Jet vs. Train: Which is faster from London to Paris?


Two reporters for the UK's Telegraph news organization raced one another from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower, one traveling via the fast Eurostar train and the other flying via Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle. Who wins? [Telegraph.co.uk]

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The Top Gear races (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_%28current_format%29#Epic_races) are lots of fun.

Alba to London - Bugatti Veyron vs Cessna prop plane
London to Verbier - Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs plane, train and coach
London to Montecarlo - Aston Martin DB9 vs Eurostar and TGV

The cars tend to win, except in the race that's most relevant to the average punter, car vs. bike vs. boat vs. public transport across London, where car came last!
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What a waste of time and money.

You could just look up the departing and arrival schedules to see who would get there first. Who decided to bankroll these two reporters?
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There's always a transportation strike somewhere on any given day in Europe.

Couldn't watch this video - after the first two seconds, it was "so what"?
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Summary: train beat airplane by 15 minutes. Train much less stressful than plane. There was, however, a transportation strike in Paris that skewed the results somewhat.
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I did this trip between Paris and London last weekend, and it was such a stress-free ordeal! I'll never fly to Paris again!
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