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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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How long is needed to change trains in Kenitra, Morocco

I'm planning to travel by train from Tangier to Fes in October. The ONCF website lists two options: catch the high-speed 'Al Boraq' train to Kenitra, where you have to make a 12 minute connection; ...
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How can I get by train from Kaunas, Lithuania to Tallinn, Estonia?

I'm going to take a weekend regional-express train from Bialystok, Poland (a major railway station in northeastern Poland, just like two hours away from Warsaw) to Kaunas, Lithuania. Apparently, it's ...
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Do long distance through train ticket between arbitrary pairs of cities covering several countries exist?

When travelling by train through several countries, for example, from Norway to Spain, travellers typically have to buy multiple separate tickets. Perhaps Oslo - Malmö, Malmö – Hamburg, Hamburg – ...
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Using Korail trains in South Korea without advance booking?

I plan to take a Korail train in October in South Korea. I don't know exactly at what time I'll reach the train station. Is it practical to just show up at Korail train stations and buy a ticket there?...
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Best Rail pass for Switzerland

I am looking to check out the best rail pass which would fit my itinerary, I checked on https://www.swiss-pass.ch/ but it says passes are available minimum for 3 days. My itinerary looks like below: ...
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Night train booking cancelled by SJ — any rights to alternative transportation or accommodation?

SJ is cancelling a bunch of SJ EuroNight bookings due to issues with authorisation of available sleeper cars. What are my rights when my booking is cancelled? I'm travelling from northern Norway to ...
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How can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online?

"Standing / Non-reserved Seat" is the cheapest fare on Korail: But how can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online? I only see two purchase options (...
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Where can I buy the Egal-Wohin-Ticket?

In addition to the 9-Euro ticket, there is another interesting offer on the German railways - the Egal-Wohin-Ticket, a train ticket which allows one to travel between any two places in Germany for 40 ...
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can I use Revolut for the personal OV-Chipkaart in Netherlands?

They write that I need a dutch bank account to get a personal OV-Chipkaart in the Netherlands for public transport, but I can't find if Revolut or N26 which are online banks accepted in the ...
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Travelling with a super off-peak train ticket

I’m pretty new to travelling on the rails, and I often times find myself booking the cheapest tickets despite them being for later travel than needed. I’ve been doing a fair bit of research about the ...
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Is there any advantage in buying tickets in advance for the train in Moroccos?

I will have to travel between Fes and Casablanca. However, I am unsure about the travel hour (not day). I see that it's possible to buy the tickets in advance, on the website. This would usually be my ...
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Can I get compensation if I missed a connection between trains in Sweden?

I attempted to travel from Värnamo to Jönköping on a Sunday using the timetable downloaded from this page (the actual timetable PDF seems to have been taken down). Due to a delay of the incoming ...
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What do these train codes on Paris RER B (airports subway line) mean?

While standing on the platform waiting for the RER B train to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, I noticed codes like ELOT or EPEX besides arrival time, platform number, destination, etc. What do ...
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On DE-CH international journeys, when is the "Zugbindung" really lifted?

Once, I had booked a train from Germany to Switzerland. Due a train strike, Deutsche Bahn informed us our tickets could be used on different dates. I indeed travelled on a different date, but the ...
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Check-in times for Eurostar trains, what is the actual minimum time?

Having traveled with Eurostar May 2022, and about to book a new travel with them, I wonder if the advised 'be at the station 60 to 90 minutes before the train leaves' is a cut off time. I will have to ...
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Does the company with the website zug-erstattung.de still exist?

There used to be a company with the website Zug-Erstattung.de . It was useful for claiming penalty payments from Deutsche Bahn for delayed or cancelled trains. Does it still exist?
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How early in practice do you need to arrive at an Irish Rail station before intercity train departure?

The Irish Rail website has an FAQ which says: Intercity passengers should arrive at the station 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are collecting a reservation or purchasing a ticket especially ...
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Is the Spartageskarte valid to Tirano?

The Swiss Spartageskarte is a day pass valid throughout the regular Swiss railway network. The Rhätische Bahn has trains that continue to Tirano in Italy. Considering that a regular single ticket ...
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UK train strike: London Heathrow to Cambridge travel

So looks like all of UK rail is on strike tomorrow 27th July Wed. According to the National rail website partial service is available on some routes. It shows London to Cambridge as one such. But i am ...
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Is it possible on TGV INOUI to book a second leg of a ticket to extend my journey on the train?

