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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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Is it necessary to book OBB Rex trains in advance?

I want to go from Vienna to Bratislava by train, with the OBB Rex service. Is it necessary, or recommended, to book in advance, or is it normal to just come before the train leaves and purchase a ...
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Train + rental car as alternative to air travel inside Europe

I live in the Netherlands and I'm planning a holiday in Tirol. I would really like to cut down on air travel. In the past I have traveled from the Netherlands to Croatia by train several times and I ...
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What is the quickest, easiest way to get from Narita Airport to Shibuya Station? [closed]

I arrive at Narita International T3 at 19:00. I need to get to accommodation in Shibuya.
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Riga - Tallinn by train: is this 4-minute change realistic?

I'm looking into travelling from Riga to Tallinn by train. From the invaluable Seat 61, I know that this involves a cross-platform change at the border station of Valga, arriving 13:55 and departing ...
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Can I check in at Schipol if I don't have my Thalys train ticket stamped? [duplicate]

I had a train ticket from Antwerp Central to Schipol Airport on Thalys in the evening, connecting to a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai, operated by Jet Airways the next day. I collected the ...
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Getting from Delhi Airport to Delhi Cantt

I'm going to be arriving at Delhi Airport in the afternoon, and plan to take a night train departing from Delhi Cantt station (DEC). My current approach would be to take the airport metro to Dwarka ...
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Train with stopover in France [closed]

Soon I will go to Belgium to a TGV station in France. Would like to find connections where I don't pay much more than the cheapest tickets and for example: Have an overnight connection with good ...
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How to change the date of travel of a Georgian railway ticket purchased online? [closed]

How can I change the date of a return ticket (Georgian railway) from Tbilisi to Batumi, purchased online?
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Which car to board on train from Inverness to Glasgow via Perth?

Our service voucher says Reserved seats: Coach A Seats 45 (AISLE), 45 (TABLE 46 (AISLE). It is unclear to me what car we should board. Any ideas? We also have 2nd class tickets class from Glasgow ...
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How to get from Istanbul to Ankara by land?

How can I travel from Istanbul (which station, and by what means) to Ankara? I am looking for a bit more details than general track, as in what website can I use to book the tickets, and whether all ...
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Is 45 minutes enough to check in and board plane at Chicago O'Hare airport?

I estimate that I will have 45 minutes between arriving at O'Hare and when my flight leaves. I will have two bags to check in, and I'm on an international flight with EVA Air that leaves at 12:30 AM. ...
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Is the Eurostar route to Amsterdam a new railway track?

The Eurostar from London to Amsterdam has just launched. Is this route built on a brand new railway track / infrastructure? Or is it simply using an exising network with updated links?
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What are Deutsche Bahn's “M” trains/routes?

When I was searching for a train route between Salzburg and Munich on https://www.bahn.com/, a lot of the routes in the results had "M" in the product column (for instance, the first and the last row ...
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Why are there not more auto piloted trains? [closed]

Almost all car companies try to develop and overachieve each other with better autonomous car driving systems. In planes there are auto pilots for years already, which can fly - human independently - ...
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Do ticket easements apply to mandatory bicycle reservations?

During bad weather, UK train operating companies often decide on ticket easements. For example, during Storm Emma, Virgin Trains declared: Today (Friday 2 March), all ticket restrictions, ...
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Why was my Deutsche Bahn train “cancelled” and replaced by the same train, but a different number?

Last weekend, I had a ticket on ICE 276 from Frankfurt to Berlin. When I arrived at the station, I was informed that the train was cancelled, but I need not worry because a "replacement" train, ICE ...
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Does the price of the same international train ticket in Europe vary by country?

Suppose I want to travel from Berlin to Warsaw. Does it matter if I purchase the ticket from the German side (Deutsche Bahn) or from the Polish side (PKP)? Is there any European-wide regulation that ...
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Does South Korea have trains from Andong to Jeonju?

A rail map showed a line from Andong (안동) to Jeonju (전주). But Google Maps says I have to go transfer twice on a much longer route. Korail schedule search says there are no direct trains and transfer ...
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What's the cheapest way of traveling between Cambridge and Sheffield, UK? [closed]

I thought this should be cheap, but realized that it is going to be quite expensive ... between 100-150 pounds for a return ticket via bus. Is there any other affordable way (via bus, train, ...) to ...
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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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Connecting from ICE to regional trains (Deutsche Bahn)

Is a 7-minute transfer (from an ICE train to a regional train) too risky? If I can't make it, can I use my ticket to take the next regional train? Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
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Best beach/island to visit in Croatia on Interrail? [closed]

I'm planning to go on an Interrail trip around Europe this May, and I was wondering what beach/island in Croatia would be the best place to visit. My Interrail route so far is: Copenhagen, Berlin, ...
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Do I have to pay the courier charges if I have booked an I-ticket? [duplicate]

Courier charges for i-ticket are mandatory?
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Is there a list of trains to and from a UK station?

I would like to visit Scotland and the Orkney Islands. I know trainline and scotsrail website, but could really find a single list of trains to and from a station in Scotland / UK. Is there any, can ...
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What trains are now running from Colombo to Galle in Sri Lanka and how can I prebook?

We are travelling from Colombo to Galle in April. We would like to take a train, either Exporail or Rajhastani. Are there any first class carriages operating? Can we prebook?
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Why isn't the Berlin - Munich fast train connection updated in travel maps?

