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Here is some advice out of experience, at least concerning the sleeping part. In Europe, first and foremost, there are two kinds of sleeper accomodation : couchette (berth) and sleeping car. I will not go through the seated car which is best avoided it is for a small 1-hour journey. Couchette is usually 6 beds in a room, or 4 beds like on the above picture....


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SBB offers a Swiss Travel Pass which might suit your needs With the "Swiss Travel Pass 15 days" you can enjoy 15 consecutive days of unlimited travel on the entire train, postbus and boat network of the Swiss Travel System. So basically you can use more or less any public transport (also in cities) with this pass, including some mountain railways and a ...


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There is not so much difference between shared spaces in trains, dorms in hostels, tents in spaces where people are booked in together, shared cabins in ferries and whatever other shared sleeping places you find. The only difference can be that some shared sleeping places mix genders while others do not. When you enter a shared sleeping place, whether in a ...


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I have shared a sleeper with a stranger maybe a dozen times on European trains, so I am not an expert, but I do have some experience. I never had a conflict with the other occupant, which suggests my behaviour is acceptable. Having said that, many sleepers travel between different European countries with sufficiently varied cultures that I would not be ...


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Travel in July and August is popular; there are likely many Russians on vacation in Europe. Specifically for the Paris-Frankfurt-Berlin-Moscow train, there appear to be track works in France in summer. Tickets between Paris and Berlin are not available beyond 15 August. When looking at the train Berlin-Moscow for 16 August, RZD reports: Временно ...


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As far as I can tell from Amtrak's Terms and Conditions, there are no restrictions on modifying a ticket the same day. You do have to make the modification before the time of departure, though, or otherwise you'll be a "no-show" and you might forfeit any credits you might have received. For all types of tickets, if your travel plans change and you do not ...


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Your flexibility in taking a different train depends on whether you are booked for an unreserved or reserved service. Trains with unreserved coach seats are relatively rare these days, and all service between Chicago and St. Louis are Lincoln or Texas Eagle trains, which are all-reserve. As such, you are only allowed to take the train you are ticketed for. ...


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I haven't had a reply from oui.sncf but I have discovered this page on thetrainline's site, which says On some occasions Trainline is only able to issue print-at-station tickets which need to be printed using a self-service machine at the station or can be collected from the ticket office at a train station in France. ... Important! Your print-...


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Is the bleep louder every 10 seconds, even louder every minute, even louder every 10 minutes, even louder every hour, and loudest at 10:00:00, 20:00:00, and 00:00:00? If so, it might be the mechanism of the station clocks. Many of the older clocks with digital display make a clicking sound every second as one or more of the six figures changes.


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Emissions figures for ferries are surprisingly hard to find compared to those for cars, trains, and aircraft. The best source I've found for ferries is this report: Åkerman, Jonas (2008). Klimatpåverkan från utrikes resor ["Climate effects from foreign travel"]. Report TRITA-INFRA-FMS 2008:7. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology. Åkerman looks at ...


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Traveling to or from Russia by train is neither time nor money efficient, what with the different gauge system and the lack of proper high speed rail infrastracture anywhere between Moscow and Brest. You can easily see it yourself by comparing travel times for the Paris-Berlin-Moscow train. The cheapest ticket you could get from Berlin to Moscow would cost ...


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It is not so much related to the time of departure, but to which distance you are travelling. ÖBB, the train operator, publishes a complete price list for all their tickets on domestic, German relations. As you can see on pages 37 and 38, they only publish ticket prices for seating (Sitz) from (von) Frankfurt Süd to (nach) any station in Berlin. It looks as ...


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There doesn't seem to be a fixed time for all trains. I checked different Nightjet lines (with destinations to Hamburg, Berlin, and Rome), and for Hamburg and Berlin sleeper coaches are available for departures before midnight (i.e. up until Mannheim. Frankfurt Süd is the first stop where you can't book them), while for Rome they are also available at least ...


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Base in the information found on the German Embassy Page you do not need a visa to enter Germany, conditions are the same as for Australian citizens For the Swedish Embassy I could find no clear cut statement as on the German site. Please remember that some trains from Hamburg to Sweden, go through Denmark. Holders of UN Travel Document / Titre de ...


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Yes, for a reservation-optional train you can sit anywhere that is in the right class, and has not been reserved by someone else. It varies from railway to railway how easy it is to tell whether a seat has been reserved, or for which part of the route of the train. Sometimes that are little paper reservation markers you can look for. Others have electronic ...


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The Thalys rules on bicycle transport are very clear: The rules mention both the thickness of the cover - 135 x 85 x 30 cm - and also specifically state that wheels should be removed and everything should be placed inside the afore-mentioned cover. The cover must be non-rigid i.e. something like a soft bag and not a stiff cardboard box. Any bicycle not ...


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There's a page about this service on the Argentinian government website. All the information is in an image (accessibility? what's that?). The image is dated 21/05/2019. The service operates from Monday to Friday. (There is no mention of public holidays, but you should double-check if you travel on a day that's a holiday in either country.) Trains depart ...


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The information provided by The Trainline is admittedly very poorly explained, and appallingly formatted. The information provided by National Rail is a bit better. Each restriction code states when and/or on what train(s) the ticket is not valid and the days and/or dates that these restrictions apply. Restrictions do not generally apply at weekends or on ...


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When you buy train tickets in the UK, there are many ways in which to buy them - you can buy tickets that are restricted to a single journey, tickets which are restricted to a single day, tickets which are only valid for the non-commuting period of the day (off peak) etc etc etc. Train tickets in the UK sometimes come with required seat reservations, but ...


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When you book a ticket online in the UK, it will almost always give you an itinerary. This is just how the online booking process works — you search for a journey first, then you book a ticket that is valid on that journey. Your ticket is guaranteed to be valid on that itinerary, but since you've bought a flexible ticket, you're not required to travel ...


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what method can I use to board the train while paying the train fare on board? None. The poster in the forum you linked is correct. You must purchase a ticket in advance, and will not be allowed to board without a reservation (and ID corresponding to the details provided when making the reservation). If all the trains are sold out, you're out of luck.


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As written in a comment by @jcaron: The ticket pick-up is in the southern passageway, close to platforms 1-6. It's 'behind' the Eurostar area if you come from the main passageway. Hard to find a map where it's visible. Quote slightly doctored to make it easier to understand. The map is no longer available, site is now private. I found two maps of the ...


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I have used the Indian Pacific and the Ghan back in 2005. There have been some changes since, according to the site of the man in seat 61, so I checked the details to make sure I give you the right information. When I used it, I had a seat in a sit-up carriage, these days those are not sold anymore, so you will need to buy a more expensive ticket, which ...


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Navigo passes are valid on all trains that don't have compulsory reservation, regardless of whether the train is a Transilien (Île-de-France regional train), TER (regional train from another region), or Intercités (cross-region train). So that part isn't a problem. The problem is that the Navigo pass is only valid within Île-de-France. Even on a Transilien, ...


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EDIT : I missread your question, your assumption is not correct. See below For the first question, your assumption is not correct : weekends are "unzoned periods" where your 2-zones Navigo Pass can be used for any zones within the Navigo zones. Other "unzoned periods" include bank holidays, school holidays for Ile-de-France and during the summer (mid July ...


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