Questions tagged [trains]

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Frustrated TGV Lyria experience

I would like to share my TGV Lyria experince and see if my complaint is reasonable. A few month ago I was traveling from Paris to Zurich and I missed my train. I bought the standard ticket which could ...
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Is it possible to do a round-the-world trip by train and passenger ship only? Missing link for crossing the Pacific

One of my bucket list projects is to go around the globe - solely by using railways and scheduled passenger ships. I found out that the thing is nearly possible, except one missing link. The travel ...
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Why are the restaurant cars in Hungarian trains closed in Germany?

While on a Hungarian MÁV-START train, I noticed an odd sign saying that due to regulation, the bistro carriage will not be serving food while in Germany. From some googling, it seems that German ...
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Any travel insurances covering canceled flights/trains before the day of departure?

Suppose we're dealing with the following scenarios (that actually happened to me): Being in the middle of a trip in the US, Amtrak canceled the train that I was supposed to take 10 days before the ...
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Glacier Express Website Booking Issues

I want to take the Glacier Express from Zermatt and disembark at St. Moritz. We are a couple, and both of us hold the Swiss Travel Flexi pass, so we only need to reserve our seats by paying the seat ...
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How to properly book an international Nightjet train ride using a one-country Interrail pass?

For an upcoming trip to Germany, departing from Switzerland, I purchased the corresponding one-country Interrail pass. Sooner, I also booked a sleeper compartment surcharge in a Zurich-Hamburg ...
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Buying tickets and finding the train station at the Copenhagen airport [duplicate]

Soon I will have to travel to Malmö, Sweden by train from the Copenhagen airport. However, it will be my first time at the Copenhagen airport and I have no clue what to do. So I was wondering whether ...
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Can I take a lot of luggage with me on NS inter city train from Schiphol to Groningen

I will be reaching Schiphol airport on a Monday at around 13:30 in August. I will have two medium-sized trolley bags and one backpack. Is there any provision to store luggage on the train or should I ...
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Can I get a refund from Thameslink for a flight I missed because of their train's delay? How?

On June the 18th I caught the 4:44AM train from Cambridge to Stansted, which should have arrived at destination at 5:14AM, well before the scheduled flight departure, 6:45, for Napoli. However, the ...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines? [closed]

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn't show up to the flight. I don't recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company ...
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Swedish train operators that allow assembled bikes

Is there an overview of train lines which carry bicycles without having to disassemble them? I traveled by train from Malmö to Gothenburg last year and it was super easy to take the bicycle with me on ...
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Any train planner website in the UK without giving destination?

Is there any train travel planner website in the UK that shows possible destinations from a point? Something Like Google flight explorer.
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Is this train cancelled or not?

I see two conflicting information on my itinerary, on Trainline UK, one saying that train is cancelled and one saying "on time". I'm supposed to change on Swindon and head over to Bristol ...
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Are there electrical outlets in Amtrak California Zephyr bedrooms?

How many electrical outlets are there in a bedroom on the California Zephyr? Where are they located? Any photos showing this?
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Are steam train rides safe?

I found an interesting tourist place I'd like to visit that runs half a dozen old steam trains. It is in the USA. I know from studying history of railroads, that boiler explosions once were a common ...
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Children joining train later UK

I need to travel from London to the north and my children aged 5 and 8 will join me on the train at Milton Keynes, delivered there by their grandparents. If I book the ticket for all three of us from ...
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London Heathrow airport to Leeds

In reference to my earlier question - earlier question I will be reaching at 10:15 am as I changed my travel date time. Should I prebook national express coach to Leeds Station? Or should I reach ...
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travelling to Denmark during covid

Can we travel to Denmark as a tourist in early April from Germany? Given that we have a residence permit for Germany. If yes, do we require corona tests? Is there any place at all where we can travel ...
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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

I would like to visit this place. What is the name of this tower? The location of the town/city of this tower? And what is the relative direction of this tower to Fuji mountain? What is the ...
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What is an easy alternative to flying to Athens from London?

Will be traveling to Athens to meet a cruiseship this December so long as Covid allows, though i do not want to fly, so i looked in to alternative means of getting there and i could get a train to ...
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Hidden-city ticketing with Lufthansa Express Rail

I am about to buy a ticket from an Italian city to Frankfurt, and I just noticed that the ticket is much cheaper if I select Stuttgart as final destination. The flight to Frankfurt is direct, whereas ...
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Can one purchase train passes in China, or is one supposed to buy tickets one by one?

Some rail networks have passes, e.g. Eurail and Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), which can in some cases be financially advantageous. Does China have any such train passes with some potential financial ...
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Is Seiryu Miharashi Station the only train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform?

I'm reading about the Seiryu Miharashi Station in Japan, which is a recently (2019-03-19) opened train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform, except via the train, as the platform'...
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Is there any downside in purchasing high-speed train tickets in China via the official website, instead of third-party agencies?

I read that high-speed train tickets in China might be purchased online either via the official website or some third-party agency such as chinahighlights.com or china-diy-travel.com. Is there any ...
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Do high-speed trains in China have an area that can be used to make audio/video calls?

