Hot answers tagged

32

The Hyperdia screenshot gives a hint: the curled arrow indicates backtracking, and that makes this trip a bit special. Here's a (simplified) diagram of the relevant train lines: To Asahikawa ^ | | Hakodate Main Line | | Shiroishi @==================> To New Chitose Airport | Chitose ...


20

It is recommended to tip: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide,” recommends $5 per passenger per night for sleeping-car attendants, and the standard 15 percent of what the meals would cost if you paid (prices are on the menu) outright. (Seattle Times)


18

Yes, you may do so. From the official China Railway customer service website (in Chinese): Q: Can a passenger board a train at an intermediate stop after they have purchased a ticket? A: Yes, they may do so provided they board the specified train at the specified date. However, the fare for the unused interval will not be refunded.


14

Yes, unlike flights or buses in the U.S., long-distance Amtrak travel includes the expectation that passengers will give gratuities to certain members of the service crew. It is not required (i.e. Amtrak cannot pursue you legally if you choose not to pay tips, and Amtrak staff are not supposed to solicit them), but it is expected. It is not directly ...


13

Seems wild to me that I couldn't find this info in English from the official sources. Here's a shot: VOR Fares The regional transit authority, VOR, fares are valid on the vast majority of mass transit in the region: All trains operated by ÖBB (S-Bahn, Regionalzug, railjet...) Underground (U-Bahn) operated by Wiener Linien Trams (Straßenbahn, "Bim") ...


12

Go to the ticket office at the next major station and inquire. You may need to return later as they will not know until the train is cleaned. In your case, it will continue to Faro and then return to Lisbon. So, you might need to wait until the next day. The office will be able to inquire on lost property via the web. If there is a probable match then ...


11

With limitations, you are allowed to take the bicycle on the train, but I would not count on being able to bring the box if the bicycle is still packed, since it exceeds with large margins the allowed luggage size (no side longer than 90cm). If the bicycle is packed in a box, it might even be somewhere between very difficult and impossible to get it down to ...


11

Yes, you can. And the machine will let you through. In fact, buying full ticket and only taking partial intervals is a widely used method in China, especially when the tickets are hard to get, like in the Spring Festival. The system is smart enough to cope with such situations.


11

From the Airport you first catch the B line train to Chatelet – Les Halles, before then changing to the A line to Gare de Lyon. The whole journey takes no more than 45 minutes, and you will be able to catch the B line every 10-15 minutes. A single for the journey is about $10. There's huge signs around the airport that point you in the right direction, and ...


11

Does the 48-hours ticket include train from airport to city center? No. The 48-hour ticket, excludes the zone the airport is in. If not, are there any ways not to buy separate ticket, but just "expand" 48-hours ticket? Theoretically yes. The 48-hours covers all of Zone 1, so you only need to buy a ticket from the airport to edge to zone 1. However, I ...


9

I travelled on the Prague–Moscow train in 2015. I had a transit visa for Belarus and a tourism visa for a fortnight-long stay in Russia. My tour actually left the Prague–Moscow train in Brest (the first station in Belarus where passport formalities and the bogie exchange to accomodate for Russian broad gauge occur) when we arrived in the morning, had a tour ...


9

The 48-hour ticket for the "core zone Vienna" indeed does not include the airport (despite the "core zone" wording all other zones outside of Vienna have been abolished in favour of a distance-based fare system). I would suggest that you download the ÖBB app (available in English), which allows you to specify that you already have a ticket for the core zone ...


7

The RER vending machines will probably only accept coins and card payments and no bank notes at all. At the airport, there are however staffed ticket counters where you can buy a ticket and pay cash and get proper change.


7

Yes, The Cassiopeia is still used for tour excursion service from Tokyo. Tours are typically start a minimum of 100 000yen. See the below website (Japanese) for details and tours can be booked from the same website though keep in mind these tours tend to get booked up really quickly https://www.club-t.com/spgroup/special/japan/cassiopeia/index.htm and this ...


6

Disclaimer: I'm not American, so the extreme tipping culture is pretty alien to me, but I did find some information online which seemed to be accurate when I've been around on Amtrak before. At the dining car, your meals are free if you have sleeping accommodation, but whether or not you've paid for your meal, the suggestion is to look at the prices on the ...


