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User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I am travelling from Amsterdam but willing to come from Antwerp or Brussels and need to get to London on Christmas day and the flights are either too expensive or not running. Does anyone know of any alternatives or anyway for me to get to London from any of those cities on Christmas?

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21565 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Try Eurostar. They may go all the way to Amsterdam now, or you might have to change in Brussels.

Christmas is not a good day for public transportation in the UK, unfortunately.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Possibly Thaylss to Brussels and Eurostar from there.

Eurolines operate busses, if it comes to it.. they are a National Express branch-out


User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Eurostar is not operating Christmas Day according to their website....

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21565 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2534 times:



Quoting Nygfan84 (Reply 3):
Eurostar is not operating Christmas Day according to their website....

Ouch. Any chance on leaving the day before or day after?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

unfourtanately not those are my plans. I feel like there has got to be a way that I am not thinking of.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3014 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

How about braving the North Sea and travelling Hook of Holland to Harwich on Stena Line ferries.

Even though the journey is about 8hrs, you can get overnight cabin and can be quite a relaxing way to travel.

I think you can get some very cheap fares as a foot passenger and there are busses and trains that connect at Harwich to take you into London.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7471 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2456 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 6):
I think you can get some very cheap fares as a foot passenger

I think you will be very lucky to find anything except very expensive fares over the Christmas period particularly on Christmas Day. There is an imbalance between the number of potential travellers - much larger than normal - and the number of transportation employees prepared to work - much smaller than normal. So the laws of supply and demand decree . . .


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21565 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2411 times:



Quoting Nygfan84 (Reply 5):
I feel like there has got to be a way that I am not thinking of.

Rent a car?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineMikoneill From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

If you can't justify the cost of a KLM flight on christmas day, your best bet is to get a late Easyjet flight on 24th, which seems to be EUR 60. But then you'll need to find somewhere to stay, the Yotel at LGW should be about £60.

You'll have to get a coach into London on 25th, as the trains won't be running. The trains also stop early on the 24th. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for details.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Whats the maximum price your willing to pay? KLM is 292 Euros.

I think it's quite funny on LH the 24 and the 26th have flights costing 86 euros, the minimum on the 25th is 806 euros!!!!

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
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Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 6):
I think you can get some very cheap fares as a foot passenger and there are busses and trains that connect at Harwich to take you into London.

http://nationalrail.co.uk/service_bu...tmas_and_New_Year_Summary2007.html

Thats whats running and not running on the trains over the crimbo period.

Fred


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2249 times:



Quoting Mikoneill (Reply 9):
But then you'll need to find somewhere to stay, the Yotel at LGW should be about £60.

Try Travelodge first, full room, often less than Yotel! (just don't forget to ass £6return for your transfers to and from the airport).


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

You will find all transport in UK at a standstill on Christmas Day . In fact there are No buses or Tubes in London at all.There are a few airport to city centre services but otherwise it is a taxi and this will cost you more than the flight

User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Mods delete post. Wrong info posted.

[Edited 2007-12-05 14:47:17]

User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

You may want to consider VLM Airlines. They offer one way fares.

http://www.flyvlm.com/emc.asp

VG215/24DEC AMSLCY 60 EUR + taxes
VG239/24DEC AMSLCY 85 EUR + taxes

VG101/24DEC ANRLCY 35 EUR + taxes


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