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The United Kingdom is officially, and has been for approaching a millennium and a half at this point (if one looks at the precursor states), a Christian country. Good Friday and Christmas Day have been subject to religious proscriptions for a long time. So long, in fact, that they pre-date the idea of bank holidays (codified merely a century and a bit ago ...


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Not only is this possible, it would be my preferred way of doing it. Scotland has very good rail and bus connections, and the railways run through some of the best scenery and over some of the most spectacular bridges in the world. What's the point of renting a car and leaving it in a parking lot while you hike? Using public transport also means you can do ...


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My family had no car until I was about 12. The lack of public transit on Christmas Day was no problem. We spent the day at home, or at the home of relatives. Each family member traveled to where they were going to spend Christmas Day no later than Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day there was no reason to go anywhere. The day was fully occupied with cooking, ...


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The price for riding a subway system has little to do with the cost of operating it, and more to do with how much the government is prepared to subsidize it and the government's attempts at load balancing different types of public transport. For example the London Underground has lots of long lines with overloading problems on the center of those lines, and ...


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I think that you just have an unconscious expectation that the subway systems of advanced Western countries must necessarily be better than others. The fact is, that they aren't as essential to civilized life there as some other places and actually get way less love. For comparison the Moscow subway: costs 0.6 USD (https://www.rbth.com/travel/326613-how-to-...


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Well first of its worth mentioning there is unlikely to be any way to do this fast, it's 350 miles which is a long way. Full timetables for all routes are at: https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall/plan-journey/timetables/?operator=6&page=1&redirect=no Also remember that on the trains you can get some work done, watch a film, sleep ect. Whereas while ...


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I don't think there are any "SBB zones". This is not an SBB zone or ticket. It's a Z-Pass travelcard. Z-Pass is a grouping of several unified fare networks around Zürich's ZVV: Zürich's ZVV A-Welle Ostwind Schwyz-Zug Each of those fare networks/regions cover public transport in their respective regions, usually operated by many different ...


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As many as you would like (and physically possible) within the zones chosen (some night buses and trains may require additional supplement). Like your own link says With a monthly travelcard you can travel as often as you like in the zones you have purchased.


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For trains and underground, Christmas is an important time for major engineering works - because the trains don't run, trackwork can take place, and because trackwork can take place, there are no trains ... Pre-WW2, many more people used to work on Christmas Day, even for half a day, both in trade and in domestic service, and so there was transport to meet ...


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Remember that in many places (especially in Western Europe), most users will not use single fare tickets but monthly passes instead. In Paris for instance, even though the cheapest ticket is 1.49 € ($1.66, ticket t+ bought as a carnet of 10 on a Navigo contactless card, valid for travel on the whole metro network, RER inside Paris, Buses and Trams, no ...


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Don't sweat the fine print too much. In practice, you can take any train or bus within the travel zone and the 120 minute validity period - provided you don't go back to where you came from. The is no limit on the number of changes or stopovers. The ticket inspectors do not know your destination, nor can they tell how often you have changed (or plan to ...


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Navigating central Tokyo by car is an expensive, confusing pain, so the Japanese solution is to take the train out to the general area you want to explore, then rent a car at the station. JR's Ekiren service (aka "Trenta", as in train-rental-car) is the best way to do this, and they often have promotional packages that combine train tickets and ...


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They do not cover the same area. The Network Railcard only covers journeys entirely within London and the Southeast, whereas the 16-25 Railcard covers the whole of the UK. The benefit the Network Railcard has which the 16-25 Railcard lacks is that it also gives 1/3 off fares for up to 3 adults accompanying the holder, and 60% off fares for up to 4 children ...


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I just got home using the subway and busses in Stockholm. Ticket Types All tickets are period tickets. The shortest period is for 75 minutes and starts when you first use the ticket. The longest period is one year and you need a plastic card for that type. Period lengths: 75 minutes 24 hours (1 day) 72 hours (3 days) 1 week 1 month 3 months 1 year All ...


