mrskyguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3921 times:
I have a trip coming up to Bordeaux soon, and have never flown there before. I'll be departing from LAX, and was thinking about a few options, including flying to Paris and taking the high-speed through the countryside to Bordeaux.
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HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3904 times:
What will be the seating class for this trip ? Eco or Business ?
Quoting mrskyguy (Thread starter): flying to Paris and taking the high-speed through the countryside to Bordeaux
Thru trains from Roissy (CDG) to Bordeaux appear to be infrequent in the early afternoon.
You'd be advised to check if train times match favorably with air arrivals (the flight you are looking into).
If you use AF 065 arriving at 1125h, your option would be TGV 05218 departing CDG2/Roissy 1337h arriving Bordeaux St. Jean at 1800h sharp, making it a 4h23min ride.
2 hours of layover and a 4.5-hour train ride after a redeye flight across the pond ? Hardly something I would fancy ...
Will you have plenty of luggage/baggage to drag along ?
How much more expensive would it be to fly AF all the way to BOD ? If you choose AF 065 and then AF 7624 you'll ariive at BOD at 1405h.
Taking a train from "downtown" Paris will mean even more hassle, as you first will have to take the RER to Paris Montparnasse.
I think I would prefer flying to BOD ...
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ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3824 times:
I would recommend just hopping an AF flight down to Bordeaux. A train ride with luggage is bad at the best of times, and if you've never done it before then it'll be my definition of hell. The flight from CDG to Bordeaux can't take more than 45 minutes anyway, way quicker than a 5 hour train ride.