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Bike transport from Haridwar to Bangalore

Can anyone help me that how can I transport my bike from Haridwar to Bangalore? Are there trains that have this facility?
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Why buy a first class ticket on Southern trains?

I have been traveling regularly to the south and I would love to know the benefits of upgrading to first class because to me it seems like there is none
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Traveling on WestBahn with unreserved seats

I am traveling to Salzburg (Salzburg Hbf) from Vienna (Wien Westbahnhof) on the WestBahn train booked on thetrainline.com. While booking, I did not select "reserve seats" option. According to their ...
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What is the longest distance between two stops of a train route?

As a follow-up to this answer which states that the “Z” trains from Beijing to Hong Kong and which take 24 hours are actually non-stop services (permitting immigration formalities to take place in ...
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How reliable the public transport in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italia? Do they have contactless travel?

I have to change flights in Cagliari on a Sunday evening and I'll have around 2 hours free between the two, so I decided not to just sit in the terminal but actually rush out to the city. I have ...
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I can't find my prebooked ticket or reference number for Stansted Express

I can't find my return ticket that I booked for Stansted Express where do I go for help retrieving a copy?
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Ticket availability on LNER (London to Sheffield) for Christmas Week

I was wondering if anybody knows when it will likely be possible to buy LNER tickets from London to Sheffield for dates falling around Christmas (21 December to 27 December 2019). I was also wondering ...
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Raileasy split ticketing purchased

have bought but they have not reserved any seats as requested saying it is not possible.Will be travelling in 10 weeks time. Can I take tickets to the station of departure and ask for reserved seats ...
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Most remote passenger train station

I enjoy travelling to remote places and to places that can be accessed by train or boat but not by car. What passenger train station is furthest from any regular road? By regular road, I mean a ...
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What is the quickest way to get from Naples to Ljubljana?

I'm trying to book a holiday where we need to travel from Naples, Italy to Ljubljana, Slovenia on July 6th 2020. I've looked at flying from Naples to Trieste, then getting a bus to Ljubljana, but I'm ...
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Virgin trains advance ticket refund

I purchased an advance train ticket from virgin train from Manchester Piccadilly to Heathrow airport but I had to needed to travel through London Euston. I requested for a refund of my previous ...
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Do I really have to print my ÖBB ticket for international travel on ÖBB trains?

I have a PDF ticket from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for an ÖBB Nightjet train from Germany to Switzerland (not going through Austria). The PDF includes the following text: In Österreich ...
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3 or 4 days transport card in Paris including airport?

What is the most economical transport card for unlimited use for 3 or 4 days (starting from Saturday), including the train/bus from Charles de Gaulle Airport airport to the city.
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How are London zones calculated?

Inspired by Tyne and Wear metro: Tynemouth to Airport; only 2 zones?. Earls Court is in zones 1 and 2: Say if I travel from Waterloo (zone 1) to Earls Court (zone 1 and 2) and then to another ...
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How far in Advance do I need to book tickets on the West Highland Line in Scotland for a Multi-part Journey?

I will be in Glasgow, UK in a few weeks, and I am planning a distance running excursion in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Since I won't have a car, I am considering options for taking ...
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Train Chepe Chihuahua Regional in December

Does anybody has experience taking the Chepe's Train in Chihuahua, Mx? The cheap one (regional) on December? People says that you have you buy the tickets 10 days in advance, other people says that 4 ...
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Kazakhstan to China by train in 2019?

Is it still possible to go from Kazakhstan to China by train? If I search on the web site of the national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, I don't find any connections to China.
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Is it allowed to buy a Probe Bahncard 50 repeatedly?

I bought a Probe BahnCard 50. It is now expired (I cancelled the subscription) and the trial period of 3 months is over. Can I buy a Probe BahnCard subscription again?
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Cheaper price ticket for UK railways with contactless

I am planning to travel from Gatwick airport to London and after checking in the Google Maps it suggested to use Thameslink or Southern railways. As I tried to book the ticket online, there is a ...
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

I'm hoping there is a regular shuttle service which is easy to find and fairly cheap.
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Cassiopeia Sleeper Train Japan - Tours?

The Cassiopeia sleeper train between Ueno and Sapporo was discontinued a while ago and we didn't get around to use it while it was still running. However, the Wikipedia site linked to a feature that ...
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Booking train tickets on RENFE site

Trying to book tickets from Madrid to Seville on RENFE site. The options I can see there differ significantly in price, depending on the service provider. AVE trains are generally more expensive, but ...
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How to know if a JR train has unreserved seats? [duplicate]

On Japan, most trains have at least one car for unreserved seats but not always. Is there a way to know if a train has such seats? Unless I missed it the JR machines to book tickets and check time ...
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Train from Nice to Moscow / Border Controls

I am hoping to travel by Train from Nice to Moscow next year before embarking on the Tran/siberian express. I understand the visa requirements but I am hearing though that there are issues with ...
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Train between Vienna airport and city center

This week I'm arriving to Vienna for 2 days. For now there are several questions: Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ...
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Changing boarding point for advance UK train tickets [duplicate]

I'm supposed to be taking a friend to Edinburgh in a few days, we booked advance tickets with LNER from Kings Cross to Edinburgh together using their disabled persons railcard. I was supposed to meet ...
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Should I tip on the Amtrak train?

