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Other answers show that with daytime trains you can just barely make it in one day if you drive the last leg from Valencia, or you can have a layover in Paris or Barcelona. The former Ellipsos train-hotel service between France and Spain was discontinued in December 2013 when the high-speed train line was opened. However it is still possible to leave ...


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If you really want to make it in one go it should be possible. According to Eurail the fastest itinerary you could follow from Antwerp-Central to Valencia-Terminal is the following. With this itinerary it would take you 13 hours and 45 minutes to get to Valencia. You can see at the bottom that this trip can be taken on a daily basis. It doesn't matter ...


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If it's a friend then according to a previous question on this website, you cannot change the name. This is clearly mentioned on the IRCTC website. Unless there are any other conditions applicable (details of which I believe are not relevant for this case) you cannot transfer the reservation to another friend.


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I am not sure if you have read the Google translation you are linking to, because you're misquoting it. First of all, the minimum suggested transfer time between regional trains on the Trondheim - Oslo - Kristiansand lines (as in your case) is 60 minutes. The 30 minutes you refer to is the suggested transfer time between "other trains". The text does not ...


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I have traveled in Norway on the train network and found it to be exceptionally punctual. However, the journey time from Trondheim to Oslo is around 7 hours, and you only need one small problem to crop up to end up having to pay for a extra segment to Kristiensand. The NSB website shows that it is a possible connection, but flags a warning. Looking at the ...


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Now, I don't have an official source for you, but by news and some of the decent work Lalu Prasad Yadav actually did for the railways, I can tell you that you should ideally be expected to pay the fare difference and nothing else. This is of course only true if there are actually any empty berths available in the sleeper class. If the TTE is corrupt, he ...


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The type of 8-wheel steam locomotive in most of your pictures is know as the 4-4-0, also known as the American. 4-4-0 only describes the wheel pattern, not design features like the conical chimney (to catch sparks on wood-burning locomotives) and the large cowcatcher. Still, this configuration was most popular in the U.S. from the 1860s to the 1880s, which ...


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According to the rules of transport (Beförderungsbedingungen), section 6.3.3 you can show the ticket on a smartphone, tablet or laptop as long as the backlight is turned on and the barcode is shown in full-size: Ersatzweise kann in Zügen das Online-Ticket auch auf dem Display eines mobilen Endgerätes über ein pdf-Anzeigeprogramm vorgezeigt werden, ...


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Travelling from London to Paris by Eurostar, you'll go through checkin, then security, then French Immigration. You won't see anyone from the UKBA, the only people checking your passport + stamping it if required will be French. Travelling from Paris (or Lille) to London by Eurostar, you go through checking, then French exit Immigration checks, then UK ...


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There is no check on the train like there used to be between other EU countries or Switzerland before Schengen. There is a full airport-like passport and security check at the train station so you will get Schengen entry/exit stamps every time (I don't know exactly how UKBA tracks exits but I don't think they stamp passports on exit). In fact, standards ...


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Traveling from the Cologne/Bonn airport (Köln/Bonn Flughafen) to Aachen involves a change of train at the main station in Cologne (Köln Hbf). Between Cologne and Aachen, the service consists mostly of regional trains (RE), with two trains per hour off-peak, plus a few high-speed trains (ICE or Thalys). Between the airport and Cologne, there is a frequent ...


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That depends on the special train. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself. Please note that not all payment methods will be accepted on all trains. For example: on DB long-distance services you can only pay by cash or credit card but not with a German bank card (Girocard). On some local trains you can only pay with coins. So check before boarding. ...


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I think all train lovers will be welcome to this place, even if it is not very widely advertised. Several French sites mention that it is possible to visit this place on saturday afternoon : http://www.tourisme93.com/visites-pour-les-passionnes-des-trains-et-du-chemin-de-fer.html ...


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It is listed in this guidebook (one of the excerpts discusses it), and various other websites describe visiting it, so I guess it's open to the public.


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Until quite recently, one option would've involved a night train. However, with the opening of the high speed line across the French-Spanish border, and the associated through TGV trains, the night trains no longer run between France and Spain. It's basically just daytime TGVs or local trains Your journey will be largely similar to one starting in the UK, ...


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It depends on the type of train, as noted in Aditya Somani's answer. In ICE, IC and EC trains you can buy a ticket in the train without problem (but the ticket will be more expensive than if you bought it online or in the station, see below). In local trains (Interregio-Express, Regional-Express, Regionalbahn, S-Bahn) there's usually a warning printed on the ...


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There are only few trains with ticket machines and they are not always working. But you can download the DB-App (DB Navigator) and buy a ticket with your smartphone. The problem is that smartphone tickets cannot be booked for journeys within local transport associations. So if you need a ticket for a short trip, you need to download an app from the local ...


