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Mar 15th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Train vs Airplane to Nice, France

Going to be traveling from Evian-les-Bains to Nice. Have a choice of plane which takes slightly over 1 hr but have to go to GVA to catch the plane (bout 1 hr away). Have to check in at least 1 hr ahead and will have checked luggage. So extra time getting out of NCE and 45 min into central Nice.

Train with 1 connection, taking a total of 8hrs. Train leaves from central Evian-les-Bains and goes into Nice Ville station. Hotel is near the Promenade.

Prices are almost identical.

Opinions please of whether traveling by train vs plane would be better!

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Mar 15th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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I'd take the plane. And there's no way unless you hit really severe traffic, that the trip from the airport takes 45 minutes into central Nice. It's a very short drive.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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I agree on taking a plane. The Nice airport is very close to downtown. Maybe 15-20 minutes and very easy.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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It's a long train trip; take the plane.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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Mar 15th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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I woulld definitely take the train - you will see some pretty scenery and it will be way more comfortable.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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I think it depends on how much of the countryside you wish to see. The train is a better choice for this. I have always felt train travel in Europe is easy, enjoyable and efficient. However, it does sound like there would be a bit more time involved for you to take a train. Time or scenery, it is your choice.
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