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If I visit a place multiple times with the same Interrail pass, is it considered as a fraudulent "commuting" case?

I have used Interrail passes of longer durations (2 or 3 months) to accomplish multiple trips with a hop back home in between. The limit of two in/outbound days is accommodated by purchasing local ...
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What is the metro broadcast in the Paris metro for a suspicious package?

I was in the Paris metro and the train got stopped due to a suspicious package. I didn't understand the broadcast message because it was in French. I only became aware of this after everyone went out ...
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Booked Lufthansa Flight + Train, where do I go for baggage reclaim?

I am a graduate Ph.D student. I am traveling to Germany for the first time. My travel itinerary is (booked through Lufthansa) Delhi to Frankfurt (Flight) 1 Change at Airport Terminal to Airport Train ...
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train planning using 3rd party HAFAS ReST interface frontends

Apart from various official sources such at bahn.de, sbb.ch, or bene-system, there exists a HAFAS ReST Interface that offers options that are not presented in the typical web frontends. For example, ...
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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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Deutsche Bahn Delay Passenger Compensation & Business Travel

In the case of a delay while traveling by train in the EU, one is entitled to a compensation in the event of a delayed arrival of 25% of the price paid for a single ticket for delays of more than 60 ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Cancelled connection and timetable change

I booked ICE/IC trains from Berlin Ostbahnof to Amsterdam Centraal for the 9th of October. I had two connections. My first train was scheduled for the 9th of October at 00:11. I received an e-mail ...
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Which UK train services have USB/power sockets, and where?

I hope to collect the following information: name of operator / route is there a USB charging socket / is there a 3-pin plug socket at every seat / only at tables / not in standard class So that for ...
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What does ggf reserviert mean on DB trains?

On some seats it says 'ggf. reserviert'. What does this mean? Can I sit in the seat?
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Can Palace of Versailles be done on my last day in Paris

We are a group of 6 friends who have a bus from Paris - Paris (Bercy Seine)-210 Quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris, at 16:20 in the evening. We will be checking out from our hotel which is near Riquet RER ...
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Is there any way to find the distance covered by a train in a particular rail route between two stations?

I frequently travel by trains in Europe, and have often wondered how much distance I have travelled in each trip. As far as I can see, the distance covered by trains between two railway stations is ...
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Travel from Munich to Scotland avoiding flight

I want to travel from south Germany (say Munich) to Scotland (say Edinburgh), but with no flight as I want to protect the climate. Meanwhile it is again possible to book the Eurostar train connection ...
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Dubai to Europe without flying

I am looking to understand if it is possible to get from Dubai to Europe without flying and any recommended routes/links to book. My brother is having a baby in December and I want to get my mum there ...
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When can I book a ticket for 1 November 2023 on renfe.es for Madrid to Badajoz?

I am trying to book a ticket from Madrid to Badajoz on https://www.renfe.com/es/en for Wednesday 1 November 2023 and the search results are empty. There are results e.g. for Wednessday 11 October 2023....
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Public transport options between Kiruna and Bodo, Norway

I would like to travel between the cities of Kiruna, Sweden and Bodo, Norway through Narvik. The plan is to accomplish the loop by train up in the north. I can take the train up to Narvik. For the ...
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What to do if the plane/train/bus ticket is stored on the phone and the phone is lost or damaged or stops working?

Allowing passengers to display their flight ticket on their smartphone instead of having to carry a printout, was a good move. It's necessary to show it to get into the airport and to get the boarding ...
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How can I track how many days I've used a UK Flexi Season Ticket for when it's in QR code format?

I'm looking to purchase a UK Flexi Season Ticket online, specifically using thetrainline (although I'm ultimately travelling with Thameslink). I would like to get it in QR code format as I believe it'...
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Customs procedures for crossing the Sweden/Norway border by train

What are the actual customs and immigration processes when traveling from Sweden to Norway by train? I could understand that for the movement of people, this is the Schengen space therefore no checks. ...
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Missed last international day train connection due to previous train delay, railway proposes a sit-up-all-night alternative instead. I need to sleep

I was due to catch the last train from Zurich to Munich of the day. My trip began elsewhere in Switzerland. Due to a 20-minute delay of a previous train on the way to Zurich, I missed the connection ...
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Double compensation with Deutsche Bahn in NRW

In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) - Germany there exists an agreement between different regional transit operators (NRW Mobilitätsgarantie) to reimburse you a long-distance / high speed train ticket ...
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Can I board a train without a valid ticket if I have a Rail Travel Voucher

If I have a Rail Travel Voucher, received due to delay repay, and the ticket office at my departing station is closed, and I obviously cannot use it the ticket machine, can I board the train and pay ...
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Taking bulky luggage (bicycle in a bag) on rail replacement service (SEV) BusSV300 Brennero->Innsbruck

I have booked a ticket for the connection Bologna -> Munich on August 12th, 2023, 11:52. This involves the EC84 train and the rail replacement bus BusSV300 from Brennero to Innsbruck. I would like ...
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How to figure out unspecified Japan Railway connection?

We recently booked a number of seats on Japan Railway trains and there were a few odd ones with information missing. In particular all the departure info from the connection train is missing: ...
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From Germany to Switzerland with Bahncard + Halbtax + Sparpreis

I'm trying to book a Sparpreis train ticket from Germany to Switzerland using both a BahnCard (to get a discount on the German part) and a Halbtax card (to get a discount on the Swiss part). At bahn....
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Deutsche Bahn price change compensation

Last night i booked a round trip from Berlin to cologne, when i tried confirming booking, it logged me out and next time i opened the website, it increased the prices, i booked it anyway, when i ...
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Can men travel in female only couchette compartments?

