Questions tagged [night-transport]

Questions specifically about transport during the hours of darkness, including availability and fare uplifts.

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How does one sleep in a sleeper train in Europe?

Planning to travel from Germany through several other countries eastward on a sleeper train, I wonder what am I expected to encounter and how am I expected to dress? The tickets say 4 beds per ...
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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?

Each year I go on a city trip with some friends, within Europe. We go around five days, and in recent years we've started visiting several cities in that time. We have a new idea: to cut down on the ...
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Based on departure/arrive local time, how to know if my flight will be entirely at night?

Next September (2014) I will fly on vacation from São Paulo (GRU) to Doha (DOH), leaving at 02:45 (Brazil local time) and arriving at 23:00 (Qatar local time). Assuming that the flight has 13h ...
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Are there any night bus companies, with beds, in Europe?

I heard of companies in South America that travel by night and offer beds in the bus. A friend, recently in Colombia, used them and refered to that as: "very good service, the buses are very high ...
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Etiquette when sharing a sleeping car room with stranger in Europe

Travelling by train by night in a sleeping car is an experience which is rarer those days. In most European night trains, there is an option to book a single bed in a shared room, and it is very ...
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Taxi Services at Didcot

I am traveling to Didcot this week. I am taking train from London and arriving at Didcot very late at night (around 10-11 PM). I want to go to the Harwell campus. There is no public transport ...
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Why are sleeper buses so rare in some parts of the world, yet common in others?

Although night trains frequently have sleeper services, until recently, I had never come across sleeper buses. The man in seat61 reports their existence in Laos, and apparently they are used in N-...
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Is it safe to drive at night in the Canadian Rockies?

As part of a road trip, I am thinking of crossing the Canadian Rockies by car during night time, from Banff, AB to Kamloops, BC. I am aware that some areas in Canada are not recommended to be driven ...
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Is there anything to do during an 8 hour after-midnight layover in Dubai?

We are planning a trip with an 8 hour layover in Dubai spanning from 1am-9am. I am thinking about going to see the city, but is it worth it to do it given the very late night hours? Will at least the ...
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Anything to do for 8h layover in Amsterdam at 1am on a Monday?

We have an 8h layover in Amsterdam starting at about 1am this Monday (Sunday night). We want to explore, but we're not sure if anything will be open, or if we'll just end up wandering the streets with ...
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Getting around Les Arcs when the lifts are closed

I plan on staying at les arcs, arc 2000 this winter. In the resort's site it seems the lifts close at around 17:00. Is there a way to get back to my hotel after the lifts close? For example, ...
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What are the differences betwenn first and second class compartments on SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

I'm currently living in Paris and want to meet up with some friends of mine in Italy. I would love to experience an overnight train. I found a train to Milan on Intercités de Nuit, and I am tempted to ...
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Reaching Rotterdam airport during night hours

is there a way to reach Rotterdam-Den Hague airport from Rotterdam Centraal? Although in the airport's site there is an answer for morning hours, the bus 33 is not a night line. I intend to travel a ...
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London night bus safety

In a few days, I will be traveling alone from London Heathrow to King's Cross station at about 1am via night bus. I have read a lot of conflicting information on the safety of night buses, and I have ...
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Traveling by train over night in Poland, what's the difference between a 6 person couchete and a 6 person cheap couchete?

I am planning a trip in Polish rail. While doing some simulations to find out the best option I was presented with an overnight train that has the following options besides others: 6 persons couchete ...
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Are there any power outlets available in SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

Are there any power outlets available inside SNCF's Intercités de Nuit? Ideally I'd like to know about both second and first class sleeper compartments, and any other possible locations.
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Are there overnight bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong?

I would like to cross the border between Thailand and Laos at Chiang Khong - Huay Xai, and I saw there are buses - direct or not - between Chiang Mai and Chiang Khong. To save some time, I'd like to ...
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Is there a way to spend a night at Paris CDG airport?

I have a connecting flight on Air France from Paris CDG to Toulouse at 8:30 on Saturday whereas my original flight from my home country lands at 19:00 hours at Paris on Friday. This means that I would ...
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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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Is there a night train or bus Saturday/Sunday from Rutesheim to Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden?

I'm travelling from Rutesheim to the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport, and I need to arrive ideally by 8am on a Sunday morning for a 10am flight. Is there any way I can do this by travelling through the ...
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Getting from Pudong Airport to Pudong Avenue area at night

This is kind of an inverse of What is the best way to go to Pudong Airport from downtown Shanghai at night?. My flight lands late enough that metro is closed (and on December 31st!), and I need to get ...
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Rail&Fly: where to buy the reservation for City Night Line trains at Deutsche Bahn? [closed]

I have a plane ticket including a rail@fly ticket for the Deutsche Bahn (DB). I want to use a City Night Line train, which has a compulsory reservation. But where can I find this reservation option? ...
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Does the transit at Budapest on a train from Belgrade to Zagreb count as staying in the Schengen area?

I read that you can take a night train from Belgrade to Zagreb (and I confirmed it in the DB website), but it first goes to Budapest, transfers, and then goes to Zagreb. I also know there's a direct ...
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On the Moscow-Dushanbe train, should I travel in platzkart or kupe for a calm trip?

Both will probably be full when I depart (looking at the Russian railways booking System). I'm not interested in talking to fellow passengers (esp. since my Russian consists of but a few words and ...
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Midnight check-in: Hostel in Paris

I am travelling to Paris on the 22nd of December. I was looking for a youth hostel close to Paris city centre. But the problem is that I will arrive in Paris at midnight. So, I am wondering whether I ...
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How do I purchase tickets for the Night Riviera sleeping compartment?

