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Munster V Racing 92 travel thread

  • 09-04-2018 1:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ davo2001


    Hi,

    Thought I'd start a thread for anyone thinking of making, or has already made plans to travel to Bordaeux for the Munster V Racing 92 Champions Cup qauter final game on Sunday the 22nd April.

    My plans are:
    Catching the ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg on the Friday, driving from Cherbourg to Bordeaux and all going to plan arriving on the Saturday evening.

    Then returning by ferry on the Tuesday night, cost for ferry, accomodation, and tickets is coming in around €320 for the few days.

    Seems alot cheaper than the €450+ for the day returns offered by the travel companies (and that's without a match ticket!).

    What is everyones plans? How many supported do we think will be in the stadium?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    Fly to Paris Friday
    Bus to Bordeaux then
    Flight bus hotel and tickets worked out about 355 return!


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Keep an eye on OUIGO.com for cheap trains between Paris and Bordeaux.
    If they're not on strike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ davo2001


    Keep an eye on OUIGO.com for cheap trains between Paris and Bordeaux.
    If they're not on strike.

    That's the thing with the French, they love a good strike, it might hamper many the plans for a Munster support, hence why I decided to drive.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    davo2001 wrote: »
    That's the thing with the French, they love a good strike, it might hamper many the plans for a Munster support, hence why I decided to drive.

    Pray the lorry drivers don't go on strike then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭ Scythica


    Try and get some time in Bordeaux itself, beautiful place.

    Airport is super easy to get too as well


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  • Registered Users Posts: 743 ✭✭✭ dubal


    Scythica wrote: »
    Try and get some time in Bordeaux itself, beautiful place.

    Airport is super easy to get too as well

    Speaking of airport, get the bus, MUCH cheaper.

    If you're in a hurry, you can drop off half way and jump on the luas.

    Dubal


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,786 ✭✭✭ John_Mc


    dubal wrote: »
    Speaking of airport, get the bus, MUCH cheaper.

    If you're in a hurry, you can drop off half way and jump on the luas.

    Dubal

    In fairness, the luas over there is very cheap if I remember correctly. Far cheaper than in Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,435 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Small thing, but Luas doesn't exist outside of Dublin. It's the name of the tram system in Dublin, not the name of all trams. I also notice a lot of people referring to police as guards when abroad. Is it an Irish thing?


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,424 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    I'm heading over on the day trip charter from Shannon, can't wait


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ Tomtom364


    Fair warning to anyone traveling out of cork airport Sunday morning for the match. It will be crazy busy getting through security. Get there early


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭ Try_harder


    I will be in London that weekend. Abandoning Arsenal to
    Fly from STN to BOD early Sunday morning, and got a cheap fight BOD to DUB Sun night


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,544 ✭✭✭✭ Eod100


    Try_harder wrote: »
    I will be in London that weekend. Abandoning Arsenal to
    Fly from STN to BOD early Sunday morning, and got a cheap fight BOD to DUB Sun night

    Think I'll be on that Stansted to Bod flight. Flying from Dublin to Stansted before it so cutting it a bit fine..


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,880 ✭✭✭ kooga


    cork London Saturday morning then Eurostar from st pancreas to Bordeaux - returning after the match


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    kooga wrote: »
    cork London Saturday morning then Eurostar from st pancreas to Bordeaux - returning after the match

    Should be a gland ould trip


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    Small thing, but Luas doesn't exist outside of Dublin. It's the name of the tram system in Dublin, not the name of all trams. I also notice a lot of people referring to police as guards when abroad. Is it an Irish thing?

    And Irish people calling all 4x4s a Jeep - does my nut in, maybe this is for the venting thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    People who aren't ready when they get to the counter in airport security.

    Are you ****ing serious, we've been queuing for like 20 minutes. They're gonna ask for your belt and jacket. So empty the **** from your jeans pockets into your jacket pocket. Maybe now is a good time to visualise where your liquids are - oh you put them at the bottom of your massive carry on back full of non folded clothing, you're a ****ing pro - cool, just open that bag there taking up all the space on the small table that we literally all need to use. Yes, deodrant, that is also a liquid and is going to need a plastic.

