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Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:49 am
by Logos
Freshmaker wrote:A quick search, using Stanstead airport, shows we could get a decently sized car for £ 80 for the last weekend (Friday-Monday) of October. Ok for 4 people to share, if they are cool with only hand luggage.

How long's the drive?


From Stanstead airport, the journey by car will take approx. 2.5 - 3 hours depending on traffic.

If possible, Heathrow airport is the nearest, the car journey is approx. 1.5 hours.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:23 pm
by Freshmaker
According to Google maps Stanstead and Luton is about the same, and Heathrow defo the quickest alternative, yes.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:23 pm
by Freshmaker
And you nutters all drive on the wrong side ffs!

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:38 pm
by Torchiador
From Milan we got a flight from our closest urban airport to Heathrow with Easyjet. That means it would be perfect for us if there is at least a direct train to get there. I would avoid a car sharing: it wouldn't be so safe due to our European drive!

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:55 pm
by Logos
Torchiador wrote:From Milan we got a flight from our closest urban airport to Heathrow with Easyjet. That means it would be perfect for us if there is at least a direct train to get there. I would avoid a car sharing: it wouldn't be so safe due to our European drive!


From Heathrow airport you have 2 options:

1) National Express Coach - 2.5 hours (probably the most convenient option as it is direct from Heathrow airport to Bournemouth coach station). http://www.nationalexpress.com/destinat ... mouth.aspx

2) Train - 3 hours, this requires 2 or 3 changes.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:51 pm
by Freshmaker
For the cheapest, with the NEC, I land at £ 32.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:25 pm
by Logos
Freshmaker wrote:For the cheapest, with the NEC, I land at £ 32.


Yeah, coach is probably the best choice from there.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:17 pm
by Freshmaker
Sure thing. But those prices depends on what hours of the day you can travel. For rush-hour tickets the prices are quite higher.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:52 pm
by Logos
Let's make a new thread, maybe we should discuss which month, Bournemouth is always more fun in the warmer seasons.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:26 pm
by Torchiador
yes, better to split it from this thread

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:14 pm
by Robert Swift
Are there no more bids for hosting the World Cup?

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:11 am
by Freshmaker
Seems we've got a winner.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:30 pm
by Robert Swift
Should we perhaps extend the deadline, let the dust settle from Christmas?