I recently discovered a post by the folks over at SkyScanner entitled Satellite Airports – do you know where you’re going? While I know that Schoenefeld Airport lies 17 rather than 71 km from Berlin, I did think the *idea* was a good one; nevertheless, the chart needed more information: HOW do you get to and from the airport, HOW MUCH additional money will you shell out to get there, HOW MUCH LONGER will it take you to get to/from a more remote airport? This is the information you really need in order to make an informed choice about whether or not that bargain airfare is as cheap as you think it is.
So without further ado, the first in a two-part series of charts outlining the nitty-gritty of how, how much and how much longer, today in Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Italy, UK and Poland:
|AIRPORT||CITY||DISTANCE (km)||TRANSPORT OPTIONS||COST O/W||EST. TRANSIT TIME (min)|
|Charleroi||Brussels||47||Charter bus, local bus/train||€13; €10.50||60, 20+50|
|Skavsta||Stockholm||106||Charter bus, local bus/bus–train||SEK 150; SEK 21+89-135||80, 20+60-85|
|Torp||Oslo||86||Charter bus, train||NOK 180; from NOK 199||110|
|Bergamo||Milan||47||Charter bus, local bus/train||€8; €1.65+4.10||60, 30+60|
|Ciampino||Rome||38||Charter bus (1, 2), local bus/train, local bus/subway||from €5-8; €1+1.30; €1.20+1||40-45, 5+15, 15+25|
|Pisa||Florence||70||Charter bus, (local bus/)train||€8; €(0.95+)5.60||70; (5+)65|
|Treviso||Venice||31||Charter bus, local bus/train||€6; €1+2.35||70, 15+35|
|Forli||Bologna||67||Charter bus (1, 2), local bus/train||€10-12; €3.50+3.90||85, 15+60|
|Stansted||London||56||Charter bus (1, 2), express train||from £2-8; from £14||75, 45|
|Luton||London||52||Charter bus (1, 2), express train (1, 2)||from £7-10; £10-11||70, 25-35|
|Katowice||Krakow||100||Charter bus (1, 2) local bus/bus (1, 2)-train||44 zl; 20 zl + 12-16 zl||120, 50+70-100|
If you have a request for information about a mystery airport, send it along post-haste, via comment or email, and I’ll include it in the next chart.