I booked tickets on Trainline to travel from Paris Montparnasse to Poitiers and the realised that the train continues to Surgeres, rather than down to Bordeaux. I was going to get a lift from Poitiers ...
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Travelling from California to Chicago by rail [closed]

Rail route from California to Chicago by rail Amtrak YouTube video Can there be any alternate rail routes by rail for travelling from California to Chicago? The current journey takes 42 hours by rail. ...
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Having a ticket on a train that doesn't stop at your destination?

I have a fully bought ticket for an Italian IntercityNotte from Rome to Palermo (Sicily) in August, bought directly from Trenitalia However, after looking at the official channel of information ...
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Air conditioning available on the morning train Budapest -> Romania

Due to the rising summer temperatures I'd like to know whether the train that departs from 9:05 in the morning from Budapest (Hungary) with direction Brasov (Romania) has climatization that works? I ...
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Do I need a passport to travel between Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen with an Austrian residency permit ("Aufenthaltstitel" card). I am travelling to Slovenia and Italy by bus and train. As far as I know, I don't legally need a passport ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Essen (Germany)? [closed]

I am a research scholar from India. I will participate in two workshops in two different cities Budapest(Hungary) and Essen(Germany). I will visit Budapest to Essen on 3rd September and then bound ...
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Why are the rail strikes in the UK spaced out? [closed]

In June 2022, there have been 3 days of striking scheduled for railway staff across the UK. These are intended to be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I would have expected greater disruption to the ...
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Can a Italo "booking contact" be counted as any other category than Adult?

I have booked a Italo Più train between Milano Centrale and Bologna. I am counted as a Young regarding their age guidelines. However, I am the person booking the ticket and traveling with an Adult. ...
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How far can I travel outside Stockholm with unlimited 24-hour TravelCard (Map)?

I'd like to buy a (time-based) unlimited Travel Card for the public transport system in Stockholm, Sweden. But it's unclear exactly how far around the center of Stockholm that this card will be valid ...
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Are masks still mandatory on any German long distance trains?

Deutsche Bahn states: DB has an urgent request to make of all passengers: when you are on a train, please be responsible and considerate by wearing a mask (medical-grade or FFP2), maintaining social ...
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Are train times in Google Maps trustable in Tunisia?

I'm checking the timetable for intercity trains in Tunisia on https://www.sncft.com.tn/en/search-result/ Comparing them with Google Maps, they look very different. The official website also looks very ...
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German €9 ticket for trains: who's eligible, and what's the catch?

I saw that the German government is offering a special €9 train ticket for a month. I still have some doubts: Is this as good as it sounds? No trick? No additional fee? Are tourists allowed to buy ...
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Re-routing and assistance rights for delayed Interrail/Eurail passengers

tl;dr: EU regulation 1371/2007 describes in articles 16 to 18 train passengers' rights to reimbursment, re-routing, compensation and assistance in case of train delays and cancellations. Are these ...
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Crossing Austria by sleeper train without getting off - do Austrian covid entry rules apply?

I will soon take the sleeper train from Zurich to Ljubljana. The train route covers Switzerland-Austria-Slovenia. I will not be getting off until my final destination. As of today (May 2022), Slovenia ...
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Getting to Brussels Airport by train - timings

I need to get to Brussels Airport for a Schengen flight that leaves at 7pm on a Sunday. I'm probably going to aim for one of these trains (timings taken from Bahn.de) Arr Dep Ghent ...
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Availability of DSB Orange Fri tickets in August

I'm currently planning a family train trip in Sweden and Denmark for next August. I see that there's a 50% discount if I can travel with "Orange Fri" tickets within Denmark: e.g., return ...
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Can I bring a suitcase on the Intercity train from Amsterdam to Groningen?

I'm traveling to the Netherlands this summer for a week, and I'll be landing at the Amsterdam Airport. To go to Groningen, I'd have to take the Intercity train for 2 hours. Should I buy the tickets in ...
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Can I legally remove my mask once my train cross the Italian-Swiss border?

Currently Italy has a mask mandate inside long distance trains. I am to take a train from Italy to Switzerland, where masks are not mandatory anywhere. Once the train crosses the border into ...
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Train finders find only very few peripheral connections in Spain

To give a specific example: For travelling in June from Valencia to Barcelona, https://bahn.de gives only two connections per day, both in the early morning, one from each of the two train stations of ...
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