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Should I reserve a ticket for the train from Milano Malpensa airport to the city?

No Need to Book: Go Contactless Since the advent of contactless ticketing, there is no need to reserve a ticket for the Malpensa Express trains any more. The contactless ticketing system is called Pay ...
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Can you buy Foreign Tourist Quota tickets at Vasco Da Gama railway station?

Now you can do it online on irctc.co.in website. But ideally you should Sign-up on irctc website before flying to India, as it will verify your non-Indian mobile number. More info: https://erail.in/...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

Multiple bus lines serve this route (Vamoose, Greyhound, Megabus, others). Fares of $25–30 are common. I would pick based on convenience of departure and arrival locations, which vary. Amtrak non-...
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Night train Fukuoka - Tokyo

Google maps says a train ride from Fukuoka to Tokio takes more than ten hours which is basically an entire day. That doesn't seem to be correct. There are many direct Nozomi trains from Fukuoka to ...
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OV-chipkaart value and refunds in 2022

As you would be traveling from and back to Belgium on some international ticket you buy there, you don't need to consider using the OV-chipkaart with NS (which is a pain) and comparison is easier: ...
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OV-chipkaart value and refunds in 2022

It is pretty hard to calculate since the prices are relatively small, and the number of trips and destinations can make a noticeable difference. Generally, travelling with an OV card is cheaper than ...
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Travelling from Belgium to Amsterdam by train - NS Flex discount

The main problem is that you have to have a personal OV card to get NS Flex on it. I helped a couple of Ukrainian refugees, and there were problems with using non-Dutch IBAN. However, not in all cases....
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Travelling from Belgium to Amsterdam by train - NS Flex discount

You are asking several questions, I'll answer nr 1 and 2. According to the NS service page, you can't use a credit card to buy a discount subscription, but you can phone them if you have a (foreign) ...
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Why do only some long-distance trains in the UK serve refreshments on-board?

Railway companies (around Europe) have cut food sales due to lack of profits from them and the difficulties to implement them in certain trains. Others have kept them and if run well they can bring in ...
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Why do only some long-distance trains in the UK serve refreshments on-board?

Out of the list here https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/catering-facilities.aspx only three train companies (South Eastern, Southern, and South Western) don’t offer an on-board ...
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Swiss: Does SBB EasyRide take into account a Z-Pass

For greater certainty, you can always check which travelcards are listed in your account in the app (or on the website https://swisspass.ch). Almost all commuter travelcards are nowadays issued in ...
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Swiss: Does SBB EasyRide take into account a Z-Pass

Thanks to mlc's research to find Does EasyRide take my travelcards into account?, the answer is Yes, with some exceptions. Specifically: Yes. EasyRide takes your saved Half Fare and regional ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

Amtrak is a civilized alterative to the bus. They claim $31 with discount for advance purchase. It's sort of a commuter route, so there should be options. https://www.amtrak.com/experience/why-amtrak/...
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How can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online?

Simply put, you can't. Online booking is always for reserving seats, it doesn't make sense to book a non-reserved seat. To get the non-reserved seat, you have to buy the ticket yourself at the station ...
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Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train?

A blog from 2020 seems to say that the timings are the same: Below is the Yangon circular train schedule for both directions (you can choose any of them). Please keep in mind that this timetable is ...
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On DE-CH international journeys, when is the "Zugbindung" really lifted?

Zugbindung in Switzerland is done based on departure time, and not on train number. So if for example the 7:59 to Frankfurt is cancelled, but a replacement Zurich - Basel leaves at the same time you ...
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Do long distance through train ticket between arbitrary pairs of cities covering several countries exist?

In the past ticket prices in Europe were purely distance based. So all a ticket clerk in Oslo had to do to issue a ticket to Paris is look up how many km. that involved in Norway, how many in Sweden, ...
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How long is needed to change trains in Kenitra, Morocco

!2 minuts should be 10 more than you need if everything is on time. And you would not expect a railway would force you to buy a new ticket when you miss a connection due to a delayed train.
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?

Many users on tripadvisor seem to agree that there aren't any power sockets anywhere on the train. none of the trains i have taken had power outlets No power outlets in Myanmar train. On the train ...
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Is there any advantage in buying tickets in advance for the train in Moroccos?

This reflects only my experience. I hope it helps: Are there any discounts if I buy in advance on the website? Yes, if you buy in advance. Not sure how long in advance though. I bought the tickets ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

If you want the cheapest, look into the Chinatown Bus lines. I have had friends take them from DC to New York. The buses depart at early morning hours, but the trip is fast and cheap.
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

A great resource for this type of search is is Rome to Rio. For this specific search check https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Washington/New-York#r/Bus/s/0. The site lists more than a dozen daily bus ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

In my experience, the best price is typically to be had by looking at bus services other than Greyhound. This experience is from 10 to 15 years ago, so it looks like both Greyhound and the non-Acela ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

You can for sure take a car at Dulles and leave it at LGA/JFK, but keep in mind that one-way rentals will always be more expensive than a return one and you need to factor going to/from airports which ...
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How far can I travel outside Stockholm with unlimited 24-hour TravelCard (Map)?

I managed to find a rail map here, https://sl.se/en/in-english/getting-around/sl-service-network-maps/ . This does not include buses and ferries though. It only includes all transport on rails. ...
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How long is needed to change trains in Kenitra, Morocco

I've had mixed advice. The man in seat 61 lists 'taking an Al Boraq high-speed train from Tangier to Kenitra and changing onto a classic Al Atlas train eastwards to Fes' as a sensible option. One of ...
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Why can't I reserve a seat on the Eurocity train I just bought a ticket for on ÖBB

I've had exactly the same problem with several other international trains in, out of or through Austria in the last few months. The last one was a Eurocity train from Prague to Linz yesterday, for ...

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