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Discussion: French night trains

in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2019-05-18

May 19, 2019 8:44 AM # 
Arnold:
https://www.seat61.com/lunea.htm
(There’s even a video.)

It does seem a little “adventurous” from Edinburgh although that bit of France is a right pain to get to, so the night train is an ok option.

But have you not bought any tickets yet? Between East Coast + Eurostar + night train I expect it will cost a small fortune as compared to Edinburgh-Geneva on easyjet.
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May 19, 2019 9:35 PM # 
BrandNewMe:
The night train is the cheap bit. Paris - Mont-Dauphin direct is €177 for 4 each way on the sleeper, double that with lots of changes during the day. Eurostar is £650-ish. Ed-London is usually about £200 return. Not cheap. It is a lot more exciting than planes tho, more environmentally friendly allegedly, and makes a stop off in Paris easier. What’s stopping me booking it is the admin faff of working it all out.
May 22, 2019 10:34 AM # 
Peter H:
If only you knew a professional admin boffin
May 23, 2019 12:06 PM # 
JennyJ:
We did a French night train when I was little, still have fond memories though I don't think we slept much!
May 23, 2019 12:30 PM # 
BrandNewMe:
We never sleep much on the sleeper to London, mainly as Ray insists on taking the kids to the buffet for hot choc. Bed at midnight, get kicked off at 7:30am. The French trains seem a bit more civilised.

The Edinburgh - London sleeper has just relaunched and is much more upmarket, doubling the prices which is a shame. Can't see us doing it again in the near future.

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