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Travel by rail including local and long distance trains, but note that more specific tags are available and should be preferred where relevant. For examples see `tag info`.

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Passport Check in Swiss Trains?

I will be travelling in Switzerland, and I am planning to leave my passport in the hotel. How often are random passport/visa checks in Swiss trains? Thank you in advance.
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Availability of public transportation in Germany and Austria on December 31

We are travelling through Europe during December and currently we need to travel from the Munich region to Vienna on the 31st of December. Assuming we can get to Munich, would public transport be ...
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Lille Metro schedule… is it 24/7?

The M1 and M2 lines in Lille, France have a confusing schedule. It's 7 days per week, but it looks like it's "running" basically 24h hours per day (minus some ten-minute delay). I never took the metro ...
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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Confusion with prices to travel from London VIC to Brighton BTN

I will visit London with a friend from October 7th to October 13th. We will go to Brighton one day and I wanted to find out how much that will cost. I went to http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk and it ...
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Single train tickets that cannot be bought alone

I was looking to go from London (Euston) to Llanfairfechan 13/10 and back the next day from Llandudno Junction to London. For London to Llanfairfechan at nationalrail.co.uk I got Return from £92.90 ...
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Which train tickets do I need for a daily commute between Frankfurt and Heidelberg?

This year I'll move to Frankfurt for a semester and I have to go to Heidelberg every day because I'll study there. I couldn't figure out which ticket I should buy. Can you please inform me about it?
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Price of train tickets in Geneva

Is there a price difference when buying a train ticket in Geneva Airport automatic machine or pre ordering online?
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Any benefit in buying “ordinær” train ticket for Norwegian lokaltog in advance?

For NSB lokaltog such as Trondheim Lufthavn–Lademoen, is there any benefit to buy tickets in advance? At nsb.no there is only Ordinær togbillett (no Minipris), and there don't seem to be seat ...
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Season ticket from Ashchurch for Tewkesbury to Five Ways (Birmingham) - What are the permitted routes?

I will be commuting between these two stations beginning 11th September, and was wondering what exactly the term "all permitted routes" means. My typical route will be that I take the 08.05 from ...
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How to collect international train tickets from Romania to Hungary (MÁV)

During my trip through Romania and Hungary I'm gonna need to get from Timișoara (Romania) to Budapest. There are buses of course, but, conveniently, there's also a train connecting two cities, which ...
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Using the Vatican City train station?

From Wikivoyage It's a little-known fact that the Vatican has its own train station; it is rarely ever used. Historically, it has been used by the Pope for special travel on Italian rail or to send ...
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Using my train pass in Korea

I'm going to South Korea for 2 weeks between September 10 and 24. I bought a flexible pass on the Korail website. But I discovered too late that I can only make reservations up to one month before any ...
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Bikes on TGV/THALYS

The official policy for bikes on the french high-speed trains is the following: compactify your bike so that it fits in a bag with size smaller than 90 x 120 cm (nothing is said about the thickness, ...
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What kinds of compensation can I get from Deutsche Bahn for canceled and late trains?

I recently traveled from the Basel area to Stuttgart for a weekend. I had round-trip tickets including (paid) bicycle reservations. At our first station change, we found that our EC train was ...
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TGV ticket price appreciation as departure date approaches

I want to know the mechanics of how the SNCF increases their TGV fares as the departure date for a certain TGV trip approaches (or the train is getting fully booked). That question may be too broad ...
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Exchanging TGV tickets in a station other than the departure station

The terms and conditions displayed on the TGV website leave it unclear in what circumstances TGV tickets - in particular TGV leisure tickets - can be exchanged for another ticket if the exchange is to ...
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Senior aged travelers

My wife and I are 75 years old and modestly fit. We fly into Oslo and plan to board the rail to the city center station. We understand the scenic train to Burgin leaves from this station. My concern ...
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Who compensates my UK train ticket when the train in the ticket didn't exist?

Last Saturday there were major construction works on the rail network in London. Euston station was closed. I had to travel from Glasgow to the south of London. I had originally booked a return ...
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I have a ticket for a conventional railway line. Can I take the Shinkansen instead (or vice versa)?

I have a ticket that specifies a conventional line/local line (zairaisen 在来線) as part of my route. Can I use the Shinkansen for that segment, if I buy an express ticket separately? (Note: the basic ...
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Why does the Shanghai Maglev train cabin have a power bar and a portable fan? [closed]

The Wikipedia page for the Shanghai Maglev train depicts the train cabin: The power bar and portable fan (on the left) look slapdash, and makes me doubt this train's safety.
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Travelling with one e-ticket for two people through Dutch train stations

I purchased an e-ticket for two people from DB Bahn via a travel agency. We are travelling through two Dutch train stations. I know I have to scan it in at these stations. Since the ticket is for two ...
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Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket valid from/to Venlo

With a Day ticket for Germany (Quer-durch-Land-Ticket) one can travel with all local trains in Germany. Is this ticket also valid on the train to/from Venlo in The Netherlands or is a separate ...
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Where do you store your luggage in Dutch intercity trains?

I'll be travelling from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam and I was wondering where do you actually store your luggage in these trains? The only experience I have with trains in Europe was with TGV's but ...
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Can I use an Oyster card to travel to Welwyn Garden City?