    Ffffuuuccckkkk

    The folks who work at airport security must have amazing patience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ Tomtom364


    errlloyd wrote: »
    People who aren't ready when they get to the counter in airport security.

    Are you ****ing serious, we've been queuing for like 20 minutes. They're gonna ask for your belt and jacket. So empty the **** from your jeans pockets into your jacket pocket. Maybe now is a good time to visualise where your liquids are - oh you put them at the bottom of your massive carry on back full of non folded clothing, you're a ****ing pro - cool, just open that bag there taking up all the space on the small table that we literally all need to use. Yes, deodrant, that is also a liquid and is going to need a plastic.

    Ffffuuuccckkkk

    The folks who work at airport security must have amazing patience.


    We don't...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,823 ✭✭✭✭ Riskymove


    Small thing, but Luas doesn't exist outside of Dublin.

    funnily enough the tram in Bordeaux is the exact same as the Luas as made by same company


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Riskymove wrote: »
    funnily enough the tram in Bordeaux is the exact same as the Luas as made by same company

    They're made by Alstom which is based in France. Rake of European cities have them including the majority of French cities.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,823 ✭✭✭✭ Riskymove


    Buer wrote: »
    They're made by Alstom which is based in France. Rake of European cities have them including the majority of French cities.

    similar issues I guess

    870x489_16113089_1322498584440212_7661841863047100460_o.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,435 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Riskymove wrote: »
    funnily enough the tram in Bordeaux is the exact same as the Luas as made by same company

    Still ain't the Luas though, and you'll get funny looks from the locals if you ask where there nearest Luas stop is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    errlloyd wrote: »
    People who aren't ready when they get to the counter in airport security.

    Are you ****ing serious, we've been queuing for like 20 minutes. They're gonna ask for your belt and jacket. So empty the **** from your jeans pockets into your jacket pocket. Maybe now is a good time to visualise where your liquids are - oh you put them at the bottom of your massive carry on back full of non folded clothing, you're a ****ing pro - cool, just open that bag there taking up all the space on the small table that we literally all need to use. Yes, deodrant, that is also a liquid and is going to need a plastic.

    Ffffuuuccckkkk

    The folks who work at airport security must have amazing patience.

    Have you ever been to Dublin Airport - they dont have any patience there. They will literally throw your sh!t away


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Still ain't the Luas though, and you'll get funny looks from the locals if you ask where there nearest Luas stop is.
    You'd never mistake them for the Luas to be fair. Much prettier livery. :)

    107.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,544 ✭✭✭✭ Eod100


    Anyone staying over Sunday night? Flying out that morning and staying that night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ davo2001


    Eod100 wrote: »
    Anyone staying over Sunday night? Flying out that morning and staying that night.

    Yeah, not heading back till Tuesday, getting the ferry to Cherbourg tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,781 ✭✭✭ PetKing


    Eod100 wrote:
    Anyone staying over Sunday night? Flying out that morning and staying that night.


    Yes. Flying to Gatwick Monday morning, then Hetahrow to Shannon Monday evening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    Eod100 wrote: »
    Anyone staying over Sunday night? Flying out that morning and staying that night.

    Flying back Monday evening from Paris,
    Bus from Bordeaux at 9am..

    Could be a very long bus!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    Flying back Monday evening from Paris,
    Bus from Bordeaux at 9am..

    Could be a very long bus!

    Bus! That's gotta be about a 9 hour drive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭ who_me


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Bus! That's gotta be about a 9 hour drive!

    Early in the morning. In the heat. With a hangover (probably).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ bennyl10


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Bus! That's gotta be about a 9 hour drive!

    8 45 to be precise!
    Doing it tomorrow to get down and then again Monday..

    And yes in heat with a hangover.. it's not going to be nice at all!!


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