I read on this answer by iBug: Speaking loudly or playing your media out loud (music / videos / TikTok etc.) is generally frowned upon in public places, particularly in closed areas like train cabins ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/1218/c90000-9305770.html (mirror) states: Full Wi-Fi internet coverage will be offered on all high-speed trains in China, following the free Wi-Fi service offered on the “...
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Why does the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai have such a long stop at Xuzhou?

I read on https://www.china-travel-guide.net/trains/T109/ (mirror) the following schedule for the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai: Station No. Station Name Arrive Time Depart Time Stop Time ...
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Is the boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its special boarding process?

chinadiscovery.com (mirror) specifies the boarding process for high-speed trains in China as follows: Is that boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its ...
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Does it take one hour to board a bullet train in China, and if so, why?

I see on travelchinaguide.com (mirror): According to this image, one needs 1h for boarding the bullet train. Is that accurate, and if so, why does it take so long?
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How long from flight arrival to train travel at Heathrow T2

Arriving into Heathrow terminal 2 from Greece. I am a UK national. I want to prebook an onward train from T2. How long should I allow for, to clear Passport control and baggage reclaim ?
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COVID related travel requirements for train journey Austria -> Germany -> Netherlands

My wife and I are planning to travel from Austria to the Netherlands on 31st January 2021 via train. Our train journey has two layovers : Frankfurt (~ 50 minutes) and Utrecht (~ 20 minutes). What ...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Traveling from USA to Canada [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada https://www.google.com/search?q=world+map+with+country+name&oq=World+map&aqs=chrome.3.0i271j69i57j0i433j0j0i433....
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

I travel a lot using mainly trains and buses sometimes also need taxis when i travel between cities. My question is what's the best mobile app (or others) that could help guide me when I'm in the ...
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France: when can I buy a ticket on the train?

I've heard announcements on trains in France saying (I paraphrase): if you haven't been able to buy a ticket, you should buy one from the nearest conductor as soon as possible When traveling on a ...
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Travel to Denmark

Can I travel to Denmark from Germany by train. I am an Albanian citizen. Does the border have control for COVID 19 test results or something else. I will go to my sister home to open the house because ...
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regular travel from Frankfurt to Schwalbach am Tanus (nord)

I am planning to take a job that is based in Schwalbach am Tanus (nord) area. However, I want to live in Frankfurt city. What kind of travel pass (monthly/yearly) would be suitable for such a ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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Train fare 4 Euros higher for travel to airport than to its two adjacent stations [duplicate]

Is it legal to have a higher train fare for travel to/from airport when adjacent stops are way cheaper? I frequently travel to an airport that is connected to its serving city by rail service. A one ...
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Finding how crowded a given train connections is (by day of week, and by hour)

I will need to travel on an OEBB Railjet train, between Vienna and Graz, a service that runs once per hour. As I will be able to travel at any point during the day, I wonder if there is any way to get ...
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Can you bring your scooter on TER trains?

I see SNCF write about using scooters in train stations but I can't find any information on whether it's allowed to bring the scooter on the trains or not. I see that bikes are permitted, but some ...
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Is travelling allowed in Uttarakhand without E-pass?

Looking for a small vacation since it's been a long time hiding inside home. If anyone could share the exact travelling guidelines for Uttarakhand it will be great. Is e-pass required for the travel? ...
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How much transfer time do I need between ferry and train in Travemünde?

I want to take the ferry from Malmö to Travemünde. How much transfer time do I need to plan for if I want to take the train from station "Skandinavienkai"? The ferry I want to take is ...
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Does the DB corona-flexibility rule apply to Dutch domestic connections on international journeys?

German train tickets bought before 2020-03-14 can be used flexibly until 2020-10-31, including on international trains. Are they also valid on Dutch domestic connections? According to Deutsche Bahn: ...
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Can I pick up UK train ticket with debit card for closed account?

I just bought train tickets on redspottedhanky.com with a US card (I'm moving back to the UK in September), but I realised I've booked it with my US Debit card. I'd planned to close by account before ...
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Can I make my connection from Heathrow to Kings Cross? [duplicate]

I have a plane ticket arriving at Heathrow (Air Canada, so T2) at 11:05, and a LNER ticket from Kings Cross at 14:00. (I also have a ticket for the 16:00 service, just in case, but that gets in very ...
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Tips to go transfer from train station Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz

According to google maps, the fastest way to transfer from Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz is by catching metro 5 and ride for fourteen stops. It's a direct line that leaves every 4 minutes and only ...
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Do I need to disembark when crossing a Japan Rail pass zone boundary?

Say I have a JR West Kansai–Hiroshima Area Pass, which covers travel between Kurashiki and Sōja, and I take the train from Kurashiki to Izumo(shi), which goes through Sōja. Is it necessary that I ...
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UK to continental Europe and back, same rules for air or surface travel?

Short version: Are there separate (COVID 19) rules for travel between the UK and the Netherlands, and Belgium or France, based on the mode of transport (flights or ferries and trains)? Long version: ...
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Fix Super Sparpreis ticket identity

I am French and ordered a "Super Sparpreis" ticket online for my child, this is a special child price since he is less than 14 years old. The ticket price is around 45 Euros. This is the ...

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