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How long does it take to get into London from its airports?

Let's assume that "London" is any major mainline station - they're all reasonably central and well-connected for onward journeys - and that you're only interested in rail not buses or taxis. All but ...
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Can I receive a package in Zurich airport while on transit?

You can send it "Poste restante" to the Post office in the airport. Just address it to: Mr or Mrs Firstname Lastname Poste restante 8060 Zürich The Post Office is located in arrivals 3, and is open ...
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Is Ann Arbor within reasonable Lyft/Uber range of DTW?

Both Uber and Lyft apps allow you to enter both a "from" and "to" location that is nowhere near your current location. Thus you can simple open the app, enter DTW as the pickup location, the location ...
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Can I get from Gatwick airport to London by Oyster card?

Since January 2016 you can use your Contactless or Oyster card to travel from Gatwick to London on both normal rail services, and the Gatwick Express. The prices for single fares on normal services ...
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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

On two tickets - no way. If you suffer any delays at all, you'll miss the checkin deadline for the onward flight, and you'll have to buy a brand new ticket. It's just too tight On one ticket, if you ...
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How to get to Niagara Falls (Canada side) from Toronto airport during a layover?

You have plenty of time to see the Falls, go on the boat, and cross the bridge to the American side if you like. I would recommend renting a car from the airport, if you can drive. I'd expect to pay ...
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Difference between Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof and Flughafen Regionalbahnhof? Which station should I go to for Frankfurt Terminal 1?

Long distance trains stop in Fernbahnhof, local trains stop in Regionalbahnhof. You'll most likely arrive in an ICE at Fernbahnhof. Both train stations are located at Terminal 1. The regional train ...
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How do I find the fastest route from Heathrow to an address in London using all forms of transport?

Citymapper, also available as an app for iOS and Android, has never failed me in London or other large cities where it is available. Cabs, Uber, Tube, buses, Heathrow Express, cycling, walking, I don'...
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LA Supershuttle refund

Whenever you are given a time range like this for something like a shuttle, it means that they expect to arrive to pick you up somewhere within that range - and thus you should be ready before the ...
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Options for JFK to EWR transfer

As a New Yorker, the subject line alone made me cringe. That is not a transfer I’d be happy to attempt. And doing it the Sunday after a Friday New Year’s? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. ...
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How to get to Schiphol Airport at 5am using public transport from Amsterdam?

There are hourly trains from Amsterdam Centraal station to Schiphol all night long, every day of the week. Alternatively, http://9292.nl/en# is the public transport journey planner for Netherlands, ...
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Which airport should I choose, DCA or IAD?

If you have a choice without any other considerations (i.e. similar price, time etc.), DCA is much closer to the center of the city than IAD. About 10 minutes versus 45 minutes driving (may vary with ...
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

The only way to get from one of these airports to the other is to enter France and take ground transportation. (You can't even transfer between international flights between the two terminals at Orly ...
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Are train tickets from Gatwick to Brighton more expensive when bought at the airport?

I think the "Buying in advance ..." blurb on Thetrainline's timetable search is one they display on all their result pages; I get it for all other station pairs I've tried, even short ones such as ...
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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?

They can put the watch wherever they want. Watches are not safety relevant items (like laptop batteries) which can not be put into checked luggage. Your parents may have to declare the watch at ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

The roads are the M25 and M23 and early on a Sunday are quite likely to be deserted. There are no significant road works on either at present. Your transit time should be about 45 minutes. With heavy ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

No chance. The Green Line 757 bus seems to take around 1h20m give or take a few minutes, and they're only hourly so if you don't time it well you could be waiting an hour. It's a reasonable walk at ...
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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The $5 surcharge of the AirTran is only collected at the terminal stops, so when transferring to the Subway or entering the airport. If you're looking to avoid that charge, you can take the AirTran to ...
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Getting from Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal

The simplest choice is taking the 747 bus line. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. It also features WiFi service on lots of the buses and ...
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Is it practical to avoid the Edinburgh Tram Airport surcharge by walking a bit?

For someone without too much stuff, who isn't in a huge hurry, and when the weather isn't too bad - yes! It'll add 10-15 minutes to your journey, however, and involves about 100m of walking with no ...
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Measuring my options to reach the SF airport

San Francisco Airport-bound BART trains leave from all San Francisco BART stations and go to the airport without a change of train. It's a good idea to check the schedule, as trains may only run every ...
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Vienna International Airport offers porter services for departing and arriving passengers. The minimum charge is EUR 15, which covers porterage for up to five pieces of luggage. More details here: ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

The answer is "No", it's inconceivable. Five hours would be 50/50. You can see literally 100s of references on the www... https://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_luton_bus_transfer.htm ...
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I have a 12-hour layover in Istanbul. Will I be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing in the city?

As you're traveling with Turkish Airlines and have a long layover, you can ask for a free tour of the city, hosted by Turkish Airlines. Here's some info: http://www.istanbulinhours.com/tour-schedule ...
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Stockholm Arlanda Airport transfer

Yes, there are several options. Taxi: There are always taxis available outside the terminals. A ride to the city center is about 500 SEK (approximately 50 EUR). The ride takes 30-60 minutes depending ...
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Pay as you go Or Oyster card

You can get the same "Pay As You Go" fares either with an Oyster card, or with a contactless debit/credit card. Both options are subject to the same caps -- that is, after you've reached a certain ...
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Is arriving at FRA by train 3 hours before my flight early enough?

Assuming your train is on time, or not extremely late, then you will have plenty of time. The Fernbahnhof (long distance train station) at Frankfurt airport is connected via a covered walkway to ...
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Traveling with 2 transfers in Schengen area

The airline was correct to deny you boarding. The flight from Zurich to Vienna is a domestic flight, which means you would have needed to enter the Schengen region in Zurich, and depart it in Vienna. ...
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

There are direct train connections between Stansted Airport and Cambridge, but at some times it is quicker to take a local train towards London and change at Bishops Stortford or Stansted Mountfitchet....
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How to leave Beijing airport (PEK) by foot

I just tried. It is surprisingly easy, and I would totally recommend it even if you have only 4 hours between flights. I will suppose that like almost everyone coming from an international flight you ...
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