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Coach Trip from Paris to London/Leicester and back.--Need advice.

Coach Trip from Paris to London/Leicester and back.--Need advice.

Old Oct 21st 2004, 12:23 pm
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John Owens
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"Alan Harrison" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "John Owens" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Birmingham and London-Luton are also viable with train connections
(albeit
    > > Birmingham has weak train connections).
    > Uhh??? Birmingham International station is right next door, with trains
    > every few minutes to Birmingham New Street and Coventry, at both of which
    > connections can be made for Leicester.
    > Alan Harrison

Yes you are right , but it is still a relative pain in the bum to get to
Leicester from there despite the proximity. Flight from Paris about an hour
and a half ?
Train from Birm Int to leicester - possibly longer, certainly not quick.

Actually I now revise my earlier advice. London Luton probably has simplest
connections to Leicester. Mainline link.
Even easier than East Mids.

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Old Oct 21st 2004, 1:13 pm
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I really appreciate and is very thankful to all the posters who have
given such useful suggestions and advice. Thanks
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 3:13 am
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"goa1" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
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    > I will be arriving in Paris from USA on 24th Dec Morning. I will be in
    > Paris from 24th Dec to 31st Dec. I would like to Visit my relatives in
    > Leicester, UK and spend about two days in Paris. What is the best way
    > to travel from Paris to London and further to Leicester. I have heard
    > about Eurostar--I would also like to know about Bus Coaches? I would
    > be happy if somebody can provide me some information about them
    > including url links, telephone number, how much it would cost round
    > trip, their frequency etc? Also, any suggestions as to things that
    > can be done in Paris with three kids ( who are less than ten)? Eiffel
    > Tower is a must --I assume.
I think the best idea is eurostar, in the week, to London then National
coach to Leicester. Coach lines have been forbidden in france ( except
within departements) to protect the SNCF.

www.cpmac.com/normandy

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Old Oct 23rd 2004, 6:55 am
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Ulrich Neumann
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Colin McGarry wrote:

    > coach to Leicester. Coach lines have been forbidden in france ( except
    > within departements) to protect the SNCF.

This statement is only valid for national coach lines since Eurolines
offers connections from France to many international destinations
including London.

Ulrich
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 12:24 pm
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Ulrich Neumann <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Colin McGarry wrote:
    >
    > > coach to Leicester. Coach lines have been forbidden in france ( except
    > > within departements) to protect the SNCF.
    >
    > This statement is only valid for national coach lines since Eurolines
    > offers connections from France to many international destinations
    > including London.
    >
    > Ulrich

Great Advice from everybody. From your suggestions and other research
--
I figured out that if I fly by easyjet in the evening on 24th Dec from
Paris to Luton I might be able save a lot of time.I will be reaching
Paris at 7AM on 24th Dec and the last flight on easy jet going to
Luton is at 9 PM--so I can spend one day doing some sight seeing ( I
plan to visit Eiffel Tower)in Paris. Is Eiffel Tower open for
Tourist on 24th Dec?

I plan to come back to Paris from Leicester on 29th Dec by
Eurostar--but the issue is one way leisure fare from London to Paris
is not as proportionatly cheap as Roundtrip fare. Of course can come
back on Easy jet--but I would than miss the opportunity of travelling
in Eurostar and thus will not be able to see the scenic view of France
and England. Hence I would like to know if there is a way of getting
some kind of disounted fare for Eurostar ( for London to Paris one way
trip) if I book with an travel agent in England through my relatives
(Eurostar web advertised fare, as mentioned ,was almost US $400 for
one way for two adults and three kids, where as the round trip was
about $480/-)
I will be leaving for USA on 31st.
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 7:38 pm
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On 24 Oct 2004 17:24:05 -0700, [email protected] (goa1) wrote:

    >I figured out that if I fly by easyjet in the evening on 24th Dec from
    >Paris to Luton I might be able save a lot of time.I will be reaching
    >Paris at 7AM on 24th Dec and the last flight on easy jet going to
    >Luton is at 9 PM

Do double-check that you can still get on to Leicester by train or bus
after arriving at Luton, and have a 'plan B' if your filght is
delayed! Everything closes on Christmas Day in Britain and most
things start shutting down quite early on the 24th.

    >--so I can spend one day doing some sight seeing ( I
    >plan to visit Eiffel Tower)in Paris. Is Eiffel Tower open for
    >Tourist on 24th Dec?

    >I plan to come back to Paris from Leicester on 29th Dec by
    >Eurostar--but the issue is one way leisure fare from London to Paris
    >is not as proportionatly cheap as Roundtrip fare. Of course can come
    >back on Easy jet--but I would than miss the opportunity of travelling
    >in Eurostar and thus will not be able to see the scenic view of France
    >and England. Hence I would like to know if there is a way of getting
    >some kind of disounted fare for Eurostar ( for London to Paris one way
    >trip) if I book with an travel agent in England through my relatives
    >(Eurostar web advertised fare, as mentioned ,was almost US $400 for
    >one way for two adults and three kids, where as the round trip was
    >about $480/-)

There's no reason why your family shouldn't try to by your Eurostar
tickets in the UK either from an agent, or through Eurostar's UK-based
call centre or website. However US$400 one way doesn't sound
particularly high

Martin
 
Old Oct 25th 2004, 9:37 am
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Dtren
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Martin Rich <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>. ..
    > On 24 Oct 2004 17:24:05 -0700, [email protected] (goa1) wrote:
    >
    > snip
Hence I would like to know if there is a way of getting
    > >some kind of disounted fare for Eurostar ( for London to Paris one way
    > >trip) if I book with an travel agent in England through my relatives
    > >(Eurostar web advertised fare, as mentioned ,was almost US $400 for
    > >one way for two adults and three kids, where as the round trip was
    > >about $480/-)
    >
    > There's no reason why your family shouldn't try to by your Eurostar
    > tickets in the UK either from an agent, or through Eurostar's UK-based
    > call centre or website. However US$400 one way doesn't sound
    > particularly high
    >
    > Martin

It is often cheaper on Eurostar to buy a discounted return ticket and
not use the return half. The cheap returns require a Saturday night
away, so take account of this when trying for fares.
 

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