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International train travel in Europe for European citizens

Where can I find information about international train travel in Europe for European citizens? I'm planning a train trip from Rome to Lisbon, if possible in stages to see the sights.
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How can I reserve a TGV seat on a Germany-Switzerland ticket purchased via Deutsche Bahn?

I booked a ticket via DB for a journey that starts in Germany and ends in Switzerland. One leg is operated by TGV Lyria (Paris-Zürich). Now I learned (by accident) that TGV requires a seat reservation ...
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Changing destination of already purchased Shinkansen ticket

Using the official Smart EX app, I have reserved and paid for tickets for a JR Tokaido Shinkansen train service from Osaka, getting off at a stop well before Tokyo. There are five people on this ...
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Railteam/HOTNAT when the next train is the following morning - can I claim for hotel costs?

I was recently stuck in Brussels overnight when my DB ICE train from Germany was cancelled. DB did eventually get me to Brussels, but it wasn't in time to make my Eurostar connection to London. This ...
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Can I travel with a bicycle on the Quito Metro?

Are there any restrictions when bringing a bicycle on the metro rail system in Quito, Ecuador? I'd like to use the Quito Metro, and I want to bring my bicycle with me. Do all of the train cars allow ...
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Train from Verona to Bolzano with bicycles (4 people)

we're planning a minimal-gear four-day bicycle tour (sleeping in airbnbs and hotels/bookings on the way) from Bolzano through Stelvio and Mortirolo in June (leaving our car in Bolzano) and then plan ...
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If my 00:22 Deutsche Bahn train is cancelled and the following train is inconvenient, can I leave earlier?

Our DB ICE train was cancelled. It was already after midnight; the next available leaves at 1:30 AM and is inconvenient for us. My question is, since we can use other trains, can we take a train the ...
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Confused by Deutsche Bahn Legoland ticket and bus

According to LegoLand Getting here page, the bus ticket is included in the train ticket if I select LEGOLAND Park or LEGOLAND Feriendorf as a destination. I booked the following ticket on bahn.de (the ...
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Travelling from China to Europe by train

My wife's father is a Chinese citizen living near Beijing. He has a fear of flying. If he wanted to travel to the EU by train (and then on to London), what visas, tickets and other logistical ...
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Confused About Deutsche Bahn Train Ticket

This is my first time traveling in Europe and I'm a little confused about my Deutsche Bahn train ticket. Here is what happened: I bought a train ticket on April 21st from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin ...
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What kind of pet carriers are allowed on UK trains?

What kinds of pet carriers are allowed on UK trains? The National Rail website says: Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed cage or pet carrier which must be ...
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Does an ICE ticket apply to the S-Bahn?

I will arrive Munich Airport next month. On the same day, I'll travel to Nuremberg from Munich Hbf. I'll take the S-Bahn from Munich Airport to Munich Hbf. Can I use the ICE ticket that I purchased ...
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Zone AB 3-day pass in Montreal

I live in Laval and need to go on campus for 3 consecutive days. I was curious to know how to purchase the 3-day pass so that I can begin using it early in the morning for the bus (Monday-Wednesday). ...
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Is there a reason to avoid traveling into Rome on Easter Sunday/Monday?

I do not observe Easter, but may be traveling to Rome around Easter Sunday/Monday. I do not plan on going to the Vatican, but on the day of my arrival I would fly in, take the express train to Termini ...
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Why do some German ICE trains have one final destination in the Navigator, but another destination in real life?

Example of what I mean: Here is ICE519 in the DB Navigator app: It's shown as Hamburg to Köln. However on the platform, and in the train itself, it's shown as Hamburg to München, and Köln is just one ...
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SWE Train with 49 euro ticket

Can we use the 49 euro Deutschland ticket for SWE RB25 that goes from Offenburg, Germany to Strasbourg, France? The stops in between are Kork, Kehl, Krimmeria Meinau (all of them are in Germany). ...
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What happens if I miss my French night train (intercités de nuit) if my connecting Eurostar is delayed or cancelled?

