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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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What is the best way to get from London to Southampton?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Define "best."
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And from what part of London?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:01 PM
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And what day of the week are you traveling?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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And how many are in your party?
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And how old is everyone traveling?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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And what time of day?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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And why did you abandon your other thread?
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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.)
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:15 PM
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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 threadsquot; instead of "Welcomequot; on the useless main screen?

It would save you about half your bandwidth.
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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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.
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Trains to Southampton leave from Waterloo station, generally every half hour (www.nationalrail.co.uk).
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 03:01 PM
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I'm glad I gave you someone to needle a little. Now I know how to post.

Thanks to all!
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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:

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

Notice that weekday commute time is off the program (so Friday before 10AM is out), but maybe you can schedule around that.
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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.
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Thank you for all the information. We are traveling with lots of luggage. Would the bus be better?
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Just for fun, I looked back at AuntIda's previous posts for one that was the least bit helpful.
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Old Aug 14th, 2005, 07:33 AM
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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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