Was just wondering if any folk might be able to give me some advice and/or help with my travel plans. I'm currently being swamped with work at University, and haven't had a chance to book some things for the French leg of my holiday in June and July, and hence the prices aren't the cheapest. Then again, they're not so bad I guess, considering this is peak holiday period, and the Tour de France/Olympics/European Cup is on!
Will be travelling with a friend, but that probably makes not much difference anyway to the prices below, which would be per person (except taxis). I've had a look at numerous options, and wanted to know what you think etc. Many thanks in advance!
First: I need to get from Brussels to Toulouse on Monday, 25th June
, preferably by early evening if not earlier. Options:
Train: leaving around 7am (one early morning ain't gonna kill me!), changing at Paris, arriving late afternoon in Toulouse. €120
Flying: Mostly over $200 for decent times. Easyjet arrives late at night, no point really as I need to leave at the crack of dawn the next day, on a TP flight for LIS.
OR Flying: RyanAir to Rodez, arriving 12:35pm, train(?) to Toulouse. €52 just for the flight including all fees and bags etc. Or RyanAir to Carcassonne and training onwards?
Second: I arrive from LIS around 5:30pm on Tuesday 3rd June. Need to get to Chamonix, and it looks like my cheapest bet is to:
Fly AF to LYS for $65, and then stay the night and train to Chamonix
I'm thinking of going for this option, instead of taking all day to train it the following day. LYS is only a hop, skip and a jump away and cheaper to get to from TLS than GVA, it seems.
That's all for now, but I'm really a bit stuck as what best to do with the first option. It seems a taxi from RDZ to downtown would be around €20, with one or two connections to Toulouse. Is an "Autocar", as listed on the French SNCF-voyages.com website, a bus?