Transport prices to London are sky high

Prices on some trains bound for the English capital rose by more than 20% shortly after the date of Elizabeth II’s funeral, scheduled for Monday, was announced.

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In addition to French fans of royalty, it will be very salty. Those planning to travel to London in the coming days for Elizabeth II’s funeral, which is scheduled for Monday, September 19, are risking a large chunk of their savings there. Prices for transport and hotels have risen since the Queen’s death.

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A Paris-London one-way ticket with Eurostar on September 17 or Sunday 18 costs just over €240. Prices on some trains rose by more than 20% shortly after the date of Elizabeth II’s funeral was announced. The next day, Tuesday September 20, the ticket price will be up to 224 euros leaving London. According to Eurostar, this is linked to a slight increase in demand over the weekend.

At the SNCF site, the same phenomenon: sales on London journeys doubled after the Queen’s death. Major coach company Flixbus is also seeing a 17% increase in bookings to the UK for journeys between Wednesday and Monday.

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The increase on the airlines side is minimal, but there is a price increase on flights to the UK on Sunday. Recall that the French Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) on Tuesday asked airlines to leave one flight out of two on Friday, following the announcement of a strike by the union of air traffic controllers demanding salary increases.

In some hotels in the British capital, the price of an overnight stay tripled or quadrupled during Elizabeth II’s funeral. Inflation affecting the “goodies” and other memorabilia surrounding Elizabeth II.

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