Getting there: London/Paris edition
November 21, 2011 8:55 AM Subscribe
London to Paris and back: rail or air?
posted by troywestfield to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total)
My son and I are travelling from central London (St. Martins Lane) to Paris (staying at Mama Shelter, outside Pere Lachaise) on Dec. 29, returning Dec. 30 (when we'll want to drop our bags off at our Liverpool St. hotel). It looks like Easyjet (out of Luton) is $80 or so cheaper than Eurostar. But it seems like St. Pancras would be cheaper to get to, and I'm presuming the train will be less hassle: easier to board in terms of lines/waiting/security, and easier to get to than Luton. I also have it in my head that Mama Shelter is far enough from the Metro that we'd end up just taking a taxi. (I'm spending-conscious, but not interested in dragging a 6-year-old all over creation to save a few dollars.)
Can anyone with knowledge of London/Paris/Luton/the Metro/etc. confirm or talk me out of my thinking? There are too many moving parts for me to figure this out myself.
Thanks very much.