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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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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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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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Cheap way to get from Amsterdam to Prague: train?

I'm planning to a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, then to Prague, and back to Budapest. It's very cheap to get from Budapest to Amsterdam using Wizz air, but the return flight is costly, so I was ...
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Do I have to validate my 3-month ticket every time I board a bus in Warsaw?

I moved to Warsaw, Poland, earlier this week and got myself a 3 months pre-paid ZTM card. However, none of the locals that board buses or trams with me seem to validate their cards or buy tickets ...
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How to alert a bus driver to stop without pushing the stop button

In London on red buses, is it ok if you are standing at the front of the bus to say “Can you stop at the next stop please”, instead of pushing yourself through the bus to press the stop button? The ...
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How can I book a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York, USA?

I'd like to go on a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York City. Quoting https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/oldcityhall/, Old City Hall tours are currently sold out through 2018. The next ...
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How can I get to Cacao, French Guiana?

I'm going by bus from Saint-Georges to Cayenne, passing through Roura. Is there any kind of public transport or scheduled service from any of those places to Cacao? Rome2Rio and other sites recommend ...
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Travel from Krabi to Koh Yao Yai

Later this month I will be traveling to Koh Yao Yai from Krabi Airport. As online travel information is either dated, fragmented across different websites or both, I was wondering if someone here ...
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Metro working hours in Lille [duplicate]

I would like to get to Lille Flandres station by means of metro. However, i do not know working schedule of Lille metro. My question is that does metro work 7/24 in Lille, France?
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London urban transport, all-inclusive (incl some airport) one week?

Is there a metropolitan card that would cover all (or most of) London transport, underground and buses, for one week? Could such a card also include transfer from some airport (Stansted, Luton, ...
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How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?

I'm arriving on London Gatwick airport around 10 pm on a weekday, and would like to make it to central Cambridge the same night. How would I go about it? Apparently there are no direct buses or trains,...
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Does anyone enforce the 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong?

I saw in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong: Does anyone enforce this 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong? E.g., would 2 baggages and/or a ~30kg ...
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Traveling with dogs in Japan

I am debating taking a job in Japan. I have a ~11kg dog, and want to get a sense of how hard it would be to travel with her. For example, would she be allowed on the Narita Express to Tokyo? Or on ...
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Is it possible to get from a major airport to Morzine in the ski season using public transport?

We're planning a ski trip to morzine in the new year but I'd prefer not to rent a car. I could get a transfer but I'm hoping public transport will be more cost effective. So how is the easiest/...
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Bus Times Ratnapura to Kandy (Sri Lanka)

What time do buses run from Ratnapura to Kandy after 10 AM (Please mention the last bus also)?
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How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong?

How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong? The couple of "Add Value Machine" I have seen in the MTR and HKG airport only accepts cash:
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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

Since I don't have any priority, I avoid using priority seats* on busses, trains etc. However I see that other people who have no priority are occasionally using those seats. I wonder if there is a ...
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How can I get to Mike Brant's grave?

Mike Brant, the famous singer is buried in Haifa. According to Wikipedia the cemetery is called "Camp David". Could someone tell me where exactly it is and how I can get there from the German Colony....
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Commuting between La Jolla and UCSD

I guess the most optimal way to commute between La Jolla (to be specific, say from La Jolla Village Lodge) and UCSD is bus 30. According to the MTS website, there are 3-day passes available (that ...
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Why are some specific seats marked as prioritized for people in need?

Inspired by Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant? Many trains, buses and subways have seats that are marked as "priority seats", meaning that the people who are in greater need of a seat, such ...
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What do the interconnection symbols mean on the MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong? [duplicate]

Looking at this MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong: source I notice they used different interconnection symbols: ... What do they mean?
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How far do I have to walk from London underground station to St Pancras international station?

How far do I have to walk from the London underground at St Pancras railway station to the St Pancras International to catch my train?
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Which is better for moving from place to another in New York? [closed]

Iam Travelling for New York to work there and i will stay there , is it better for my low budget to use public transportation , or to buy a car for 1k $ and use it , is buying a car increase the a ...
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Denver's public transportation system [closed]

I have a plan to attend conference at the University of Denver in March. I am also interested in getting around some attractive sites in Denver and nearby cities by using public transport or rental ...
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Subway train route in Newyork city(Penn Station - Battery Park)

I want to go to battery park, NewYork from Penn station, Newyork. I searched Google map for direction. I have some doubts about that route. What is the meaning of 1,2 (I circle those in red) 2.It ...
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Hudson River ferry on Christmas?

I am curious if the ferry from Port Imperial to Midtown runs on Christmas day. Do the free buses from the terminal to across midtown run as well, in full capacity?
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Gare de Lyon to CDG on November 3-4, 2018

I will be arriving at the Paris Gare de Lyon Train station around 9.30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) and want to explore some major attractions in Paris and then will have to catch an international flight at ...
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UK National Express Bus LHR > CBG — often fully booked?

On a Monday afternoon in May 2019, I will take the National Express from LHR T3 to Cambridge. I can make a reservation, or not. Making a reservation guarantees a seat. Making a reservation for two ...
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Bristol BRS airport free drop off/pick up?

I have friends in the Bristol (UK) area and use this airport to travel to them. As I do not drive, most of the time one of them comes to the airport to pick me up after the flight or drop me off on ...
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Bus times from Anuradhapura to Kandy?

What time do air conditioned buses run from Anuradhapura to Kandy?
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cheapest mode of transportation between Ghent and Paris

What is the cheapest mode of transportation if one wishes to go from Ghent to Paris?