Walkable BA Airports

Old Nov 20, 2022, 4:56 am
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Walkable BA Airports

When arriving in Nice recently and checking transportation options, it appeared that the alternative to a taxi was a 1.5 hour walk along the beach. It was a very pleasant experience (though halfway through I wished the backpack would have been a little lighter). Thinking back, Gibraltar is similarly easy to walk and I recall a walk to LCY during Covid (daily exercise, not to fly).

Are there any other BA served airports that are suitable to walk to or from?
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:04 am
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Billund is walkable to the centre of town. RAK is as well I think.
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:06 am
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Pisa is less than 20 minutes walk into the city
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:13 am
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PMI, SKG, DUB come to mind.
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:14 am
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Depends where you want to walk to! LGW is very walkable if you live in Horley :-)
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:23 am
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San Diego springs to mind as another one where you can walk to downtown.
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:39 am
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Ponta delgada PDL Azores
was a 45 min stroll in the sunshine from the edge of town
Think it was about 3km
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:41 am
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JER. 3 miles to St Aubin, 5 to St Helier. Downhill from the airport is better than the other way!
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:45 am
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EAS (San Sebastin), seasonal from LCY I think.
very short walk into Hondariba town for some great food and drink options
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by LCY8737
When arriving in Nice recently and checking transportation options, it appeared that the alternative to a taxi was a 1.5 hour walk along the beach. It was a very pleasant experience (though halfway through I wished the backpack would have been a little lighter). Thinking back, Gibraltar is similarly easy to walk and I recall a walk to LCY during Covid (daily exercise, not to fly).

Are there any other BA served airports that are suitable to walk to or from?
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I've also used the hire bike scheme from Nice airport and cycled into town along the sea front - probably only practical with a back pack though!
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:50 am
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Pisa is less than 20 minutes walk into the city
Indeed. Made the mistake of taking the shuttle train last time, complete waste of money.
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by JustTheOne
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I've also used the hire bike scheme from Nice airport and cycled into town along the sea front - probably only practical with a back pack though!
Not at all. I cycle all the time on Santander cycles in London with a max size 55cm cabin case, plus sometimes a weekend bag on the side. Once you learn the technique, it's fine
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 5:54 am
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Heathrow is 15 mins on foot from my house.
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 6:24 am
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GVA and BSL are other candidates here.

LCY and BHD are also walkable to bits of their respective cities.

Somewhere in FT there is a thread about walking to BOS, but they don't make it easy. Not a BA destination but DCA is by some trails into Washington.

JSI is of course well known for being an airport almost larger than the island it serves. I did manage to walk to the other side of the runway, Xanemos beach, in time to see the same BACF Embraer take off from my arrival, and then walk back to Skiathos. Which I won't do again, it's a pretty lumpy island and it took me several hours to recover from the experience!
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Old Nov 20, 2022, 6:27 am
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I've regularly seen people walking to and from LAS over the years.
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