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Airport transportation is expensive because it can be. The price isn't included in the facility charges because public transport facilities are rarely under the same management as the airport terminals are, and their interests are not necessarily in sync with each other or with passengers. Travelers are captive. In Washington, the bus agency (WMATA) raised ...


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Let's assume that "London" is any major mainline station - they're all reasonably central and well-connected for onward journeys - and that you're only interested in rail not buses or taxis. All but one (Luton) have a station connected directly to the airport, though getting out of the terminal and to the station is quicker for some than for others. I haven'...


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You can send it "Poste restante" to the Post office in the airport. Just address it to: Mr or Mrs Firstname Lastname Poste restante 8060 Zürich The Post Office is located in arrivals 3, and is open every day with pretty long hours (7h30-21h00 Monday-to-Friday, 8h00-21h00 Saturdays and Sundays). Note however that this will probably work only if the parcel ...


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Since January 2016 you can use your Contactless or Oyster card to travel from Gatwick to London on both normal rail services, and the Gatwick Express. The prices for single fares on normal services can be found in the Single Fare Finder, and based on it a trip from Gatwick to East Croydon costs £5.20 peak / £3.00 off peak, to London Bridge (or other ...


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Both Uber and Lyft apps allow you to enter both a "from" and "to" location that is nowhere near your current location. Thus you can simple open the app, enter DTW as the pickup location, the location of your wedding as the destination, and it will give you a price for that journey. This allows you to confirm that taking such a journey is feasible, and ...


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Honestly, the Piccadilly Line is what I'd do. I'm not sure how you feel you'll take two trains to get there tho - from Heathrow, depending on the terminal it's direct all the way to Kings Cross - 23-25 stops. (Takes about an hour). I've done this very trip myself. In terms of luggage, that line is the arrivals line - people expect the luggage, and unless ...


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On two tickets - no way. If you suffer any delays at all, you'll miss the checkin deadline for the onward flight, and you'll have to buy a brand new ticket. It's just too tight On one ticket, if you miss the second flight you'll be rebooked for free, so it just depends on how long you'd have to wait for the next flight and how much of an issue it'll be for ...


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You have plenty of time to see the Falls, go on the boat, and cross the bridge to the American side if you like. I would recommend renting a car from the airport, if you can drive. I'd expect to pay 40 CAD for a one day rental. On top of that, you'll need to pay for any fuel you use. As I remember, parking was free when I went, this a few years ago now. ...


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As a Londoner who does that route a lot: The easiest option is to take a taxi, which have plenty of room for luggage. However, it will be quite expensive, probably around £80. The cheapest option (excluding buses, which would be ridiculously tedious) would be the tube, which will cost £5.50 per person each way - assuming you are paying cash (you can save ...


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Long distance trains stop in Fernbahnhof, local trains stop in Regionalbahnhof. You'll most likely arrive in an ICE at Fernbahnhof. Both train stations are located at Terminal 1. The regional train station is closer to the terminal, almost inside the terminal. The long distance train station requires a 7-8 minutes walk (maybe 300 meter, indoors, including ...


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Citymapper, also available as an app for iOS and Android, has never failed me in London or other large cities where it is available. Cabs, Uber, Tube, buses, Heathrow Express, cycling, walking, I don't know of any mode of transport they don't cover, at least in London. The mobile app (but not the website) even finds a combination of public transit and cars-...


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Actually, the ones you've mentioned - they often have cheaper ways to get there, and in many cities the most common way is very cheap - it's not always expensive. In your London example, for half the price of the Gatwick Express you can take Southern Rail to get to the airport. EasyJet has an EasyBus from Fulham Broadway which will take you there, and can ...


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Whenever you are given a time range like this for something like a shuttle, it means that they expect to arrive to pick you up somewhere within that range - and thus you should be ready before the initial time stated. As well as being common sense, this is also clearly stated on the Supershuttle Website The vehicle should arrive within the 15-minute ...


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As a New Yorker, the subject line alone made me cringe. That is not a transfer I’d be happy to attempt. And doing it the Sunday after a Friday New Year’s? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. Realistically, four hours should be enough time, for either option, but when customs and checked luggage starts cutting into that time, and you have holiday traffic.....


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There are hourly trains from Amsterdam Centraal station to Schiphol all night long, every day of the week. Alternatively, http://9292.nl/en# is the public transport journey planner for Netherlands, which should have all the options.


