternatively, if you have a black American Amex card, you will also be able to access our Business Lounge. Source: Email from Sanne Van Veldt This reply does ...


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About your question on whether it is “possible to search for dates when the cheapest fares apply”: SNCF offers a “best price calendar”. After you select stations and an approximate date of travel, you get a calendar with a price for each date, which is the price of the cheapest ticket still available on that date. Selecting a date shows you the train details ...


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You have got some good answers already but if you want to explore what's possible with the train, one nifty tool is the DB “Sparpreis finder”. It's basically another interface to their booking engine but instead of specifying a time and seeing a handful of detailed connections ordered chronologically, you can specify a date and see all connections ordered by ...


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Do you know about Mitfahrergelegenheit (Carpool)? Though it's more than just carpooling, it includes buses and trains. This website is a good start. From my experience and experiences of others, it's mostly safe and you also get to meet new people.


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The best website to plan a trip in europe like an InterRail is http://www.eurorailplanner.com/


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The fastest option is to take an ICE train to Nuremberg and travel onward by bus from there. Total travel time is around 7.5 hours. The ICE trains as well as most buses between Nuremberg and Prague are sold through Bahn.de, if you book well in advance you can get tickets for around 40 euro, buying on departure at the station can cost upwards of 150 euro. ...


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If it has to be simultaneously cheap and time-saving, it will be hard to beat the plane. You may consider a trip by bus. It takes roughly 10 hours and is probably cheaper than the plane if you plan on a short notice. See e.g. here: https://www.busradar.com/ 10 hours is also the duration of a day-time train, via Berlin. There are combined train/bus routes, ...


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According to Wikipedia, the Keikyū Airport Line is the 6.5km stretch from Haneda to Keikyū Kamada, at which the line changes name and becomes Keikyū Main Line. Since the Airport Line offers Airport Express service from Haneda to your destination, you shouldn't have to change train at Kamada. Moreover this is reflected in the screenshot you posted which all ...


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After some researching myself, I have come up with some of my own finds. The The Eureka locomotive from the old Eureka and Palisade Railroad seems to sometimes run on the Durango and Silverton line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MnDBhzMc7Q There is also the Virginia and Truckee 22 Inyo locomotive which runs / ran on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad ...


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Indian Railways has approximately 1 bazillion different quotas (Tatkal, Foreign Tourist, Handicapped, Ladies, ...), but as far as I'm aware, online bookings are not one of them: both ticket counter and online bookings use the same quotas. If you're getting different answers online and in person, you're presumably looking at different ...



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