This may seem like a stupid question- but I'm traveling with my family on an overnight train. The only seats available are female only couchettes. This journey is essential to our trip, and there are ...
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Chances of Eurostar extending to Germany [closed]

With the recent fusion of Thalys into Eurostar, Eurostar will now also serve routes into Germany. As the travel from the Schengen area to GB requires passport checks all current Eurostar stations are ...
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Deutsche Bahn Sparpreis Europa ticket validity

I have booked a ticket (Sparpreis Europa, class 1) via Deutsche Bahn website from Munich to Vienna and there are 2 points I wanted to clarify: My ticket says "München+City ->Wien". Does ...
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ÖBB ticket : Validity and reservation

I will be travelling from Vienna to Bratislava via train, however i am not clear on 2 points: I have booked a specific journey on a particular date however when I look at my date it says "valid: ...
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My German train was delayed and I missed all connections

My planned trip was: "Aachen Hbf 13.07. ab 15:22 2 Neuss Hbf 13.07. an 16:25 5 RE 91687 Neuss Hbf 13.07. ab 16:36 1 Minden(Westf) 13.07. an 19:30 13 RE 89729 Minden(Westf) 13.07. ab 19:51 13 ...
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Can I join a TGV at a later station?

I've got an Interrail 2nd pass global pass. I also have a TGV reservation from Turin to Paris. Could I join the TGV at a later station (Oulx) using the reservation from Turin to Paris (Oulx is a stop ...
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DB Flex Tickets when there are multiple pragmatic routes between the origin and destination

The DB website says the following about Flexible tickets: What trains can I take if I have a flexible ticket? With the flexible fare you are not bound to a specific train. With a ticket for an ICE or ...
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What is included on the Frecciarossa Executive class?

I've seen reviews and travel videos where passengers on the Frecciarossa executive class order full meals and drinks at their seat, all at no extra cost. However when I look at the Trenitalia site I ...
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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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Public transport in north Morocco

We will visit the north of Morocco in a few weeks and we are planing how to move from a city to another. Specifically, we plan to visit Tanger, Teteuan, Chefchaouen and Asilah I have been reading ...
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international train travel in Europe for European citizens

International train travel in Europe for European citizens. Where can I find information? I'm planning a train trip from Rome to Lisbon, if possible in stages to visit the sights.
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Why are lights very bright in most passenger trains, especially at night?

I saw a general tendency, at least in Europe, for newer trains to have significantly bright lighting in passenger carriages. During the evening and at night, I find those can be an inconvenience for: ...
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Bus to Train for Trip from Riva del Garda to Verona

My son is taking a one day break from a study abroad program and wants to spend it in Verona (His group will be in Riva del Garda.) The tentative plan is to take the Trentino Trasporti bus Route B332 ...
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Alight at Nippori with Skyliner ticket for Ueno

When riding Keisei Skyliner train from Narita Airport to Tokyo, it costs the same to go to Nippori vs Ueno. Before the pandemic, when I purchased Skyliner ticket, the staff never asked me where I am ...
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How can I know if a seat reservation on ICE would be useful?

I will be doing a bit of Interrailing in Germany over August, I'll take IC/ICEs on a bunch of occasions, and I'm debating getting a seat reservation on those. I am fine being limited to that specific ...
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How do I use a Transport for Wales mobile ticket for multiple adults?

I just bought a train ticket from Chester to Edinburgh via the Transport for Wales site for 2 adults. (Train changes in Warrington Bank Quay; first leg is on a TFW train, second on a Avanti West.) I ...
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Is 1 hr between arrival in Frankfurt and flight departure with Etihad Airways enough?

We arrive by train at the TN terminal in Frankfurt and have 1h25 to check in our luggage and catch the plane. Is that enough? We arrive from Cologne and are Belgian. --- original text follows, above ...
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Does one need to buy tickets in advance for Deutsche Bahn train?

I want to take a train of the Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Frankfurt. Do I need to book and order a ticket in advance (e.g. from their website: https://www.bahn.com/en/ ), or can I buy it at the ...
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Which Paris metro station to alight for CDG international airport?

When taking the train to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, we were confronted with two airport stations. It was not clear to us what the difference between these two stations might be, and at which ...
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In Europe, do trains/buses get transported by ferries with the passengers inside?

I'm interested mainly in the route between Ireland and the UK by combined train/bus and ferry. Does the train/bus drive onto the ship and get transported altogether with the passengers inside, or do ...
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Visiting Uzes (Uzès), France. Ideas for transportation, things to do

I'm visiting Uzès for about 1 month. Coming from California. I want to rent a car. Do folks have recommendations on how to get there? Based on my research, I assume fly into Paris and take a train and ...
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How fast can I get to Arles from CDG airport?

I have to go to Arles from CDG airport (Terminal 2e) upon arrival at 10:20 AM to catch a river cruise at 4 PM. How many minutes will it take to get to the TGV station? Can I change ticket time ...
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Completing DB Passenger Delay Form

I booked a through ticket for two passengers from Bruges to Wien Hbf transferring at Bruxelles Midi & Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Prior to the journey the published times changed and the Frankfurt Hbf ...
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Where to find the fares of the Rodalies de Catalunya outside of Barcelona?

I am looking to travel from Barcelona-Sants to La Tor de Querol-Enveig/Latour-de-Carol in France, by train I know that I will take the Rodalies de Catalunya's R3 line, which is part of Barcelona's ...
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Travel options from Latvia or Lithuania to Saint Petersburg or Kaliningrad

Is it possible to travel from Latvia or Lithuania to Saint Petersburg or Kaliningrad by ferry or train? We will be traveling to these countries this summer. My wife wants to visit her mother.
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