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Any hints from locals on how to get from Heathrow to Farnborough? Trainline is saying 2hrs and 3 changes to get there and the bus route from Heathrow to Woking is suspended it seems.
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Well I guess if your world is the M3 A3 corridor which is after all RYA territory then you'll be fine, but for me a hundred plus mile bash round the M25 I think is probably further than I wish to extend my saturday morning annual ritual so will probably give it a miss. Shame, it's one thing I really used to look forward to, another example of the post Covid landscape being irrevocably altered.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 22 at 8:37pm
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Farnborough is easier or no worse for almost everyone apart from those in Essex.  Train, plane or car are all viable and they are used to hosting far bigger events than a dinghy show!  

Essex ? If you live North of London it’s worse

From Darlington (main East coast train line) it was an easy day trip. Farnborough adds 3 hours onto the round trip. 

How many people from Darlington went to Ali Pally?   LOL And it adds 20 mins each way according to safari maps if you drive. 

Went at least 3 times from Darlington as a day trip, the last time with young teenagers (didn’t go again as we moved south - not to be near Farnborough) For context it usually clashed with the start of our sailing season and so about 1 year in 3. Darlington in not as far north as people think on the train 2.30 hours, visited London more then that I do now. Would never drive it 
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My idea of a boat show is one held on a bank holiday weekend in the warmer months, Rutland water would be the venue, good road links, railway station at Oakem.
Camping from the Friday, temporary buildings, food concessions, live concert Saturday night, could be one of the big tribute acts we have in plenty, fancy dress races, generally a carnival weekend.
Combine it with a sailing boot sale, free bus touring local pubs and places of interest.
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Originally posted by KazRob

Any hints from locals on how to get from Heathrow to Farnborough? Trainline is saying 2hrs and 3 changes to get there and the bus route from Heathrow to Woking is suspended it seems.

Tricky to get most places from Heathrow IMHO. Farnborough on the train is about 50mins from Waterloo or 40mins from Reading. You can fly in to Farnborough airport, but you probably need to charter a private jet so only really feasible for Int14 sailors   Smile
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… I think is probably further than I wish to extend my saturday morning annual ritual so will probably give it a miss….

Perhaps this was part of their cunning plan Graeme; they really are out to get you


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Any hints from locals on how to get from Heathrow to Farnborough? Trainline is saying 2hrs and 3 changes to get there and the bus route from Heathrow to Woking is suspended it seems.

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Any hints from locals on how to get from Heathrow to Farnborough? Trainline is saying 2hrs and 3 changes to get there and the bus route from Heathrow to Woking is suspended it seems.

Drive
Last time I looked British Airways doesn't allow me to take my car on the plane, car hire from Heathrow is very expensive and tbh I don't really fancy a 900mi round trip driving without actually sailing somewhere.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 22 at 6:05pm
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Any hints from locals on how to get from Heathrow to Farnborough? Trainline is saying 2hrs and 3 changes to get there and the bus route from Heathrow to Woking is suspended it seems.

Drive
Last time I looked British Airways doesn't allow me to take my car on the plane, car hire from Heathrow is very expensive and tbh I don't really fancy a 900mi round trip driving without actually sailing somewhere.

Think outside the box - I think you can drive one of these on a normal car license… 



Gatwick might be easier. If no direct flight you could fly from Scotland for a weeks sailing to Canaries then weekend in Farnborough and repeat in reverse  
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I haven't been for a few years but for me the point of going was not looking at boats, but arranging to meet some mates for a few beers and then bumping into more mates and having beers with them too. So driving was never really an option.

To go to Farnborough by train would take me 3 hours on a good day and this time would also involve replacement buses.

That's from Brighton.



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