Train fares where you live.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    To make comparison easier I thought that a 100 kilometre or 60 mile, journey would be best, from a major city. The normal adult off peak weekday fare in $USD

    Australia, Sydney to Katoomba 100 kilometres, AUD$12, USD$10
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    California

    I couldn't get a 60 mile route from where I live, so I chose a route nearby:

    Oakland, CA to Stockton, CA on Amtrak = $12.00 (one way)

    That's a good deal as far as train fares go in CA, and luckily, this route doesn't include a bus. :eek:
     
  3. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    Sweden

    SJ, Malmö-Hässleholm (110km), One way, 2nd class is 163 SEK =$24.
    Adjusted for distance, 100km is about $22 in second class.

    The Swedish national railroad is a disgrace; low quality and high prices.
     
  4. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    never taken the train, but from my school (Eugene, OR) to the state capitol (Salem, OR) is 66 miles, and Amtrak charges $13.00
     
  5. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Netherlands

    Rotterdam Central Station to Arnhem (114km) costs 16.20 euros one-way. That's approx $22. So for a 100km trip it would come to $19.
     
  6. takao macrumors 68040

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    for my usual 185 km ride it costs 28 euro or so normal price which means 15 euro for 100 km in second class

    personally i have a rebate card (under the age of 26 19,90 a year, over 26 it's 79 or 59 or so) and it gives me a 50% rebate or so which means i have to pay 14 € for the same distance which equals to 7,5 € per 100 km

    of course the longer the trip the cheaper it is per 100 km
    for a 635 km trip it's 56€ or 8,8€/100km... without rebate card

    edit: i fooled around with the map and found a connection with roughly 100 km or so and got a price of around 18€
    but looking how the have to build the tracks around here in the alps i think a higher price is a little bit justified...but still i'm thankfull for the cheap rebate card
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Two hops to get that distance here would be $13.50, or 2513.25 Andorran pesetas (they use Euros now but that's dull).
     
  8. Lau Guest

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    Birmingham to Manchester (110km): £54. :eek: (US$108)

    There is an option for a £23 ($46) fare, but strictly speaking that's not an unrestricted open single. If you travelled on that route you could usually get that though.

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    Seems to be cheaper up here though:

    Glasgow to Dundee (100km): £20.40 ($40.75)

    Still quite pricey compared to the rest of the world, though. :(
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Oxford to London is £39.50 ($79), without railcard at peak times.

    With a railcard, off peak it is only £13.20 ($26) though.

    EDIT: Those are return fares, the open single is £20.50, the off peak (with railcard) single is £11.55.
     
  10. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    In Belgium 100 kilometers in second class costs 12 euro normal rate. Families with 3 or more kids pay 7,20 euro. There's a bunch of special rates in the weekend and for daytrippers. Also you can buy a ticket of 10 trips for 69 euro. You can make 10 trips of any distance with it on the whole Belgian network during a period of 1 year. I used to buy such a Railpass when I didn't have any children.
     
  11. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    We don't have trains where I live. Not for hundreds of miles :)
     
  12. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Waterford-Dublin (160km) €23.50 single adult fare

    So that's €14.70 per 100 kms (US$19.75)

    I'm going to be travelling that route every weekday next year - there's a deduction scheme where you can buy an annual ticket from salary and it's not considered taxable income - costs about €1,600 net of tax for unrestricted travel over the entire national rail network.
     
  13. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm surprised at the worldwide consistency. Apart from the UK of course.

    Hey, I've been to Arnhem, there's a good 'coffee' shop there.

    We don't have 'class' carriages in OZ unless we get to decent distances.
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Looking online, from Hull to Leeds it's 58 miles and if you wanted an adult single today it would set you back £14.40 with a return coming in at £16.90 – that's $28.77 and $33.76 respectively according to Dashboard's converter Widget.

    Quite why you would want to go to Leeds is anyone's guess, but there you go. :p
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'm tempted to throw some Vietnamese trains into the mix, now they are cheap, from Danang to Hue costs $2.50 and is 103km.
     
  16. rose red macrumors member

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    From a station near Bolton to a station near Leeds, approximately 60 miles, costs £14.70 return, just under $30, often crowded trains and have to stand part of journey.
     
  17. Ish macrumors 68000

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    I can go to Birmingham, approx 50 miles, for about £10. If I go to London, which is around the same distance, it costs over £20.
     
  18. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    Helsinki-Lahti (a little over 100km) is about 18€ here in Finland.
     
  19. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Round trip from here to Boston is $14.50. In a straight line, it's 56.1km one way, so probably 120km round trip.
     

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