Singapore to Paris:

  • Transport: Singapore Airline (Cost: 2500 Singapore Dollars, Time: 12 hours)
  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency hotel (5 nights, 190 Euros per night), Novotel (1 night, 70 Euros per night), Young and Happy Hostel (2 nights, 34 Euros per night)

Paris to Bristol

  • Transport: Train ride from Paris Nord to London St. Pancras (cost: 84 pound, time: about 2 hours and 20 minutes), change to underground, then transfer to underground to London Paddington Station, then transfer to another train to Bristol. (cost: 26.5 pounds, time: about 2 hours 21 minutes)
  • Hotel: IBIS Hotel Temple Mead (cost: 176 pounds for 3 nights including nice breakfast)

Bristol to Cambridge

  • Transport: Train ride from Bristol to London Paddington, change to underground to London King Cross, then transfer to another train to Cambridge (cost: 17 pounds, Time: about 3 hours and 35 minutes)
  • Hotel: YHA Hostel (cost: 19 pounds for 1 night + 6 pounds for nice breakfast)

Cambridge to Glasgow:

  • Take a train from Cambridge to London Stansted airport (30 minutes), then take a flight by easyjet to Glasgow airport (cost: 53 pounds, time: 1-2 hours)
  • Hotel: Ambassador Hotel (cost: 50 pounds per night for 2 nights, no breakfast)

Glasgow to Liverpool:

  • Transport: Take a train from Glasgow to Wigan North West, then transfer to a train to Liverpool (highlight, the train from Glasgow to Wigan North West was first class. It has WIFI and food. It makes the trip much more pleasant)
  • Hotel: Adelphi Hotel (cost: 34 pounds for 1 night, and 6.5 pounds for breakfast)

Liverpool to Linz:

  • Transport: Train from Liverpool to London, and fly easyjet from London to Munich (cost 144 pounds, time 1 hour and 50 minutes), then take SMS taxi from Munich to Linz (cost 74 Euros, time  2.5 hours)
  • Hotel: Wilder Mann Hotel (cost: 82 pounds for two nights including crappy breakfast) 

Linz to Paris:

  • Transport: Train from Linz to Munich (60 Euro, 2nd class), then take an overnight sleeper train (40418) from Munich HBF to Paris Est (cost: 66 pounds, Time: leave at 22:50 pm and arrive at 9:24 am, about 11 hours) 
  • Note: Below is the procedure to pick up the train ticket at the station in Munich
    • Code: XXXXXXX
    • Go to ticket machine
    • Choose English
    • Top right option -> (all offers)
    • Next bottom right -> collection of prebooked tickets
    • First option -> bahntix (press that)
    • Second option -> enter order code
    • (put in the 8 digit number)
    • Print now -> print out the ticket.

Paris to  Singapore

  • Transport: from Paris Est station, buy a ticket to the airport (9.5 Euros), then take Metro line 5 to Paris Nord station to take a train directly to Paris De Gaulle Airport (Time: 45 minutes). Singapore airline is at terminal 1
  • Transport: Singapore Airline (Time: 12 hours)

Written by Shengdong Zhao

Shen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founding director of the NUS-HCI Lab, specializing in research and innovation in the area of human computer interaction.