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No. To go between France and the UK by train, you need to cross the Channel Tunnel. Only three types of trains cross the Channel tunnel: Eurostar high-speed trains carrying passengers Eurotunnel shuttles carrying vehicles Freight trains The Tunnel will soon open to competition, but the other competitors are likely to be high-speed trains heading to other ...


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You can use a combination of "classical" trains and ferry. Take a local train from Lille to Calais. Walk or take a taxi to the ferry terminal. Cross the channel by ferry to Dover. Take a bus from the ferry terminal to the train station. Take a train to London (plenty of options). A detailed description with up-to date information is available here: ...


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About the only difference is noted at the bottom of the page of ticket prices: Children under the age of 4 may travel without a ticket. So yes, some children get a discount, but not all. However, there is a tourist season travel ticket, for x number of days which you can purchase, for certain zones and various combos. For this, children under 11 get ...


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If you perform a search for flights on Kayak, it will sometimes show an airfare predictor in the top left-hand-corner of the results window, showing whether prices are predicted to fall or rise in the next 7 days (and therefore, whether you should purchase the ticket now or wait). This only seems to happen when enough people have searched for that route ...


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All depends on the contract between the reseller and the airline. Without knowing the details about those contracts, it's impossible to say anything whatsoever. And remember that the price a reseller pays to the airline is often considerably less than the price they charge you, the end user. That's their profit. So they're often quite capable of offering ...


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I think the answer is the 4th of july. If you check for airfares to Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, or even Tokyo. You'll see the same pattern, of sudden high fares in that period. Americans apparently like to leave the country during their independence day. Check one week before and one week later and suddenly the prices are lower.


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Basically it boils down to the fact that Eurostar can move you between Paris and London, whereas TGV cannot. It's not about the “extra cost” of Eurostar versus TGV or what Eurostar comfort is worth as this is not a choice available to anybody. Speculating a bit, there are many things that might contribute to make Eurostar expensive: Use rights for the ...


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A regular Oyster card requires a £5 deposit which is refundable if you hand the card back. It has to be bought in London or ordered to a UK residential address. A visitor Oyster card can be bought in various locations outside London or delivered internationally. There is a £3 non-refundable charge (plus delivery if applicable). Both cards give access to ...


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This blog post on the Capitaine Train site explains that to get the cheapest fares on Thalys and many other European carriers, you need to book well in advance. In the case of Thalys, their booking window opens 90 days before the date of travel, so most of the cheapest fares will be snapped up early in that window. If you only find a need to travel, say, a ...


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If you have a vehicle, you can use the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. (onboard, source) Passenger vehicles are carried in a car shuttle train, made up of closed wagons. You can get out and walk along inside, and there are bathrooms, but otherwise it's fairly basic. Prices start at £23 each way


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From Kayak's help page on prices: Although we try hard to find accurate prices, sometimes we don't. Fill out the form below, and it will alert our programmers so they can investigate the problem. With your help, search results will get better for everyone. Kayak is not a perfectly 'live' search site. It's as close to live as they can manage, but ...


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Children under the age of 4 don't need a ticket. There are monthly/season tickets at reduced rates for people under 23 as well as 65 and over. And a special ticket for "official large families" and hadicapped persons. However, there don't seem to be any reduced rates for regular single tickets.


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RailEurope works pretty well for this. I just tested it by searching for a train from Paris to Rome. It immediately showed me a few, including those that change in Milan. Oddly, their Australian site seems to give a nicer layout of prices for me. I don't know if the prices differ at all, but it may be worth your time investigating.


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In fact there is no direct contract between the airline and the travel agent (lastminute or other opaque booking site are also travel agents) regarding the price of flights. Both have an agreement with a so-called GDS (Global Distribution System). It is not clear what exact terms of contract they use but overall a GDS connects with an airline to sell its ...


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Usually airlines and such companies have an agreement between each other. The real cost of ticket is lower that price you buy at airlines. This difference is a profit of airline company. Airline company may give a right to sell tickets to other companies like Tui.com and so on. Tui may add some additional cost to real price of ticket. But this additional ...


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I've checked with two cruise lines, Carnival and Disney, and they are saying that the day of last-minute cruises is no more. Their revenue models are to offer lower prices and more incentives (e.g., tips included, onboard spending credits) early on, but the prices increase as the supply of cabins decreases. (Supply and demand at work!) The Carnival agent ...



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