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Walk to/from the Airport to save money

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Airport - Notes (include time and a link to a google map route)
AGP (Malaga, Spain) - 43 minutes from Holiday Inn Express (AVENIDA DE VELAZQUEZ 290 JUNTO N-340 MALAGA, 29004) Post #304
ANC - downtown 1h 20'
BOM - from domestic terminal to Ville Parle railway station (crowded on week-days, OK on week-ends) (20 mn)
BRE - center (45 min)
BRU - from Zaventem train station
CNX (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - 48 minutes from the far side of old town, less to near side
CPH - city center(1h30 min)
DAD (Da Nang, Vietnam) - one hour to the beach, 40 minutes to the center
DAL - downtown(2h) or take bus 524 for free to Inwood Station and then walk. Costs $2.50 TO DAL.
DCA - 15 minutes. Crystal City, Arlington.
EDI - short walk to the nearby Hilton. Airport bus also stops across the street from Hilton and goes to centre of town
ETH - AIRPORT CLOSED
FUK - 45 minutes to Hakata Station
GIB - at the north end of Gibraltar. Walkable to La Linea or to Gibraltar
GVA - center (1hr), CERN (1h4),
IEV - City center(1h30 min)
ITM - to Hotarugaike station (Hankyu network) avoiding Monorail (18 mn)
JFK - Lefferts Blvd airtrain station to subway (to avoid airtrain fee) (20 min)
LCA - about 1h to center seafront
LCY - to Canary Wharf (1 hr)
LIS - Oriente (40 mins), city center (1h20m)
LIN - center (1h30m)
LYR - center (1hr) - watch out for the polar bears! (gun required, or make sure you are traveling with someone you can outrun)
MAA - to Tirusulam station across the elevated highway (10 mn)
MAD - T123<>Barajas metro station (to save on airport surcharge) (30 min)
MEX - T2 to Pantitlan Metro (10 min)
NCE - Arrivals level to the city center's Gare-de-Ville station (75 min)
PEK - Buy a metro card at the metro station but don't take the extremely expensive CNY 25 train there. Walk outside and take 850快 via expressway to the city, CNY 2 only after discount.
PRG - center This map is somewhat deceptive - if you try to walk along the road, there is no room (3h)
SAN - downtown along the coast (40 mins), sidewalks
SDU - downtown Rio (30 min)
SDV - 5 minutes to a city bus stop and about 25 minutes to the port of Tel Aviv and hotels there. https://goo.gl/maps/jyZCQHyeVW12
SJC - downtown (1hr)
SJJ - to the nearest trolley bus line (15 min), to the center (2 hrs)
SYD - int'l terminal to Wolli Creek Station (to avoid the airport surcharge) (20 min)
domestic terminal to Mascot station (to avoid the airport surcharge) (20 min)
TLS - to the center (1h40m)
TOS - center (1hr)
TSA - to center (40 mn to 1 hr)
WAW - center (1h40m)
WIC - to the centre (15 min)
WLG - center (1h30m)
YTZ - tunnel to the island is now open.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by mookie10 View Post
Recently walked to ULN from my local Nishek area accommodation for an early morning flight. It took around 25 minutes walking along the main roads.
Though one CAN walk from ULN to somewhere, it's a significantly further distance to the downtown area. The new airport's location will eliminate the latter possibility.
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Old Dec 29, 19, 12:40 am
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Walked to/from my hotel in Montenegro which took (me) about 30 mins each way. Some of you would probably have done it much quicker. Although along roads with footpaths it would be hard work with wheeled luggage as surfaces uneven and paths covered with parked cars. Another 45 mins or so to centre of Faro.

Didnít technically save any money as I believe the hotel had a shuttle bus.
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Old Jul 6, 20, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Iamnotlost View Post
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Although along roads with footpaths it would be hard work with wheeled luggage as surfaces uneven and paths covered with parked cars.
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Which is why I (usually) travel with convertible carryon that has hidden straps turning it into a back pack.

Allows me to use the wheels most of the time, and carry on backpack when needed - usually not too long as I tend to pack heavier than when in true backpacker mode, which I also do
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