Archive for the ‘Ground Transportation’ Category

Los Angeles Airport LAX: LAX Control Tower and LAX “Theme Building”

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


Flickr Photo Credit:
monkeytime | brachiator

The futuristic looking LAX “Theme Building”, one of the great icons of international aerospace industry, reopened in 2010 after its post 9/11 closure for many years.

Here the LA Times reviews the situation as of last year: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/03/local/la-me-lax-building-20100703

As a major international gateway airport LAX is one of the world’s busiest Airport venues.

More from the LAX Los Angeles Airport Authority Official Websites:

LAX Parking:   Click here

LAX Maps:  Click here

LAX Flight Info from OAG:  Click here

Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Airport, Vietnam SGN. aka Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We’ll be reporting live from Ho Chi Minh City in February during the trip to Vietnam, when we’ll be arriving here at Vietnam’s largest Airport, the Ho Chi Minh International Airport which is technically named the ” Tan Son Nhat International Airport”.

Note that “Ho Chi Minh City” and “Saigon” are used somewhat interchangeably to describe Vietnam’s largest city and the nation’s economic center, second only in political influence to Hanoi, the capital city in the north of Vietnam.

wHo Chi Minh Airport, Saigon Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Airport, Saigon VietnamHere

Here are links to the official Ho Chi Minh Airport pages with information about the airport, terminal maps, flight status, and more:

Milwaukee International Airport: MKE

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Mitchell International Airport is Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s gateway to the world. Click here for the Mitchell Airport official website.

To get in touch with Mitchell Airport via Twitter use this link

Click here for an interactive terminal guide and guide to Mitchell Airport

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport

Monday, August 9th, 2010


Twilight Photo of BWI Marshall Airport

Originally uploaded by BWI Marshall Airport

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport is a gateway to Baltimore as well as many other East Coast destinations such as Washington D.C. which is only about an hour away by road or rail.   Named after American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

When in Baltimore be sure to visit the beautiful “Inner Harbor” area, where you’ll find the historic USS Constellation docked and water taxis offer service to historic areas like Fells Point for a taste of Baltimore in the 1800s.

Below are links into the BWI Website for more information about Baltimore Washington International Airport BWI.

FAQs for BWI – Frequently Asked Questions about BWI

Gound Transportation:  Shuttles, Rails, Cars, Taxis, and parking information for BWI.

Terminal Maps – a printable PDF map that will help you get oriented to the gates and concessions in BWI.

Contact BWI:  This link will take you to contacts for the Airport Administration.   NOTE – generally questions about flights are best directed to your Airline and not to Airports.

Oslo Airport at Gardermoen, Norway

Sunday, July 18th, 2010
Oslo Airport at Gardermoen, Norway

Oslo Airport at Gardermoen, Norway

The Oslo Airport is one of the key gateways to Scandinavia, offering regular flights around the world.   Oslo Gardermoen is located about 30 kilometers from the Oslo city center but there are very regular trains running about every 15 minutes.   Note that the “FlyToGet” service is fastest but also more expensive than regional or local trains which are free for Eurail Pass holders and cost less than the FlyToGet trains.   However these are less frequent than FlyToGet.

Conveniently the train station is at the Airport so the trains to “Oslo Central”, usually written as “Oslo S”  are the only extra transportation you’ll need to get into the city.     Oslo Central is a large and modern station with trains that head off in all directions – West to Bergen and Fjordlands, North to the Arctic Circle, South to Sweden and Europe, and East to Stockholm Sweden.

Airports to Train Stations: Europe

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

European Airports to train stations:

Here, from Eurail.com , is an overview of frequently used airport to train station connections.     Unlike much of the USA where Airports generally assume you’ll have a car or take a taxi, in Europe there is a robust system of train / airport connections where trains, subways and other mass transportation are linked directly into airports.    Often you can take a train right from the airport to the city.

Note that often (but not always) the connection is free for Eurail Passholders, exceptions are noted with asterisk  *.      This chart is current as of April 2010, for the latest visit the Eurail website:

