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i land......now what?

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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

so heres the thing that im scared of, ive nver traveled in europe. SO when i land(london) now what? are the airports close to the metro stations? or do i have to find them yet too? just stupid questions but they are worth the reply to me. i dont really want o use taxis cause they are expensive unless im really stuck!! Also when i get off from the eurail train in a city is the metro close by too? i think you guys know what im all trying to ask here, please help me out. thank you so much

joey

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

If you land in Heathrow you will have no problem, the London underground (aka "the tube") stops directly outside the airport. You won't have a problem finding it, it is signposted inside the airport. 20 minutes on the Picaddilly Line and you are in the heart of London. (Not counting the 15 minutes struggle with the ticketing vendor machine.) Check out http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube . Tip: Buy a Zone-1-Pass, it includes most sights adn cheap hostels.

All the train stations in London also doublefunction as underground stations, so you have no problem getting on the train.

I don't know where you are going besides London, but Paris is notorious for having a metro station every 500 meters or so, so you shouldn't have a problem finding the metro when you get off the train or the airport.

In Germany the S-Bahn is connected almost directly with the regular trains, if there is an S-Bahn it will stop at the train station you are (offen on a special platform reserved for S-Bahn).

Buses and trams are trickier, you might have to walk a bit and keep you eyes peeled for their locations, but they're near train stations too.

Generally you'll be able to get almost whereever you want in Europe by public transport, even to the more remote places, because old people in Europe usually don't have a car or drivers license and thus they have to rely on public transport.

3. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

thank you? yeah im landing in london then taking train to:Paris,Florence,Rome,Venice

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Don't worry! I share the same fear, and I ALWAYS end up finding my way. Just go to the information desk and ask, then ask away along your route. You'll find people more than willing to help. Do a little research before you leave to arm yourself with the basics (train schedules, cost, city map, etc.) and then ask for help whenever you're stuck.

London is a big tourist city, so I'm sure you can find plenty of information on-line to get you started. Start with the airport site and work your way from there. Good luck!

5. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

THE 4 CITIES YOU are going to visit are well connected by train. Florence, Rome and Venice's train stations are located in the centre of the city.
for Italy you can check here the timetable and trains connections:www.trenitalia.it
for the rest of europe I suppose the best web site is the one of german railways, which provide informations also about international connections outside Germany:
http://www.bahn.de/p/view/international/englisch/international_guests.shtml