There should be a fast train between Berlin and Munich, but Google Maps does not reflect it in Schedule Explorer: best time us 4 hours.
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Cost-effective method of traveling from Luton Airport to Wembley, London

I'm visiting London with my friends, 6 people total. We're coming with Wizzair to Luton Airport. At first we were going to take a train from Luton Airport Parkway (I was told it's about 15 GBP), so ...
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I am planning to visit Iran for a week with my family but I am concerned about security after reading Trump's tweet [closed]

I am planning to visit Iran next month. Yesterday I saw Trump's tweet about time for change for Iran and I read a bit about the anti-government movement there. So, how safe a 10 day trip in Iran for ...
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When does rescheduling a train count as a delay?

I recently bought some advance train tickets. Three days before departure the departure/arrival was rescheduled (or the timetable changed) for the train to depart/arrive 40/39 minutes later. Shortly ...
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London: From Gatwick to the City with an Oyster Card [duplicate]

I am going to London in February and am not sure about all the uses of the Oyster Card. Can I use the Thameslink with an Oyster Card? Even in off-peak times such as 5am or 12 am?
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Mongolia-Russia crossing at Naushki [duplicate]

In a few weeks I will be using train 305 to go from Mongolia to Irkutsk. This train leaves on a Tuesday and arrives at Irkutsk on Wednesday. According to Russian Railways, this train arrives the ...
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Does the high-speed train from Chongqing to Chengdu depart from Chongqing or Chongqing North station?

I am travelling from London to Chengdu and noticed that the flights to Chongqing are much cheaper (often by several hundred pounds) than flights to Chengdu. I would like to fly to Chongqing and take ...
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Applying for a schengen Visa when not making a return trip

I'm planning to travel from Paris to Moscow by train. I'm an Indian so I have to apply for a Schengen visa. But the problem is that I'm planning to end my journey at Beijing while the Schengen visa ...
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What do you do with your luggage, in England, during a short visit to a town between trains?

My wife tells me that you can no longer keep your luggage, for a few hours, in a storage room at the train station, generally, in England. So if you're travelling from town A, where you were ...
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How do I calculate the required time between London Terminals?

According to BR Times, the Minimum Connection Time between London Paddington and London St. Pancras is 20 minutes from 0700 until 2359 or 25 minutes otherwise. It also notes the minimum connection ...
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What is the meaning of the icons in and the letters below the train drawing on a UK train announcement board?

At this train announcement board, there are two lines near the bottom. One with a drawing of a train, below that letters. The letters refer to coach numbers, so this does not tell me where on the ...
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Is it necessary to buy train tickets in advance in Taiwan?

I need to go from Taipei to Nuannan tomorrow on the "Fuxing/Shuttle 4178" The website is down and if it doesn't have an English or Spanish version, it wouldn't help me anyway. (http://www.railway....
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High-speed railway line usage (Germany) [closed]

I am not sure where else to ask this question, so please close if off-topic (or point to a more suitable place). I am interested to know what the theoretical highest frequency (i.e. shortest ...
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Is this SNCF train more crowded on a weekday or weekend?

I am planning a train trip from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany). I am looking for information on whether the following trains are likely to be more crowded on a weekend or a weekday. I strongly ...
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Are there any binational mass rapid transit systems?

In the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, there have been proposals to extend the Lille metro across the border into Belgium. Although those proposals have been shelved for cost reasons, I wonder: ...
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Amtrak Rail Pass questions

I am planning to travel the United States by Amtrak Rail Pass, however, all the info I found online about the rail passes hasn't bee sufficient and didn't answer all my questions. I would be very ...
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Do Paris Metro tickets expire?

If I purchase a 10 pack and use 4, can I expect to use the remaining tickets anytime next year?
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Will I be able to board Le Shuttle for a second time without facing repercussions after not using the second half of a return ticket?

I've read various things about not using return legs being cheaper with airlines sometimes. I've found a similar thing with Le Shuttle, the train from Calais to Folkestone. I am interested in buying ...
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Is it possible to buy UK train tickets for whole week?

I am going to get train every day from Gatwick Airport station to Horsham as well as return ways during the week. I found a mobile application — trainline — but there is only one ticket available to ...
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What exactly is the Bahnhofsmission? What do they do and who uses their services?

I was changing trains at Frankfurt Hbf and it was a a bit cold outside (close to 0°C). I asked at the information desk if there was any heated waiting area, and they told me this was only available ...
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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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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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Is wifi available on the Amtrak Southwest Chief?

Is wifi available if I get the cheapest ticket on the "4 Southwest Chief" train? I looked at https://www.amtrak.com/services/contentService.iblegacy.routes.southwest-chief.html couldn't find any info
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Can I apply for a tax refund before leaving Turkey on a train to Sofia?

I have a few items I have the right to apply for a tax refund on, but I leave Turkey on a train to Sofia, not via an airport. The clerk only told me I can apply for a tax refund at the airport. In ...
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Why does National Rail suggest an Off-Peak Return for a Friday morning into London? Is the ticket valid?

Why does National Rail suggest an Off-Peak Return for a departure from Reading to London on a Friday morning? Clicking through to the relevant restrictions clearly states that the ticket is Not valid ...