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There is no safe way, as there is a high fence that bars access from the long-term parking lot. To save money, I would take the Q10 bus from terminal 5 and transfer to the A train at Lefferts Blvd or the F train at Kew Gardens. There are other buses (B15 to the 3 Train at New Lots, Q3 to Locust Manor LIRR or F Train at Jamaica), but I am not familiar with ...


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If you have a choice without any other considerations (i.e. similar price, time etc.), DCA is much closer to the center of the city than IAD. About 10 minutes versus 45 minutes driving (may vary with traffic). DCA is, however, a domestic airport. If you are flying in from abroad (as you say you are), you will be connecting somewhere else in the US to end at ...


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The only way to get from one of these airports to the other is to enter France and take ground transportation. (You can't even transfer between international flights between the two terminals at Orly without entering France). In order to enter France as an Indian citizen you need a Schengen short-stay visa. This must be applied for in advance from the ...


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I think the "Buying in advance ..." blurb on Thetrainline's timetable search is one they display on all their result pages; I get it for all other station pairs I've tried, even short ones such as Duddeston to Aston (2-3 minutes on a suburban train) where there are most assuredly no advance fares to get. The best way to find out whether there are advance ...


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The roads are the M25 and M23 and early on a Sunday are quite likely to be deserted. There are no significant road works on either at present. Your transit time should be about 45 minutes. With heavy traffic it can take just over an hour. The distance is 38 miles, according to Google Maps. At the moment The AA is showing 57 minutes as there is some delay ...


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They can put the watch wherever they want. Watches are not safety relevant items (like laptop batteries) which can not be put into checked luggage. Your parents may have to declare the watch at customs and may have to pay duty or taxes on it. But that's completely independent of what luggage they are stowed in. If it needs to be declared, custom will most ...


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The simplest choice is taking the 747 bus line. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. It also features WiFi service on lots of the buses and luggage racks. The bus stops at many places between the Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM metro stations. The ticket costs 10 dollars and includes unlimited access ...


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San Francisco Airport-bound BART trains leave from all San Francisco BART stations and go to the airport without a change of train. It's a good idea to check the schedule, as trains may only run every 20 minutes outside of peak periods. Trains serving the airport will be say San Francisco International Airport (SFIA) on the electronic signs and announcements....


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The $5 surcharge of the AirTran is only collected at the terminal stops, so when transferring to the Subway or entering the airport. If you're looking to avoid that charge, you can take the AirTran to the car rental exit (at no cost) and hop on the free shuttle bus to Jamaica station. There you can take the E, J or Z which serve southwestern Queens, Brooklyn ...


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Considerations: Dulles (like BWI) lies a considerable distance from the District; there are no "obvious" options because each involves a tradeoff of time or money. Only Reagan National (DCA) is truly convenient to the city. If you have a large party or many bags, a taxi may be worth the hassle. There is no place to store bags when using public ...


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As you're traveling with Turkish Airlines and have a long layover, you can ask for a free tour of the city, hosted by Turkish Airlines. Here's some info: http://www.istanbulinhours.com/tour-schedule You should confirm this with the airline beforehand, as what's available depends on your schedule. Depending on the time and duration of your layover, you ...


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Yes, there are several options. Taxi: There are always taxis available outside the terminals. A ride to the city center is about 500 SEK (approximately 50 EUR). The ride takes 30-60 minutes depending on the amount of traffic. Flygbussarna (airport coaches). Has several routes depending on what part of Stockholm you're going to. A single ticket from Arlanda ...


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You can get the same "Pay As You Go" fares either with an Oyster card, or with a contactless debit/credit card. Both options are subject to the same caps -- that is, after you've reached a certain total price in the same day (and on the same card), travel in the same zones is free for the rest of the day. If you already have a contactless card and your card ...


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For someone without too much stuff, who isn't in a huge hurry, and when the weather isn't too bad - yes! It'll add 10-15 minutes to your journey, however, and involves about 100m of walking with no footpath. From the airport, take the exit for the tram and buses, then keep walking past the trams towards the Hilton Airport hotel. Go past the hire car centre, ...


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The airline was correct to deny you boarding. The flight from Zurich to Vienna is a domestic flight, which means you would have needed to enter the Schengen region in Zurich, and depart it in Vienna. Doing so requires a visa as you are not deemed to be in international transit through either airport - you are connecting from an international flight to a ...


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