How do I purchase tickets for the Night Riviera sleeping compartment? I already have my train ticket. I would like to buy online as I live in the USA.
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Night transport from Paris CDG airport to downtown — ticket and price?

The last RER train from Aeroport Charles-de-Gaulle leaves at 23h48. Then there're night buses (Noctilien) leaving twice an hour to Gare du Nord. I was able to find that on the website http://www.ratp....
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How late can I enter a Nightjet Liegewagen or Schlafwagen?

I've noticed that when I try to book a Nightjet ticket from Frankfurt Süd to Berlin (departure 00:54), I can book a seat but not a place in Liegewagen or Schlafwagen. When I try to book the same ...
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Is traveling by bus during the Halloween night a good idea?

I do not celebrate Halloween and I do not like the feasts associated with it. I will be traveling in Uruguay next week. From my experience, the South American people like parties and so on, and it is ...
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How far in advance do tickets on Czech Railways become available near the yearly timetable change?

I would like to buy tickets for the night train from Zurich to Prague around Christmas time. This train is listed as number EN 50467 on the Austrian railways site and as EN 467 on the Czech railways ...
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Arrival 23:00 in Tangiers on Grimaldi Lines ferry

The weekly Grimaldi Lines ferry from Barcelona is scheduled to arrive in Tangiers at 23:00 on Sunday. I don't have a feel for how easy it will subsequently be to get to a (prebooked) hotel. Does the ...
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Does night-driving-friendly, polarized eye-wear exist?

My objective is finding a pair of glasses that would: Cut the glare off Be clear, so that I can see things in the night Cover eyes from front and sides I usually drive my vehicle in the night on ...
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Is there any specific conditions when booking sleeper trains in Italy

I'm planning a trip for four people in Italy this upcoming June 2016. I'm trying to book tickets on a sleeper train from Florence to Tropea and then Tropea to Rome. Going through ACPRail.com and www....
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Riding an Abra at Night (Dubai)

Abras are small Arabic fishing boats and I am informed that Dubai has a cottage industry of using these boats to transport visitors across the Dubai Creek. Is it reasonable to expect one or more boat ...
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Getting to Buffalo Depew Amtrak in the evening

I would like to catch the westbound Lake Shore Limited that departs Buffalo-Depew station at 23:59 (11:59 PM). Is there any public transit from downtown Buffalo around this time (specifically, from ...
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Intercités de Nuit “Espace Privatif" with 2nd class Interrail?

The French Intercites de Nuit offer the option to book Espace Privatif for a supplement. It is available when booking at least one ticket in first class or at least four in second class. For example,...
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Is it possible to go from Probolinggo to Bromo on a motorbike?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to Bromo (Cemoro Lawang) from Probolinggo on a scooter. This looks not only cheaper but also nicer and more fun. My only concern is the state of the ...
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Yogyakarta to mount Merapi by scooter, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to mount Metapi (Selo village) from Yogyakarta by motorbike (scooter). I read Selo village, where the hike to the top of Merapi starts, is about 3h ...
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Is there a website or other resource that list trains with sleeping car?

Traveling by train by itself is an experience, and sleeping on one can be part of that experience. I would like to know if there is a website or other reosource that list trains with sleeping car. ...
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How to go from Gilimanuk to Denpasar?

I want to get to Denpasar from Gilimanuk (Bali, Indonesia) What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or else)? Note that I do NOT have my own car.
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How to go to the airport in Sofia after midnight?

My next flight departs from Sofia on the morning, but I could not find how I can get to the airport from the city centre. The metro does not operate until 5:30 so I can't use as I must arrive before 5:...
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How long does it take to get to Budapest airport (BUD) by bus?

I want to know how long does the bus between Budapest city center and Budapest airport take. I found the official webpage (in english) of the airport where I can take a look at the timetables of the ...
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Long-distance bus tickets with overnight stops

When trying to book a long-distance bus trip in the USA, I was surprised to see that everyone seems to just automatically assume that everyone is willing to spend 40 consecutive (or almost consecutive)...
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Doha layover at night

I'll arrive at Doha, Qatar (Hamad International) at 19:25 and I'll continue my trip at 02:55 so I'll have 7.5 hours at Doha. Is it worth to visit the city at night? What is the travel time to the city?...
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How to get from Poto Tano to Sape (Indonesia)?

I am in Sumbawa Indonesia . I would like to cross Sumbawa from west to east, that is, from Poto Tano to Sape. Is there any transport available for this journey (Public buses, modern buses, shared ...
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Is a bike tout in Ho Chin Minh a scam for tourists?

Walking at night alone (around 23:00 to 4:00) at the center of Ho Chi Minh (mostly district 1), so many touts tried to get me on their bike. I have never got on it, but it might be that they talk to ...
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How reliable is public transport in Colombia?

I’m going to Colombia next month, so that is about the time to make some plans. I am flying to Bogota and 16 days later flying back form Barranquilla. My question is how frequent and how reliable bus ...
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Montreal - Ottawa night connection at Sunday

How I can reach Ottawa from Montreal at the later evening (approximately from 22:00 or even 23:00) at Sunday? Does some public connection (train, night bus or something else) exist?
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Is free WiFi available in a night train from Istanbul to Sofia?

I wonder whether a night train from Istanbul to Sofia (a train that leaves at 22:40 and arrives at 8:45) offers WiFi. Also, if it is available, does the WiFi work decently? (Since on these types of ...
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Transport from Ottawa airport to University area?

What options for transportation from Ottawa international airport (YOW) to the University of Ottawa area? Interested in daytime hours but also middle-of-the-night options (2 AM). Other than renting ...