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Should an electronic ticket on the KTMB app be acceptable as proof of onward travel from Singapore to JB?

I'm flying to Singapore soon and will cross the causeway straight into Johor Bahru. The last several times I've flown into Singapore they've always wanted me to show proof that I'll be leaving ...
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Indian Railways: Seat assignments for passengers split between confirmed and waitlist status

We purchased Indian Railways tickets for two passengers in the Chair Car Coach. One passenger was immediately placed in CNF (confirmed) status and got a seat number; the other was initially placed in ...
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When can I expect taxi costs to be reimbursed when trains are badly disrupted and no replacement buses have been announced?

In case of severe train disruptions, under what circumstances do I have the right to get taxi costs reimbursed, and under what restrictions? Example: I'm on a regional train operated by DB Regio AG ...
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How can I search for special excursion trains (Zug des Sonder- und Charterverkehrs)?

On bahn.expert I found an unusual train DZ 5259 from Rüdesheim to Hanau: This train does not appear in regular customer-oriented train search engines such as HAFAS. According to Fernbahn.de, DZ ...
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Can I put multiple journeys and dates on one train ticket in UK?

I am traveling by train from Gatwick to Chatham on 10th July and then on the 13th I am traveling from Chatham to Portsmouth. I am then going from Portsmouth to Gatwick on the 19th. What is the ...
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Deutsche Bahn replacement bus compensation

I was traveling on a Deutsche Bahn ICE with a 1st class ticket. Part of the route was operated by a replacement bus that had not been announced when I had booked my ticket a few weeks earlier. The bus ...
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Can I get a refund for ICE due to cancelled regional bus service?

I booked an ICE (sparpreis ticket) from Oldenburg till Berlin. I could get to Oldenburg Hbf by using a regional bus service (I use the D-ticket), which got canceled. However, the DBahn app did not ...
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App/website for planning a multiple-stop trip with public transportation

Can you recommend an app/website where I can enter a list of cities (e.g. Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Warsaw, Barcelona, Paris, Dusseldorf, Bratislava, Budapest, Brussels) and get as a result the best ...
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Landing at Frankfurt (FRA) airport I need a train to Dusseldorf as well as the reverse back to (FRA) from Dusseldorf. Which station do I use? [duplicate]

I am flying in from Prague to Frankfurt (FRA). I need to get to Dusseldorf and thought train would be quicker than a second flight. I'm seeing there are two separate train stations, one basically in ...
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I missed Bernina due to strike in Italian railways

Due to strike in Italy we missed Bernina on 16th of June. Our Bernina trip was on 16th of June, from Tirano (Italy) to Chur (Switzerland). Due to strike in Italian railways,unfortunately we missed our ...
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Looking for a site that shows major Japanese train routes and their speed/duration

Inspired by this question. Is there something similar for Japan? Thinking map of rail links among major cities. Speed and duration optional. Instead may be more helpful to indicate ticket requirements....
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How can non-residents apply for rejsegaranti with Nordjyllands Trafikselskab?

When travelling by train in Denmark, a delay on a train operated by Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) caused me to miss my DSB connection and arrive to my final destination (Flensburg, Germany) with a ...
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How does the IC direct supplement work on NS / Dutch railways?

For travelling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam by train, there is a mention of a supplement to pay for some of the "IC direct" services. Other trains do not mention the need to pay this ...
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Do non-EU citizens need to carry a passport when travelling from Austria to Austria by train via the Deutsches Eck (German Corner)?

The main train route between Tyrol and the rest of Austria passes through Germany via the so-called Deutsches Eck (German corner). If someone, say either a tourist or expat living in Austria, travels ...
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Best way to reach Mokra Gora and the Tara National Park from Belgrade

I am trying to figure out what's the best way to reach Mokra Gora and the Tara National Park from Belgrade. I see there are trains running from Belgrade to Užice but I am worried getting a taxi from ...
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"Mandatory reservation" on Off-Peak ticket?

I have booked Super Off-Peak tickets from London to Bath and back. My understanding is that this ticket allows me to travel on any train (peak restrictions not being applicable on weekends). However, ...
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Korsør - Nyborg train: is a bicycle with trailer possible?

I'm currently planning my summer bicycle trip through Sweden and Denmark. On this tour I need to get from Korsør on Sealand to Nyborg on Fyn. Some years ago the ferry connection was replaced by a road ...
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If someone is stranded in a transfer-only station after the last train has left, what happens?

I was reading about the Sagliains train station in eastern Switzerland. It is an interchange between two routes on the RhB network. It seems that the platform used by foot passengers does not have any ...
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Can I buy a Britrail Pass while already in the UK?

I'm residing in Germany and visiting the UK in the summer. I do not know yet which Britrail pass I need, as the length of my vacation will be determined after I've already entered the UK. Can I buy a ...
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Weight controls when boarding TGV InOUI trains

Tomorrow, a friend of mine will board a TGV InOUI train from Barcelona to Paris. However, their luggage is heavier than the allowed 30kg. Does any of you know if and how strictly they check for ...
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Baidu Maps route planner doesn't show trains between Shanghai and Wuxi

I'm planning a day trip from Shanghai to Wuxi by train. The interesting thing is that train booking websites, such as Trip.com, show many direct trains (40 min only) between these cities but Baidu ...
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Tickets from Bond Street to Windsor

I will be visiting London for the first time and staying near Bond Street station. I want to visit Windsor by train. Apparently the best option is to take an Elizabeth line train from Bond Street to ...
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Timetable for Cercanias AM narrow gauge railway in Spain

I'm trying to plan a trip from Northern Portugal to Southern France in the summer, I have 4-5 days to make the journey, so I'm not in a rush, and instead want to enjoy/explore along the way. I have ...
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Travel from Berlin to Tunis without flight? [closed]

Is it possible? Have you done it? There seem to be ferries from Italy and France to Tunis (Marseille, Genova, Roma, Salerno, Palermo). How are the connecting trains from Germany to these places? How ...
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What happens if someone leaves a train to/from Pyongyang at an intermediate stop?

When taking the train on an individual tour to North Korea, you're expected to go directly to Pyongyang where the guides meet you up, and they then leave you at Pyongyang station to board the train ...
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DB: Can I still use the return journey if I miss the outbound train?

I recently purchased a train ticket for a journey, and I noticed some conditions regarding the ticket's usage. It states that the ticket constitutes a continuous contract of carriage in each direction ...
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Is it possible to make a 3-min rail connection in Limerick?

I want to go from Ennis, Ireland to Dublin after 7 pm on a Thursday. Irish Rail gives an option on their planner (timetable, page 12, Monday to Saturday) at Limerick Colbert as follows: 19:11 Ennis 19:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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