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1. Posted by vaughnlee (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I am a total newbie in travelling and would appreciate help an advice from experienced traveller. Isit cheaper to travel from London to Paris or it doesn't make much of a difference? Because I'm from Newcastle.
And I also have no idea where to look for good and cheap hotels during summer. I'm travelling in a group of 3, isit better to look for an apartment or just stick to a triplet room?

Thank you.

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3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

It is cheaper to go from Newcastle. I've found flights with easyjet to Paris from Newcastle for as little as 20 GBP one-way per person. I doubt you can get from Newcastle to London by train for that amount of money!

In Paris I would look for the equivalent of a Bed & Breakfast. You can also check out private triplet rooms in hostels.

4. Posted by ashley87 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I recently flew from Newcastle to Paris and i think it only cost around £70 with easyjet (not entirely sure about that because i didnt actually pay for the ticket!)

5. Posted by vaughnlee (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thank you for your advices. I have other questions including how many days should i stay and is there any particular area that I should stay in?

6. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You could also try going by train.
To be honest, considering that the Eurostar is now in St Pancras. Why not get a train from Newcastle to Kings Cross then go next door to st pancras and get on a train to Paris you could do the whole journey in around 6 hours and if you book now you may be able to get good deals.

By the time you have got to the airport, checked in, flown, got your luggage, found out how to get to the centre of paris, got the train etc, it will almost take you the same time, but you have to do lots of running around and changing. Not to mention the fact that you will need to pay to get to and from both airports.

oh and flying doesn't help with global warming, and the train can be more relaxing and you will get to see the lovely countryside of France as well!

Whatever you do, enjoy Paris, it's beautiful. I would suggest staying in the Montmartre area.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Big cities like London or Paris usually take a week to see the highlights. Budget around 40 GBP per day and person if you stay in hostels or at a camping site and buy your food in supermarkets. has bungalows/mobile homes for rent, so you don't need to bring a tent. (It would be cheaper though.)