flying in/out of Europe

Old Jan 7th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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flying in/out of Europe

Hello. It seems that I have tons of questions about my trip! Thanks for those that have helped already. I am trying to get the best priced flights into Europe. Would we be okay to fly into/out of CIA (Ciampino), STN (Stansted) and BVA (Beauvais)? THese flights are much cheaper but I worry about getting into the city. Is this a problem or major expense? Thanks!!!
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Old Jan 7th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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Don't know about the others, but getting to/from Stansted is OK. The Stansted Express train goes between the airport and Liverpool Street station in zone 1. It's the tube, so can be a pain if you have luggage, but the connection itself is pretty easy. Probably takes about 30-45 minutes on the train.
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Old Jan 7th, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Ciampino is not that far from Rome. Beauvais is a fair distance from Paris - like 90 km. Terravision coach is an easy transport method to/from Ciampino, but allow more time than stated (if you are using it to get to the airport, take an earlier coach).

If you are flying between Ciampino and Beauvais, check the EasyJet price between Ciampino and Orly. The Ryanair price may look cheaper, but may not be when you finally tally all the extra costs.

Stansted is fine. I found the cheapest, and very comfortable, transport method to be EasyBus, which can be as cheap as 2 pounds if you book in advance.
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Not sure where you are originating.
Flying into Beauvais if your true dstination is Paris is artehr a pain in the butt. It requires at least an additional two hours (each way) and usually a bit more to actually get to your hotel. If your schedule allows for the extra time and money is tight it can be done, but...
And if you are considering flying with RyanAir, review their baggage policy very closely - they have a draconian restriction and charge dearly for what they deem excess.
Can't comment on STN or CIA
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Old Jan 8th, 2008, 02:49 AM
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Hi S,

From whence are you departing?

Those airports are not usually transatlantic traffic.

There is bus service from BVA to Paris that is linked with the RyanAir schedule.

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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 08:42 AM
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Hey. Thanks for all of the info! We are flying from IAD and around Europe. We actually decided to go ahead and get our flights. As first timers, we decided to stick with the major airports and may explore others in the future! Thanks again!
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Actually, flying into Paris via BVA is not a big deal. Our friends flew into Paris via BVA to join us last week.

There is a bus from BVA into the Peripherique at Port Maillot. Cost is 13e each way and it takes about 1 hour. The zone 1 metro pass takes you into the city from there very quickly (we met them at the bus stop to usher them in to our rented apartment in the Marais (4th).

They found the bus easy to use and the cost savings Glasgow to BVA via Ryanair well worth it.
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