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Can you buy train tickets online for the Copenhagen to Malmö route?

I'm going to travel to Copenhagen for a weekend in the end of November, but I booked a hotel in Malmö, since it's around 2 times cheaper. Is it possible to buy train tickets online? If yes, where? ...
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How are London zones calculated?

Inspired by Tyne and Wear metro: Tynemouth to Airport; only 2 zones?. Earls Court is in zones 1 and 2: Say if I travel from Waterloo (zone 1) to Earls Court (zone 1 and 2) and then to another ...
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How reliable the public transport in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italia? Do they have contactless travel?

I have to change flights in Cagliari on a Sunday evening and I'll have around 2 hours free between the two, so I decided not to just sit in the terminal but actually rush out to the city. I have ...
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I can't find my prebooked ticket or reference number for Stansted Express

I can't find my return ticket that I booked for Stansted Express where do I go for help retrieving a copy?
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Travelling from London to Italy's Amalfi Coast. Better to fly or take the train?

Is it cheaper to fly to Naples and take the train from there? How is the Euro rail experience from London to Italy? Would there be a lot of train transfers? Also, if anyone has a recommendation for ...
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Ticket availability on LNER (London to Sheffield) for Christmas Week

I was wondering if anybody knows when it will likely be possible to buy LNER tickets from London to Sheffield for dates falling around Christmas (21 December to 27 December 2019). I was also wondering ...
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Raileasy split ticketing purchased

have bought but they have not reserved any seats as requested saying it is not possible.Will be travelling in 10 weeks time. Can I take tickets to the station of departure and ask for reserved seats ...
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Most remote passenger train station

I enjoy travelling to remote places and to places that can be accessed by train or boat but not by car. What passenger train station is furthest from any regular road? By regular road, I mean a ...
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What is the quickest way to get from Naples to Ljubljana?

I'm trying to book a holiday where we need to travel from Naples, Italy to Ljubljana, Slovenia on July 6th 2020. I've looked at flying from Naples to Trieste, then getting a bus to Ljubljana, but I'm ...
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What is the most remote railway line in the world?

What is the most remote railroad in the world? By remote, I mean that: this railroad must be disconnected from any other railroad; this railroad must currently have scheduled passenger trains. ...
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Virgin trains advance ticket refund

I purchased an advance train ticket from virgin train from Manchester Piccadilly to Heathrow airport but I had to needed to travel through London Euston. I requested for a refund of my previous ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Reliable wifi on train?

There's a fair chance that I will be travelling between Düsseldorf (DE) and Poznan (P) frequently soon, using Deutsche Bahn. Since this is a fairly long trip, I'd like to ensure that I can open my ...
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Booking train tickets on RENFE site

Trying to book tickets from Madrid to Seville on RENFE site. The options I can see there differ significantly in price, depending on the service provider. AVE trains are generally more expensive, but ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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Do I really have to print my ÖBB ticket for international travel on ÖBB trains?

I have a PDF ticket from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for an ÖBB Nightjet train from Germany to Switzerland (not going through Austria). The PDF includes the following text: In Österreich ...
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3 or 4 days transport card in Paris including airport?

What is the most economical transport card for unlimited use for 3 or 4 days (starting from Saturday), including the train/bus from Charles de Gaulle Airport airport to the city.
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Using a London travel-card for a Reading-Oxford-London-Reading trip

I would like to make the journey Reading-Oxford-London-Reading. At Oxford I was told I can do this on an Oxford-London Travelcard: I just need to hold on to the ticket when I arrive at Oxford. At ...
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Vegetarian dishes on Russian trains (European part)

On Russian long-distance trains that include restaurant cars, should I in 2019 expect that I can buy full vegetarian dishes there? On those pictures of a 2015 menu on the Trans Siberian Express ...
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How far in Advance do I need to book tickets on the West Highland Line in Scotland for a Multi-part Journey?

I will be in Glasgow, UK in a few weeks, and I am planning a distance running excursion in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Since I won't have a car, I am considering options for taking ...
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Kids below 12 years of age with general ticket in sleeper coach in Indian Rail

Can we take a 8-year old child in a rail sleeper coach with a general ticket? If so what extra charges do we need to pay if we do not require extra berth?
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Train Chepe Chihuahua Regional in December

Does anybody has experience taking the Chepe's Train in Chihuahua, Mx? The cheap one (regional) on December? People says that you have you buy the tickets 10 days in advance, other people says that 4 ...
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Kazakhstan to China by train in 2019?

Is it still possible to go from Kazakhstan to China by train? If I search on the web site of the national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, I don't find any connections to China.
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Seat issue confirmed or cancelled on Indian Railways?

When I booked my online ticket, my 1 and 2 was waiting list is now 1 and 2 RAC. Does this mean my seat was confirmed or cancelled? Will I get a seat or not?
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Is it allowed to buy a Probe Bahncard 50 repeatedly?

