Questions tagged [trains]

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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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Where can I find what the cost of a train ticket in the USA was in 1930? [migrated]

I am looking for the cost of a train ticket in the USA from like New York City to Los Angles for example in 1930. I found it on for an airplane ticket but not a train. Not sure if this Stack Exchange ...
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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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Best way of going from Frankfurt to Zurich in the first days of June 2020? (COVID-19)

I am from Argentina and have a flight for June 2 from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt. It lands on June 3. My final destination is Zurich, to start my PhD. So basically I need a way to travel from Frankfurt ...
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UK Station served by greatest number of TOCs?

Liverpool Lime Street is served by seven Train Operating Companies: Avanti West Coast Merseyrail East Midlands Trains Transpennine Express Trains for Wales (via the recently reopened Halton Curve) ...
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Bus services between SNCF gare d'Andorre-L'Hospitalet and Pas de la Casa

I've seen on the SNCF website for gare d'Andorre-L'Hospitalet that some buses run from the station to Pas de la Casa - https://www.ter.sncf.com/occitanie/gares/87611517/Andorre-LHospitalet/pratique "...
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Can you bring an e-scooter on-board MTRX trains?

I've looked through the page about luggage at their website but there's no mentioning of e-scooters. Does anyone know if they're allowed?
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Is there any way to travel from Germany to Austria by train? [closed]

I am trying to travel to Austria from Brussels by train, and have conflicting information on the status of cancellations due to Covid-19. According to Eurail, "all rail services from Germany to ...
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How to cancel and get refunds for train tickets for Italy?

I have a train travel booked through Germany, Switzerland and Italy. All three legs of the travel are booked through bahn.de, and the Germany into Switzerland leg I can find back on the system of that ...
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Night travel Niagara Falls to NYC

I want to travel from Niagara Falls, Canada to New York City by bus (or train) overnight. The plan is to leave on April 29th in the evening and arrive thursday morning. So far I could only find a ...
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Buying a Cornwall to London Night sleeper ticket from Canada, for May, 2020

How to book and pay for ticket from Canada For this May
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Train schedule from Montreal to Toronto [closed]

I have to take the train from Montreal to Toronto one way. Just want to make sure it's in the schedule.
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Staying in Sunnyvale, visiting San Francisco 1 day. Which transport pass?

I would be staying in Sunnyvale and will go to SF for 1 day. Which transport pass would be the best ? I am seeing that one needs Caltrain to go to SF back and forth, and inside SF there are MUNI and ...
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Information on train travel across the USA [closed]

I am interested in taking the train from seattle to new york. How long would it take? How much would it cost for a sleeping compartment?
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Do I have to reboard at the same station after a Japan Rail stopover?

With some exceptions, Japan Rail base fare tickets allow stopovers. There is an excellent answer that explains when a ticket is eligible for stopovers, but it is not clear from either that answer or ...
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City ticket included for German IC trains validity

I've bought a train ticket from Bremen to Juerich city without any BahnCard. On the ticket, it says "Bremen+City Jülich-Forschungsz., mit IC/EC" Does it mean, I can take any train from my home (in ...
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Is it possible to ride ordinary trains in Egypt as foreigners?

We are planning to take the train from Aswan to Luxor in the morning to continue on by bus to the Red Sea in the afternoon. There is a deluxe train at 7:30am, but we won't be able to make it due to ...
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Can I use any route to get to my destination on national rail?

To give some context, I'm currently stuck at a station where the line splits to go to several different locations, so my question is: can I go on a different train that goes past my destination ...
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Late running Eurostar service from Brussels [duplicate]

What happens if my Eurostar service from Brussels is running late and I miss my Grand Central train from Kings Cross
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Are there luxury tourist train excursions in the USA?

In various countries around the world, tourists can book luxury train excursions. Those typically run only several times per year, use heritage carriages, are far more expensive than regular trains, ...
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Bicycles on Batumi-Tbilisi train

I remember, some years ago, you could just take your bicycle on the trains in Georgia. With a bit of haggling. But as they changed the wagons to modern Stadler, is this still possible? And how would I ...
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Trains - Are the IZY trains very strict on luggage dimensions?

