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Why is it sometimes cheaper to fly within the UK than taking the train?
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UK train tickets are among the most expensive in Europe; this image below from The Telegraph is quoted a lot of times in the press and on social media trying to show the disparity with other European ...

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Can I get from Gatwick airport to London by Oyster card?
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35 votes

Since January 2016 you can use your Contactless or Oyster card to travel from Gatwick to London on both normal rail services, and the Gatwick Express. The prices for single fares on normal services ...

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Do I need to pay charges / taxes to drive in London on the weekend?
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TL;DR For a standard car (e.g. not a van or a minibus or similar) there are only two places in the London area where you need to pay to use the road. One of them is the Congestion Charge zone active ...

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Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
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Weekly travelcard: Contactless weekly travelcard is only from Monday to Sunday, so if you arrive and leave mid-week, you might get better rates if you still get an Oyster card, and buy a weekly ...

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Can I take an overnight bag into the theatre / cinema in London?
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In case your luggage is really really big, and would be considered a trip hazard (in Odeon), then your nearest luggage storage area would be Charing Cross Station, where there is a Left Luggage ...

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Forgotten Oyster card in London
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Yes, you can try to get a refund. Based on TFL's site: If you have a valid Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass on your Oyster card and leave it at home or temporarily mislay it, we will consider ...

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Long-life SIM cards in Europe
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I personally have a simyo starter 9cent card that I occasionally (around every 9 months) top up via their web interface. It has a validity of 24 months, and you can re-start it's validity when you top ...

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Do UK citizens need a passport on domestic flights in the UK?
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As an EU citizen I once tried to travel intra-UK with only my UK driving license, which the check-in clerk did not want to accept at first (they told me that a driving license is only valid if I'm a ...

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Do you need to take the most direct route with an Oyster Card?
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Just to add what others have said when using the Oyster card there are time limits of travel after which the system will not link your "touch in" to your "touch out" and ...

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When walking on the road, is it safer to walk in the same or opposite direction as the traffic?
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As others have stated rules in EU/US/UK usually say that you should walk on the opposite side of the traffic (left side in countries that drive on the right and on the right side in countries which ...

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How to wash hands if tap water is too hot?
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The general idea is that you plug the sink, and then fill it with both cold and hot water so the temperature in the water in the sink becomes manageable. You then wash your hands in the sink, and ...

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Getting around to transfer in huge airports if you don't know English
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There are various ways to help her get from the start to the end: Have a phone with her. Make sure it supports all of the frequencies the countries she's going through are using (most newer phones do,...

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When we travel to Zone 4 in London with an Oyster card purchased for Zone 1 and Zone 3, how are the fares calculated?
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You have to pay for all of the zones that your travelcard does not cover, but only for the zones that are not covered. So if you travel from Z3 to Z4, then you have to pay for the cost of the Z4 trip ...

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Do British citizens need a passport to visit the Republic of Ireland?
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From the GOV.UK site about travelling to Ireland: British nationals travelling from the UK don’t need a passport to visit Ireland. However, Irish immigration officers will check the ID of all ...

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I am non-EU citizen working in Germany. Can I travel to UK without a visa?
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The UK is not part of the Schengen-zone, but part of the Common Travel Area. To enter the latter you might need to get a visa, depending on your nationality. You will probably need to obtain a General ...

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Are there "Doctor Who" themed tourist attractions in the UK?
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The new series were filmed in Cardiff, so most places you can see in the show are actually locations from there. That's why the Doctor Who Experience center is based in Cardiff, where you can find ...

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Keflavik car hire shuttle bus service timetable
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2 votes

So some first hand experience: the shuttle bus does operate fine around 5am, and it departs from each location around every 15 minutes

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How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?
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It is usually preferred to pay with Forints in Hungary, as even in cases where the stores accept Euros they will do it with a sub-par exchange rates, and also give the change back in Forints anyway. ...

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