Discussion:
Travel to Antwerp from Hoek Van Holland
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qms12974
2011-08-31 19:34:03 UTC
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Folks,

If I get a Stena ferry ticket that has the "Rail and Sail" deal can I
then buy an "add on" ticket in advance to take me to Antwerp without a
having to get off at the border at Roosendaal? If so how could I do
this? Would it allow me to travel on the high speed connection between
Rotterdam and Antwerp?

Many thanks

Glynn
Julian Morgan
2011-08-31 20:40:12 UTC
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The Stena ships sell rail tickets on board, from the purser's office. This may be the simplest way to do it. Hoek van Holland
station is unstaffed and equipped with one of the unhelpful Dutch machines that only accept coins (not notes) or Dutch-issued
cards. If you want to travel on the high-speed line between Rotterdam and Antwerp you will need a Thalys ticket. You could buy
this via the Thalys website or when you get to Rotterdam.
Post by qms12974
Folks,
If I get a Stena ferry ticket that has the "Rail and Sail" deal can I
then buy an "add on" ticket in advance to take me to Antwerp without a
having to get off at the border at Roosendaal? If so how could I do
this? Would it allow me to travel on the high speed connection between
Rotterdam and Antwerp?
Many thanks
Glynn
Theo Markettos
2011-08-31 22:14:10 UTC
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Post by Julian Morgan
The Stena ships sell rail tickets on board, from the purser's office. This
may be the simplest way to do it. Hoek van Holland station is unstaffed
and equipped with one of the unhelpful Dutch machines that only accept
coins (not notes) or Dutch-issued cards. If you want to travel on the
high-speed line between Rotterdam and Antwerp you will need a Thalys
ticket. You could buy this via the Thalys website or when you get to
Rotterdam.
Can they sell rail tickets from stations that aren't Hoek van Holland?
You'd be wanting a ticket from Roosendaal to Antwerp. Worth a try, otherwise
I'd buy this in Rotterdam since you'll have to change there. You'll
probably have to pay a booking fee for buying from a human. Or maybe try
buying on the train. It's 27 tariff-km in Belgium, so staff might actually
want to sell you that ticket (rather than say 7km from the border to Aachen).

NS 'Any Dutch station' tickets are valid on conventional trains only, not
high speed services.

Theo
Olfert Dapper
2011-09-01 11:33:01 UTC
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Post by Theo Markettos
Post by Julian Morgan
The Stena ships sell rail tickets on board, from the purser's office. This
may be the simplest way to do it. Hoek van Holland station is unstaffed
and equipped with one of the unhelpful Dutch machines that only accept
coins (not notes) or Dutch-issued cards. If you want to travel on the
high-speed line between Rotterdam and Antwerp you will need a Thalys
ticket. You could buy this via the Thalys website or when you get to
Rotterdam.
Can they sell rail tickets from stations that aren't Hoek van Holland?
You'd be wanting a ticket from Roosendaal to Antwerp. Worth a try, otherwise
I'd buy this in Rotterdam since you'll have to change there. You'll
probably have to pay a booking fee for buying from a human. Or maybe try
buying on the train. It's 27 tariff-km in Belgium, so staff might actually
want to sell you that ticket (rather than say 7km from the border to Aachen).
NS 'Any Dutch station' tickets are valid on conventional trains only, not
high speed services.
On a Dutch rail ticket machine you can buy international tickets to
Belgium and Germany. Just put in Antwerpen as your destination, select
class of travel, one way or return, date of travel and the most
important option in your case: NS travel free if you have a ticket valid
to any station in NL.
This will issue a ticket from the border to Antwerp.

On a Dutch ticket machine you can change the departure station for both
domestic and international tickets.

The machines don't issue Thalys tickets. Most machines now accept credit
cards but they come with a surcharge of EUR 0,50.

