How can I get to Rome or Barcelona from Paris? With ash-filled skies above?
April 16, 2010 4:34 PM Subscribe
I need to get from Paris to Rome. Or Barcelona. Or any place really where the skies are blue and planes are flying. Help!
posted by costas to Travel & Transportation (38 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am stuck in London and the travel situation here is getting worse, not better and I'd like to get home to Greece sometime in the next, I dunno, week? So, after multiple trips to the station and hitting the Eurostar website, I got myself a precious ticket that gets me in Paris at 8pm tomorrow.
The problem is: I can't figure out a way to get further south to an airport I can fly out of, which after some thinking (*) I narrowed down to either Rome or Barcelona. I've found a couple of hotel-trains that can get me from Paris to Rome/Barcelona, but they both leave too early for me to make the connection. Since I don't wanna spend a full day waiting in Paris, I've been looking for alternate means of transport but I can't find any using Google. Any resources/sites I should be checking out? buses, trains and cars are fine and if I can keep the expense at below €500 I'll be a happy camper.
(*) The rest of France looks pretty useless to me (no direct flights to Greece and any connections are via countries that are now shutdown like Germany or Hungary). Northern Italy (Milan/Turin) is also closed, so I figure I have two options: a) Rome, which will get me physically closer to Greece and give me the option to continue by train and ferry but where things should be pretty crazy as well (as half of the country is shutdown), or b) Barcelona/Madrid, where most flights are flying fine and I can get a direct flight home sooner or later, but it's actually the wrong way.