Travel

Everything you should know about train tickets

Whether you are planning on going on a trip or you are thinking about starting to use public transport, you should know that doing so by train is one of the best options out there. Of course, to travel by train you are going to have to purchase train tickets, which are basically travel documents you can buy at the train station.

However, most of these travel documents are for long distance trips and in most train stations you can find these train tickets which are designed for a planned route that has a specific time of use. Not all train tickets are the same. In fact, they can be issued in many different ways, some of them as a voucher where you can see the destination and others have two different parts, one of which the traveler must keeps as proof of the purchase.

Also, there are many different ways in which these travel documents or train tickets can be verified. In some train stations conductors will ask you for your ticket while in some others you will find machines where you will have to put the ticket, in order for it to be validated before getting on the train.

However, like with most things, train stations are starting to use the new technologies available and train tickets are changing. In many of them you won’t find physical train tickets anymore and instead you will be able to validate your train tickets with a QR code. These tickets can be showed to the drivers straight from your smartphone.

Also, in different parts of the country and of the world you can find a wide variety of tickets. Some of them can be ten ride tickets, weekly tickets or even monthly tickets. People who use the train frequently can really benefit from these different types of train tickets because some discounts are applied.

The fact that new technologies are being used at train stations also means that, instead of having to purchase them at the train stations, you can do it online from the comfort of your home.

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