By Joseph Salazar
Viajar a Londres desde La Garriga o L’Ametlla es más fácil de lo que piensas
If you live in La Garriga or L’Ametlla, travelling to London isn’t difficult. In fact, these days it can almost be as easy as travelling to any city in Catalonia. There is no shortage of flights to the English capital—on average, every two hours one passenger airplane takes off from El Prat to London.
However, if you want to try something refreshingly different, why not take the train. The romance of rail travel is hard to describe. A train journey has a contemplative appeal that no other form of transport can offer. You can stare out of a window, read or simply contemplate the good things in life. A relatively new high-speed service connects Barcelona Sants to Gare de Lyon in Paris. And another bullet train links Paris Gare du Nord to London’s St. Pancras Station. Travel time is about 8 hours in total. So, it is possible to have breakfast in Barcelona, lunch in Paris and dinner in London—all in one day!
A Rail Europe ticket to London from Barcelona allows you to break your trip in Paris, not just for a few hours but for several days if you wish, at no extra cost, before you continue your journey to London—and all for less than €200 return. So why not take a trip with a difference. Enjoy the best of three worlds, and do it in style.