I bought a Probe BahnCard 50. It is now expired (I cancelled the subscription) and the trial period of 3 months is over. Can I buy a Probe BahnCard subscription again?
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Are there trains beween Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw?

I'm planning a trip to Poland for July and August. I thought it would be a good idea to visit some of the other countries around Poland since I was going to be there for a little while. Two countries ...
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When does high-speed rail between Seville and Granada begin?

Several tourism books and web sites state that high-speed rail service will begin in Andalusia in the first half of 2016. I suppose like most rail projects it won't meet the promised opening date, but ...
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Cheaper price ticket for UK railways with contactless

I am planning to travel from Gatwick airport to London and after checking in the Google Maps it suggested to use Thameslink or Southern railways. As I tried to book the ticket online, there is a ...
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

I'm hoping there is a regular shuttle service which is easy to find and fairly cheap.
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Can I take a boxed bicycle on a German train?

I will be arriving in Munich airport with my bicycle in a box (approx 140cm x 60 cm x 20 cm), can this be taken on the train to the city? (specifically the S1 or S8 trains)
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Cassiopeia Sleeper Train Japan - Tours?

The Cassiopeia sleeper train between Ueno and Sapporo was discontinued a while ago and we didn't get around to use it while it was still running. However, the Wikipedia site linked to a feature that ...
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How to buy & use train tickets from Algés to Lisbon

A similar question was asked 3 years ago for inner city transport cards, but this is for a different route, not using a transport card, and I am looking for more up to date answers. I'm going to ...
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Train from Nice to Moscow / Border Controls

I am hoping to travel by Train from Nice to Moscow next year before embarking on the Tran/siberian express. I understand the visa requirements but I am hearing though that there are issues with ...
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What is the cheapest metro system in the world?

When traveling I am trying to avoid using the underground/metro/subway because I want to see the city I am visiting, but sometimes for long distances it is much quicker than any other form of ...
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How to know if a JR train has unreserved seats? [duplicate]

On Japan, most trains have at least one car for unreserved seats but not always. Is there a way to know if a train has such seats? Unless I missed it the JR machines to book tickets and check time ...
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

This week I'm arriving to Vienna for 2 days. For now there are several questions: Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ...
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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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Changing boarding point for advance UK train tickets [duplicate]

I'm supposed to be taking a friend to Edinburgh in a few days, we booked advance tickets with LNER from Kings Cross to Edinburgh together using their disabled persons railcard. I was supposed to meet ...
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Is RailTeam's HOTNAT guarantee generally honoured in practice?

The RailTeam alliance of European rail operators offers a HOTNAT ("hop on the next available train") guarantee, stated as follows: Hop on the next available train » (HOTNAT) allows travelers to ...
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What are the options for travelling from Belfast airport to Sligo?

I'm looking to land at Belfast International Airport at around 2055 and would like to travel to Sligo the same day. What are the best options for getting there? I'm having difficulty finding a ...
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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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Implications of giving mobile number to train operating company (UK), especially re Advance ticket booking

I often travel by intercity train in the UK on Advance tickets, which I usually book through the TOC's own website. The TOC has my electronic-mail address, but I never give it my mobile number. I ...
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Does the Swiss Family Pass work for siblings?

I cannot find a definitive answer for this anywhere. Swiss Family Passes say they give free travel to a child under 16 travelling with a "parent". Another website says "parent or legal guardian". I am ...
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Can a Senior sit in a Handicap Seat on AMTRAK?

I have a Senior ticket. While traveling on amtrak, am I prohibited from sitting in an unoccupied seat reserved for passengers with disabilities?
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How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? [closed]

How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? I'm a solo traveler (man). Is this train safe in terms of theft? Can I sleep during the trip?
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Board Chinese train at a different station (on-route)

I am planning to book a ticket from Huoerguosi to Urumqi (Y952). The first stop will be in Yining. I am still figuring out the best way to reach Huoerguosi and realised it might be easier to go ...
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Almaty to Urumqi by connecting train (via Altynkol and Khorgas)

Besides the direct train which runs twice a week (and, unfortunately, doesn't fit our planned schedule) what other options do we have to make the journey from Almaty to Urumqi by train/bus within a ...
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Which EU/UK train companies provide plug sockets, which are free, and on which services? [closed]

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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How do I find if a specific train (RE60) carries bicycles during morning rush hour?

I'm trying to find out if I can bring a bicycle during the morning rush hour on RE60 (Frankfurt-Mannheim), and if yes, whether I need to buy a ticket. This train is run by the DB Regio train company ...
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What is the best travel ticket for travelling around Switzerland?

A good friend of mine lives in Zurich and I'll be staying at his for 2 weeks this summer. I want to explore Switzerland and wondered what the best ticket for this is? I will be travelling to/from ...
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Lost property on Portuguese trains

What do I do if I leave an item on a Portuguese train? I was travelling from Lisbon to Lagos with a change at Tunes. The change was quite tight so I hurried. As a result, I forgot a bag.