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What form of transportation in England, England to Amsterdam

Jan 12th, 2014, 02:46 AM
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What form of transportation in England, England to Amsterdam

I will be visiting my daughter in Wiesbaden Germany in mid May during which my brother is flying into Heathrow traveling to Hull and perhaps Scotland or Ireland for 1 week and has asked me to join him from Germany. My return flight to the US is scheduled to depart out of Amsterdam so I would have to get from Germany to England (I could join them in London or Manchester area to take train to Hull) but then have to get back for flight in Amsterdam.
1. What are best options for travel to and from England?
2. When in England, what are best options for travel London to Hull
3. What would be best to see in England - our only goal is to visit family in Hull and Yorkshire area at this point. We love geographical beauty but are open to famous sites as well.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 03:22 AM
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Hi pdamiani,

your real question is what airlines fly to where, isn't it? I suggest that you try Sky scanner

http://www.skyscanner.net/flights-to...frankfurt.html

but also look directly at easyjet, flybe and ryanair.

if you flew into London from germany flights should be easy to find, and then going back, you could fly easyjet from Manchester to Amsterdam.

Regarding Yorkshire, there are several threads about it here or any decent guide book will give you a steer. The Dales are jam-packed full of lovely walks and places to see and York itself is justly popular. It can get very busy though, and remember that the last week in May is the school half-term holiday in England, so popular places will fill up fast. Perhaps your family in Hull will have some ideas.

Good luck with your trip!
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Jan 12th, 2014, 04:34 AM
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If you are returning from Hull you could get the overnight ferry to Rotterdam and then the bus the ferry company provides to Amsterdam.
Or fly from Humberside airport on KLM, or from Leeds Bradford airport on Jet2 or KLM.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 06:57 AM
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With 6 days I would spend the whole 6 days in the Yorkshire area. It is truly lovely! York deserves a full day http://www.visityork.org and we enjoyed the following places

Whitby and the coast http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/whitby.aspx
Drive through the Yorkshire dales
Robin hoods bay
Fountains abbey http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey/
Castle Howard http://www.castlehoward.co.uk
Rievaulx abbey http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/d...ievaulx-abbey/
Bolton abbey http://www.boltonabbey.com
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Jan 12th, 2014, 06:58 AM
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Here is a link for travel to the area
http://www.visityork.org/travel/travel-to-york.aspx#air

Happy planning!
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Jan 12th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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I too suggest focusing on Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire in particular.
www.yorkshire.com/places/east-yorkshire

don't miss Beverley Minster
http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire...&venue=1570261

or the Wolds
http://www.yorkshire.com/places/east...hire/the-wolds

From London to Hull best would be the train
www.hulltrains.co.uk/
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Jan 12th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Would you allow any time in London to oversee the main attractions? We were thinking perhaps a day and then take the train to Hull and then to Yorkshire. We have cousins it seems in Scotland so that is not out of the question but, we have to find out where they live.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Copy and pasted from another thread I started but eliminated: If you are in fact coming over from Germany and back to Amsterdam, you have lots of other options rather than just Heathrow. And for your plans you probably don't need any sort of railpass. Just point to point tickets. If the brother is 'elderly' can I assume you are also seniors? If so you can get a senior rail card and get significant discounts on your fares. (You would download the application form and complete it at home but turn it in and buy the senior card at a station once you are in the UK)
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Jan 21st, 2014, 07:03 AM
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I need to get from Heathrow to London (Crowne Plaza Kinsington) which I believe is Glouchester St. Shall I buy passes ahead of time. Landing at 8:15 AM on a Monday morning.

Then we leave the next day by rail from London to Moreton in Marsh. I know to buy the ticket for the train and am planning on buying a senior railcars because of the 30% discount. We will be using the train again to York and then to Edinburgh so the pass will more than pay for itself!

I am confused however about the tube - does my senior railcars work for that? Are the tubes a different card that I would get?
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Jan 21st, 2014, 09:15 AM
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>>Shall I buy passes ahead of time. Landing at 8:15 AM on a Monday morning. <<

I forget about the rest of you itinerary -- are you returning to London later in your trip?

Go to the Underground station at LHR and buy an Oystercard w/ a little Pay as you Go loaded on it and take the tube straight to the Gloucester Rd Station. Then you use the same card for other travel around London that day.

For the trip to Moreton in Marsh -- you can book a ticket that includes the tube ride from Gloucester Rd to Paddington train station. Use Gloucester Road in the "from" box and Moreton-in-Marsh in the "to" box.
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Jan 21st, 2014, 09:34 AM
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Helpful! No, am not returning to London.

Monday arrive at LHR 8:15 AM Tuesday depart for Moreton in Marsh in morning.

I read that with the Oyster card you can only deduct 8.40 GBP per day. would that impact my card? Online the amounts started at 40. I bet doing there in station the choices may be better?

We are taking train from Moreton in Marsh to York/Hull, then later to Edinburgh
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