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1. Posted by Katoom (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

We are 4 persons travling from

01-01-08 Paris to Rome
04-01-08 Rome to Venice
05-01-08 Venice to St Johann (Austria)
12-01-08 St Johann to Paris

What would the best way be to travel this route
Price vs Time

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

If you can skip St. Johann or switch things around, flying from Venice to Paris would be a good option. You can also check out flights from Munich, Insbruck or Salzburg to Paris, of course. See skyscanner.net.

For Rome-Venice, use the train.

www.bahn.de has the best search engine for European train schedules.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 12, 2007, at 8:51 PM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Katoom:)

There are a number of budget airlines, in Europe, which fly between cities. If u buy a few months in advance, u can get good bargins. I usually fly from Munich to other cities, like Paris, Madrid etc, for 29Euros one way, including taxes.
U could try the following websites, to search for flights.
www.ryanair.com
www.condor.com
www.easyjet.com

Mel

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

For Paris - Rome I would suggest: Easyjet (take Ryanair only if you are OK with a long ride to Beauvais Airport)

Which Sankt Johann are we talking about? (Sankt Johann nar Kitzbuhel, or Sankt Johan im Pongau?) From both I think you can get to the Airports in Munich or Salzburg. From Salzburg you can fly back to Paris, with SkyEurope and Air Berlin, and from Munich with AirBerlin.

The rest is doable by train. I would however suggest spending some more time in Rome and Venice.

5. Posted by Katoom (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

With regards to these budget/cheap airlines, from what I gather they do not arrive/depart from the major airports. Where will I find maps to the airports and how long before departure should I be at them. what is the procedure with these airlines. How accurate and dependable are they, are they on time.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Katoom

With regards to these budget/cheap airlines, from what I gather they do not arrive/depart from the major airports. Where will I find maps to the airports and how long before departure should I be at them. what is the procedure with these airlines. How accurate and dependable are they, are they on time.

Hello Katoom:)

Some do depart and arrive at the major airports.
When I fly with Condor, the flights arrive and depart form the major airports. Also, when I flew Germanwings (www.Germanwings.com) it flew from the major airport in Munich, to the major airport, in Berlin.
Ryanair does not fly to and from the major airports. However, there is usually/always public transport from the airports, into the major cities.

Mel

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

As Mel already explained, most of them will land/depart at the normal big airports, but in some cases they try to avoid the fees they need to pay, on the big hubs, by using smaller airport. Another thing they do to avoid high fees is, is to land/depart in the early hours, or late in the evening. RyanAir is known to use airports far away from cities, to be able to offer cheap flights, but in some cases, it takes up to two hours to get to the city, you intended to go. So it's always worth to check on things like that (big question is: is it worth to pay a little bit more, and to have decent times of departure, and be closer to the city?)

The ones I suggested are departing from: Paris-Orly (Paris - Rome), and the 'normal' airports in Munich and Salzburg. both cities, only have one airport, so there is not a big choice in these cases. Most airports have websites, so just google Munich Airport (etc), and it will show up.

RyanAir from Paris would be another story, as they are flying from Beauvais airport, that is about 60-80 miles outside of Paris. (which means a transfer).

It depends on the company how late you should be at the airport for check-in. Most companies start check-in at about 2 hours before the flight, and stop, somewhere between 60 and 30 minutes before the flight. When you book, read the mail you receive (providing you are booking an e-ticket, which means, you get an email to say, your flight has been reserved, and all you need to do is show up, with your pasport), in the mail it will be stated how long before the flight, the company closes the check-in. (it can be different from company to company, so always check) You have to take into account, that there is a line at check in, so reserve some extra time. As a flight is a connection you can't miss, it best to show up a little bit early (I usualy show up at about 1.30 before flight, this way I have the time to check-in, get a cup of tee, go through security, in a relaxed way)