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Have you take a city bus or light rail to airport

Old Sep 19, 22, 7:23 am
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Buses are underrated. If it makes sense, I'm going to pick the option that is $5.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 7:33 am
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I have taken the bus from Oxford to Heathrow several times. Same with Trax in SLC. Easy. I do it when it makes sense.
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Old Sep 19, 22, 12:31 pm
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As YVR is my home airport and I live near a station, I have been very spoiled by the Canada Line Skytrain.

Unless I really need a car, I will take transit over any other option just about everywhere I travel. I like experimenting with different modes like Heathrow Express vs. Picadilly line from LHR and CAT vs. S-Bahn from VIE. The regular line is always a better deal and at least as convenient in most cases.

KRK was one of the least convenient, though YOW and YYC are also pretty bad. At least the latter two will be getting LRT service eventually.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 6:37 am
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Plenty of times and on several airports - usually much less of a nuissance than taxis / rental cars / own car (figuring in the cost of parking)
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Old Sep 21, 22, 3:10 pm
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I always prefer public transit if it is easy and efficient and convenient. That's not always the case, of course. I think I've only done it once in BOS, as a novelty. It's totally not convenient from home and would take 3-4x as long. I've definitely done it at DCA more than once and I've done it at ORD. I've done it at JFK also when coming from mid-town. I've done it at LHR and prefer it.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by Tennis69 View Post
I've taken the Maglev train from Shanghai to PVG many times. 431 kph (268 mph) gets you there quickly.
If it crossed the Bund, that's one thing. But it takes you to a station where people will most likely have to transfer to the metro anyway.
Even though the ride the airport is usual miserable -- and always a "lengthy" one -- I prefer it than having to transfer ANYWHERE. IME, transfers in China are unpleasant at best.

n.b. not a recent epiphany, but I've tried as much as possible to stick to Hongqiao.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 7:19 pm
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ATL: I live well north of the airport. Lately I park at the Sandy Springs MARTA station — $5/day — and take the train right into the terminal, esp. for a personal trip. I'll let work pay a little more to park at the Parking Spot. Unfortunately there's no means of getting from my home to the stations other than taxi/uber or the closest bus stop a mile away, not with luggage. If I have a late arrival home I'll usually park off-airport because I know I'll be tired and cranky and not in the mood to deal with drunks/idiots on the train.

SEA: twice I've had customer visits downtown and I really liked taking the train into the city and not dealing with rental cars and stupid shuttle buses and parking. One was in walking distance and the other a short hoof from the SLUT stop (South Lake Union Trolley, kids; they shoulda focus-grouped that name).

TLV: depends where you're staying, and don't bother if you arrive Friday after 3pm or Saturday (unsure if the trains run after sunset) as the trains are shut for Shabbat, but it's a quick ride to/from Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 10:11 pm
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This is my preferred way to get to and from the airport. Many times and many airports, including LHR, YYZ, SFO, SEA, ORD. Only problem is if I am travelling with lots of luggage, and the bus or train has insufficent storage space. But I usually travel light...
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Old Sep 28, 22, 3:26 pm
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I don't think I can list them all. If there's a good train-to-city service, that's my preferred way to go for most trips.

Off the top of my head: ATH, LHR, LGW, CDG, FRA, MUC, ORD, MDW, ATL, EWR, JFK, BOS, SFO, OAK, SEA, PDX, PVG, SHA, HKG, NRT, PHX, MSP. I'm probably missing like 5 or 10.

Boston is perhaps the most interesting one: coming from Providence, I'd ride train to boat to bus to get to BOS. Sometimes stop for a beer at an outdoor bar near the waterbus station. I would only do it this way in good weather if I had lots of time, of course.
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