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How to get from these airports to the downtown area...without cabbing.
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Okay so I’m flying through ryanair, (right there you can guess I’m on a certain kind of budget) and I don’t think cabbing it from airports would even be part of the budget.
Now, I basically need help on how to get from the following airports to the downtown area (i am trying to google, but I just don’t even know where to start or towards what area I should want to go). If you all know some good hostels around the downtown areas it would be appreciated too, otherwise I’m booking what I’m finding online

So here are the airports

Stansted London —> downtown london(wherever you think is the best place, and whatever is the most central)

Airport of Cork ( I’d be getting to the airport from the city)

Airport of Dublin (how to go downtown dublin)

Paris Beauvais (to downtown paris)

Marseille airport(to downtown)

I’m going through the Stansted website, but I can’t figure out how the buses that pass by there work or which one I should take…???
thanks in advance.

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Without being an expert on any of the airport’s mentioned (except from using Paris Beauvais recently) almost all airport’s have transport put on to cash in on the obvious need for transport. Usually it is buses but some will have a train station or even a dedicated metro stop, So there’s no great need to worry.

For your information Paris Beauvais has a dedicated bus service to Paris central that leaves from the front of the airport, tickets are bought inside the airport.

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Thank you for the quick reply.
I am sure this is a silly thing to worry about, but I’m going to be booking my flights later this week, and would like to feel like I have it all under control, considering I’ve never been to either of those cities, except for london…but i was accompanied by my mom back then…
Should I look into their transportation sites? Or should I just worry about it when I arrive at those places? also how are the fares?
thanks a lot.

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Google search for the airports you are using, you should find a transportation to / from page at each airport’s web site.
Here is Stansted information. Lots of options.
http://www.stansteda…

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i see that as well, but i dont know exactly for exemple which route to take to be the closest to ‘downtown’ as possible….having very little, or actually no knowledge of london streets.

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I am trying to help and others here will help you as well but, it sounds like you need to do a little more research on where exactly you want to get to.
“Downtown” London, Paris, Marseille, ect is a very broad definition of where you want to go.
Try looking at some guide books like Let’s Go or Rough Guides. They have county specific books. Britain, France, Ireland, and city books Paris, London. They have good recommendations for accommodations, small maps that show the metro/tube stations (after you get into the city from the airport, you may have to take the metro to your desired location), and popular sights too. You can probably get them at your local library, if they don’t have the book you want they can probably get it for you in a few days through an inter-loan program. Hope this helps you.

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okay thank you. I figured that out andI’m looking into it, but was worried of being stranded so far out of the city and having a hard time actually getting to the downtown area….but if you think that i can easily get into the ‘city’ from the airport by public transportation it’s all good. i guess i required reassurance.

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Stansted www.easybus.co.uk
Cork www.corkairport.com/…
Dublin www.dublinairport.co…
Beauvais www.aeroportbeauvais…
Marseilles www.mrsairport.com/e… and www.mrsairport.com/e… but looks like train is cheaper.

If you’ve not booked these flights yet, consider other alternatives. Ryanair’s fees quickly add up — the latest I noticed is €15 for a checked bag up to only 15kg maximum. Any excess is charged at €15 per kilo — yikes! This in addition to their €6 credit card booking fee, check in fee, etc. When you add it all up, competitors might be better. Check with www.skyscanner.net and www.whichbudget.com to see who else is on the route. Sometimes Ryanair is best, but sometimes it’s not. For Paris, some low-cost airlines go to ORY Orly Airport, which is even closer to the center of Paris than the main airport CDG. And of course for London, low-cost flights are going to LGW Gatwick, LTN Luton, and sometimes LHR Heathrow and LCY City as well as Stansted.

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nev wrote:
… Airport of Dublin (how to go downtown dublin)
Dublin is probably the easiest one: Take the AirLink Bus #757 (Yellow, double decker – has luggage racks).

Can’t help you with the others, but most RyanAir destinations have local Bus service to the City. Just wait at rhe Bus Stop sign and something will come along.

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Props to Don! He sure does go out of his way to give you and many others all the answers and links. I hope you take advantage of his answers and you read up on guide books and web sites as Whiskyme suggested so you are not a typical gullible tourist.(no offense) Many guidebooks will inform you of cheapest transport, great tips and warnings on scams or theives. If you don’t, every airport has an information counter where you can get the answers after standing in long lines. It takes 5 minutes too figure it out and if you wrote yourself directions, ie, grab luggage, hit ATM if needed, hit toilette because of long transfer, buy bus or metro tickets at…., look for bus/metro signs….., board bus #… or Metro…. and arrive at …… You would be at your hostel in no time. Hostels also provide great directions and maps that you can print in advance off their web site. Hostels are spread out all over London. To be directly in city center, next to nightlife, try Picadilly Hostel and others in same area. Many airport transfers make a few stops and some go non-stop to Victoria bus station which is next to Victoria train and Underground station.
Don’s tips on luggage are VERY IMPORTANT. Thousands of tourists get really pissed since they ignored luggage rules and get stuck with a huge fee for not checking “Checked Luggage” in advance for $20.00 and end up paying $185.00 for a 20 pound suitcase. LET THE BUYER BEWARE! Don, thanks for warning the travelers again!