How do you arrive at the airport in your city?

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@youless (98212)
Guangzhou, China
March 21, 2013 6:18am CST
Here the normal way is to go to the airport by taxi, subway or the airport bus. The taxi will be expensive since it is far away from the downtown. The airport bus is fine but sometimes you have to consider the traffic. Perhaps the subway is the best way because you don't have to worry about the traffic jam and its price is the lowest.
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
25 Mar 13
The city bus has a line that goes out there, but I wouldn't know where to catch it, I could figure it out, but... We have a service here called "Super Shuttle" that is a van that picks up people. You kind of have to be planning on the trip, but that's generally the case. We don't have a subway here in Austin
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Mar 13
"Super Shuttle" sounds to be very cool.
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
25 Mar 13
http://www.supershuttle.com/
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@lelin1123 (15636)
• Puerto Rico
21 Mar 13
My hubby drives me to the airport in another town. The trip is about an hour to 2 1/2 horus depending on the airport that I'm flying out of. We don't have trains or buses here in Puerto Rico. We do have car service but they charge an arm and a leg. When I'm traveling to the airport I usually leave earlier in case of a traffic jam or other incidents that could happen. In fact I'm traveling at the end of April and my flight leaves at 1pm but I will be on the road by 8am.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
It is a long way.
@Bluedoll (16940)
• Canada
22 Mar 13
These flights do not sound practical if you are not traveling far. I think I might drive on short trips. Some airport are like this around the world I'm sure. Getting connections and showing up early is standard now I think?
@Bluedoll (16940)
• Canada
21 Mar 13
We take a city bus or taxi to the train station so that we can take a bus to the airport. Then on arrival the reverse. I know that sounds odd but it is true.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 13
Hopefully it is not so troublesome.
@Bluedoll (16940)
• Canada
21 Mar 13
Oh it is alright not that I've traveled much for a long while but I think it is just odd to say it.
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@jricky1 (6803)
• China
21 Mar 13
I can take the special bus to our city center or some taxies out there the airport.Anyway,i live near there and these is also the bus to my place.It's pretty convenient and not crowded anyway.Subway is also a good way to choose cuz that will save me much of the time.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 13
Perhaps the taxi still charges much more.
• India
22 Mar 13
what if the airport is right next door?
@lizncu (22)
21 Apr 13
I usually go to the airport by subway and it only takes abt 40mins to get there from my home. But one problem is that my city had build a new terminal, and is far away from the old one, so if my flight is depart from the new terminal, I have to walk for 20 mins after get off the subway :(
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Apr 13
If the passengers carry a lot of luggages, then it will be inconvenient to walk for 20 minutes.
@ChoukseyMK (1050)
• India
5 Apr 13
this is a really big problem. most of the time i become tensed by thinking how i will reach my destination. most of the places in my country there no prepaid taxi system. and taxi charges are very-very high and even not fixed. bargain with them is a big headache for me.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Apr 13
The government shall provide better public transportation.
@redtesha (1758)
• Indonesia
31 Mar 13
Well, usually I using airport bus .. That's cheaper than using taxi .. Subway is not available in my country , so that's why I choose bus .. although the traffic is so terrible, the service of the bus is excellent .. Taxi just makes me poor and poor , hehehe ..
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Apr 13
Bus is a good choice.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 13
We are fortunate in London that we have access to multiple airports, all within easy reach of the heart of the city. There's London City Airport, in the docklands, reached by coach, docklands light railway and bus. There's London Gatwick, reached by coach or overline train. There's Heathrow Airport, which is reached by the London Underground, bus and overline train. We have other airports too within each reach of London.
@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 13
This is good design
@Torunn (4907)
• Norway
25 Mar 13
I could be sensible and take the train, but usually I'm in a hurry and the train only goes once an hour. So what I do is that I plan to take the bus but end up short of time and have to ask my father to drive me there :-) The bus takes 50 minutes but it takes only 30 minutes to drive there, which means I have time to rummage around for my passport and try to find all the other stuff I've forgotten where I put.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 13
Having your own car is much more convenient.
