Online site for working out how to get to and from Airports via public transport

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  1. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Found this referenced on another site. Did some quick sanity checks on some airport's I'm familiar with and it all checked out:

    To and From the Airport.com


    Looks good. I'll definately be using it in the future (although the website could do with a tidy up methinks... way too cluttered and low readability colours.)
     

  2. JohnK

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    Nice find Mal. :)

    Could be handy for my upcoming RTW....
     
  3. Optics

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    I didn't think this post would actually provide anything remotely useful when I read the snippet of the title shown on the index page, which read "Online site for working out" only. I thought it would have a link to a site showing the foot exercises etc for preventing DVT, as shown during flights :D . However, it is probably quite useful, thanks.
     
  4. Hi there

    Noticed this for the Moorabbin entry :

    "By Tram: A tram runs from the city centre to nearby Moorabbin town."

    The nearest tram stop to Moorabbin Airport is the terminus of route 64 at the corner of Hawthorn rd & Nepean Hwy, East Brighton, about a 12 km walk :mrgreen:

    Cheers
    DJ737
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Lol. A nice walk (esp. if you've got baggage!)

    I have nothing to do with the site - just suggesting it may be a good reference point (and that several checks I did were ok and expected).

    To and From the Airport.com - Contact Us would be the correct link to send updates and/or feedback to.

    It's feedback and corrections that keep sites like that up to date and correct.

    A few months ago, I was looking at creating a wiki type website for public transport options to/from airports. It never happened, but I am glad that there exists websites that can help.
     
  6. ethernet

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    Ho ho Ho.
    Firstly, it is often cheaper HIRING a car to get to/from the airport, and if not more efficient. Even worked out 2 hires was cheaper than rip-off airport parking.

    The airport monopolies are loosing - a $90 taxi ride for a $70 flight - sometimes I take a bus interstate.

    I have also caught hostel minibusses, or hotel courtesy busses in, and depending on the deal offered , either stayed, or went elsewhere - gets you to the CBD at least.

    Melboure has late night busses that get you close, google for late night busses

    Canberra is ****house. A $15 coach ticket from CBR to SYD(intnl) is cheaper than a $35 taxi to the airport (assuming there are any taxis). AND NO public transport after 7PM on a SUNDAY. Capital city - what a joke.

    Sydney has a train connection, but the premium means it is better if there are 2 of you to take a taxi. If they offered a discount for pre-booking, they might have had some takers.

    KL. Take the airport train. Pricey at 35 Malaysian dollars, BUT you can check in at the station, (for some, but not all airlines), and it like first class, and a must if it is traffic jam time.

    BKK. Cant comment, but the taxi drivers are ignorant sods aiming to rip you off. The bit of paper you pay 50bt for at the airport is also a comment chit, so if you get taken for a ride, write the comments on the back. Well worthwhile taking MBT to the end of the line, so avoiding traffic snarls.
     
  7. NM

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    I think 35 Ringgit is a fair and reasonable price for the KLIA Ekspress train. It takes 27 mins so is about 50% faster than a teksi, and costs about a third of the teksi fare.

    Note that airline cheak-in at KL Sentral is only available if you are flying with Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Royal Brunei Airlines, and check-in closes 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Other airlines require check-in at the airport. But there is plenty of luggage storage on the train so its not a big issue.
     
  8. ethernet

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    I think 35 Ringgit is a fair and reasonable price for the KLIA Ekspress train. It takes 27 mins so is about 50% faster than a teksi, and costs about a third of the teksi fare.

    I totally agree, and given the trains are mostly running very empty, and absolute relative bargain in the scheme of things. Clean, ontime, room to swing a cat. It is a no brainder , take the train, everytime. Oh, and the lifts drop you on the platform where you need to be - quicker than walking to the taxi stand, plus an amazing vista of Malaysia building activity going gangbusters. On a par with catching the bus to see the Spinx shopping centre, and the painted prison walls.

    But remember, you have to get to Sentral station first, and that may be another teksi fare, and the time and hassle in the transfer process figures into the equation. Some of the other outer stations do not have elevators or lifts - issues for people of limited mobility.

    However, in seeing a friend off, I chose to say goodbye at the station, and skimp on on a return trip to talk a bit longer (as did a lot of others). I think they should introduce a 35 rt round trip companion ticket.

    KLIA has one huge advantage over most other airports - it is friendly to old / frail people, and people in wheelchairs. I don't recommend BKK anymore, as the new airport there causes the oldies to do a 1000 metre walking detour via overpriced duty free shops, to get to the gate, the crap airconditioning, bad facilities, and lets say certain fatal construction faults.

    Can't wait to visit Malaysia again - great value, and friendly to old pensioner sorts, as long as they don't visit the bus station, that feels like 100 degrees plus inside, I nicknamed it Hells Oven - another must see to believe place.

    On bus transport I think I paid some 60 ringgit for a luxury 'SNOOZER' 24 seat bus to Penang - the bargain of all time for a 4 plus hour journey, then 100 rt on Penang for a 20 minute taxi ride.
     
  9. NM

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    Yes, but its very convenient if staying at the KL Hilton hotel :cool: . A Teksi fare from KLCC to Sentral should be around 8 Ringgit on the meter of around 15 Ringitt if you have to negotiate.

    My last visit to KL in April required me to stay out at PJ, so the KLIA Ekspress was not much use to me that time. I had a "driver" pick me up at KLIA and take me to the PJ Hilton, which cost MYR100, while a regular teksi from the hotel back to the airport was a fixed MYR70.
     
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