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About 3 years ago, I visited Japan for 3 weeks. For 2 of those weeks I used a JR rail pass to travel around. Around cities and to other cities. I then headed to Hokkaido. In Hokkaido I rented a car for a week, and I found it surprisingly easy. Road signs were in Japanese and (mostly) had English as well for destinations, cities, attractions, etc. There ...


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It really depends where you want to go. I have been to Japan seven times and I have only needed a car once. In urban areas, like Kansai (Osaka and nearby cities like Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji) or Tokyo, public transportation is quite convenient. And navigating within an urban area (for example, from Osaka to Kyoto) is not expensive (there are actually ...


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This is a standard classification of railway rolling stock by the UIC (international railway union). Altough it's not adopted worldwide, it is in wide use throughout the EU because it forms a part of the EU Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI). However, some national deviations still exist. Although the codes may in some cases look somewhat ...


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They don't offer dinner. They said that as train starts at 9.35 they will not provide dinner. However from morning they're going to give everything


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It is perfectly feasible to make a 15 min connection in Frankfurt Hbf if your arriving train is on time. (If you arrive on the direct TGV from Lyon, I would expect it to be on time.) The station is large, but very easy to navigate on its surface level, which is the level you will be arriving to and departing from. In case you miss your connection in ...


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Normally, you should have received the card number via mail. First I would recheck that, If there really is no mail with your card number I would contact the DB via chat. That is free and you can get your response immediately. You can find it here: DB - Chat Otherwise you have to contact them via telephone: DB - Telephone Contact


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Having traveled a lot between Paris and Frankfurt during the past year I can assure you, that Frankfurt main station is much more easy to navigate than for example Gare de Lyon. There is only one level for long distance trains as others have already pointed out before. SCNF and DB are communicating delays quite well and you will usually be informed about ...


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There will almost certainly be a delay or train that does not run with this many connections. This is not usually a huge issue as there is always another train running...unless, of course, it’s the end of the day, and there isn’t. Pack light, and take the earliest route you can. Or just fly. Seriously- the trains here in Germany are a joke that‘s not so ...


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This article from Rail Journal states: Customs agreement reached for Amsterdam – London Eurostar services STATE secretary to the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Mrs Ankie Broekers-Knol, informed the country’s parliament on September 25 that an agreement has been achieved between the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Britain on customs and ...


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Without going into too much detail about the delays, let's answer the question: Is it managable to have a 15 minute exchange in Frankfurt (in general, on the main station without S-Bahn or U-Bahn)? Yes, 15 minutes is enough. For me that's sufficient even down to the S-Bahn with luggage and small children (I don't use elevators). Additional to delay, there ...


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If you are walking “European speed” then 6min is all you need from any platform to another in Frankfurt Main Station.


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I would vouch for SBB/CFF Olten. CFF/SBB are known to have buffer times in their schedules when it comes to trains from other companies passing the Swiss border then typically changing the train team or / and changing the train engine. Which in principle allows some delay from the inbound train. Once beyond the border, well inside Swiss territory, the ...


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One important information that could help a lot in making those decisions is that DB (and CFF, and probably a few others) actually plan in advance which track which train is going to use, contrary to SNCF which seems to just throw dice at the last minute. This information is readily available on the DB or CFF websites, even for trains running in several ...


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DB is running the trains into and out of Frankfurt (I assume they will all be ICEs) and they are selling you a ticket for the entire journey which may even be tied to specific trains (for a lower price). Thus, they are confident that the transfer works or they would not advertise it. Furthermore, you have a valid contract with them so it is their ...


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Originally I just wanted to comment on the excellent answer by Hilma, but I can't stress the chance of delays enough. The Deutsche Bahn is nowadays notorious for their delays, especially on long-distance trains (the tricks the DB uses to make the delayed trains look better was even a topic on the latest Chaos Communication Congress, English audio track ...


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Sort of. In general the Bahn is good at creating schedules and managing connections efficiently. For example when two "busy" trains intersect they often line them up on both sides of a single platform so you can directly walk out of one train straight into the other. This being said, in my personal experience on-time performance of the trains has severely ...


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Answering my own question: turns out the 24-hour limit is in place because all ETS Platinum trains continue past Ipoh to Penang/Padang Besar. So you can book well in advance if you're going further than Ipoh, but they don't want people traveling only to Ipoh to hog all the seats. In the end, as we'd been told there was plenty of space and we had no ...


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The Bahn AG typically has a good idea how long it takes to change trains, and if a connection is offered, it is feasible even for someone not fit (walking slowly). So generally, if they offer it, you need not be concerned. Many connections with large volume of passenger known to use them are set up with trains across from each other, so even 30 seconds ...


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14 to 16 January travel to France with your conditions sounds like a self-inflicted torture...especially when in cold you get stranded in train stations as well as airports...or even worse: in bus stations on streets. Its is safer to take a virtual trip to France on Google Maps and watch some slides and nice views!


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This webpage provide some pieces of information. Les TGV / INTERCITES / OUIGO ouverts à la réservation sont garantis pour des voyages jusqu'au 16 janvier 2020 inclus. TGVs / Intercities / OUIGO trains still open to booking are warranted for travels up to 16 january included. So if you can book a ticket for your train, or if is still signaled as "complete"...


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Long distance trains are coming close to normal these days. It’s of course still irregular. But SNCF give accurate guarantees of which long distance trains will run a few days in advance. At this time, they already guarantee that all trains you can book up to the 16th will actually run. So just head to the oui.sncf website and try to book the trains you are ...


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In 2016 we did ride from Nagoya to Nagano. We traveled on a "green" ticket (first class) which was the front car. If you reserve right two seats in the first row you actually have full view out the front of the train ! It was an awesome experience. Unfortunately I don't remember which exact train that was.


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If you travel via Nagoya, you will be travelling on the Shin-etsu Main, Shinonoi and Chuo Main Lines to Nagoya, and then most likely Tokaido Shinkansen to Kyoto. Forget about the second part - most of Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Kyoto travel through industrial areas in the Tokai region and Shiga Prefecture. The Chuo Main Line between Shiojiri and ...


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Grüezi Nijat 😁 Trains are through CFR | 9.5 Hours | $17 - $26 USD Buses are through Fany | 9 Hours | $17 - $26 USD Flights are through Blue Air | 1 Hour | $60 USD Rome2Rio is a helpful website too! Hope this helps!


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Note: UK transport smart cards (the ones which are not Oyster cards) are also known as ITSO cards. When you load a ticket onto a smart card, whether at a ticket counter or using an automatic machine at a station, you can select an appropriate railcard discount from the machine display, or tell the ticket clerk. For a discounted ticket to be valid for travel, ...


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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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And are certain destinations (cities) completely inaccessible by eurail pass without paying additional fees? The big one is that the only way to/from the UK is on Eurostar, which has mandatory reservations and worse-still limits the number of interrail reservations available (so interrail reservations can be unavailable while regular tickets are still ...


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I took the foot bridge, flagged down a taxi. Price to Nichols was the same as Grab. The train ride was free because they were testing a new train set (nice), but it was not on time - even by Filipino standard: 100 minutes delayed. It may have been due to flooding, but I will be reluctant to use the train when going to NAIA.


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