Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > General off-topic
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09.02.2015, 10:49
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,777
Groaned at 112 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 15,570 Times in 5,487 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
East Midlands Airport to Leicester

I will be attending a workshop in Leicester in March, but I'm not sure the best way to get there from the airport. Anyone have any good recommendations? Alternatively, would it be easier to fly to Birmingham and get the train from there?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09.02.2015, 10:52
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,737
Groaned at 360 Times in 294 Posts
Thanked 19,403 Times in 7,402 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

Quote:
View Post
I will be attending a workshop in Leicester in March, but I'm not sure the best way to get there from the airport. Anyone have any good recommendations? Alternatively, would it be easier to fly to Birmingham and get the train from there?
No - it would be easier to excuse yourself entirely and forget that Leicester ever existed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09.02.2015, 11:10
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,777
Groaned at 112 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 15,570 Times in 5,487 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

Quote:
View Post
No - it would be easier to excuse yourself entirely and forget that Leicester ever existed.
Hmm, I should have expected some wag to come up with a comment like that. The only surprise is that it wasn't DB .
The workshop is actually at Welford Road, so at least I can pay homage to Neil Back's statue.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09.02.2015, 11:13
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 16,272
Groaned at 1,026 Times in 793 Posts
Thanked 42,831 Times in 13,271 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

Bus to Loughborough station (787 or something like that), then short hop on the train to Leicester.


After your meeting, go to the Belgrave Road and enjoy some of the best curry in England.


EDIT: There's a direct bus to Leicester too: http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/e...sf/Content/bus
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09.02.2015, 11:14
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Zuriwest
Posts: 5,350
Groaned at 34 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 13,266 Times in 3,451 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

If I was going from ZH, I would fly Easy Jet to Luton, the trains take just over 1 hour to Leicester (1 change - Thameslink from the airport station to Luton main station then a direct train to Leicester)

EDIT - they also fly from Basel and Geneva to Luton

Last edited by grumpygrapefruit; 09.02.2015 at 14:04.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09.02.2015, 11:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 20,678
Groaned at 428 Times in 323 Posts
Thanked 23,648 Times in 10,713 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

There are buses from outside the airport to St Margaret's station in Leicester. But if going to Uni or De Montfort Hall- much better to take bus shuttle to East Midlands rail station and down to Leicester by train.

www.eastmidlandsairport.com › ... › To/FromAirport

From Geneva we take EasyJet to Luton, bus shuttle to airport station and train up (no need to change at Luton main). Take taxi to Welford Road, quite close to station.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09.02.2015, 13:50
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,777
Groaned at 112 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 15,570 Times in 5,487 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: East Midlands Airport to Leicester

Hmm, seems only Jet2 fly direct from CH to EM and they have no flights on the day I'm going anyway. I'll look at Luton and Birmingham options instead.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternative to Red Leicester cheese? Vlh22 Food and drink 7 25.10.2014 23:55
Leicester to Zurich Wudzz Introductions 9 22.05.2011 20:08
Basel to East Midlands? kirstyjayne General off-topic 5 13.04.2009 19:45
Swiss Centre to be demolished in Leicester Square, London tigerli Swiss politics/news 17 16.11.2007 00:13
Melbourne to the UK Midlands to Switzerland Aussie_Bill Introductions 1 19.10.2006 22:04


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0