I may want to travel from the Netherlands to Latour-de-Carol, in southern France, by taking the Eurostar from Amsterdam to Paris, then the Intercités de Nuit to Latour-de-Carol. This is offered as an ...
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Can you travel without ID to another country to get to your passport country's embassy if there is none in the current country (Europe)?

I am trying to find a plausible answer to a question about a scenario in a movie that involves travel across borders in Europe and what is possible in real life. Question: If I am in a country that ...
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How to collect an SNCF ticket abroad?

I bought Eurostar tickets from Utrecht to Paris from sncf-connect.com, and imported those in the SNCF Connect app on my phone. For the Rotterdam - Paris section, there is a QR code, but for Utrecht - ...
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How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?

I wanted to buy a train ticket today from the Dutch railroad website. It all worked fine, but when checking out, I was asked for my bank details and it seems that you can only pay if you have a Dutch ...
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Is Vientiane's new Khamsavath train station actually open yet?

In October 2023, Lao state media announced the "opening" of Khamsavath train station in Vientiane, which is meant to be the new terminus of trains from Thailand, 8 km closer to the city than ...
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What ticket option should I pick for a train journey from Paris to Meaux?

I have the SNCF connect app on my phone and see the following ticket options. There are also the monthly and weekly pass not shown in the image but I don't want them. I want to buy a single ticket ...
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MXP to Interlaken

My flight lands at MXP at 10AM June 21st, 2024. It's an international flight from Canada. I need to go to Interlaken on the same day. Looks like the schedule is not available yet. Also looks like ...
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If I have a JR basic fare ticket that I've started using, are changes possible, and if so, how will they be handled?

Suppose that I have a basic fare ticket (regular, non-discounted ticket) for JR. After I start using the ticket, if, for some reason, I need to change it, is this possible? How would it be handled? ...
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Knife laws in multiple European countries on train

I am going to make an Interrail trip in September this year, which will be a mix of rural camping and city trips. Due to the camping, I am considering taking my Mora Garberg (blade length: 10.9cm, ...
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How to reach Southampton cruise port from London airports or Eurostar stations and vice-versa, without breaking the bank?

For a cruise project, I am researching the most cost-effective ways to reach a ship that departs Southampton from the different major points of entry in the UK, that are London airports and any train ...
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Travel to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh

What is the easiest way to travel from large Southern cities (Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Chennai) in India to Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh? Easiest defined as not having to ...
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Can we carry luggage on all trains covered by Deutschland ticket?

To save money I will be travelling between German states using Deutschland ticket trains rather than ICE ones. So, I would like to ask, do all of them have some baggage allowance? I want to carry ...
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If I buy tickets in advance for the Intercity train and I get late, can I get another train in a later time with the same ticket?

I'm going to Amsterdam in April, my flight will land on Schiphol and the hotel is near Amsterdam Centraal station. I'm planning to take the train from the airport to the hotel. I've checked the NS ...
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Choosing a snowy destination in Europe for travel by train

What regions are easily reachable by train from the Netherlands and are (almost) sure to have snow in winter? I'm trying to avoid skiing areas as those are crowded, expensive, sold out and geared ...
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Is there a way to see if there will be wifi on a given German Intercity train connection?

On Deutsche Bahn's site about their train fleet, it's noted that wifi is available on all ICE trains and "some" Intercity trains. For ICE connections, I can therefore assume there’ll be ...
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TER Occitanie ticket pricing at station vs online

I'm planning a return trip from Latour-de-Carol to Toulouse next week. Prices for next week on SNCF Connect are higher (~25 euros per single trip) than further in the future (starting at just 10 euros)...
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Apart from the Strait of Messina crossing, are there any passenger train ferries left in the world?

Since the closure of the train ferries Puttgarden–Rødby and Sassnitz-Trelleborg (at least for passenger trains), the only remaining train ferry for passengers in Europe sails between Villa San ...
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Are there any passenger trains from Sweden to Finland?

