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You can book this, it will be fine. For the ICE (Inter-City express) part a reservation is optional. If you want to be sure of a seat, make a reservation. If you don't you may have to search a while for a seat that isn't occupied, and if the train is very full you may end up standing or sitting on your luggage next to the doors. For the RE (Regional ...


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It sounds tight-ish but doable. Munich airport is usually spoken of as extremely efficient for connections -- the minimum connection time for Lufthansa international-domestic is just 30 minutes. They consider this swift connection a definite selling point, and they go to quite some effort to keep it, including such things as proactively fast-tracking late ...


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You do need an emission sticker for the inner parts of both cities. Here are links to maps showing the zone for Düsseldorf and Cologne (Köln) to see if your destination is part of the zone. If these links become invalid, just use Google's picture search for "Umweltzone [name of city]" and you should get decent results. First I'd ask the car rental company ...


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As mentioned, bus is likely cheapest especially for a last minute booking, it's cheapest if you break it down into two steps (€29) instead of taking the direct bus (€45). Paris to Brussels on iDBUS or Megabus (€15) you can compare on Busbud (full disclosure: I work on this project). Brussels to Dusseldorf on DB IC Bus (€14) I listed prices for online ...


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If it is an online ticket from bahn.de you have to print it out and prove your identity, but you do not have to validate it before your journey. I took a look on my last ticket and there are explanations on page two. One of them is: Die Fahrkarte muss ausgedruckt vorliegen und gilt nur zusammen mit einem Personalausweis, Reisepass, elektronischen ...


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You don't need to transit through Düsseldorf HBF if you want to travel from Düsseldorf Airport to Amsterdam. From The Düsseldorf Airport, you can take a train to Duisburg and proceed from there to Amsterdam. Here is an example: For schedules and fares, you can consult the website of the German Railways (available in many languages). You will see that there ...


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Using the Website of Deutsche Bahn you can check the trains. There are about 350 trains a day, so you won't have to wait a lot. But notice that there are 2 train stations at the airport: one for S-Bahn line 11 (Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal) and another for all the other trains (Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen). A single ticket costs 2.40 EUR, a ...


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As explained in Is a Schengen visa/transit visa required for a transit flight through two Schengen airports? you will not be able to stay in the international area of the airport. As you will go through a passport check and enter the Schengen area, an “airport transit visa” (type A) is definitely not enough and you need to apply for a regular uniform ...


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What the cheapest mode of transportation is at a given time largely depends on the time of booking and the available tickets at that time. There are many possibilities to get from Paris to Dusseldorf. Most of them are already mentioned: You can take the Bus (Eurolines) You can use a major airline (use a meta-search engine such as Kayak to search for many ...


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You can find official Park and Ride on the Rheinbahn website. Open the "Düsseldorf" tab and watch out to select only Park & Ride facilities, they also list plenty of Bike & Ride facilities. Alternatively, gratisparken.de ("parking for free") has a list + map of free parking spots around Düsseldorf. In your case I would select only those without ...


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The first train is a high speed train and requires booking. The second train however, seems to be a 'normal' train, which doesn't require a reservation. You can see this in the train service number, high speed trains are ice, thalys, eurostar, izy and tgv. High speed trains require reservation in most cases, except national ICE trains. The re____ train ...


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According to the website of the local transport association VRR a single trip costs 16,50€ (just enter the trip into the search mask and click the "E" button to see the price). You can buy the ticket at the station. There is no open return ticket (but if you want to travel on the same day, or more often there are cheaper options, see that website). If you ...


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The answer is that you need an amount of space that is appropriate to put your mother up for 3 months. That isn't going to be a fixed amount, but you need to show an amount that would be considered normal. For example if you have an unoccupied guest bedroom that your mother could sleep in, a kitchen big enough to prepare meals for everyone in the house plus ...


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There are a few things to consider here. The standard fare is a "flexible" fare. You get a ticket valid for a certain day, and can get on any train on the booked route on that day. So if your train is late, you can wait for the next one. An exception is if you choose to book one of the "savings offers", they frequently are only valid for the booked train ("...


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I looked at the VRR and Rheinbahn sites and it seems your best option is to buy a day ticket (Tagesticket) every day. It costs 6.80 Euros and allows unlimited travel within Duesseldorf. Single fares are 2.70 Euros, so if you do 3 or more rides, you're better off using the day ticket. There is no 3-day pass available, just day tickets and weekly/monthly ...


