I’ve been doing some twiddling this week for some possible travel in Europe for reboot. Part of my twiddle involves a stop in Berlin, both because I’ve never been there, and also to let me see my friend as Plazes face-to-face.
To help assuage my carbon guilt, I’m looking at taking the train for all of the intra-Europe travel rather than following my usual habit of flying cheap on easyjet and the like.
Here’s the economics of the difference:
|Travel Time||7.5 hours||1 hour|
|Journey Time||8 hours||5 hours|
For “Journey Time” I added in the time it would take to get to the airport from downtown, the need to arrive at the airport in advance, and the time to get downtown from the airport. Cost is converted to Canadian dollars, and reflects the cheapest fare I could find (it’s easier to find airfares than it is railfares, so there might be less expensive ways to take the train).