Questions tagged [overland]

Travel by land-based means such as car, bus, train, foot, or horseback, as opposed to air, water, or space travel.

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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel? [duplicate]

This may be a bit of an odd question, but is it possible to make it to Japan without using an airplane. I have an inner ear disease and the last time I flew, it literally left me incapacitated for a ...
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What is a safe overland route from Europe to India using public transport?

The traditional Hippie trail included Afghanistan and Pakistan which most people now consider unsafe to travel through. Even if one would decide to go through Pakistan, is it possible to get to the ...
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Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

India and China both have extensive national rail networks. Is it possible to travel by train/rail between India and China? I have found several articles (e.g. at The Hindu and at India Today) ...
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Can I travel to North Korea overland (via train)?

I understand there's only one company that actually does the North Korea tours (although a lot of other tour agencies will allow you to book through them). I am wondering if they have an option to ...
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Driving through every country in Europe

I'm thinking about planning a trip where I drive though every country in Europe. I know that there are people who have driven though every state in the US. There is information online about their ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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How can I travel between US towns without flying?

Can you help me decide, what type of transport can I use to travel from one US town to another (it will be a big journey), without flying? Are buses available, and is there any more suitable method ...
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Are there ways to keep long-distance land transport costs down in France when not planning in advance?

Ten years ago I travelled around Europe for the first time and in some countries I was very frustrated by high cost of trains and lack of alternatives to them. I remember being in Cannes with a ...
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Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?

There's a lot of (sometimes contradictory) information to be found around the internet about a Carnet de Passage. The linked Wikipedia article, for instance says that a Carnet de Passage is ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [closed]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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How can one get a permit to drive the Chinese section of Karakoram Highway with a foreign truck?

To get from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, one needs to drive through an 575 km section inside China, the one from "Irkeshtam Port, 309 Provincial Road, Ulugqat, Kizilsu, Xinjiang, China" to "Kunjirap Daban, ...
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What is the safest way to travel from Tehran to North-Pakistan?

What is the safest way to go from Tehran to Hunza (North Pakistan)? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible. Note: I am aware it will not be 100% safe anyway.
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How Safe are Train Rides in the U.S.?

I've used the train in the U.K. with no problem, but I don't know what to expect in the U.S. How safe it is to travel via train in the U.S.? For example, is it safe for me to travel from the east ...
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Are there any formal religious pilgrimage journeys to take in the USA or Canada?

In Europe, there are specific formalized paths to take when going on many religious, especially Roman Catholic, pilgrimages. In at least some cases, traveling along a specific route is a specific ...
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Is it possible to travel through Burma (Myanmar), entering at one border crossing and exiting at another?

I know that it is possible to enter Burma/Myanmar from several border crossing with neighbouring countries, and I'm pretty sure that from some of them at least you do not have to be on a package tour. ...
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Is there an overland route to Kashmir from Europe?

I want to travel to Kashmir from Europe. I know that I can easily go to Russia, but what next? What will be the route from there? If I go to Pakistani-administered Kashmir, will I be able to cross the ...
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How to get from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile by land

I want to get from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago de Chile by land. What is the recommended route and what are the alternatives? Aprox. how much it costs and how long does it takes? Where can I ...
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What is the northernmost location on the north american continent, reachable by four-wheel drive?

Since my original plan (Driving to Barrow, Alaska) seems impossible without turning the start of my world-trip into a major overland expedition, I'm trying to find out what the most northern location ...
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How far away can I get with my car starting in Amsterdam?

It is a question I have been dreaming about since I can remember. Could I for example drive to Argentina from Amsterdam, or can I drive all the way to South-africa? What are the extremities of a get-...
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How to get from Delhi to Kathmandu overland?

I am going to Nepal and probably, same as everyone, through Delhi. I was considering going overland from Delhi to Kathmandu, however I have found many posts that advise against it in favor of a flight....
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Is it possible for a foreigner to drive through (mainland) China in a foreign-registered car?

Is it possible to drive through mainland China, for example for transit from Kazakhstan to Vietnam, as a non-Chinese citizen, in an own car/van/truck? This is about an European Union citizen, trying ...
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Getting to Barrow, Alaska overland

I would like to drive to Barrow, Alaska. Mainly because it is the northernmost inhabited place still on the north American continent. However, I understand there are no regular roads going to the ...
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Getting from Halifax, Canada to the US by bus/train?

I'm considering going all the way across to Halifax, Nova Scotia, but am having trouble finding information on getting from there down to the USA (Boston in particular). I gather it's 22 hours by ...
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Quickest way from London to Dubai without flying?

This is a question from a friend not (yet!) on Travel.SE... From London, what is the quickest way to get to Dubai (via trains, buses, ferries etc) without flying? (My usual advice of "just check ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

I know there is very similar question, however it was in 2011 and many things have changed since then. Now is 2016. I'm interested in public transportation overland (buses, trains), least - oversea, ...
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When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?

When travelling overland in Russia (i.e. not on the Trans-Siberian) I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money? I know there are some gotchas with ...
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Is there a land route from China through Mongolia to Tuva?

