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Questions tagged [public-transport]

All means of shared transportation available to the general public including buses, trains, airlines, shared taxis, etc. Where relevant select a more specific tag. Perhaps: [atac], [london-underground], [oyster-card], [ratp], [tallinja-cards], [tfl]

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Transportation in Netherlands: to and around Amsterdam

In June, I plan to visit Amsterdam for 4 days. We will need to travel to Hoofdorp and Bussum to visit relatives. In the past I have stayed at hotels in the Hoofdorp area that provide parking as part ...
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Where can I get to by ferry from Aberdeen Pier in Hong Kong?

According to this website, there are direct ferries from Aberdeen Pier, Hong Kong to Sok Wu Wan on the Lamma Island. Are there ferries from Aberdeen to other places? For example, to Mui Wo (or other ...
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Understanding the Washington DC Metro Ticket Machines

I have visited Washington once before. It was a wonderful 3 days in the capital only spoilt by our utter and total confusion for the metro ticket machines. This confusion was so much that we had to ...
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Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?

The advice to visitors to London always used to be to procure an Oyster card. Given that Transport for London now accept (in fact, have accepted for a while) Contactless credit/debit cards (and Apple ...
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Getting an Easy Card in TPE airport?

Can I buy an Easy Card in TPE (and load it with money)? Can I use a credit card for that, or do I need to have NTD in cash to do that?
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How to search for accessible routes? (In case, Seattle)

When arriving to my Airbnb close to the Montlake Boulevard Market, I found there are a number of stairs to climb from the Montlake Freeway Station. But there are other bus stops in the immediate ...
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3 weeks in Japan : should I get a 21 days or a 14 days JR? [closed]

I'm going with my girlfriend to Japan on April 29th. It is the Golden Week at that time, so we decided to stay within Tokyo at the beginning, and to go out only on the May 5th - to match the end of ...
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Practical aspects of security when travelling in India

This question is asked about travel in India as there may be useful specifics I can learn. It will probably also be useful elsewhere. Notes at the end explain my general circumstances. I intend to ...
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How do I use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) bridge?

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge is scheduled to open on July 1st October 23rd, 2018. There will apparently be buses every 5-15 minutes between the three cities, but I'm having trouble ...
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Is there a daily fare cap on the Taipei MRT?

My wife is Taiwanese, so every couple of years we visit her family in Taipei. I generally know my way around the Taipei MRT network, so for a laugh I'm planning to attempt Taipei's equivalent of the ...
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When should I buy a clipper card after flying to Oakland?

As far as I understand, there are no clipper card vending machines at Oakland International Airport (OAK). But there is one at Coliseum Station. If I plan to buy a clipper card anyway, should I do ...
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From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit

I'll be landing at San Francisco International Airport, and my final destination is Silicon Valley. To be precise, I want to get to the VTA light rail line from Mountain View, but more general advice ...
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How far into Washington, DC should I drive before taking the Metro?

I plan to drive to Washington, DC, but my understanding is that the Metro is far better than driving for actually getting around downtown DC. First of all, is that assumption correct? Assuming the ...
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Getting from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City

What's the optimal way to get from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City by public transportation? According to Google Maps, there is bus 7211, but it takes almost 2 hrs to travel only 15 km (I don't ...
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Getting from Macau Airport to Macau

What's the best way to get from MFM airport to Macau (for definiteness, the area near Vasco da Gama Garden) around 6:30 PM on a weekday? According to this website, there are free shuttles. But that ...
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Which type of transport tickets for 4 days: IDF or Paris Pass?

I am a senior female solo traveller, I'm going to Paris for the first time in September for 4 days. Is it best to get the IDF tickets or the Paris pass? How would I validate the ticket? Do I need ...
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Entering Romania on a Bulgarian visa

I am an Egyptian travelling to Bulgaria. I only have a Bulgarian visa. Can I fly to Bucharest (Romania) for 2 days with my Bulgarian visa and then travel to Bulgaria? If it's possible, will I have ...
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Does the post office at Budapest airport accept credit cards?

I'm planning to buy some public transport tickets at the post office at the airport; and I am wondering if they accept credit cards or just debit cards and cash. Also, will they take Euros?
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Travel (with public transportation) in New England [closed]

I am planning to travel a bit around in New England. Myself: I'm a 28 yo guy and I'll be travelling alone; Period: From the 15th of May for about a week or two; Transportation: I don't have a ...
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How to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief, Doubs, France by public transport?

I will be travelling to Métabief, France. My flight will arrive at Geneva Airport on 16 June (Sunday) around 7.30am. I would like to know how to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief by public ...
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München to Thierhaupten

How can I go from München to Thierhaupten cheaply?I am a student and I am looking for a easy and safe way to travel. Would be so helpful if someone could offer me advice
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Sarajevo to Budapest

Now that the Sarajevo-Budapest train has stopped running (and given that there's no direct bus) what is the best way to go between Sarajevo and Hungary? Someone suggested to start with a bus from ...
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Transportation card in Taiwan

Is there a universal transportation card that is valid for MTR and buses all over the Taiwan? Or do I have to buy a new card each time I visit a new city in Taiwan? If there is no universal card, I ...
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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The last time I flew into JFK, I took the "free" AirTrain from the terminal out to the subway. I was rather surprised and annoyed, on getting to the subway transfer, to discover that it wasn't free ...
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Rome Metro Line C (Pigneto station) - is it open?

