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Questions tagged [trains]

Travel by rail including local and long distance trains, but note that more specific tags are available and should be preferred where relevant. For examples see `tag info`.

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Can I buy a 5-day flexi twin pass at the Frankfurt airport or train station and use it that day?

I've been clicking around the DB Bahn web page looking for information about the Twin flexi pass. I know I can book it online and it will be sent to me, but it will probably arrive after I leave as I ...
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How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?

Next month I have to travel from Munich to Budapest by train. The train service (the so-called Railjet) runs quite frequently and is reasonably cheap. There is a problem however. I am pretty ...
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...
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Train travel in Russia between host cities during Football World Cup 2018

The Russia Federation are kindly providing free train travel between host cities for spectators with match tickets, Fan ID and Passport for this summers World Cup. I am trying to get from Volgograd ...
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Validity of Navigo weekly pass

I'm looking for an official source which says which days are covered by a weekly pass for the Paris metro (on a Navigo). I can find plenty of unofficial sources which say that the pass is valid ...
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Russian train ticket for the World Cup

I'm traveling to the FIFA World Cup this summer and there was a question that came up after buying train tickets. For my USA passport I used the suffix in my name, "Jr" for Junior. But my train ...
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Journey planner for finding intercity train connections in China?

Are there any search engines/journey planners that can provide intercity train connections in China? Specifically, I'm looking for something like Japan's Jorudan, which will happily suggest both ...
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Train and bus tickets between Tallinn and Tartu

I and my girlfriend are going to Tartu on the last week of June, from June 21 to June 28. We've got the ship from Helsinki to Tallinn and back sorted, but we still need to actually get to Tartu. We ...
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What's the history of this train system in Queens, New York? [closed]

Is the train in Queens NY considered part of the New York subway? Is it completely above ground level? It looks like it is running along roof tops. What is the history of its construction? Do they ...
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La Guardia to Hampton Bays

I am arriving into La Guardia just before 8 pm on Thursday evening and want to reach Hampton Bays. Train, uber, ideas?
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UK Train ticket cancellation

On most airline tickets, missing the first leg of your flight, means that rest of your journey is automatically cancelled, including the return flight on a future date. However, does the same also ...
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Travel partners wishing to reserve seats together in advance when each are using different passes [duplicate]

My friend and I wish to reserve seats on a train in Europe well in advance as it is peak season. How can this be done when I am booking in Australia on a Eurail pass and my friend is booking in ...
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France railway strike affecting my Barcelona to Paris journey. Alternatives?

I was supposed to travel to Paris from Barcelona on 7th June via the 9:25 train. But due to the France railway strike, all the trains on 7th June are cancelled except the one at 1:25 pm. The problem ...
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Eurocity Train Numbers

I'm looking at taking a train from Dresden to Bratislava. According to DB from Dresden to Prague it's EC171 and from Prague to Bratislava it's EC279. Could this be the same train, just changing ...
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Travel from Tokyo to Sendai with Shinkansen [duplicate]

I need to travel from Tokyo (Tokyo station or Shinjuku station) to Sendai but I am very confused on if I can take the Shinkansen train. I do not want a rail pass for many trains or many days since I ...
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Should I buy a Eurail Pass? Help! [closed]

I'm looking for someone experienced in travelling Europe/with the eurail pass! My friend and I are taking a trip at the end of August to multiple countries and cities in Europe. The trip is going to ...
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Skånetrafiken and Öresundståg trains [closed]

This is a really important question for me. This is about a crucial part in my upcoming trip. I'm going to Helsingborg in Skåne (Scania), Sweden in the start of June. I'm travelling by airplane from ...
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Is the Innsbruck to Prague sleeper train really direct?

I am planning to book a direct sleeper train from Innsbruck to Prague through České Dráhy/Czech Railways. The train page says: Depart from Innsbruck Hbf (Train name: EN 467 EN Night Jet /EN 463/...
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How much transfer time do I need at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof?

I am trying to book some train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. One of the tickets it is recommending involves a 7-minute transfer from one train to another at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof. The ...
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Why isn't there a direct train from JFK to Manhattan?

The current public transport system in JFK requires that you take a train ('AirTrain') to Jamaica Station and then switch there for a train to downtown New York City. This makes it quite inconvenient (...
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When traveling by train in Finland what can I expect from these options?

I am in the process of booking some train tickets for my trip in Finland. Apart from technical problems in selecting the specific seat, I have a few questions about the available options, since I am ...
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Is stopover allowed with an offpeak train ticket in UK?

I am considering taking a train from Pwllheli to Bristol. It looks like the train tickets using the fastest route would cost around £100, and the cheaper alternative, connecting in Shrewsbury and ...
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Food in Indian train [closed]

What method should I adopt to have my food while travelling in Indian train?Carrying food everytime is not very convinient especially lunch and dinner.
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Why does this Polish night train have two different numbers?

I'm looking at booking a sleeper train from Szczecin to Warsaw on 9 June 2018, and have found a strange inconsistency in train numbering. On the rail operator's own booking site, https://www.intercity....
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Booking a specific train itinerary in Europe

I want to take a train journey from Rotterdam to London, but instead of the high-speed train from Rotterdam to Brussels, I want to take a slower/cheaper IC train. I can book the segments as separate ...
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Is there a TGV train from Charles de Gaulle Airport direct to Rochefort?