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If the train is a Deutsche Bahn service and is operated with a conductor yes, but it costs an additional fee. But in many local trains of Deutsche Bahn and other services, there is no regular conductor onboard. In these trains riding without a ticket is always considered fare dodging (which costs double the ticket price, or 40 EUR, whichever is greater). ...


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Short Answer Yes! Typically you will find a ticket conductor on-board who will check tickets in the start. Try to contact him beforehand in order to ensure risk free travel. The ticket conductor can help you purchase a ticket on-board the train. The ticket will be a little bit more expensive, but it is certainly possible. This is clearly mentioned on the ...


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I would suggest you to buy it at the station. I traveled across Germany with a EuRail pass and within Germany it doesn't mandate any reservations. Keeping that in mind, I was always able to get a seat. My parents traveled there last summer too and they although they had a EuRail pass, one of the members who they were traveling with didn't. They were able to ...


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If you try to book a ticket with Voyages-SNCF, you can immediately see if there are free seats in the train. You can even try to place several orders in your shopping cart (for some reason not more than 6 tickets per order) and estimate how many seats are yet available. For the next few days, the IC 200 seem to have at least 20 seats free, so I would assume ...


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My personal experience is a tad rusty, that is, a few years old. I remember this service only runs a few times per week and, specifically in high season, fills up quickly. So, buying in advance seems the right thing to do.


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One activity could be: you choose in turn a thing, an animal or a person. As soon as one see that, his or her points that out to others and awards one point. First one to 10 points wins. Of course you should choose neither things too trivial, nor too rare, but preferably typical of those places. You could play as a team, too: for example parents vs children ...


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Tablets, tablets, tablets! Load 'em up with videos, games and apps before you leave, and they'll be quiet little zombies mesmerized by the glow of the screen for hours on end. Works particularly well if they're not usually allowed to spent a lot of time playing with them. A few caveats: At the luxury end of the spectrum, you may not even need to bring ...


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There are no direct flights from Doncaster-Sheffield Airport (DSA) to any London airport. Sheffield-London uses the Midland Main Line, which is not a particularly fast main railway line. The fastest services take two hours and one minute. Depending on exactly whereabouts in Sheffield you are leaving from, you might be able to use trains from Doncaster, ...


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WikiTravel has a quite extensive guide on Sheffield. Looking for travel options, By Car Google Maps suggests that the distance is coverable by car in 3 hours and is about 160 miles, which seems a reasonable estimate. By Rail London St. Pancras, once per hour, operated by East Midlands Trains. Looking at their website tells me that it would take at ...


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France doesn't have much in the way of long-distance buses. Long-distance transportation is based on the train network, with regional and local buses to connect towns and villages that lack a railway line. There are low-cost long-distance (slower, but cheaper than the train), but almost all of them are for international destinations, because until recently, ...


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There is regular train service between Montpellier and Carcassonne. In fact, on http://en.voyages-sncf.com I found a direct train from Barcelona to Carcassonne which is about 45 to 50 € depending on the day and ticket type. That train takes about 2.5 hours.


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No, you'll not get a refund. RAC tickets are often shared between passengers. You had two tickets and you got one, but often there are cases when you have one ticket and you get half. Meaning, you get to share your berth with a stranger! Indian Railways charges you to transport you from point A to point B. For most cases, traveling is important, and even ...


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From the SBB Web site it seems that all you will need is your daughter’s passport or other official ID (to prove her date of birth) and the fee. You’ll need to give an address as well, which will be printed or written on the travelcard; it’s not clear whether this needs to be an address in Switzerland or your own home address abroad. You’ll get two ...


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According to the SBB website you would get a Swiss Family Card for free, and your daughter would travel for free if the accompanying adult has a valid Swiss Travel System ticket (Swiss Pass, Swiss Holiday Card, etc.). You can get this card either at the ticket office, but you also should be able to get it on-line (if you book your Swiss Travel System ...


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When you go to pick up your new passport, ask to keep the old one. They will void it by clipping a corner or punching a hole through it, but that is sufficient to establish the connection between the passport number on the ticket and your identity.


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First, you usually need a passport or national ID to get on the plane (using web check-in you might get around that, depending on airport, airline and boarding procedure details). Furthermore, Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you ...


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Seat61.com has a lot of info on this train. Prices start at EUR 29 (advanced fare). It's apparently very difficult to book it online but it might possible by phone. Depending on where you are, you might try your luck on raileurope-world.com or loco2.com.


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It does not cover all the regular busses in the country but postbus.at is the main operator and does operate busses you could use. Unfortunately, it's not a part of the national train company (ÖBB) and the website therefore also includes trains, which is why busses do not show up in the search results for this particular journey… rome2rio is another site ...



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