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BritRail England Passes compared to return ticket for travel in England

Looking at http://britrail.eurail.com/#/pass/britrail_passes/ if I am reading it correctly the pass is cheaper for a peak time return from Manchester to London then buying tickets from Virgin. What ...
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Which are the cheapest train from CDG airport, Paris to Renne? [on hold]

I will go from Charles De Gaulle Airport to Renne by Train, in France. Which are the cheapest train within 10-15 Euro ?
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Glasgow to Lochranza (Arran) - cheapest way to buy return tickets?

I'm travelling with a friend from Glasgow Airport to stay for a few days at Lochranza, in Arran (Scotland) in August 2019, arriving midmorning 1st Aug, departing morning 6th Aug. The route involves ...
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Help me with travel from Renne to Charles De Gaulle Airport [on hold]

I am coming from Renne to Charles De Gaulle Airport. In train there are two options (i) Aéroport Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle CDG T2, (ii) Aéroport Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle CDG. Which one ...
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Vienna To Graz By Rail

In September I will be travelling from the United States to Graz, Austria for business. From my location, flights to Vienna are objectively better than flights to Graz: More plentiful and either ...
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Is there a reasonably efficient way to travel between western Europe and Morocco without using plane? [on hold]

France in the 1980s, and Spain in the 2000s opened high-speed train network. Morocco opened a high-speed train line between Tanger and Kenitra in 2018, and they're constructing it further south ...
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If Dutch railways suggests a 5-min connection, is it definitely doable?

I've looked up a ticket for a connection from Brussels to Den Haag, with a five minute connection in Breda. This connection is suggested by the railway company, is that some kind of commitment that ...
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Belarus double-entry transit visa, number of days: days there or days valid?

I'm taking a train from Germany to Russia and back. In both directions, the train is direct at least between Poland and Moscow. On the Belarus transit visa application form, question 19 is: ...
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Do I have to worry about delays in international trains? (UK, Belgium, Germany) [closed]

I am German and would like to take the train from Stuttgart to Glasgow in August. A flight would be shorter, but I want to take care of the environment and enjoy the landscape a little, not everything ...
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Almaty to Urumqi by connecting train (via Khorgos and/or Yining)

Besides the direct train which runs twice a week (and, unfortunately, doesn't fit our planned schedule) how feasible is it to make the journey from Almaty to Urumqi by train/bus within a day/24 hours? ...
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What is the best travel ticket for travelling around Switzerland?

A good friend of mine lives in Zurich and I'll be staying at his for 2 weeks this summer. I want to explore Switzerland and wondered what the best ticket for this is? I will be travelling to/from ...
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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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entry/exit by train - UK/Schengen [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from Paris to Manchester next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and ...
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Can I take an earlier or later train than my originally scheduled Amtrak train?

I'll be flying to Chicago (O'Hare) in a couple of months and then taking Amtrak down to St. Louis. There are two trains I could take from Union Station. One leaves three hours after my flight ...
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Periodic bleep in train station

I've been travelling recently and at multiple stations there have been speakers emitting a bleep every second. (For example Stansted Airports station). Is there a reason for this?
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Where are open air railway carriages used in scheduled services? [closed]

In summer, die kleine rote uses open scenic carriages on the Bernina railway, in regular scheduled train services. Offene Aussichtswagen / Carrozze panoramici aperti / Vagun panoramic. Source: ...
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Why do almost all international trains to Russia show as sold out?

Do summer trains to Russia from Poland, Germany, or France really sell out as soon as their booking opens (apparently 45 days before departure, but other sources say 60 days? I have a hard time ...
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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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How do I collect a SNCF ticket at the station if I do not have the card it was booked with?

I'm travelling on business by rail from the UK to Stuttgart via Paris next month and the trip has been booked for me by my employer via a travel agent. For the Paris-Stuttgart leg of the trip, I've ...
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Can I travel around Europe with an Australian refugee travel document?

I have an Australian travel document for refugees. Do I need a visa to travel to Germany? From there, will I be able to travel to Sweden by train?
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How does reservation optional trains in the Europe work?

I have a 2nd class Eurail pass. I am looking for a train from Interlaken to Paris. And in the Eurail site, part of the journey is Reservation optional and another part is Reservation mandatory. I know ...
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When does the train from Encarnación to Posadas run?

There is an international train that between Encarnacion, Paraguay to Posadas, Argentina. Found a mention of it in a guidebook and it has it's own page at Wikipedia. Which days and times does it run? ...
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Confusion about off peak timings of London trains

I have off peak return ticket from London to Didcot Parkway. Screenshot is attached. I am not sure what timings are allowed on this ticket. I checked this question, according to which travel ...
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How can you travel on a trans-Siberian train when it is fully booked?

In China, if the train you want to take is full such that no tickets are available, you can buy a short ticket and supplement it on board by paying the fare of the remaining section plus a small fee. ...
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Bucket list - Trans Australian railway - food and stopover issues

One of my bucket list items is to travel on a train in the trans-Australian line (if that is the right term). Are there specific tickets that allow me to stop in small towns on the way (to tour, ...
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Combining Navigo Pass with an SNCF point to point ticket outside Île-de-France

We will be travelling on an SNCF Intercités service from Paris. We both have Paris Navigo passes, one weekly pass and one monthly pass, both of which will be valid on the day of travel. The service we ...
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One-way train from Paris to Barcelona [closed]

I'm traveling with my fiance this summer (early August) for 10 days, five in Paris and five in Barcelona. We already have flights and hotels set up, and wanted to take the train from Paris (early ...
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In Taiwan, how far in advance should I buy TRA tickets?

