nygfan84
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LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:04 am

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?
 
Mir
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:23 am

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
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swiftski
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:40 am

Possibly Thaylss to Brussels and Eurostar from there.

Eurolines operate busses, if it comes to it.. they are a National Express branch-out
 
nygfan84
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:49 am

Eurostar is not operating Christmas Day according to their website....
 
Mir
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:06 am



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
 
nygfan84
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:24 am

unfourtanately not those are my plans. I feel like there has got to be a way that I am not thinking of.
 
gilesdavies
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:24 am

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.
 
vv701
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:52 am



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 . . .
 
Mir
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:32 am



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

Rent a car?

-Mir
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mikoneill
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:16 am

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.
 
CXfirst
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:06 pm

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
 
flipdewaf
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:19 pm



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.

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sevenair
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:23 pm



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).
 
rdwootty
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:08 pm

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
 
COERJ145
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37 pm

Mods delete post. Wrong info posted.

[Edited 2007-12-05 14:47:17]
 
Established02
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RE: LCC To London On Christmas?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:00 pm

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