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The Cheaper Tricks for Booking Europe Train Tickets from Australia

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd If you’re Australian and looking to book train tickets for a jaunt through Europe, there’s a good chance you’ll wind up redirected to a few weird and expensive booking sites for trains that are not necessarily the cheapest options. Or you’ll attempt to buy tickets directly from SNCF Connect

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How to Book Swiss Train Tickets — and Avoid Problems with the SBB Website

Blocked by credit card rejections or website errors on the SBB official Swiss rail website? Or just looking for the best way to book train tickets in Switzerland? We’ve got some tricks for getting around all that, so that you can go enjoy the gorgeous train rides through Swiss mountains and villages. The Swiss’ official

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How to Get the Best Child and Youth Discounts on European Trains

Your Train Guide Mose Hayward Childlike Rail Nut The value proposition for travelling by train in Europe grows by multiples when it comes to travelling with children. Compared to flying, train operators are quite generous in the age brackets for free travel with babies and toddlers and they offer significant discounts for youth. Also, trains

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Solutions for Buying Train Tickets for France in Spite of Credit Card Rejections from Ouigo and SNCF Connect

Your Train Guide Mose Hayward Hexagonal Rail Nut The French train operator’s websites SNCF Connect and Ouigo are notorious for rejecting bank and credit cards from outside of France. Those from Brazil, Eastern Europe, the United States, Australia, and Canada in particular report problems with payments not going through or getting rejected. We’ve been carefully researching

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What You Never Knew about European Trains — Secrets from a Ticket Inspector

I wear a fancy Swiss uniform and go up and down the aisles to check your tickets. My sexy German job name is Personnenzugbegleiter. Basically, a ticket inspector, controller, or checker, depending on your flavor of English. A ticket inspector is a strange little animal. We hop on and off of trains, ensure passengers’ security,

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Omio Is a Travel Booking Site with Problems—Here Are Better Alternatives

A lot of reviews would have you believe that Omio is a great way to book travel. And Omio is certainly an honest booking site (it’s not a scam, your e-tickets from Omio will work just fine), but it’s definitely not the best way to find the trip tickets at the best prices in most

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We Tested the Legitimate Train Booking Platforms for France—Here’s What Works Best for Cheap Tickets

Your Train Guide Mose Hayward Hexagonal Rail Nut I’ve been booking train tickets online for French trains for two decades, both with the SNCF’s official websites and the various good competing private booking platforms. There is now a healthy variety of alternatives for booking French train tickets that can get you e-tickets with the same

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Rail Europe vs Omio vs Trainline: Which Consistently Gets the Best Deals on Train Tickets

Your Travel Guide Mose Hayward Rail Nut We ran dozens of pan-European searches on the three top train booking platforms, Rail Europe, Omio, and Trainline, and compared the results. The goal was to find out: Which site results in better and cheaper train trips? All three of these websites are far easier to use than most

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Solved! The Problems with SNCF Connect and Ouigo Websites — and How We Buy French Train Tickets in Spite of Them

Your Train Guide Mose Hayward Hexagonal Rail Nut If you are blocked by error messages on the SNCF Connect or on Ouigo.com, you’re not alone. The websites and apps have lots of redirects and undergo constant updates that can render them in some cases nearly unusable. In particular, the transition to the new SNCF Connect website

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