Can I buy TRA tickets (in person) - e.g. from Taipei to Taichung - say 30 minutes prior to departure? If so, will this be more expensive than buying beforehand?
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Seating reserved handicap

I have a Senior ticket. While traveling on amtrak, am I prohibited from sitting in an unoccupied seat reserved for passengers with disabilities?
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How to book an early morning taxi to Rome Airport?

We are planning a travel to Rome and then to Paris during the first week of June 2019. Our flight from Italy to Paris is around 6:15 am. We are staying near Vittorio Emanuele metro station. What are ...
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U1256 LONDN TO BESCOT STADIUM [duplicate]

I have received a train ticket stipulating From U1256 LONDN to BESCOT STADIUM. Can you confirm this covers my underground travel from Heathrow through to London Euston and then my onward travel ...
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Is 12 minutes connection in Bristol Temple Meads long enough?

I am planning to take a train from Bath to Manchester, but the ticket is cheaper if i connect in Bristol Temple Meads, for 12 minutes. I am a bit concerned that I, as someone who's never been there, ...
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When can I expect Italian regional train tickets to be available for purchase?

I need to travel from Lecco to Rome by train, in July. I am used to buying a single journey on a single ticket, since I believe that I will get more assistance if I bought the journey that way and the ...
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German Rail Pass

I'm holding a UK passport but a Hong Kong permanent resident holding a permanent HK identity card and valid driving licence. Can I use German rail pass?
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Traveling from Brussel to Spa-Francorchamps by train and/or bus

What is a cheap and easy way to travel by train and/or bus from central Brussel to circuit de Spa-Francorchamps? It has to include a stop for an overnight stay along the way, within 60 min from Spa-...
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Trans-Siberian trip in August

I want to travel through Russia for 30 days from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. I'm currently learning Russian and should finish A2 in August when I want to start the trip. I read about booking the ...
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What's the 2-minute timer on mobile Deutsche Bahn tickets?

A few days ago I purchased a single ticket from Cologne (Köln) to Aachen via the DB Navigator app. The ticket was valid for 6 hours after the purchase, however a timer started from 00:00 and stopped ...
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Can I buy tickets to Neerpelt in Amsterdam (Schiphol), and where would I find that information?

I'm traveling to Neerpelt through Amsterdam (I will arrive at the Airport during a morning this weekend). Can I buy train tickets to Belgium, specifically Neerpelt, there? Could I even pre-order them ...
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Going from Hongik Univ to Incheon intairport by train: possible with T-money card?

T-money is an all-around transportation card used for public buses, subways, taxis, and convenience stores that accept T-money as a form of transaction (most do). The function of a T-money card is ...
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Collecting the “Multi-person ticket” in the Taiwan Railways Booking app

I installed the official app, booked two tickets for a train ride, paid, and chose to pickup locally. Now I have one ticket in my app, but the second ticket shows “tickets divided, waiting for pickup”....
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Using smartphone train ticket in Italy

Is it legal to use electronic tickets from a third party app (e.g. "trainline") in a train operated by Trenitalia? I don't want to print the tickets.
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What is this short middle rail?

Around Paris, Transilien (suburban train) stations all seem to have a few short rail segments between two rails, immediately preceded or followed by an even shorter raised thing. Here's how it looks ...
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Is the M4 extension to Sabiha airport (SAW) open yet?

The promised M4 extension to Sabiha aiport (SAW), in Istanbul, is it open yet? or do we still have to drive to Pendik to get on it? https://www.metro.istanbul/YolcuHizmetleri/AgHaritalari (is out of ...
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Buying train tickets from Budapesta to Kosice, Slovakia

I am interested to reach Kosice, Slovakia from Budapest by train. There are two trains making this distance in 3:30 hours, but I haven't managed to understand how I can buy the tickets. - at one trial ...
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What documents does someone with a long-term visa need to travel to another Schengen country?

I am an international student in the Czech Republic studying electrical engineering as undergraduate.I am from Ghana (no)and I want to visit a friend in Denmark for 2 days by train, what are the ...
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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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How to get a confirmation that my BahnCard has been cancelled?

I requested to cancel my bahn card using this form. I am currently living in the USA. I received an email three weeks ago stating that my request has been forwarded to the appropriate department and ...
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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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What are my rights when I have a Sparpreis ticket but can't board an overcrowded train?

A German Sparpreis-ticket is (for long-distance trains) only valid on the trains indicated on the ticket, but a seat reservation is optional. In case of overcrowding, a Sparpreis ticket holder can be ...
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My son is already in the UK. Can I buy him a Britrail pass?

My son in college is in the UK for the semester. I'm going to visit him soon for a week. He doesn't have a Britrail pass, but for our upcoming week of more heavy train use, a pass would be more ...