@Porcospino (25911)
• Denmark
25 Mar 13
There is no airport on my island and so I usually have to go to the airport in Copenhagen. At first I must catch a bus from my island to the large city on one of the neighbour islands. That is the biggest challenge because there are quite few busses left so I have to plan it well or pay for a taxi to the neighbour island, but that would be really expensive so I want to avoid that. Last time I travelled my mother picked us up and drove us to the neighbour island. From the large city on the neighbour island I have to catch the train to Copenhagen airport. The journey to Copenhagen takes a couple of hours.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Mar 13
This will be inconvenient.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
23 Mar 13
Hello youless. I don't live in a large city, just a small town. We don't have an airport bus or subways here in my town. The airport is a couple of hours away too. I don't do a lot of flying either. It would be very expensive to take a taxi. I usually have a family member willing take me to the airport if I am going to doing a plane trip. so I don't do much traveling.
@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Mar 13
Hopefully in the future there will be a better public traffic in your side.
@Asylum (48090)
• Manchester, England
22 Mar 13
This depends on which airport I am travelling from, which could be either Manchester or Liverpool. They are both easily accessible for me and the hardest part of the journey is simply travelling to the city centre in the first place. If I am travelling during the daytime then it is very easy, the Metrolink tram runs to the centre from near my home. At night I would book a taxi to the city. Manchester Airport is very easy because the train runs direct to there, which takes only around 20 minutes. If I travel to Liverpool Airport then I use the Terravision coach, which runs non stop to the airport in just under 1 hour.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Mar 13
It seems the traffic for your airports are nice.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
22 Mar 13
It depends on how many luggages I have to take with the travel. If there is a few thing I have to take with, I will use the airport bus to get there, for the fee is cheaper. While I have to take a lot of thing with me, I may use the taxi, for I can put the things into the taxi while not to be worried about interrupting other people.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
In fact Guangzhou's airport bus is very comfortable.
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
but there should be a train to the airport that we want at any time, it may be difficult to get a train bound any time, in my taxi is a promising facility for the airport at any time although a bit expensive
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
It seems the airport is far away.
• India
22 Mar 13
Our airport is little far and we are to rely on taxi or auto. But now in city we have city bus and one can go by that too.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
It is good that there is a public traffic service to the airport.
@fannekhan (783)
• India
22 Mar 13
The airport is very close by and I don't need any transport. I can simply walk across and since I travel light I have no heavy luggage. But the sad part is that one has to check in 2 h before the flight, that can be frustrating.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
Wow, how lucky you are!
@ryanong (9690)
• Vietnam
22 Mar 13
in my place i should go to the airport by bus or a taxi only. If i bring heavy luggage, i have to go by taxi only.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
It is still convenient.
@Raine38 (9201)
• United States
21 Mar 13
In my home country, cab is the way to go. It is not expensive if it is an "outside" taxi. But if it is an airport taxi then it will be almost double the cost. Sometimes I would just let my dad drive me there. Here in our town, most folks usually drive and then fly. They just park right beside the airport.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
Double price is so expensive.
@maximax8 (29129)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 13
To reach London Heathrow Airport I take a train to Feltham via Bristol and Reading. Then I take a local bus to it. When my plane leaves from London Gatwick then I take a train to Gatwick train station via Bristol and Reading. In that case I am then at the airport. If I go to Bristol Airport I take a train to Bristol Temple Meads Station then the airport bus. If possible I take a bus from Weston-super-Mare if it is daytime. I had a flight to Prague on a day London Underground were having a strike. I had to go on three different buses. It was tiresome.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
When I hear that it takes by train, it seems it is so far away. May I ask how long it will take?
@doroffee (4228)
• Hungary
21 Mar 13
In my city, there are buses you can take, and you can go by taxi. I usually take the taxi, because I'm living kind of far away, so it takes so much quicker, it's not that expensive... and it's especially practical if I'm traveling somewhere, and I have loads of heavy packages.
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@youless (98212)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
It is nice it is not so expensive to take a taxi in your side.