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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 free WiFi available in a night train from Istanbul to Sofia?

I wonder whether a night train from Istanbul to Sofia (a train that leaves at 22:40 and arrives at 8:45) offers WiFi. Also, if it is available, does the WiFi work decently? (Since on these types of ...
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Can I travel from Kiev to Busan on train? [closed]

Is there any site where I can see ticket prices for all legs(?)? What about visas? Will it be cheaper than flying? I heard about this new China-Europe rail route.
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What is cost in Paris Metro between Zones 1-2 & are 2016/2017 Carnet EUR 1.45 tickets still valid as new rates are EUR 1.90?

My journey will be (to/fro) Republique Metro Station to Bobigny/Pablo Picasso Metro Station. The vianavigo.com (is it official? looks like) lists the journey as single line, and cost one ticket (EUR 1....
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European Regulation for 24 hour ticket refund

I recently bought a non-refundable train ticket on Thello.fr from Paris to Venice. Unfortunately I made an error in the date, and noticed 10 minutes after the booking had been completed. I know that ...
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How can I obtain an official English-Slovak translation?

EU students receive zero-fare travel with the Slovakian State Railways, but the page on zero-fare travel states: Students are required to submit confirmation of enrolment for the current ...
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How do I identify a railway station’s official WiFi [duplicate]

While I was waiting in the Nottingham railway station I wanted to connect to the WiFi. However, I found 4 unsecured WiFi networks: TheCloud _Notts City Free WiFi NET WiFi NCTX WiFi I had no idea ...
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How to get Expo Rail ticket?

I wanted to buy tickets for Expo Rail Sri Lanka from Colombo to Nanoya (Nuwara Eliya) in December. I checked their website, and can’t find anything. Is it possible to buy at the station?
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What's the most up to date search engine for transit within the UK?

So Transport Direct closed in 2014 and now I am trying to find my way from Heathrow to Bristol at 19:30 or so on a (not so) bright November Monday. Searching GWR gives me results that go to Reading ...
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Trains from SFO to LA and vice-versa

I want to go to LA on the weekend. I am a student and so I wanted to try out the most economical way to travel. I know the bus is one of the cheapest ways, but the problem is sleep, since the journey ...
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Catching a train in Montparnasse from Charles de Gaulle airport

I need to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Montparnasse to catch a TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse or "high-speed train"). What is the best and fastest method to do that? Train? I only have an ...
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Are seat reservations still valid on delayed / overcrowded trains?

I was travelling on an East Midlands train from Nottingham to Norwich. This train stops at Grantham. The previous train to Grantham was cancelled, so the train was very crowded. I had a seat ...
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Is the Koboro rail station really inaccessible by land?

Koboro Station, in rural Hokkaido, is a famously remote train station. According to Hokkaido Likers, Koboro train station on the Muoran Line "cannot be reached by car" and further states that the "...
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When is the best time for fall foliage along the Hudson River?

I want to take a Metro North train north along the Hudson River from New York City, about 1-2 hours travel, maybe Peekskill. When would be the best time this year?
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Is the Trenhotel eliminated starting from Dec 12th?

I tried to book the overnight Trenhotel from Hendaye to Lisbon at the Renfe website and, while all days before an on Dec 11th can be booked normally (expect Dec 5th, which is sold out) all other dates)...
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Will a 28-inch suitcase exceed the size limitation in Poland's trains?

I'm to arrive at Warsaw airport October 28. Onwards to Poznan by train. I will stay in Poland for more than four months, almost the whole winter, so I have to take lots of cloths and daily stuff. I ...
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“Connection” to Darmstadt but tickets only to Frankfurt. What transportation can I take to Darmstadt and how do I prove it's paid for?

Ordering paper tickets from Bahn.DE, an e-mail confirmation said: Your connection: 28.11.2017: London St. Pancras I 15:04 - Hauptbahnhof, Darmstadt 22:01 Tickets: Einfache Fahrt, Sparpreis ...
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Do I need payment card identification for DB paper tickets?

EDIT: Answers have pointed out my information is outdated. Please read the answers before concluding anything from my question! Question before editing: DB famously accept only payment cards, not ...
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How do I book a seat reservation on ICE International, when I already have the ticket?

I have a ticket London-Brussels-Frankfurt, booked via a travel agent from DB Vertrieb GmbH. The ticket comes with a seat reservation London-Brussels (EST 9140), but not Brussels-Frankfurt (ICE19). ...
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Can I change my seat on a Eurostar booking booked through DB?

I have a Fahrkarte SPARPREIS EUROPA from London St. Pancras to Frankfurt with change in Brux-Mi., bought through a travel agent from DB Vertrieb GmbH. The ticket is attached to a Kundenbeleg that ...
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Any railway stations more than 1 change from London?

This question is just for curiosity, rather than for anything practical. Is there any railway station in the UK from which it is not possible to get to London with only 1 change? The obvious ...
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How do I access bicycle lockers at UK train stations?

In the UK, some train stations have bicycle lockers, such as in Earley or Lancaster. It looks like smaller stations (but not the very smallest) are more likely to have those than larger stations; I ...
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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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Train travel UK-Southern Spain [closed]

What options do we have for traveling from London to Southern Spain? Are high speed trains the only option? The route I have found is London-Paris-Barcelona-Malaga, in Eurostar, TGV, AVE. I'd be OK ...
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Is it possible to exchange and board Thalys in Antwerp on a KLM flight-train ticket that starts in Brussel Midi?

I hope someone can help me. Situation: I have a KLM flight-train ticket from Brussel Midi to Amsterdam Schiphol (Thalys) to final destination (flight). I have found the information online that I do ...
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UK Train - Can I board at a different station

I have a train ticket that goes from Liverpool to Hull and has 2 changes. It goes from Liverpool Central to Liverpool South Parkway, Liverpool South Parkway to Leeds and Leeds to Hull. I was wondering ...
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How far in advance do tickets on Czech Railways become available near the yearly timetable change?