Please share your experience. This concerns the pan-European IZY trains which arrive in France. Do you have to be very careful to follow luggage restrictions mentioned on the website?
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From Hiroshima to Fukuoka via local trains

Our next trip in April will involve going from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. We would like to take local trains, not the shinkansen, but the information I can find on the internet only point me to the ...
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Codes on trains and train wagons

While traveling Europe, I noticed codes written on trains (public transport as well as cargo), which are written like words but seem to be codes. Examples: Shimms, Shimmns, Tads. Case exactly as ...
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Seville to Cadiz by train in May - should we buy tickets in advance?

We (2 people) will be taking a train from Seville to Cadiz in May. It will be a Tuesday at about 10.00am. Would there be any need to buy tickets in advance or will we be okay to buy tickets when we ...
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Can I upgrade my SNCF intercitie de nuit ticket once purchased?

I’ve recently booked 2 x London St Pancras - Briançon. This journey involves a change to the night train in Paris. I’ve booked a 6 berth couchette because when I tried to upgrade to a 4 berth it was ...
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When are the direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London planned to start?

Looking up train time on Bahn.de and on the Eurostar website I get a different set of train times for the same day. The difference is that Bahn.de gives 'non-stop' Amsterdam to London times where ...
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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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Traveling to Paris during the French strikes

I was planning to go to Paris from Frankfurt from January 14 to January 16 but after I heard all the news about France/Paris strikes I am a little scared. My plan is to take train (already booked and ...
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Which is the most scenic train route between Nagano and Kyoto?

We will be catching the train between Nagano and Kyoto in a few weeks. There looks to be two options: Nagano to Nagoya, then change and on to Kyoto (we will do this part in reverse a few days later ...
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Transport from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca

How can i find information about the official bus/train prices from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
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Booking ETS Platinum class trains more than 24 hours in advance

I'm looking to book tickets on an ETS Platinum train service from Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) to Ipoh. The official timetable shows a number of Platinum services (EPxxxx) running daiy; however, while ...
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Will a smartcard work alongside a railcard?

I have recently been made aware of smartcards that can be used on regional train services in the UK that act in a similar way to an Oyster card - You load on tickets (similar to loading credit onto an ...
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Is it more economical to get a network railcard or under 25 railcard?

I want to get a railcard, but I am unsure whether to get a network railcard (which covers the South East England and London regions) or to get a 16-25 railcard. My confusion stems from the fact that ...
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Route planner with distances for trains?

Is there a route planner that includes the distance traveled by trains. Google maps and Apple Maps both state the time, but no information on how far the route is. I'd like to know this to compare C02 ...
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Is there a multiple day pass for Sapporo Metro?

In Sapporo the Metro ticket machines only sell 1 Day Passes on Weekends where you can travel anywhere on the metro for free for one day. But if let's say you stay in Sapporo for a couple of days, is ...
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Seating plan for ECE

We've been allocated seats 34 and 37 on EuroCity-Express (ECE) 451. I tried to find a seating plan for this train but couldn't find one. This forum post appears confusingly unrelated despite talking ...
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Corridor seats on the TGV — why? Are seat reservations not always mandatory?

The TGV has mandatory seat reservations (unlike, for example, the ICE). There is no equivalent of German Flexpreis where I can take any train, and if I miss my connection I need to get a new ticket ...
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Overcrowded German trains

The recent spat between Greta Thunberg and German rail left me thinking: can you buy a ticket in a German train and not get a seat? Is that only for local or also long haul trains?
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Naples. Circumvesuviana train. Are tickets sold for a precise time?

I'm going to visit Naples soon and want to take Circumvesuviana train in order to get to Herculano and Pompei. So I have a couple of questions answers to which I cannot google. I prefer to ask these ...
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If my train is cancelled and replaced, must I take the indicated replacement train when I have a Sparpreis ticket?

My train is cancelled but replace by a train with the same timetable but a different number; identical to the scenario in this question. Under those circumstances, does the Sparpreis ticket have ...

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