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the cheapest way to travel between london and paris
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what is the cheapest way to travel from london to paris and vice versa? thanks Smile

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Cheapest = Hitchhike. Bus. Train. Fly. Probably in that order.
www.eurostar.com/UK/… £59 r/t advance purchase special fare
www.eurolines.co.uk/… £18 o/w
www.skyscanner.net/f… £48 r/t advance purchase, plus transport costs between airport and city center. Easyjet between Luton and DeGaulle looks cheapest among these currently; if you do that, check www.easybus.co.uk to get to/from Luton cheaply.

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Use www.eurostar.com to look for cheap leisure fares and other specials on Eurostar, the chunnel train.

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Swim…but seriously I think the Eurostar is still the best way…not always the cheapest but you avoid a lot of the hassles of flying or getting to the port to catch a ferry

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thanks. i’m brand new to this and just getting started with the details!

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It all depends on your route and if you need a roundtrip ticket from Paris or you decide to take the trains all the way south and fly back to London. As of March 12, 2009 www.raileurope.co has one-way tickets from $65.00 on the Eurostar Chunnel that travels from London St. Pancras station under the English Channel to Paris Nord in only 2 hours and 21 minutes. . Don’t delay buy it as soon as you get your air purchased and finalize your nights in London or the rates will go up. NOTE: Sometimes you order the $65.00 ticket and they respond by e-mail and say the price has increased, reply back and ask which trains you can get for $65.00. *Also, purchase your railpass at the same time as Eurostar and other tickets so you only pay once for shipping. **If you are staying a few nights in Paris, Do NOT validate railpass to take the Eurostar Chunnel. You will waste a few days. But be sure to validate railpass the day you depart Paris. I put a post-it on railpass and write “VALIDATE before departing Paris” so I don’t forget.

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As of March 12, 2009 www.raileurope.co has one-way tickets from $65.00 on the Eurostar Chunnel that travels from London St. Pancras station under the English Channel to Paris Nord in only 2 hours and 21 minutes.
1. Available specials and where you can buy them change all the time. Different specials are available from the railpass websites than in Europe, so be sure to check both. As a general rule (though perhaps not true in this specific case) you can find cheaper prices at www.eurostar.com or by buying the tickets by telephone or at the train station in Europe than at raileurope.com (a competitor to the folks who kindly sponsor this site, BTW) or any similar railpass site (like under the “bookings” tab here if you want to support our sponsors).
2. The actual train ride is 3 hours and 21 minutes — UK is a different time zone than France.
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**If you are staying a few nights in Paris, Do NOT validate railpass to take the Eurostar Chunnel. You will waste a few days. But be sure to validate railpass the day you depart Paris.
If you qualify for youth fare, don’t bother using your railpass at all— passholder youth fare is the same as regular youth fare, so there’s no use wasting time on a consecutive day pass to get passholder youth fare. For adults, this can be a very important tip. If you’re traveling on a day when leisure fares and other specials aren’t available, passholder fare can be a significant savings. Your pass must be valid when you travel on Eurostar — but you don’t have to have it validated to buy the Eurostar ticket.

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Eurostar has moved stations to St Pancras in London and the tracks are new high speed tracks all the way to the tunnel.

Quote from Eurostar web site:
“Hello to 186mph
From St Pancras International, our home in the heart of London, the high-speed Eurostar will send you off on your trip to Paris Gare du Nord in a mere 2h 15.”

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Quote from Eurostar web site:
“Hello to 186mph
From St Pancras International, our home in the heart of London, the high-speed Eurostar will send you off on your trip to Paris Gare du Nord in a mere 2h 15.”
Oops Frown Sorry about that. You’re right. It is now just over 2 hours actual travel time.

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What is the cheapest transport from Rome to Prague and Prague to Berlin? Air or train? Please help! Thank you.

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Cheapest depends on the specific date and what you find for air fares on that date. However, cheapest isn’t the issue for these trips. Rome to Prague by train will be an 18 to 23 hour ordeal with 2 or 3 connections. Look for a cheap flight. If you can’t find one from Rome, take the train to some other Italian city and fly from there. Use www.whichbudget.com to see which budget airlines fly which routes and look for other tips on our “cheap flights” forum.

I would take the train from Prague to Berlin no matter what I found for cheap flights. It’s 4 1/2 to 5 hours which will be faster than flying (once you add getting to/from airports, check-in time, security time) There are specials as low as 19 euros at the German rail website: http://reiseauskunft… which will be cheaper than flying once you add in booking fees, baggage fees and the cost to get to/from the airports.

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Rom-Prg: http://www.skyscanne… In June one-way for €10 FCO-PRG Wizzair, for example.

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Thank you for this info. Now, i get more confident deciding which transport is best for our upcoming travels. Thanks a lot! Cheers! SmileWink

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I was supposed to get SkyEurope’s FCO-PRG flight at 109Euros. Good thing, I got your comment, I visited wizzair and got a great deal…yey! 40Euros! Great savings! Thanks a lot! WinkSmile Cheers! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Smile

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JoeAnne, you paid 50 euros from Romania to Australia? Or were you just trying to spam your hostel website?

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