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Check the two links which were posted as comment to the question. Since you are entering the Schengen Region in order to take the flight from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt or vice versa, you will need a Uniform Schengen visa which was earlier Category C, the Category B Schengen Visa has been discontinued. To apply for the visa, you can check this website for VFS ...


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Another option would be car-sharing (covoiturage in French), which is very popular in France. One example platform could be blablacar. Whilst I don't know if this is a popular route, I know of people who travel only by car-sharing in France and always get where they are headed.


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Can be done but it's not clear if it's worth it. I would get a rental car: it's more cost efficient for 4 people, offers a lot of flexibility and you can drive on the Autobahn Drive Friday night from Düsseldorf to a larger town close to the Schwarzwald. Karlsruhe or Baden Baden perhaps. Stay the night at a regular hotel. Check Travelocity for options. It's ...


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Munich is not a problem at all, Düsseldorf seems a bit trickier, according to the German Missions in the US: Munich (open 24 hours) Düsseldorf (6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. only) and if the airline has arranged the transit beforehand with the authorities responsible for cross-border security (the Federal Police) Russian citizens don't need a visa to ...


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For most international flights at European airports, it is 2 hours, although if you look at the actual print of the eTicket, it will say 90 minutes. Dusseldorf airport recommends 90mins to 120mins but says to confirm with the airline. My strategy is to aim to be in the check-in line by 90 minutes before the flight and I have never missed a plane. Most of ...


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If you have a ticket for a German regional train you can use it for all regional trains (not ICE or EC/IC) the same day. If you are in Aachen or Köln, there are many trains going to Köln or Düsseldorf, so if you miss one the next will come soon. And as others have said, no reservation on regional trains. If you want the cheapest connection: Look at the ...


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There is a slight confusion in the question that I intend to clear up: I heard that, in German cities, train tickets need to be validated in a machine; will I be required to do this for an online ticket? If yes, where can I validate. This statement is only (generally) true for tickets bought at a ticket machine or a bus driver that are valid only within ...


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On www.gratisparken.de you can find a lot of free parking places in and around Düsseldorf. The closest to the airport are on these streets: Im Grund Lohauser Dorfstr. Brandenburgerstr. And on www.duesseldorf.de there is also a map with all official P&R in Düsseldorf.


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https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/media.php/738/Bundeseinheitliches%2520Merkblatt-deutsch.pdf Zu prüfen ist auch, ob ein ausreichender Wohnraum (§ 2 Absatz 4 AufenthG) für den Ausländer zur Verfügung steht. Ausreichender Wohnraum ist, unbeschadet landesrechtlicher Regelungen, stets vorhanden, wenn für jedes Familienmitglied ...


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It depends on what type of service it is. For local services such as the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn, ticket validation machines are typically located at the station. These machines will stamp the time the ticket is validated, as tickets generally allow for unlimited travel for a defined region and period (e.g. 2 hours) after validation. For intercity tickets, ...


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After arriving in the Schengen zone from the UK, you want to wait until after midnight to have your passport stamped. The extra day of unspent leave will allow you follow through with other reservations you have made. Yes, this is possible if another Schengen arrival flight is arriving closer to midnight. In other words, you cannot just show up at the ...


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You first take the train to Düsseldorf Hbf (main station). It is a 5 to 10 minutes ride (depending on the number of stops) and there are some 6 to 8 trains/hour. From there, you can either walk about 10 minutes to your hotel or take the 709 or 719 tram to the "Berliner Allee" stop and walk from there. Taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel is of ...


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To answer the second part of the question ("is it cheaper/possible to get an open return?"), the answer is no. In Germany, it is very uncommon that open returns are cheaper. Even buying a non-open return ticket will only lead to lower cost in very few cases. Note that as neo wrote, you will probably take the bus first, and as the bus and the train are ...


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I live in D'dorf and what @Peter Hahndorf says is the right option. If you plan to take bus or train more than 3 times, buy a tagesticket every day. The Tagesticket is valid in all farelevels, so you will not need to pay more for going to the airport. Here just to say there are 2 airports serving Düsseldorf, "Dusseldorf-airport" and Weeze (ryanair). Weeze ...


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