|Subject: Re: Trains|
Pat is trying to decide wheteher to fly or entrain from AMS
to PAR -
here's my suggestion, on two counts.
1. Time - I am often amazed why people fly short distances,
lead-time to takeoff, plus the deplaning and transport to city
usually adds up to several times the actual journey - in some
its longer than the equivalent rail or coach journey. Trains
depart and arrive from city centre. It wouldn't be hard to research
the rail time from someone like raileurope.com
2. Enjoyment - train seats these days (even 2nd class) are
comfortable as planes, and generally its less congested. And
travel has the obvious advantage of seeing the country as you
not really an option at 25,000 feet.
Of course, the cost angle comes into it too, though likely there's not a great difference with package fares.
For me, its train (or coach, though motorways are hardly scenic) as often as possible
Paul in Sydney