I've never rode on an Amtrak train before- in this case I'll be riding the Silver Star which allows for checked luggage and has a dining car. Is it customary to tip Amtrak personnel? For example- is ...
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Implications of giving mobile number to train operating company (UK), especially re Advance ticket booking

I often travel by intercity train in the UK on Advance tickets, which I usually book through the TOC's own website. The TOC has my electronic-mail address, but I never give it my mobile number. I ...
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How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? [closed]

How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? I'm a solo traveler (man). Is this train safe in terms of theft? Can I sleep during the trip?
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How to buy & use train tickets from Algés to Lisbon

A similar question was asked 3 years ago for inner city transport cards, but this is for a different route, not using a transport card, and I am looking for more up to date answers. I'm going to ...
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Board Chinese train at a different station (on-route)

I am planning to book a ticket from Huoerguosi to Urumqi (Y952). The first stop will be in Yining. I am still figuring out the best way to reach Huoerguosi and realised it might be easier to go ...
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Can I take a boxed bicycle on a German train?

I will be arriving in Munich airport with my bicycle in a box (approx 140cm x 60 cm x 20 cm), can this be taken on the train to the city? (specifically the S1 or S8 trains)
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Lost property on Portuguese trains

What do I do if I leave an item on a Portuguese train? I was travelling from Lisbon to Lagos with a change at Tunes. The change was quite tight so I hurried. As a result, I forgot a bag.
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How do I find if a specific train (RE60) carries bicycles during morning rush hour?

I'm trying to find out if I can bring a bicycle during the morning rush hour on RE60 (Frankfurt-Mannheim), and if yes, whether I need to buy a ticket. This train is run by the DB Regio train company ...
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Do the ticket machines at the RER station at Paris CDG airport accept €20 notes?

At Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport, can I use a €20 note to buy a €10 RER ticket?
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Can't stopover at Sapporo when going from Asahikawa to Chitose airport?

Yesterday I travelled from Asahikawa to Chitose airport (in Hokkaido, Japan), as on this Hyperdia screenshot (except I planned to take a later Airport service after having lunch in Sapporo). Now ...
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Local travel to Gare de Rennes, France, by 6.17 am

I have TGV train from Gare de Rennes city to CDG airport at 6.17 am morning. I have to get to Gare de Rennes from Centre de la Hublias in time to catch the train at 6.17 am. Can I arrive easily or it ...
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Changing a TGV booking

I have a TGV train booked from Gare Montparnasse to Rennes. There is 12 days left to travel. Now I want to change the booking from CDG airport to Rennes on that same day i.e., I want to change the ...
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how do I go from CDG airport to Montparnasse gare quickly and cheaply? [duplicate]

I am coming from India. My flight will land at terminal 2 of Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris. From there I will go to Montparnasse gare where I have TGV train for Rennes. My flight will land at 9.30 ...
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Can I pre-order a meal on a Russian train? How?

I have Russian railway tickets in classes 2Т and 2К. In class 2Т, there is at least some meal included in the price, I'm guessing supper (see this answer by artptr and this webpage on Types and ...
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Vegetarian dishes on Russian trains (European part)

On Russian long-distance trains that include restaurant cars, should I in 2019 expect that I can buy full vegetarian dishes there? On those pictures of a 2015 menu on the Trans Siberian Express ...
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Change trains from Italo to Trenitalia at Milano Centrale

My situation is: I am travelling from Vicenza to Milano via high-speed Italo train. The train departs at 9:45 and arrives at Milano at 11:26. In Milano I want to board Trenitalia train to La ...
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Does train 006K Ukrania from Kyiv to Moscow have a dining car?

I'm booked this evening on the train mentioned in the title. We were wondering whether there would be food or drinks available - I gather there would usually be tea from the attendant, but besides ...
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Buying train tickets in Portugal

Soon, my wife and I want to travel from Faro to Lisbon by train and back a few days later. I have found this website: Comboios De Portugal. A complication is that we are not exactly sure when we ...
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Buying Uzbek Rail Tickets [closed]

I am trying to book trains in Uzbekistan but the Uzbek rail web-site will not work for me. I will have to use expensive web bookers. There appear to be three main sites: Advantour, Caravanistan and ...
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What if my bahncard does not show up automatically on app but I don't have bahncard number?

I bought trial bahncard for 3 months on online, but it seems like I couldn't get the physical card because I'm not sure if it will be delivered before my trip to Germany. I know I can use the ...
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How to get from London Heathrow Airport to Whitley Bridge by train?

What would be the best way to get from LHR to Whitley Bridge by train? First time in the UK. Thanks!!
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What's included in Frecciabianca 1st class?

I'm going to travel with Frecciabianca in 1st class in a few days and I wonder what I can expect so that I can prepare correctly. Will there be lounge access at Roma Termini? Will there be free ...
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Is it possible to book adjacent seats on a NightJet train?

Me and my friend would like to book two second class coach seats on a NightJet train from Vienna to Venice at oebb.at. We'd really like them to be next to each other, ideally, facing each other. ...
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Traveling from Germany to other countries by train?

I'm going to be taking a trip to Germany in a few days. I will be in Munich and I was considering taking the train to somewhere in Austria (Innsbruck maybe?) so I could see the Alps. I'm wondering ...