London to Paris, air or rail?

Nov 30th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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donnae bergson
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London to Paris, air or rail?

Should we fly or take the chunnel from London to Paris?
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 10:32 AM
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For many, who are staying in a hotel in the city of London, and headed to a hotel in the city of Paris, the channel tunnel train known as the Eurostar is slightly faster, door to door, even though it is more expensive than flying in most cases. If you are traveling from some other location, or want to save money, then your needs might be different.

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Rex
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 12:13 PM
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While staying in a flat in London, we took the Eurostar to Paris for the weekend. It was fast easy and very pleasant. I do not recommend taking the last train from Paris to London on a Sunday night though. It was very crowded therefore making getting a taxi at the train station a long and annoying ordeal. But the train is great!
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 12:49 PM
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Most likely the Eurostar is more practical and cheaper than the plane.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 12:54 PM
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Well - actually, flying is almost always cheaper than Eurostar now that there are so many low cost airlines. But from city center to city center you cannot beat the convenience of the Eurostar.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 03:13 PM
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well actually, they were the same in cost, give or take a couple of dollars and in time.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 06:36 PM
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Well: Don't be so sure. I have flown London to Paris for $39 (about £25) each way, and sometimes it is even cheaper. It is nearly impossible to do Eurostar for less than £75 R-T.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:15 PM
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But what about the cost to get from London to where the inexpensive flights depart (Luton, Stanstead). The cab ride is long and expensive. Then you have to get from CDG to center city Paris, another long, expensive ride. Add the costs and inconvenience of airport-to-airport travel and I much prefer the Eurostar.
 
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:56 PM
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It is much cheaper to go air, with the new, no frills intraeuropean airlines; but the to and fro airports is what your left with. The savings flying is substantial.
 
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:16 PM
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