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Enigma1100 Aug 13th, 2005 01:55 PM

Transportation
 
What is the best way to get from London to Southampton?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:00 PM

Define "best."

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:01 PM

And from what part of London?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:01 PM

And what day of the week are you traveling?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:02 PM

And how many are in your party?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:02 PM

And how old is everyone traveling?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:03 PM

And what time of day?

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:05 PM

And why did you abandon your other thread?

janis Aug 13th, 2005 02:10 PM

And since you DID abandon your other thread -- WHY did you keep the same useless title?

Since you are new you probably don't realize that your tread is lumped in w/ every other one about anywhere in Europe.

(and w/o knowing where in London, how many, what time of day, budget, etc it is nigh on impossible to tell you the "best" way.)

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 02:15 PM

Oh, I get it. Enigma1100 didn't see rex's post about how to see one's posts because s/he didn't know how to see one's posts.

So I guess it's safe to assume that s/he won't see this one, either.

HEY FODOR'S WEB GURUS! Whyncha put "Click here to see your threads:" instead of "Welcome:" on the useless main screen?

It would save you about half your bandwidth.

Enigma1100 Aug 13th, 2005 02:46 PM

I couldn't find my other thread. I am leaving on a Friday from the city. I could get to Victoria Station. There are four of us, ages 57-69, but all on the young side.:-)

GeoffHamer Aug 13th, 2005 02:54 PM

Trains to Southampton leave from Waterloo station, generally every half hour (www.nationalrail.co.uk).

Enigma1100 Aug 13th, 2005 03:01 PM

I'm glad I gave you someone to needle a little. Now I know how to post.

Thanks to all!

Robespierre Aug 13th, 2005 03:30 PM

Okay, that gives us a little more to go on. Obviously, the "best" way to travel is in the executive lounge of a private jet with vintage champagne on ice, but that may not be an option for you.

Failing that - Southern Trains has a DaySave ticket that will let you ride anywhere in their network for a day - four people for £20. Here's the scoop:

<b>http://go-ahead-ecommerce.com/sndaysave/TicketDetails.do</b>

Notice that weekday commute time is off the program (so Friday before 10AM is out), but maybe you can schedule around that.

GeoffHamer Aug 13th, 2005 03:58 PM

Southern trains don't go directly from London to Southampton: there is an hourly Southern train from Victoria via Hove to Southampton, taking around two and a half hours which is about twice the time taken by fast trains from Waterloo to Southampton. It's probably quicker by bus than on the Southern train.

Enigma1100 Aug 13th, 2005 07:54 PM

Thank you for all the information. We are traveling with lots of luggage. Would the bus be better?

Robespierre Aug 14th, 2005 06:09 AM

Just for fun, I looked back at AuntIda's previous posts for one that was the least bit helpful.

Enigma1100 Aug 14th, 2005 07:33 AM

You all sound like the people I work with. :-)

Which one will taking me closest to the cruise ship I have to meet?

Thanks again, for all the help.


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