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Delayed Eurostar arrival in London, going to miss my connection, what to do?

My Eurostar is scheduled to arrive 30 minutes late in London, and I have an advance ticket for another train to catch, but I'm almost sure I'm going to miss it. What should I do in this case?
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Getting on Eurostar at the wrong station

I have bought return tickets from London to Lille Europe on Eurostar. The trains on my outward and inbound journeys both stop at Calais Frethun. Will Eurostar let me get on in Calais on the inbound? ...
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How close is the Geneva Airport train station to the airport?

My plane departs from Geneva Airport (Geneva International terminal M) at 19:55. I'll be in Zürich and a bit short on time. If I take the train that arrives at "Genève-Aéroport" at 18:51, will I have ...
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What is the fastest way to go from Warsaw to Moscow via Lithuania and Latvia by bus/train?

I will start from Dresden (Germany). I definitely want to visit Poland, and especially Warsaw. Then I have to go to Moscow to catch the train to Beijing, and I have to bypass Belarus. So what is the ...
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Subway, train or both when travelling around Tokyo

We will spend a week in Tokyo in april and I am now looking into the best way to get around the city. The subway seems to go everywhere but there are also normal trains connecting most places. How ...
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Boarding for my Eurostar is delayed and I'll miss my SNCF connection, what should I do?

I'm currently in St Pancras, and Eurostar have just announced a delay in boarding of my service due to a late arriving inbound train. The delay will likely be long enough that we'll miss our ...
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How to get a combined ticket in IRCTC (Indian Railway)

Suppose I want to go from Station A to Station C but Station C is not a stoppage of some train say train 01, so I can get a combined ticket from station A to Station B through train 01 plus Station B ...
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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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How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?

When I try to register for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation website (IRCTC) https://www.irctc.co.in/, it is mandatory to provide a +91 country code phone number. How can I register ...
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What does “The following London stations are available for travel with the chosen ticket” mean?

I booked a train ticket to London Paddington with GWR. The booking confirmation however says London Terminals on top of London Paddington. Then there are words like this: The following London ...
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How much does it cost to enter and leave the same station (JR line, Tokyo)

I'm going to pick an item up from someone in Tokyo. Problem is, it's about an hour away and therefore the journey is quite expensive. So he's agreed to meet me at his station on the platform so I don'...
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Can I travel from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse? (Paris)

On Friday I'm going to Angers from Brussels. The train from Brussels, which is a Thalys, arrives in Paris Nord. 55 minutes later, the train to Anger, which is a TGV, departs from Gare Montparnasse. ...
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Can you buy Eurostar Brussels-Lille tickets on the day, for the same price as in advance?

As per the answers to Travelling by train in mainland Europe, will I save money by booking my tickets early?, you should normally book your Eurostar tickets in advance, ideally a few months out (...
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Overnight train luggage safety concerns in Europe

I've heard that in some overnight trains, rooms don't lock (no door); instead its just a curtain. This means thieves can get in and out easily. Is this true? If so, how do my friends and I keep ...
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Extra luggage ticket on Intercity.pl necessary?

I was about to buy a ticket on intercity.pl and noticed that there is an option to select an "extra luggage" ticket for a few zloty. When do I need this ticket? or: How much luggage can I carry ...
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Train from Brussels to Bruges

I'm planning on travelling to Belgium this winter. Flying into Brussels, spending the day there and then travelling to Bruges and spending a couple of days there before another day in Brussels on the ...
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Are there lockers or luggage storage facilities at the Bruxelles-Midi station? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Paris to Cologne with a one-day stopover in Brussels. Where can I store luggage at the Bruxelles-Midi station?
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Lille Metro schedule… is it 24/7?

The M1 and M2 lines in Lille, France have a confusing schedule. It's 7 days per week, but it looks like it's "running" basically 24h hours per day (minus some ten-minute delay). I never took the metro ...
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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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Do you have to book the JR Rail pass outside of Japan?

I've been told by a colleague that you can only buy a Japanese Rail Pass outside of the coutry as a tourist. Is this accurate, or is it possible to purchase say, a 2-3 week one in Tokyo?
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U1256 Underground Ticket - How many journeys permitted?

I have an off-peak return ticket which is marked: From: BRIGHTON To: U1256 LONDN The ticket does not say "travelcard" anywhere. Just what does that entitle me to in terms of LU travel? I'm ...
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Stopovers on Shinkansen services?

I'm planning a Hakodate-Tokyo journey this summer after the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens, but it's a four-hour journey even on the fastest service and I'd like to take a break, stretch my legs and eat ...
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Which route did the old Tbilisi-Rostov train route take and is it closed only for political reasons?

This answer to the question about Tbilisi to Moscow mentions a train route that is currently not running between Tbilisi and Rostov. Where did this route cross the Georgia border and what other ...
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Which trains in France are included in an InterRail card?