So those of you with an interest in Richard Feynman, throat singing, or bits of the world your friends have never heard of probably know of a place north of Mongolia located in Siberia, Russa called ...
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Getting to Australia from overseas cheaply and not by air?

I really thought this had been asked before but can't find such a question. I'm looking for either a website or guidebook or detailed directions on how to arrive in Australia from another country ...
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Can I get a Saudi Arabian transit visa if driving from UAE to Jordan by car?

Is it possible to get Saudi Arabia transit visa in Dubai for overland crossing to Jordan? I plan to travel Africa by 4WD. The idea is to visit Iran first, take a ferry from Bandar Abbas to Emirates ...
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Is there a way to get from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa with terrestrial public transport?

How can I travel overland from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa by terrestrial public transport? (Meaning I don't have a vehicle and don't want to drive or hitchhike.) Bus, train, and the like. I care ...
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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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Is there another way to cross the Iran-Pakistan border overland? i.e. not going via Zahedan/Quetta?

It would be ideal to cross the border further down by the coast and away from the specifically dangerous areas near the Afghan border.
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Which routes are possible from anywhere on peninsular Southeast Asia to The Philippines without flying?

First up, don't submit answers or comments telling me to "just fly". I don't care if that's easier or even cheaper. That would not be a question requiring travel experts. Secondly, I know full well ...
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Foreign car insurance for Canada and/or the U.S

Still working on my plan to Ship my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S. We're planning on leaving early January. Shipping turns out not to be the problem. However, the next hurdle is: car insurance....
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Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying?

I'm planning a trip and one of my main points is not to fly unless absolutely necessary. My biggest problem is how to cross from Asia to America without a plane. If it's absolutely impossible to cross ...
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Land transportation between Asunción, Paraguay and Santiago, Chile

I just booked my flight from Asunción to Santiago, but it occurred to me that given how short of a trip it is (based on the flight time, anyway), I started wondering if I might have been able to make ...
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What is the best way to travel around Israel and Palestine?

I am want to go to travel around Israel and Palestine (ideally most places other than the Gaza Strip) what is the most practical way to get about? Is it best to hire a car? - I've heard its hard to ...
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Overland trip in Uganda with camping

I'm looking at a overland trip in Uganda, approximately 14 days. I am ok with some amount of camping, but I'm not terribly interested in the "dig your own hole" sort of camping. I'd like to do it ...
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Cheapest way of getting from Tel Aviv to Amman as an Israeli citizen?

Is it possible for an Israeli citizen to get from Tel Aviv to Amman for less than $400 (cost of a direct round-trip flight)? I see that there is relatively straightforward border crossing through ...
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Overlanding in Egypt without a carnet de passage?

I know some people have entered Egypt without a Carnet de Passage so I know it is possible, what I need to know is how long can you drive it in Egypt that way, I know with a Carnet it is 6 months ...
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What is the safest way to travel from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China)?

What is the safest way to go from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China) ? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible.
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If I enter the US by land, not needing ESTA, would I then need ESTA to enter by air 3 days later?

I am a UK citizen, and therefore qualify for the USA's Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If I enter by air or sea I need to apply for (and pay for) ESTA beforehand. If I enter by land, I don't need ESTA. But ...
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Overland route from Southeast Asia (Malaysia) to South Asia (India, Nepal, or Pakistan)

I'm contemplating an overland advernture trip starting in Southeast Asia (possibly Malaysia or Singapore) to South Asia, ideally to the Hunza Valley in Pakistan, but just getting as far as any entry ...
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Is it possible to go directly from Siem Reap to Vientiane over land?

I'm planning on going to Vientiane in Laos, but I wanted to cross over land from Cambodia. Are there direct bus connections from Siem Reap to Vientiane, and if so, how long does the journey take? I ...
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Are there transport options in Costa Rica than can be shared between travelers?

I am aware of public buses, flights, and shuttle bus companies Grayline and Interbus Do you have other suggestions? Are there easy ways to book shared cars or shuttles with other travelers? Do you ...
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Chennai to Pune - bus or train?

Summary: I'm looking for the best photo-taking reasonably priced journey experience when travelling by land from Chennai to Pune in India. This seems to leave a bus vs train choice. Car travel ...
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Mexican entry tax overland from Belize

I arrived to Mexico from Belize yesterday. We travelled overland and arrived at the immigration area (subteniente López I believe). After a long queue to the migration official, he insisted we had to ...
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Fly into Singapore or Kuala Lumpur on one-way ticket to begin overlanding trip?

I want to begin my next big overlanding trip by flying from Sydney (home) to either Singapore or Malaysia on a one-way ticket. I will fly home from an as-yet unknown location when my money runs down ...
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Would it be safe to travel from Europe to South-East Asia overland with an ex-USSR-military truck?

I am thinking of travelling overland from Europe to South-East Asia with my own truck, but I concerned about personal safety in some areas. I am concerned about my safety, driving from Europe, via ...
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Is it possible to drive from India to Thailand in own car?

Can an person with an EU passport drive with an own truck, taken from Europe, from India to Thailand? Please note that the requirement is to drive an own, highly special vehicle from Europe to ...