I’ll be taking the Great Northern train from London’s King’s Cross station to Welwyn Garden City. Can I use an Oyster card for this? Is there a weekly pass that I can use? I’ll be traveling this route ...
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Is there a realtime train position and timetabling tool for Deutsche Bahn trains?

In the UK, there are several third-party services which consume data produced by Network Rail regarding the operational rail timetable and live train movements. These services produce data which are ...
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Why are subway stations platforms +15 F/+8 C hotter than ambient temperature in summer [closed]

It was pleasant this morning in NYC 77F/25C: I did not break a sweat walking to the station. In contrast, the platforms of the #6 train at 42nd and 77th felt 15F/8C degrees hotter. I was not the only ...
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Closest Metro Station into DC if coming from Eastern Shore/Bay Bridge?

Trying to plan a trip to DC, but am not at all familiar with the metro (other than it is the best trandportation to use in D.C.). I'll be coming from the Eastern Shore (a.k.a. Fish and Farm Land, lol)...
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How much does the train between Hendaye and San Sebastian cost?

Does anybody know the price of the train between Hendaye and San Sebastian as of today? Just the price of a single ticket. Each website appears to give a different price and I find the pdf of the ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...
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Travelling partially on oyster card, partially on a train ticket for the same journey to save money?

Often, I have to travel to stations just outside the oyster card zone (literally one or two stops beyond the limit). The difference in fare between the final oyster card station and the next non-...
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What if my train is delayed causing my ticket to expire?

Example: I am at Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See. I want to go to Konigs Wusterhausen. Bus (646 -> 643) 17:14 - 17:55 Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See to Potsdam Bhf. IC 2431 18:00 - 19:01 Total time = ...
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Travelling from Interlaken to Lucerne

Is Interrail ticket valid for Glacier Express trains between Interlaken and Lucerne? Do I need to make a reservation?
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For a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn, how do I request a special meal?

I have a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn. It is a first class ticket, so it should correspond to one of the classes that includes meals. To pre-order vegetarian meals, Eurostar advices ...
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Does a DB 1st class ticket with Eurostar component correspond to Business Premier or to Standard Premier?

DB has two classes: Second Class and First Class. Eurostar has three classes: Business Premier, Standard Premier, and Standard. DB sells tickets that include Eurostar travel. A DB second class ...
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How to buy Slovakia discounted international rail tickets outside Slovakia?

I'm aware there is a discounted ticket, Bratislava to Warsaw (Poland), for 19 EUR. The normal price is about 80 EUR. The problem is, you can't buy international train tickets on the internet, and you ...
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What time zone do trains in Russia operate on?

What time zone do trains in Russia operate on? Does it make a difference between long-haul trains, electric commuter trains or international trains?
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NJ Transit Weekly Pass

I just purchased a Weekly pass for South Amboy-Ny Penn in the mobile app. Does it work in both directions or just the one? I opened the ticket on my phone and it just says from south amboy to NY penn. ...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between London and Paris by public transportation?

I am looking for the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris, by public transportation. I'm planning a 2-month trip to Paris for this summer. I wonder how to get from London to Paris spending ...
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Why are there no seat belts on trains?

Long distance trains are travelling at potentially dangerous speeds. However, I have never encountered seat belts, airbags or similar on trains at least in Central Europe, even though this is common ...
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Train from Geneva to Lyon: is advance purchase required or useful?

I am planing to travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon, France by train. Can I buy tickets at the station, or do I have to book them in advance? If I can buy them at the station, what are the ...
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UK Railcards: Can a 'Two Together Railcard' be used for 2 adults and a 4-year old child?

I'm looking to buy a railcard, we are two adults and one child who is eligible to travel for free. I like Family and Friends Railcard but it is not available until I am in the UK or I have an address ...
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How do I purchase tickets for the Night Riviera sleeping compartment?

How do I purchase tickets for the Night Riviera sleeping compartment? I already have my train ticket. I would like to buy online as I live in the USA.
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Can I purchase tickets on the spot at station using Eurail pass?

I have purchased a Eurail pass for one country, France. Can I purchase tickets on the spot on the day of travel? And is there any cost if I do it at the station?
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What other cities (outside Poland) are easily accessed by train from Kraków?

If I wanted to explore some other countries by train from Kraków, what countries are easily accessed? I seem to recall it can be quite difficult/take a long time to get from Poland to Ukraine by train....
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Good website for checking train options in Spain/Portugal?

renfe.com says they do not go from Logroño to Lisbon. Rome2Rio says they do, if you are willing to change trains many times. And of course, Rome2Rio cannot be trusted for price or schedule. Is ...
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Can global interrail pass go from Barcelona to Marseilles?

We are planning to go from Bilbao to Marseilles. After some research, it seems it is not viable to travel to France from Bilbao, so going to Barcelona seems essential. From Barcelona, there is a ...
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Can I buy a 5-day flexi twin pass at the Frankfurt airport or train station and use it that day?

I've been clicking around the DB Bahn web page looking for information about the Twin flexi pass. I know I can book it online and it will be sent to me, but it will probably arrive after I leave as I ...
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How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?

Next month I have to travel from Munich to Budapest by train. The train service (the so-called Railjet) runs quite frequently and is reasonably cheap. There is a problem however. I am pretty ...
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...