Economics of train travel (continued)
I have previously described the economic absurdity of trains which in any given transport corridor carry fewer people at a higher cost than planes or buses.
Out of curiosity, I price a trip on a plane and a train for a similar trajectory. The train is more than 400 per cent more costly.
It costs £480 and takes 7-8 hours to go from London to Montpellier by train.* Not including the cost of a change of trains and terminals in Paris.
It costs £110 on easyJet and takes less than half the time, door-to-door. **
*Eurostar->SNCF St.Pancras-Montpellier return. Only available fare, booking one week in advance.
**Booking one week in advance. LGW-MPL return. Includes taxes. One hand bag included.