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Which flights to HK are likely for me to catch a train from HK to Guangzhou?

I would like to go to Guangzhou and then high speed train elsewhere from Guangdong South station. The last leg by train is much less expensive and less transition than a domestic fly. After some ...
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Metro plastic card Valencia

On a trip in 2015 I bought a plastic card for the metro in Valencia, Spain. It seems to be a Móbilis Card as shown here: Are these still in use and will my card still be working on my trip next week?
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Are there any shower facilities at Amsterdam Centraal station?

I will travel to Amsterdam for a conference, and plan to arrive by sleeper train. Are there any showers available at Amsterdam Centraal station? I would like to freshen up after the night train ride, ...
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How to find past timetables of the French SNCF trains?

The website https://www.sncf-connect.com/ of the French railways SNCF can be used to find future trains. Is there also a way to find past timetables? This can for instance be useful when you are on a ...
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How can remove unnecessary connections using bahn.de?

I want to take a train from Paris to Berlin at night. I'm trying to book via bahn.de, but I've also looked at thetrainline.com. For next Wednesday, bahn.de offers me an option with connections in ...
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Is it feasible to travel to Stuttgart via Zurich?

I'm preparing to travel to Stuttgart, Germany. The following map shows cost from my nearest airport to various locations near Stuttgart. The most economical option seems to be to go to Zurich and get ...
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Is there much snow around the Adirondack railroad in the end of February?

I'm planning to take a railroad trip from New York City to Albany via Amtrak (Adirondack route) end of February, for scenery purposes, but I am a bit worried I will only see lots of snow, so is it ...
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What are the 40,000 destinations that the Eurail Global Pass is giving access to? Train stations? Cities? Something else?

I read on https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes: Eurail Global Pass: Travel to over 40,000 destinations in 33 countries with our classic Pass, delivered straight to your device. What are the 40,...
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What are the differences between the Eurail Pass and the Interrail Pass, aside from who is eligible to buy them?

https://www.eurail.com/en/help/interested-in-eurailing/do-i-need-a-eurail-or-an-interrail-pass mentions Eurail Pass and Interrail Pass have the same price:  European citizens can use an Interrail ...
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Is there a way to find hotels along a subway/metro line?

Is there a way (app or website) to find hotels along a subway or metro line if I don't really care about which station? For example, if I need to get to Heathrow airport in London, I would like to ...
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Why can I not book a train ticket from Kandy to Jaffna? Or Jaffna to Colombo?

Using the oficicial Sri Lanka Railways website, I have sucessfully booked a journey from Colombo to Matara, but so many stretches do not seem to be possible. Whenever I try, I get this result, no ...
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How much did it cost to travel from Sydney to Parkes, by train, in 1998? (And indeed how much does it cost in practice today?)

I also wonder, what year was it first possible to travel from Sydney Central to Parkes by rail??
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Is it possible at present to get by rail from the EU into Russia?

I wonder if there's still a way of getting into mainland Russia (not the Kaliningrad exclave) from the EU by rail. Travelling via Ukraine is out of question due to multiple reasons. Travelling via ...
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When booking a train when the clock is set back by one hour due to the daylight saving time, how can I know when the train is scheduled to depart? [duplicate]

E.g., in the US, PT time zone, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am PT, the clock was reset to Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am PT. If I book a train ticket scheduled to depart on November 6, ...
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Joining Nightjet sleeper part way through night

My wife and I are getting my first night train across Europe this new year. My outbound journey is the entire length of the route (Paris to Vienna) but for my return journey we are joining the train ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What happens if a flexible regional leg preceding a fixed long distance leg gets delayed or cancelled when on a Super Sparpreis ticket?

I am planning to book a Super Sparpreis ticket from A to C via B, where the A-B leg is on regional (RE/S-Bahn) train and the B-C leg is on a long distance (IC/ICE) train. Though the Super Sparpreis ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Do I need to buy and later claim a refund for using a different train due to a cancellation or delay in the original train?

Suppose I have booked a train with Deutsche Bahn from A to C via B. Either the train covering the A-B leg gets delayed, or the train covering the B-C leg gets cancelled, leaving me looking for ...
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Questions about using the interrail pass from Rotterdam to Budapest

So, I bit the bullet and bought an interrail pass. Planning to go from Rotterdam (Dec. 26th) to Budapest. Here are the details of the route: 07.35-08.12 Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal (IC 625) ...
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Long same-day layover at Heathrow T5

I am a US citizen and will be traveling in January to Israel. On my return, I might have a seven-and-a-half-hour layover at Heathrow T5. Would that be enough time to pass through His Majesty's Border ...
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Train from Munich to Prague

i am exploring 2 options for train routes from Prague to Munich. One a direct train but with a notice on the website about immigration check and possibility of train disruption. Another route from ...
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How to book Thai train tickets online for Train #40?

I've tried booking tickets for Train #40 (BKK - Surat Thani line) via a couple of websites without success. The following websites tell me "this trip is not bookable" (while tickets for ...
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are any Paris Metro stations outside zones 1-3?

In Paris you have the RER lines, which are denoted by letters, and the Paris Metro, which are denoted by numbers. My question is... are there any Paris Metro stations that are outside of zones 1-3? ...
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Getting refund for unused train tickets

On November 7, we got stuck at Tottenham Hale train station in London because all trains of Stansted Express to the airport were canceled. We were told that one of the options was to buy a ticket from ...
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Do trains travel at lower speed to establish time buffer for possible delays?

At first a disclaimer: I've no clue about how trains and train companies operate, so please forgive my naivety. I was wondering whether trains are always traveling at their highest possible speed (...
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How can I confirm the delay on a digital ticket?