Is there a TGV train direct from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rochefort, Nouvelle- Aquitaine? If so, how can I find a timetable for when it leaves?
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How much time do I need at Copenhagen airport? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Copenhagen and from there to Helsingborg on 1 June and back again on 3 June. How much time do I need at Copenhagen airport to get off the plane, fetch my baggage and go on the ...
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How is the price of a rural ticket calculated?

Say you go to a Deutsche Bahn ticket machine and go to the from/to part button. How is the price calculated for single tickets and day tickets? For example: Königs Wusterhausen to Tropical ...
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Öresundståg and the ID / border controls

I will be travelling by Öresundståg from Copenhagen airport to Helsingborg on Friday 1 June and then back again from Helsingborg to Copenhagen airport on Sunday 3 June. I'm very worried about these ...
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In Germany, can you take a non-stop train if you have tickets for individual stations on a train that stops?

Let's say I have 2 trains: Train X stops at A, B and C Train Y stops at A and C and there is a zone: Zone 1 includes station A and B Now, I have a monthly pass which allows me to travel within ...
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Identifying Train/carriage/seats on Austrian Rail

This might sound like a really daft/pointless question, but my tickets say, if Google translate is correct that my train to Budapest from Vienna (Wein HBF) is train 49, with a window seat by a table ...
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Am I paying for the whole journey or per connection?

I was looking on VGN's website and was I trying to buy a ticket from Nuremberg Airport to Neuendettelsau, and it's saying that it's a "Price level 8" ticket, and it costs 9.52€. My question is, am I ...
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Should I pre-book train tickets in Switzerland with the Swiss travel pass?

I'm going to be in Switzerland for around 10 days and I do not feel like planning my whole trip out beforehand, do I HAVE to pre-order my tickets if I have the swiss travel pass?
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In practice, is travelling from Philadelphia to JFK by rail for a flight connection as easy as doing the same by air?

Looking at connection times on paper, a trip by rail from Philadelphia to JFK to catch a connecting flight to Amsterdam seems as good as a catching a flight from PHL-JFK-AMS. The journey time seems ...
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How do I figure out which platform a SEPTA regional rail arrives at for a particular station?

I am beyond frustrated at this point. We even called SEPTA's support number, and the person outright lied and said that they have no information about which platform a train will arrive at. (This is a ...
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Is there any train from Germany to France where I can bring my car with me?

I drive often, from Saxony, Germany to South of France, Bordeaux region. In the past there was an option to put your car in a train and drive to Paris and from there, drive further, either by train or ...
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Children free under 5 on UK trains — any need to prove?

I've got a a 4-year-old who's in school, and is quite big for their age. I've just booked a train journey, paying only for myself and relying on the fact that under 5s travel free (though quite ...
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Can you reserve a seat with a free child ticket for trains in the UK?

I'm trying to book train tickets from Edinburgh to London, we have a child who just turned 4. Whenever I go to reserve seats I'm given the option to reserve only 2 seats and not one for the child who ...
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Can I interrupt a journey with an NSB ordinær togbillett?

I am going to Norway in a few weeks, and part of my plan is to go for a hike around Finse (bad idea this time of the year, I know) while travelling from Bergen to Oslo. Can I buy an NSB ordinær ...
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KLM no-show train from Schiphol to Brussels Midi [duplicate]

I purchased a roundtrip via KLM: Flight landing at Schiphol with a continuation via Thalys train to Brussels Midi. Return trip is first the train from Midi to Schiphol and then the KLM flight ...
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Transfer from train station to Cusco airport

Our train gets to Poroy at 7:05 pm and the plane leaves at 8:15. Do we have enough time to make it on time?
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

Could you please tell me what the best way to reach Cambridge is, when you land at Stansted airport? I suppose train is a good solution. Is it necessary to book in advance on the internet? Which ...
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Can I buy a train ticket on the same day from Istanbul to Ankara?

I am waiting for the right time to buy a ticket from Istanbul to Ankara on this website: https://ebilet.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr/view/eybis/tnmGenel/tcddWebContent.jsf The problem is that I have to ...
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Copenhagen Airport to Kalmar Sweden

My son will be flying into Copenhagen in July arriving at 7:15am. He will need to travel by train to Kalmar. He must go through border control. I am wondering: how much time he will need to get ...
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Validity of train tickets in Germany

I am living in Germany and recently had to buy a one-way ticket to get to Frankfurt. After acquiring the ticket, I was wondering how long the ticket is valid after the purchase. The ticket was for a ...
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Why does Paris have two large train stations next to each other? (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est)

In Paris, there are two large train stations close to each other, but still separate and at a walking distance: "The (train) station of the North" - Gare du Nord, and "The (train) station of the East" ...
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Arriving in Copenhagen and going to Malmø

We are arriving in Copenhagen from the USA, at 5 pm and want to go directly to Malmø, Sweden. Is there a train from the airport or do we have to go to the Central station first?
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Can I buy a Portuguese train ticket that is not bound to a specific train?

I'm travelling from Lisboa Oriente to Guarda next week. I hope to catch the 13:39 direct train, but I'm not sure if I can make it. There is a later, indirect and slower connection departing 14:09 (...
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Where can I drop a rental car and switch to a train when traveling to New York City from the west?

I am planning a potential trip in the near future where I would be driving a rental car to New York City from Pittsburgh. I will be staying at a hotel near Times Square, but I would like to avoid ...
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How can two persons having Eurail and Interrail passes book same train and stay together?

Consider two persons: a EU citizen and an Indian coming in EU for visiting a couple of countries. According to this page (and if I'm not missing anything), the EU citizen would have to get an ...