The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman
bellinghman

So much for trains

I was just attempting to get train fares for a journey from Sierre (Swiss Alps) to London.

Holy crap! How do they expect anyone to use trains? I can get from Sierre to Paris at a reasonable price - a very reasonable price for a direct TGV that takes 5:20. But that's no use whatsoever, if it then costs THREE TIMES AS MUCH for the Paris to London link, which is only 2:40.

</rant>

EDIT: Many thanks for the purpletigron/purplecthulhu's advice on getting round Eurostar.

EDIT: OK, I can do Sierre to Paris-Lyon for 113 CHF, if I buy it from the Swiss, and using the halbtax card. That's just under £48. And going via the "I am American" part of the Eurostar site allows me to buy the single/non-flexible fare at $89 each - which is roughly £45. That's compared to the insane £300+ it was trying to do me for originally for the Paris to London leg!

So, Swiss Alps to central London for £93 isn't too bad. I just wish it wasn't such an incredible hassle finding this all out. If I was a PA doing this, and factoring in the cost of my time, it'd be another matter.

EDIT: Ooops, forgot time zone differences. That was 2:40, not 1:40
Subscribe

  • WoW

    Tonight I shall be mostly touring Azeroth. My goodness, it's changed since I last managed to stay logged in.

  • Collector's Edition?

    Now that WoW Cataclysm has an official release date, it seems that the collector's edition is for sale via Play.com. I wonder how many will sell at…

  • Ambition

    Now that Suomynona (or Su to her friends) has finally become a level 80 druid (laser chicken variety), it was time that she finally started going…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 55 comments

  • WoW

    Tonight I shall be mostly touring Azeroth. My goodness, it's changed since I last managed to stay logged in.

  • Collector's Edition?

    Now that WoW Cataclysm has an official release date, it seems that the collector's edition is for sale via Play.com. I wonder how many will sell at…

  • Ambition

    Now that Suomynona (or Su to her friends) has finally become a level 80 druid (laser chicken variety), it was time that she finally started going…