Sophia Antipolis - Travel arrangements
THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD HAVE THE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS WHEN LEAVING A COUNTRY FOR GOOD. IT IS CONFUSING AND WE HAVE ALSO THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM SECTION THAT IS A REPETITION WITH THIS. WE NEED TO COMPBINE THESE DOCUMENTS TOGETHER AND REMOVE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNLESS THE INFO UPON DEPARTURE ARE AVAILABLE SOMEWHERE
Arranging your travel is much more easier with a travel agency or a tour operator than through Internet. With Internet you are sure to get better prices but you need to have time to organize your trip. Here in France, you can "work" with an agent of a travel agency ; that means it's better to check with the agent the organization of your trip.
Booking a plane by phone is easy as you are immediately in contact with an operator of the airline company. If you pay by credit card they can send you the ticket home.
Booking a train through the national company, called SNCF (http://www.sncf.com) is easy through the Internet since everything is clearly explained. You can pay by a credit card and will receive your ticket at home.
Booking through the Internet is popular. People, who
use this type of booking, try to obtain a better price and mostly
do not have to go by fixed traveldates. Last minute bookings are also
mostly done via the Internet, although you can also check the airport.
Points to be aware of when making travel arrangements :
- when you book by phone or through the Internet have your credit card handy. Most cards are accepted.
- Ask to have your tickets sent home, it's free of charge.
- Check all your tickets and passports before leaving to make sure, all dates are right.