Travel options from UK

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As I was working out the best method to get to SHA from the UK I thought I might as well document it on the Wiki...

Assumptions

  • Travel in time to arrive at some point 3 August 2017, but some tickets aren't available for that date yet so prices are guessed based on earlier dates.
  • One is considering sensible options. While you could come by boat or hovercraft that's a bit of a stupid idea to cross the channel and you'll probably die.
  • Coming by light aircraft is perfectly sensible and sane, you probably won't die, but is a bit silly. Nearest airfields are:
  • I'm coming from Northampton, but will probably make this kinda London-centric as that's the way the UK works.

Drive

Google Maps suggests via the E40.

Detail Journey time Mileage Round trip cost
Fuel £130 according to AA mileage planner
Ferry Dover-Calais £114 (DFDS)
Total 7:00 400 miles £244

Fly

Train - Eurostar

Depart Time Time Arrive Duration Type
Northampton 09:05 10:18 1:13 London Euston Crabby British train
London St. Pancras International 10:58 14:05 3:07 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Bruxelles Midi 14:52 16:02 Rotterdam Centraal 1:10 Thalys
Rotterdam Centraal 16:35 17:32 Amersfoort 0:57 Intercity
Amersfoort 17:41 17:53 Nijkerk 0:12 RegionalExpress
Journey time Cost
5:55 €94.60

Train - Rail & Sail