I know about buses and ferries, Rail transport in Finland page does not say if they are passenger trains VR page shows only trains to Russia.
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Nightjet Berlin-Paris: hidden clause about refund for flexible ticket!

We booked a nightjet ticket from Berlin to Paris. During the booking, there was no mention whatsoever of any conditions on the flexible fare. See pictures below for a sample booking: Then after ...
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Can I use an ÖBB ticket for an alternative international route?

I need to take a train from Vienna to Krakow. There is a direct train (EC 106) however it is reasonably likely that I will not arrive at the train station in time to catch it (for reasons beyond my ...
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I have been downgraded on Nightjet due to changes in train formations. Am I eligible for compensation?

While riding Nightjet sleeper trains in the recent months, I encountered situations in which I was downgraded because my type of booked accommodation was not available on the consist that showed up. ...
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Can you break your journey on trains in Poland?

As a general question, can you buy flexible tickets in Poland which allow you to get on and off on your route? For my specific case, is there a ticket I can get that will allow me to travel from ...
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Can you get from Frankfurt Flughafen to Frankfurt City during a railway strike (Dec 8 2023)?

I'm scheduled to arrive in FRA airport in about 3 hours and need to get to the city for the night. The German Railway (Bahn) is on strike and it seems like chaos has ensued; it's very difficult to get ...
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What happens if one uses a credit card to enter the MRT in Singapore, and then uses another credit card under the same name to exit?

I have two Visa credit cards under my name. What happens if I use one to enter the MRT, and another one to exit? E.g., am I going to get charged twice? Will I have to pay some extra fee? Will I get ...
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Travel options out of Changi Airport late at night

I have a flight to SIN Changi that lands at around 11 PM. I assume it will take 1-1.5 hours to complete immigration formalities and reclaim baggage. With that into consideration, what options do I ...
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Can a single 'OV-chipkaart' be used for multiple people from Eindhoven to Amsterdam, and then locally in Amsterdam?

I'll be in the Netherlands between 2/12/2016 and 07/12/16, arriving at Eindhoven airport with two friends. We want to stay for 2 days at Eindhoven , and then take the train/bus to Amsterdam, staying ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Boarding train at an earlier stop than what’s stated in the itinerary?

I bought a Super Sparpreis ticket from Konstanz-Petershausen to Nuremberg. The first leg is an RE train while the next is an IC. There’s a possibility I might have to board the RE train at Konstanz ...
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Singapore downtown and Sentosa island

I have 1 week in Singapore to complete some of the paperwork, so I was thinking to make the best use of it. I'd greatly appreciate and grateful if you could help me with these questions: How do ...
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Are there any (non-touristic) stations in Germany that cannot be reached by the Deutschland Ticket?

Since May 2023, the 'Deutschland ticket' has been available on subscription in Germany. This is basically a public transport pass which for 49 EUR a month gives access to a large amount of trains in ...
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Where does the 20min rule (where you can use any train) come from in German passenger rights?

Where does the 20-minutes passenger rights rule come from? (In other words, the rule for free choice of train after 20 minutes delay expected at the end of your journey). This is a condition that can ...
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Deutschlandticket – when can I switch to fast ICE/IC trains?

Deutsche Bahn's FAQ on the Deutschlandticket states: Can I use an ICE/IC train with the Deutschland-Ticket if I know I will reach the destination with a considerable delay? Yes, you have the right to ...
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Deutschlandticket to Dutch border stations — how to pass the ticket gates?

The Deutschlandticket (German ticket valid on almost all local and regional transportation in Germany) is valid for travel to the Dutch border stations of Venlo, Enschede, or Arnhem (source). In The ...
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Historical Data on Rail Fares (Ticket Prices)

I found this historical table of ticket prices per kilometer for the German Federal Railways: www.pro-bahn.de/fakten/fahrpreise. It even goes so far as to distinguish between "short-haul" ...
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Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB train announcement: "Only cross the border with valid documents..." Which border?

On a train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB there is an automated announcement shortly before departure: Cross the border only with valid travel documents and without goods and foreign ...

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