I have two questions related to an InterRail in France I'm planning to have in August. I'm planning to get an InterRail pass for France only, or for France and Benelux as well. I'm not sure if there ...
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Booking a JR Shinkansen train ticket in Seoul

I want to book a Kyoto-Tokyo Shinkansen ticket for a trip in 10 days, because Shinkansen will be very crowded and probably impossible to board without a reservation. How can I book it from Seoul? ...
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NYC–Montreal and NYC–Toronto overland

I was thinking of going from NYC to Montreal, and the first thing that sprang to mind is taking a train. The distance is about 530 km (330 mi) beelining or 595 km by road—not much more than Madrid ...
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Can I still enter any Schengen member state if I have been denied entry to another?

I was held at the Polish borders when I attempted to enter by train. They took my fingerprints and sent me back with a written document. I respected the decision and returned immediately. The ...
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London pass travelcard vs. Oyster card

We are 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids (age 8, 11, 13, and 16) reaching at LHR airport from USA. Which will better economically save money and time to purchase, Oyster Card or London pass with ...
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Copenhagen Airport to Kalmar Sweden

My son will be flying into Copenhagen in July arriving at 7:15am. He will need to travel by train to Kalmar. He must go through border control. I am wondering: how much time he will need to get ...
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Trans-Siberian Express: Stopping along the way?

I'm planning a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express. I've already received excellent advice on a related post, but I've got a couple more questions. My plan is to head from Moscow to Beijing. It's six ...
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Why does Paris have two large train stations next to each other? (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est)

In Paris, there are two large train stations close to each other, but still separate and at a walking distance: "The (train) station of the North" - Gare du Nord, and "The (train) station of the East" ...
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What time of year is best for taking the Trans-Siberian Express?

I'm interested in taking a train journey from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia. Is there a recommended time of year for this Trans-Siberian trip?
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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When travelling from London to northern Sweden by train, is it possible to have a day of free sightseeing anywhere other than Copenhagen?

Whilst taking the train from London to Östersund (northern Sweden), which I do quite frequently, I usually plan it so that I get a free day in Copenhagen. It looks like this: London -> Brussels -> ...
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Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?

I've come across various websites that suggest I should pre-book my tickets beforehand or I'll have some trouble. I was hoping to just get off at a town I'm interested in and stay as long/little as I ...
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Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?

I had this happen to me a month ago but I didn't want to risk it, so didn't find out myself what would happen in such a case. I had two single advance tickets with Virgin Trains. One in the morning ...
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Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin [closed]

My partner and I are planning to take a train from Munich to Berlin and stop over at a few cities on the way. As it will be our first time visiting Germany for 7 days, can you please advise which is ...
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How does one sleep in a sleeper train in Europe?

Planning to travel from Germany through several other countries eastward on a sleeper train, I wonder what am I expected to encounter and how am I expected to dress? The tickets say 4 beds per ...
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Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

India and China both have extensive national rail networks. Is it possible to travel by train/rail between India and China? I have found several articles (e.g. at The Hindu and at India Today) ...
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Can you reserve a seat with a free child ticket for trains in the UK?

I'm trying to book train tickets from Edinburgh to London, we have a child who just turned 4. Whenever I go to reserve seats I'm given the option to reserve only 2 seats and not one for the child who ...
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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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What is the most expensive train ride in India?

Considering a lot of people use trains in India, train tickets tend to be cheap, depending on class of travel, of course. What I am interested in is finding out which train ride or which route (since ...
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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Are there trains beween Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw?

I'm planning a trip to Poland for July and August. I thought it would be a good idea to visit some of the other countries around Poland since I was going to be there for a little while. Two countries ...
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What is the cheapest metro system in the world?

When traveling I am trying to avoid using the underground/metro/subway because I want to see the city I am visiting, but sometimes for long distances it is much quicker than any other form of ...
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Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi

How to get by train from Tbilisi to Batumi (on the Black Sea coast)? There should be trains, but the "Traffic General Schedule" on Georgian Railway's site does not mention Batumi (except for a Batumi-...
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Japan: Car rental vs public transport

I'm planning a trip through Japan at the moment and stumbling over the question of transport. I read that I (from Germany) need a translation of my driver's license (which should not be a problem), ...
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How to avoid the huge tunnel at Vienna when travelling from Munich to Budapest by train?

Next month I have to travel from Munich to Budapest by train. The train service (the so-called Railjet) runs quite frequently and is reasonably cheap. There is a problem however. I am pretty ...
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What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?

In my country, we don't have high-speed bullet trains and I have no previous experience riding a bullet train either. I have a one week vacation in Beijing (both arrival and departure in Beijing PEK ...
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Travelling using the Underground (the Tube) in London [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: London on public transport: what kind of tickets to use? I will stay in London for only 2 days, but will travel using underground train (tube) quite often. So my questions ...