Unfortunately the webdemo on how to use a Dutch ticket machine is no
longer available on the NS website.
U***@web.de
2017-03-03 13:23:26 UTC
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Hello,
Post by Julian Morgan
The Stena ships sell rail tickets on board, from the purser's office.
This may be the simplest way to do it. Hoek van Holland
station is unstaffed and equipped with one of the unhelpful Dutch
machines that only accept coins (not notes) or Dutch-issued
cards.
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.

Best regards, ULF
Theo
2017-03-06 14:40:25 UTC
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Post by U***@web.de
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.
Why are you posting to lots of threads from years ago? The original posters
are long gone.

Theo
Josef Kleber
2017-03-07 13:27:14 UTC
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Post by Theo
Post by U***@web.de
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.
Why are you posting to lots of threads from years ago? The original posters
are long gone.
Theo
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Arthur Figgis
2017-03-08 17:57:48 UTC
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Post by Theo
Post by U***@web.de
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.
Why are you posting to lots of threads from years ago? The original posters
are long gone.
Theo
Some of us are still here...
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Robert
2017-03-12 22:07:47 UTC
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Post by Arthur Figgis
Post by Theo
Post by U***@web.de
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the
end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.
Why are you posting to lots of threads from years ago? The original posters
are long gone.
Theo
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
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Rob
bob
2017-03-13 16:45:20 UTC
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Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Post by Theo
Post by U***@web.de
By the way, Hoek van Holland train station will be closed down at the
end of the month 3/17 and later serve for light rail.
Why are you posting to lots of threads from years ago? The original posters
are long gone.
Theo
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
While I agree in principle, I'm not sure I can find the time

Robin
U***@web.de
2017-04-09 12:36:42 UTC
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Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
Most of the traffic has gone to uk.railway, including for non-British
topics that seem to be OT for that NG...

Best regards, ULF
Marc Van Dyck
2017-04-09 13:00:44 UTC
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Post by U***@web.de
Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
Most of the traffic has gone to uk.railway, including for non-British
topics that seem to be OT for that NG...
Best regards, ULF
Or to HTML forums like Skyscrapercity or RailUK...
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tim...
2017-04-09 15:40:04 UTC
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Post by Marc Van Dyck
Post by U***@web.de
Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
Most of the traffic has gone to uk.railway, including for non-British
topics that seem to be OT for that NG...
Best regards, ULF
Or to HTML forums like Skyscrapercity
can't say that I have heard of that.

If, from the name, this is more likely than not to be people asking about
timetable/ticket information for public transport in the major cities of the
world, then I suggest that Trip Advisor is the main receptacle for these
queries.

tim
Marc Van Dyck
2017-04-13 09:28:26 UTC
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Post by tim...
Post by Marc Van Dyck
Post by U***@web.de
Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
Most of the traffic has gone to uk.railway, including for non-British
topics that seem to be OT for that NG...
Best regards, ULF
Or to HTML forums like Skyscrapercity
can't say that I have heard of that.
If, from the name, this is more likely than not to be people asking about
timetable/ticket information for public transport in the major cities of the
world, then I suggest that Trip Advisor is the main receptacle for these
queries.
tim
No it's more than that.

Just have a look : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=812

There is also the RailUK forums site,
with an interesting international section :

http://www.railforums.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=48
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tim...
2017-04-13 10:49:32 UTC
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Post by Marc Van Dyck
Post by tim...
Post by Marc Van Dyck
Post by U***@web.de
Post by Robert
Post by Arthur Figgis
Some of us are still here...
I'm still here, too. We need to fight the indifference :-)
Most of the traffic has gone to uk.railway, including for non-British
topics that seem to be OT for that NG...
Best regards, ULF
Or to HTML forums like Skyscrapercity
can't say that I have heard of that.
If, from the name, this is more likely than not to be people asking about
timetable/ticket information for public transport in the major cities of
the world, then I suggest that Trip Advisor is the main receptacle for
these queries.
tim
No it's more than that.
Just have a look : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=812
so one thread per country/railway type

what a nutty way to do things

totally unusable for random questions

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