What's the cheapest city in Western Europe to fly to from Los Angeles?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 6:48 PM Last Post By: efallis
Aug 31, 2012 3:33 PM
So the question I'm posing is:
What is the cheapest city in Western Europe for me to fly to from Los Angeles?
I don't really have any preference, as far as country goes, I love all of Europe. Also, I'm definitely going to get a Eurail Global Pass and don't mind jumping on trains to get where I want to go. If anyone knows something about this, please let me know. I have plenty of time and I'm in no hurry, but I'm an early planner and these are things I need to address now. Thanks all, and Bon Voyage!
Sep 1, 2012 12:14 AM
1What I didn't realize was, that a few hundred dollars savings on the flight was completely negated by the cost of my Eurostar tickets to get to Paris.
Are you saying you paid a few hundred dollars for the train tickets? You'll get a return ticket for about 80 euros on Eurostar.com if you book early enough.
Sep 1, 2012 12:37 AM
Sep 1, 2012 12:59 AM
3You really have to scan the sky by search machines as skyscanner.com to find the best rates. The hub is less important, company and dates are more essential as are special offers.
And there's more to cross the channel to Europe (continent) esp when you're in no hurry and like to smell the roses underway.
Like http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/rail-and-sail/holland/ to the Netherlands.
Nb. I wouldn't be surprised Aer Lingus to Dublin is the cheapest.
As a sidenote, the company is talking to Richard Branson to merge with his company, RyanAir.
Sep 1, 2012 3:36 AM
4The cheapest option will depend on your travel dates (if an airline is making a special sales makes a difference too). An option for you could be to use specific search engines like Skyscanner that allow you to look for fares on your travel dates from your departure airport (in this case Los Angeles) to any place in Europe. You'll get a list with the cheapest options based in the results of previous users. As you are looking for popular routes, it should work fine for you. You could consider to mix the use of this web with the use of the web quoted by MTL in the previous post.
Sep 1, 2012 5:01 AM
Sep 2, 2012 6:48 PM
6I recently took a trip to W. Europe from Salt Lake City, and the cheapest fare I found was to Brussels via JFK. Madrid and Zurich were also in the running, but my best fare ended up being BRU. I spent several weeks on kayak.com checking fares daily to multiple cities: London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Frankfurt, Paris etc. until I found the best deal. Any of the websites mentioned previously should work, you just need to put in some time and do the research.
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