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Is your trip killing the planet?

Updated Thursday, 24th April 2008

We compare journeys and their environmental effects

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Your trip - at what cost?

It's summer holiday time, and you're going to travel from your home in Milton Keynes to Nice for a week.

Choose the number of people travelling.

When you decide to go on holiday, you take into account many factors. What is the monetary cost? Is it possible to take your family? Will your decision to bring the children determine what sort of transport you decide to use? But the actual cost of your journey may be much more. Have you factored in the cost of your car? The damage to the environment? The comfort factor? Find out the real cost of your trip to Nice.

How would you like to travel?

Plane
Eurostar train
Ferry

When travelling from England to France, you basically have three options. You can fly, and in these days of budget airfares this is a very agreeable option! You can take the Eurostar Train through the Channel Tunnel, or you can go by Ferry.

Ferry option

You have chosen to travel by ferry. Before we can confirm your booking we would like to know what sort of passenger will you be:

Foot
Car

How are you going to get to the airport?

Bike
Taxi
Train
Coach
Car
Hire car

Before you travel to France, you have to get to the airport. The closest airport from Milton Keynes is London Luton airport. You can choose any number of ways to travel to the airport, and each has its costs and its hidden costs. You may wish to get to the airport in the environmentally sensitive way, by bike. That's certainly one way of saving the planet! Milton Keynes to London Luton airport is 42km, and with luggage, is it really feasible?

How are you going to get to London Waterloo train station?

Bike
Taxi
Train
Coach
Car
Hire car

Before you travel to France, you have to get to the London Waterloo train station. You can choose any number of ways to travel to Waterloo, and each has its costs and its hidden costs. You may wish to get to London Waterloo in the environmentally sensitive way, by bike. That's certainly one way of saving the planet! Milton Keynes to London Waterloo by bike is 88km, and with luggage, is it really feasible?

How are you going to get to the Dover Ferry terminus?

Bike
Taxi
Train
Coach
Car
Hire car

Before you travel to France, you have to get to Dover ferry terminus. You can choose any number of ways to travel to Dover, and each has its costs and its hidden costs. You may wish to get to Dover in the environmentally sensitive way, by bike. That's certainly one way of saving the planet! Milton Keynes to Dover by bike is 219km, and with luggage, is it really feasible?

How are you going from the airport to your hotel?

Taxi
Express bus
City bus
Hire car

Once you arrive at Nice CÙte díAzur airport, you have to get to the hotel, in the Boulevard Victor Hugo. Again, travelling from Nice CÙte díAzur airport you have a number of options.

When you click the "submit" button, you will begin your journey. Find out the real cost of your travel.

Have you packed? Got everything? Don't forget your toothbrush!

Train option:

How are you going from Paris to your hotel in Nice?

Bike
Train
Hire car

Your journey by Ferry terminates at the Gare du Nord in Paris, so now you have to get to your hotel in Nice in the Boulevard Victor Hugo. Travelling from Paris you have a number of options.

When you click the "submit" button, you will begin your journey. Find out the real cost of your travel.

Have you packed? Got everything? Don't forget your toothbrush!

Ferry option:

How are you going from Calais to your hotel in Nice?

Bike
Train
Car
Hire car

Your journey by Ferry terminates at Calais, so now you have to get to your hotel in Nice in the Boulevard Victor Hugo. Travelling from Calais you have a number of options.

When you click the "submit" button, you will begin your journey. Find out the real cost of your travel.

Have you packed? Got everything? Don't forget your toothbrush!

Congratulations, you have arrived in your hotel in Nice. Your total cost in pounds was XX.

Your journey damaged the environment by putting XX grams per km of greenhouse gases into the air and XX of other pollutants.

You used XX mega joules of energy per km.

The journey took you XX hours and was XX% convenient.

Would you like to try again and see if you can do less damage to our environment?

 

 

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