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The Hartford Line train works well. Note that besides the Amtrak schedule posted by Danill, there is additional train service on this line provided by the State of Connecticut (CTrail). The same ticket can be used on either service (with the special exception of the Amtrak Vermonter). Full details and a combined timetable are at https://www.hartfordline....


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This is most probably very dependent at least on: The specific jurisdiction (country, state, economic zone...). Whether the flight was sold alone or as part of a package (together with accommodation, usually, but in some jurisdictions other things like a rental car or activities may count) In general, it is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they ...


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Have you considered the sleeper trains? From Braintree you can catch a train (hourly outside of peak hours) straight to London Liverpool Street. The 21:00 is the official connecting service. A trip on the Circle or Hammersmith & City Line later brings you to Paddington. From Paddington every night except Saturday night runs the Night Riviera sleeper ...


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Buses exist between Nagano and Hakuba; they are run by Alpico and you can check the timetable in the link. Unfortunately for you, the last bus leaves Nagano at 8.10 p.m. Another bus is scheduled to leave Nagano at 9.10 p.m. but it only runs until the 15th March so you cannot use it. The first bus on the morning of the 24th leaves at 7.55 a.m. and gets you to ...


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I believe the Zonenplan Z-Pass should cover the zones of your pass. (also part of this brochure - page 8 in the PDF, labeled 16/17 on top) From what I can tell, the zones of interest for you will be in the red and blue sections. A map that covers all of Switzerland is something I'd appreciate too. Unfortunately, that's being made quite difficult because of ...


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Part of the difference will be the overall standard of living and wage rates. Comparing wage rates is tricky (mean or median?, accounting for the cost of living, whether to deduct taxes & social security). But as a rough indication, look at this: The minimum wage in the Republic of Korea is ₩8,350 (approximately US$7.20). The minimum wage in the ...


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From 29 March 2020 FlyBe has direct flights from Southend to Newquay on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday.


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In practical application the question is, at the time you ticket is checked are you travelling clearly towards the station where your ticket was originally stamped. If the answer is yes, then it looks like you are doing some kind of return trip which is not allowed. In all other situations you are ok. So doing a bunch of unnecessary changes is fine as long ...


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Travelling around Scotland by public transport or hitchhiking is possible. But as one comment said, Scotland is big. It can take 3 or 4 hours to drive Edinburgh to Inverness, It is about the same by train, and trains in the UK are generally expensive if not booked in advance. Hitchhiking is of course free, but could take a long time (and sometimes a lot ...


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There is definitely a ferry service to Comino, on a recent trip I remember seeing ferries from Gozo to Comino. I found this company (no affiliation) that looks like it's currently running and offers ferries from Gozo to Comino. You can view the departure times here: Departure From Comino Blue Lagoon 08.15 am Comino Blue Lagoon 09.15 am Comino Blue Lagoon 10....


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I live in Bogota. Let me start with your statements. after arrival at the BOG airport, I must take a green connector bus, which is free. There is no option to buy a TransMilenio card at the airport. using the connector, I will come to a normal bus station most larger bus stations are in the middle of the street, as many buses have dedicated lanes in most ...


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It's likely city-dependent at present. For example, the Beijing Bus App for Beijing seems to be scoping to do that and more.


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Update February 4th, 2020: Eurostar will begin direct commercial services from Amsterdam to London in April, the cross-Channel rail operator has announced. The route was launched in April 2018 but passengers travelling to the UK have been forced to change trains in Brussels to complete passport checks and security screening. Eurostar was assured that the UK ...


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You can use any of the official on line public transit planners in Germany to find out schedules, and you can assume those to be correct. The Germans really want you to take public transport to that game. So much that free travel in the entire VRR area is even included in the ticket price. So you not only can count on being able to get to/from the game ...


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For getting around New Haven, as explained on the CTtransit fare schedule, you can purchase an unlimited local rides one-day bus pass for $3.50 on the bus by pressing the "Get All-Day Pass" button. As explained elsewhere by CTtransit, you can also purchase it in advance by mail or online, and 10-ride local tickets can also be purchased at various Stop & ...


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