Shopping around

At the start of this year, I resolved to stop flying: or at least to avoid flying unless absolutely necessary. So far we’ve managed it. In June we went to Bruges and we’re just back from a short break in Paris, both via Eurostar. Now we’re planning a trip to Amsterdam.

Looking at the Eurostar website, they do offer through tickets via Brussels. But the prices start at £183, one-way, before we’ve booked any accommodation. A BMI flight one-way would be between £49 and £85. And it takes half the time. But if we get the same Eurostar train but book it to Brussels, it costs just £59. And we can get a connecting train from there to Amsterdam – purchased separately – for about 35 Euros. It may not yet pay to go green; but it certainly pays to shop around.


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