18 10 2009

Planes or Trains.

Europe has a high population density. There are trains everywhere. You might think I could make a train journey work.

No. In almost every case (of longer trips) I have tried so far taking a plane is about half the cost and 4-5 times faster. For example, I’m looking at a way to get to Zurich from Antwerp. It turns out it will be cheaper to go to Amsterdam and fly than it would be to go via train. Make it harder to use the trains and guess what? We wont use them. And on the hard point – the internet sites are terrible! Want to cross an international border? Forget it. I must be missing something here, I hope. It’s easier to take the bike, just takes a bit too long when you’ve only got a weekend to play with.



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