When missing connections in case of train delays, it is recommended to have the delay confirmed on the first ticket (for example, the passenger must present a confirmation of this delay, that he ...
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ScotRail 'Single Advance' ticket availability

I am planning a train trip in Scotland from roundabout Aberdeen to Thurso on December 29th and have noted that the cheaper 'advance single' tickets can only be bought up to December 23rd. I first ...
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Visiting Schengen Countries with US Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571) without Schengen Visa

I have a very specific question that is kind of related to another question. What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571) Assume that someone has a Form I-571 Travel ...
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How do you use a railcard on TFL if you pay by phone or debit/credit card?

TFL allows you to add a National Railcard to an Oyster card. However, most people use a bank card either with the physical card or via an NFC payment system. Is there any way to add an existing ...
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Is there a reliable source of Deutsche Bahn historical punctuality data?

After missing a few train connections this summer, I'd like to understand if certain train connections aross Europe are reliable. So I want to build a database of each intercity/long distance train in ...
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Elizabeth line UK - where are ticket fares shown?

If I travel from North Acton to Heathrow Airport, I have the option of using the Elizabeth Line from Ealing Broadway to the airport. I can also use the District and Piccadilly lines to complete the ...
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Crossing into my home country on a sleeper train with an Interrail Global Pass. Which day should be marked as the inbound trip day?

I am planning to finish a trip and go back to Switzerland using the Nightjet train from Germany. If I use an Interrail Global pass, I am confused by two overlapping rules that apply: When taking a ...
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Refund possibilities from Deutsche Bahn in the case of missed connecting train

I missed a connecting train because of 5 mins delay with the previous train. My train from from Stuttgart HBF to Berlin HBF, however, there was a change at Hannover Hbf. I have received an email with ...
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Fire extinguishers inside the coaches of long distance trains [closed]

Are fire extinguishers installed inside the coaches of express trains? If not, why not? Will the passengers be unable to use the fire extinguisher in case a fire takes place? Or can the fire ...
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What does "Ruhebereich" (quiet zone) mean on German ICE trains?

From the word "Ruhebereich" I would expect very quiet surroundings, but it has not been my experience. Passengers have no reservations about carrying on conversations, and families show up ...
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How can I cancel a Deutsche Bahn ticket? I am covid positive

I just got corona positive, and we are going to travel from Berlin to Munich on ICE. The ticket is booked via https://bahn.com in the next two days. When I am trying to cancel the ticket, I see this: ...
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Frankfurt to Prague layover in Schwandorf

I have a trip from Frankfurt to Prague in December. I want to buy a train ticket and there is a short layover (5-6 minutes) in Schwandorf station. This can be a problem? Would you recommend buying the ...
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How to get my lost back pack on train

On Oct 6 2022, I was traveling on train ICE 1015 from Duets Mess to Mannheim in Germany, where the train arrived at 20:49 to Mannheim, where I forgot my laptop dark blue bag with laptop in the train, ...
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How to find the border crossing time of a train in Europe? (Czech bureaucracy edition)

I'm traveling for work for my company in the Czech republic, and they allow me to take the train, but I need to specify the time that the train crosses each border. Ideally the location too, but that ...
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Travel with luggage via Metro or Bus from SAW Airport Istanbul to Europe Side of Istanbul

I will be arriving at SAW airport with 30kg luggage. I want to know if its possible to travel to Europe side from the airport using metro/bus? I am planning to buy Istanbulcard Anonymous Card from ...
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Train Travel advice Lisbon -> Krakow

Can anyone advise me on the best route for traveling via train from Lisbon -> Krakow? Is there some site where I can book the train tickets or search for such routes? I googled around, but I cannot ...
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Changing destination of already purchased Shinkansen ticket

Using the official Smart EX app, I have reserved and paid for tickets for a JR Tokaido Shinkansen train service from Osaka, getting off at a stop well before Tokyo. There are five people on this ...
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Should I reserve a ticket for the train from Milano Malpensa airport to the city?

I'm going to be flying into Milano Malpensa airport, on a weekday afternoon. I'm told I would need to take the XP1 or XP2 train lines into the city. About the train ticket... Do I have to order it in ...
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Combined tram/train ticket from Casablanca Airport to Casa Voyageurs to Fes

Let's say we're flying into Casablanca airport and want to take the tram to Casa Voyageurs and then a train to the city of Fes. I am able to buy a ticket from the oncf-voyages website with the ...
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Night train Fukuoka - Tokyo

I have three free days in Japan. Google maps says a train ride from Fukuoka to Tokyo takes more than ten hours which is basically an entire day. To save time, I was wondering whether there a night/...
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OV-chipkaart value and refunds in 2022

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. Given 3-5 tram/metro/bus ...
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Travelling from Belgium to Amsterdam by train - NS Flex discount

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. According to the NS website, it ...
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Why do only some long-distance trains in the UK serve refreshments on-board?

I recently traveled down to Cornwall, from London, on the train. I took trains from 2 different companies (South Western Railways, and Great Western Railways.) While on the GWR train, there was a food ...
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Swiss: Does SBB EasyRide take into account a Z-Pass

This question is about the Switzerland SBB app and the Zürich partner network annual pass (Z-Pass). I use the "swipe on" EasyRide feature in the SBB app for most public transportation travel ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

I am in Washington DC right now and want to go to Manhattan, NYC in the next few days. I searched for flights and the prices seemed very high to me for such a short time distance (compare to the West ...
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Why can't I reserve a seat on the Eurocity train I just bought a ticket for on ÖBB

I bought return Sparscheine tickets on trains from Vienna to and from Budapest in about 7 weeks time for my family using oebbtickets.at, but didn't see an option to reserve a seat before paying. Now ...
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