I am planning a trip to Rome for early October 2019. I found some good deals on accommodation near Pigneto metro station. However, I find conflicting information about that station and line C in ...
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Seoul Station to Hongdae at 1-2 AM

I will be arriving at around 11:45 PM at Incheon and will need to get to Hongdae afterwards. I looked it up and AREX closes at 10:45 PM but there would be buses that are available at around 12-1:20 AM ...
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Transfer from Jakarta Airport Link to MRT?

As I type this, the Jakarta MRT is scheduled to open next week. BNI City (fka Sudirman Baru) station on the Airport Rail Link appears to be quite close (~500m) to the upcoming MRT Dukuh Atas station, ...
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How Berlin BVG yearly subscription works

I am new in Berlin. I liked the public transport system very much. I ordered BVG yearly ticket online, and I didn't received the ticket by mail, since there was an issue with address the mail bounced ...
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Getting around San Francisco on a 3-day trip

I'll be visiting San Francisco for 3 days. I will use BART to commute from/to the airport and also to/from Berkeley. From what I found out, it's easiest to get a clipper card on arrival. But can I use ...
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Are all trains/buses within the EU non-smoking? What about smoking on platforms?

No, I'm not a smoker, but some friends coming on a trip with me are, and they want to know what their options are (I suppose some of the 12+ hour journeys we have planned frighten them). Personally, ...
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Cheap way to travel last minute across France by public transport?

The starting point and end point are not very important, but it will probably be Lille (~Belgium border) and end point around Hendaye (~Spanish border) I am planning to spend ~3 days crossing. Time ...
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How to buy tickets for Stockholm metro?

Is whole Stockholm subway in one zone (A zone)? How much does cost one ride for Stockholm metro? Where I can buy tickets?
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Traveling from Tirana, Albania to Korce, Albania [closed]

What is the preferred method to travel from Tirana to Korce, Albania? I believe Korce was fairly difficult to get to due to road conditions in the early 2000's but don't know how conditions are in ...
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Best option between downtown Los Angeles and LAX

I'm planning to visiting LA soon and will need to use public transit to/from the airport. The place I'm staying is on the Antelope Valley Metrolink line, so it looks like the best way to get to the ...
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How should I behave during a bus robbery in South America?

Upon planning for a trip through Chile, Bolivia and Peru, I have encountered several personal accounts of (armed) robberies of overland buses between tourist destinations, especially in Bolivia and ...
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Least stressful method of travelling around Paris

In London I can get one day travel card for the underground train, - it might not always be the absolute cheapest but I nearly always end up getting one. And if I were a tourist I would definitely ...
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How do I get the 'Paris Visite' ticket?

Where can I buy the Paris Visite ticket? (I live in Brazil). Also, how do I calculate whether it is going to be cheaper than just buying single tickets?
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Can one use a TER train inside Île-de-France with an Île-de-France pass?

If one is taking a TER or Intercités for a journey entirely inside Île-de-France, can one use an Île-de-France pass such as Navigo, Mobilis, or Ticket Jeunes Weekend valid for the appropriate zones? ...
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Travel from Matsumoto Japan to Kazeya Hotel in Shin-Hotaka, Okuhida

It appears there are regular buses that run between Matsumoto and Takayama, but I'm staying at a hotel called Kazeya that is a bit off the route, supposedly in the Okuhida Hot Spring Villages. I'm ...
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What time does the Seoul subway system open in the morning?

A friend of mine at my hostel here in Seoul needs to get to Gimpo Airport in the morning and is asking what time the subway system commences operation. I've looked at the Wikitravel page for Seoul ...
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Is there a Paris equivalent of London's Oyster Pay-As-You-Go?

When travelling around London, I usually follow the standing advice and use an Oyster pay-as-you-go card for my tube/bus/train/dlr journeys. It works well, as I can load some cash on every so often, ...
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Cheapest scheduled summer public transport from Vancouver to Whistler and back?

I'd like to head up to Whistler to do some paddleboarding and hiking. However, I don't have a car. I could use the car co-ops, or there may well just be a cheap and easy bus, train or plane. So ...
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Ceuta to Tangier by foot and train?

This question consists of two parts: Is it possible to walk from Ceuta to Tanger Med along the coast? There seem to be roads and/or beaches along some of the Moroccan coastline, but not all of it – ...
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Munich - how can I quickly figure out which station belongs to what ring?

I'm looking for a resource (web app, phone app or whatever) where I can quickly check which S-bahn or U-bahn station belong to a particular Ring. I'm asking because here's what it looks like ...
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Toronto to Niagara Falls - Public transport or hire car?

I have read the answers to a similar question about travelling from Toronto to Niagara Falls. However that question was asked a few years ago and the train systems and traffic congestion in Toronto ...
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UK last train cancellation and unhelpful staff - what to do?

Last night, we were planning to travel on the last train of the night to get us home, which was the penultimate train from the station. (Exact route withheld for now, but it was with Chiltern Railways ...
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Orienting oneself after exiting an underground station

I have a terrible sense of direction and frequently struggle to know which way to head when I exit an underground station. I can use the map on my phone of course (though there are some places this ...
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Public transport Gilimanuk to Denpasar

What are the times during which buses operate from Gilimanuk to Denpasar. Are there overnight buses
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How does the bus fare payment work in Israel?

I try to find prices for intercity buses in Israel, but I always get to very bad designed website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops and “other currency” instead ...