Train Ticket Question

Old Jun 29th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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Train Ticket Question

I've done all my research, gone to the websites, found the schedules....but

I'm planning on taking three short trips by train before and during a cruise:

Hayes and Harlington station to Windsor
Blankenburg to Brugge
Rotterdam to Amsterdam

I can buy tickets for any of them online but I have to specify times. Can I buy a day return either in advance or on the day of the trip without specifying a time? I really have no idea of what time I may want to go in either direction.

Thanks for the help!
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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These are short journeys where you cannot reserve seats. Tickets are not restricted to specific trains. There is no reason whatsoever for buying tickets in advance: just get them at the station before boarding the train.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Yes and always ask for a day return (daag retour in Flemish or Dutch).
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Thanks. When I buy the ticket do I have to specify the return time or is it good for any train on that date?
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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tickets like these should be good on any train on that day...but always ask when buying (note in Holland if you use the automatic ticket machines i believe you pay 1 euro less - so could ask info counter than use machine - lines at ticket windows now can be very long as the railways try to force ticket selling to machines it seems.
Day return tickets may have restrictions - like in U.K. oft can't leave before 9:30am Mon-Fri - can return anytime i believe.
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Old Jun 30th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for the info. That will help considerably!
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