I would like to buy tickets for the night train from Zurich to Prague around Christmas time. This train is listed as number EN 50467 on the Austrian railways site and as EN 467 on the Czech railways ...
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Reservation Budapest Munich Night train EN 462

While booking this ticket at Deutsche bahn website, it says "Subject to compulsory reservation (Salzburg Hbf --> München Hbf), 2nd class only seated accommodation , Comfort ticket (IRT Integrated ...
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Free travel with S-Bahn with Deutsche Bahn Intercity Ticket

I am travelling to Munich from Budapest (Deutsche Bahn). Arriving at Munich Hauptbahnhof. Can I travel for free with S Bahn or U Bahn in the city (given that I have the Budapest ticket)?
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Denied boarding due to full train and delay compensation claim

My Virgin Trains train (UK) was cancelled, as were two others in the same direction. With the next available train, I would have arrived at my destination with 40 minutes delay, but as I arrived at ...
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How to find out the peak times and when an off peak ticket is valid

I'm travelling from A to B with an off peak train ticket. I know that peak times are set by station. How do I know the peak times for each station? Is this possible without having to mock a ticket ...
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What are the limitations of a ScotRail Off-Peak Day Ticket?

I have bought an Off-peak Day Ticket from Edinburgh to Helensburgh and I was wondering if I can stop in Glasgow and then take another train from Glasgow to Helensburgh. Since it is a day ticket I don'...
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TGV from Strasbourg to Paris is cheaper if starting from Karlsruhe. Why?

I want to travel from Strasbourg to Paris in October and found a price for 2 passengers for around €314 return. I then found a connection from Karlsruhe (Germany) and got a price of €240 return. I'm ...
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How to find out train track number in Spain?

On train stations in Spain (Region 2) , how do you know on which track your train is/comes/goes? It does not say on the itinerary, neither on the ticket. Also the trains sometimes have no label or ...
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Is there a website that shows the cheapest train ticket on each day, given the input of departure and arrival city in Europe?

I consider visiting Krakow and then moving to Vienna, Bratislava, Brno, or Prague. Now, I would like to buy the cheapest train ticket from Krakow. But most European train websites such as GoEuro only ...
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Quickest way to get to Jersey from Amsterdam [closed]

What is the best way to get to Jersey from Amsterdam
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Booking 1A berth with a child on Indian Railways

I have a question on child 8 yrs old booking on 1st AC, actually we are 2 adults with 1 kid travelling and 1. shall we only book 2 adults tickets and child is travelling without berth? 2. or book ...
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Traveling by Train from Dhaka to Kolkata

I am a Bangladeshi citizen and I am holding a Bangladeshi Passport. Recently I got visa for visit to India and I want to travel by train. Is there any specific regulation for traveling by train to ...
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How to tell where train doors will stop in Japan?

In Japan I see different markings on platforms. I think these have to do with lining up for each train based on the line type and the number of cars, but I can't seem to ever get it right. How can I ...
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Old Lady traveling alone- Gatwick to Cambridge

I arrive at Gatwick Airport at 10:30 am on a Tuesday. My final destination is Cambridge. Is there a simple train connection to get there? I prefer the train as the bus takes about 4 hours! Please be ...
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No rail service to Ben Gurion airport on a Friday morning?

The Israel Railways site lists no trains from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport on Friday 15/09/2017 even though trains are running elsewhere. Normally, on a Friday, there's service until a little before ...
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How do DB seat numbers work?

When travelling on German DB trains with a seat reservation, you usually get a car number and a seat number. Seat numbers are integers unique within each car. Typically, these seat numbers are ...
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Time of first train from Rosas station to Valencia airport by Metro

Where or how can I find the time of the first train from Rosas Metro station to Valencia airport?
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Is it safe to be at Union Station, Washington DC from 12AM to 2AM? [closed]

My bus is scheduled to depart at 2.30AM. I'm planning to get there at 12AM by metro. Is it safe to stay in the Union station for mentioned hours? Is it at least slightly crowded at that time?
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How can I check Red line metro schedules in Washington DC 3, 4 days in advance to plan a trip?

Is there a mobile app or any other way that I can check metro schedules in advance?
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How come I see two ICE trains scheduled for the same platform at the same time?

I'm traveling from point A to point B in Germany, by train (an ICE line to be exact). I have my ticket, which lists the origin and destination stations and the ICE train number. So I go to the train ...
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Train from Oslo airport to Drammen

I'm flying into Oslo airport on Monday 4th August, landing around 3 pm. I need to get to Drammen by train. Where do I buy a ticket and is it easy? Also any advice on platforms etc is greatly ...
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Bike reservation for SailRail between Great Britain and Dublin

Both Stena Line and Irish Ferries have special tickets for train+ferry between Britain and Dublin, Ireland. Stena Line call it Rail Sail and Irish Ferries call it Sail Rail (I suppose that makes ...
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Can I refill 7-day Unlimited MetroCard to use as Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards after 7 days or vice versa?

A NYC MetroCard will cost $1 (as of today) each time we apply for a new card. So can we refill the "7-day Unlimited MetroCard" after it expires? For an example if I go to subway station on 8th day and ...
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With '7-day Unlimited MetroCard' in NY do I have to wait 18 minutes to transfer from one line to another?

Let's say during my trip I have to make a transfer from one line to another. According to the Google search I did, I found that in most of the stations where multiple lines are interconnected, we can ...
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Can two people use one Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard in New York for one ride?

I'm planning a three day trip to New York with my friend and I have done a small research on the their metro system and found out that it is better to go for either Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard or for ...