6

So, after coming back from the trip I thought I would update. As well as ticket desks, there are also a long row of ticket machines at Alges station, to ensure tickets can be bought 24/7. Tickets can be purchased from those machines, and must be put through the barrier to gain access to the platform of the station. Different types of ticket are available, ...


5

I discovered the wonderful HOTNAT in July when my Eurostar train to Paris was delayed just outside St Pancras, and it was clear I would not then get across Paris in time to catch my booked TGV to Libourne. I found the train manager on the Eurostar to ask his advice, and he immediately wrote out the HOTNAT document for me and stamped both my Eurostar ticket ...


5

It depends on precisely where and when you're going, but in general, yes. If you're going to London Bridge (a station near the historical financial district, the City of London) on contactless or Oyster you'll be paying £8.30 off-peak or £15.10 for peak time (starting your journey 0630 to 0930 on weekdays). Meanwhile for a paper ticket you would pay £9.70 ...


4

If you want direct, then there’s no direct rail option, but there’s a direct bus line, aptly named “Le Bus Direct”. If you want rail, then there is no direct service. The easiest option is RER B to Gare du Nord then RER D to Gare de Lyon (same platform transfer in Gare du Nord).


4

A boxed bicycle is bulky luggage not approved for transportation on the S-Bahn. While you might get away with it you should rather not count on it. Staff will have the final say on each individual case. The MVG - operating Munich's S-Bahn - states (source, emphasis mine): Für die Beförderung in unseren Verkehrsmitteln zugelassen [..] Übrige ...


4

Using metro in Caracas (Venezuela) is for free now. With sky-rocketing inflation, printing the tickets costed more than the ride so they made it free.


3

First of all, the Khorgos border is no longer operational: Since late 2018, the former Khorgos border crossing is no longer active and now only functions as a Special Economic Zone with discount shopping and tacky tourist attractions. The new border is called Nur Zholy and lies a few kilometers south of Khorgos. It is not yet marked on the map: follow the ...


2

The general rule is that if you're sold a ticket on that itinerary and the itinerary no longer becomes possible, either due to a last-minute delay or cancellation, or something planned further in advance (but after you bought your ticket), you are allowed to travel on the next available train by the same operator, or to get a full refund. This applies ...


2

As @badjohn mentions, going to the ticket office (or any staff at the railway station) will work. If you are not able to go to the office or do not notice your loss till later, there will be a way to get your things. Most railway companies have a central location or information office. Again any staff member of the company can tell you where to find the ...


2

This is a local train, so given space is available on the train on the actual day of travel, you can take your bicycle. The space is limited so it could fill up, which is why there is a notice on the timetable to that respect. Whether you need to pay for your bicycle depends on the local regulations, but these are always the same regardless of what time ...


2

On an Amtrak Acela train this am, and the conductor informed a pax that the handicapped seats are reserved solely for handicapped persons - it is not a priority seating scenario, but to be used solely by a handicapped person as per federal law. Similar to a handicapped parking spot in a public parking lot.


2

I took the train from Warsaw to Kaunas, then next morning from Kaunas to Riga via the early bus. I had to stay overnight in Kaunas at a nice hotel, good wine, great hotel, good food.


2

Japan Guide goes into which trains offer unreserved seating and which don't: Most shinkansen trains offer both non-reserved seats (自由席, jiyūseki) and reserved seats (指定席, shiteiseki) in separate cars. Only the Hayabusa, Hayate and Komachi trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen and Hokkaido Shinkansen and the Kagayaki trains on the Hokuriku Shinkansen are fully ...


1

I was trying to do the same and had the same issues. I was booking a train from Barcelona to Amsterdam, So Instead I opted to book out of a site called https://www.thetrainline.com/ which actually shows different train options. Please see if this works for your case. Check this screenshot for more info. I have opted the same date as you mentioned. It is ...


1

You probably have three options according to Rome2Rio: Drive. 2 hours 18ish, you'd need to rent a car from the airport. Train. 6 hours 20ish. Unfortunately doesn't leave until the morning. Bus. 4 hours 23ish. Also unforrtunately, no services until the next morning. The costs, times and departures vary, Rome2Rio shows you the various options.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible