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Should I tip on the Amtrak train?

I've never rode on an Amtrak train before- in this case I'll be riding the Silver Star which allows for checked luggage and has a dining car. Is it customary to tip Amtrak personnel? For example- is ...
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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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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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Dinner service out of Los Angeles on Amtrak Southwest Chief

Is dinner served in the dining car of the Southwest Chief after it leaves Los Angeles going eastbound at 6:15 pm? I'm asking because usually dinner service starts earlier on Amtrak trains.
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Train from Krakow to Berlin

Is there a train from Krakow to Berlin (e.g Krakow - Warsaw - Berlin)? I am told that there isn't one any longer. https://www.europebyrail.eu/the-wawel-tale https://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/deutsche-...
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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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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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Getting from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to Dubna

I need to get from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to Dubna in evening of 4.7 as late as possible but with arrival to Dubna still before midnight. I tried to find public transport planners for Russia but ...
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Moscow subway last train time

I am thinking of flying from Warsaw to Moscow. The problem with the cheap airline air Baltic is that it arrives at 2:00 in the deep night. Is there still subway to the downtown?
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Do tickets for these Korean trains have to be booked in advance?

I'm visiting Korea from 15th till 23rd of October. I want to go to Seoul, Busan and Jeonju. Do I have to buy train tickets in advance for the fast trains (KTX, ITX) or can I buy it just before ...
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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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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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Train from Athens to Thessaloniki: do I need an advance ticket?

I've traveled by rail in Europe before, but mostly in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy. Next month I'll be in Greece, and I have air tickets into Athens and out of Thessaloniki, with ...
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What is the use of that Internal rail?

On Greek suburban railway (proastiakos) I noticed that on stations have an internal rail as long as the train platform: I was wondering what it the use for this internal rail? Also the suburban ...
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Public transportation between Agrigento to Syracuse

I want to travel from Agrigento to Syracuse. I saw possibilities in Trenitalia but despite the distance being short, it takes more time due to multiple connections. Is there convenient (and cheaper) ...
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Regarding quota percentage in counter booking

Somebody told me that on Indian Railways, 60% of seats are reserved for counter bookings and 40% for online bookings. Is this correct or not? Because while I am checking seat availabilty on the ...
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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 can I get around Paris both cheaply and efficiently?

I will be visiting Paris in a couple of days. I was wondering what is the cheapest way to visit all the major tourist attractions in Paris? Do they have 3-day passes for all the public ...
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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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Is there catering on Dutch domestic trains?

In the Netherlands there are local trains without toilets. So far so good. I would like to know if there are catering facilities (bar, restaurant, trolley, dispenser, ... ) on domestic Dutch IC ...
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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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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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Getting on Eurostar at the wrong station

I have bought return tickets from London to Lille Europe on Eurostar. The trains on my outward and inbound journeys both stop at Calais Frethun. Will Eurostar let me get on in Calais on the inbound? ...
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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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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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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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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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Which railway stations in the UK only offer travel in one direction?

Despite living relatively nearby, I have just recently learnt about Pilning station. That I have been unaware of it until now is not particularly surprising, as there are only two services a week. (it ...
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What's the current status of direct London-Amsterdam Eurostar trains?

In May 2017, there were various press reports that Eurostar would run direct trains from London to Amsterdam by the end of the year; for example, see the London Evening Standard. What is the current ...
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Where can I find out where trains are at the moment, with a map or otherwise?

I am looking for a website like flightradar24 but for trains, or I like to follow more precisely where my train is than the limited "next departures/arrivals" information that is readily available. ...
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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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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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How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules?

Looking at Amtrak trains between NY and Boston, I found that all had "no checked luggage" save for a midnight train (less than ideal for a relaxing vacation). Looking at this reference, it's not ...
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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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Japan: Car rental vs public transport

I'm planning a trip through Japan at the moment and stumbling over the question of transport. I read that I (from Germany) need a translation of my driver's license (which should not be a problem), ...
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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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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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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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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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What if my bahncard does not show up automatically on app but I don't have bahncard number?

I bought trial bahncard for 3 months on online, but it seems like I couldn't get the physical card because I'm not sure if it will be delivered before my trip to Germany. I know I can use the ...
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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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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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