Airport Station Link
Ajaccio Campo dell’oro Ajaccio CFC Bus, every 20 minutes*
Amsterdam Schiphol Amsterdam Centraal Train, every 15 minutes
Athens/E.Venizelos Athens Central Railway Station (Stathmos Larissis) Train, every 30 minutes
Athens/E.Venizelos Korinthos (New Railway Station) Train, every 2 hours
Barcelona El Prat Barcelona Sants Train, every 30 minutes
Berlin Schönefeld Berlin Ostbahnhof/Zoologischer Garten Train (S-Bahn) every 10 minutes
Berlin Tegel Berlin Zool. Garten Bus 109* or X9*
Bern Airport Bern Hbf Bus-shuttle*
Bologna Marconi Bologna Centrale ATC Bus 91, every 15 minutes*
Bordeaux Mérignac Bordeaux St. Jean Bus*
Bourgas Int’l Bourgas BDZ Bus 15*
Bratislava MR Stefanik Bratislava SZD City bus 24*
Bremen Bremen Hbf Tram No. 5*
Brussels Nationaal Brussels North, Central, South Train, every 20 minutes
Brussels South Charleroi Bus 68*
Bucharest Henry Coanda Bucuresti Piata Victoriei bus 783*
Budapest Ferihegy 1 Budapest Nyugati Train, every 20 minutes
Budapest Ferihegy 2 Budapest Bus service*
Cagliari Elmas Cagliari ARST-Bus*
Carcassonne Salvaza Carcassonne SNCF Bus CART #7*
Clermont-Ferrand Aulnat Clermont-Ferrand Bus service*
Copenhagen Kastrup København H Train, every 10 minutes
Copenhagen Kastrup Malmö Train every 20 minutes
Dresden Dresden Hbf Train (S-Bahn) every 30 minutes
Dublin Dublin Connolly, Dublin Heuston Airlink Bus*
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Hbf Train S7
Eindhoven Airport Eindhoven Hermes Bus 19*
Euroairport Basel SBB Euroair-Bus*
Euroairport Freiburg Hbf SGB-Airbus*
Euroairport Mulhouse SNCF Euroair-Bus*
Faro Faro Bus*
Firenze Vespucci Firenze SMN Bus ATAF 62*
Frankfurt Rhein/Main Frankfurt am Main Hbf Train, every 15 minutes
Genève Cointrin Genève Train, every 15 minutes
Genova C. Colombo Genova Principe Volabus 12/14*
Gothenburg Landvetter Göteborg C Express bus service every 15-30 minutes*
Graz Thalerhof Graz Hbf ÖBB Bus service*
Hahn Frankfurt am Main Hbf Bus (Ryanair/Bohr)*, every hour
Hamburg Hamburg Hbf AirportCity Bus*
Hannover Langenhagen Hannover Hbf Train (S-Bahn) every 30 minutes
Helsinki Vantaa Helsinki Bus 615 or a Finnair bus*
Köln/Bonn Apt Köln Hbf Train (S-Bahn) every 20 minutes
Köln/Bonn Apt Bonn Hbf Express Service Bus # 670*
Leipzig/Halle Leipzig Hbf, Halle(S) Hbf Train, every 30 mins
Linz Blue Danube Linz Hbf ÖBB Bus service*
Lisbon Lisboa Cais do Sodre Aero bus*
Ljubljana Brnik Ljubljana Bus service*
Luxembourg Findel Luxembourg Gare Central Luxair bus, every hour*
Lyon St. Exupéry Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon Perrache Bus: Navette Aéroport*
Maastricht/Aachen Aachen Hermes Bus 420*
Maastricht/Aachen Maastricht Hermes Bus 421*
Madrid Barajas Madrid Chamartin Metro*
Malaga Malaga Train, every 15 minutes
Marseille Provence Marseille St. Charles Bus, every 20 minutes*
Milan Linate Milano Centrale Bus ATM # 73*
Milan Malpensa Milano Centrale Bus: Malpensa Shuttle*
Milan Malpensa Milano Bovisa and Milano Cadorna Malpensa Express train*
Munich F.J.Strauss München Hbf Train (S-Bahn) every 10 minutes
Nantes Atlantique Nantes SNCF TAN Air Bus*
Naples Capodichino Napoli Pza. Garibaldi Bus # 14, every 20 minutes*
Nice Cote d’Azur Nice Ville Bus #23*
Oslo Gardermoen Oslo Sentral Train (Airport Express and NSB Regional train)*
Paris Charles De Gaulle Paris Nord RER Line B
Paris Orly Paris Austerlitz; Versailles RER Line C (Pont de Rungis)*
Pisa Galileo Galilei Firenze SMN Train
Pisa Galileo Galilei Pisa Centrale Train
Porto Carneiro Porto Campanhã Train every 20 minutes*
Rimini Miramare Rimini Centrale ATAM Bus # 9*
Roma Fiumicino Roma Termini train every 30 minutes, only 1st class  Passes are valid
Rotterdam Zestienhoven Rotterdam Centraal RET bus # 33*
Salzburg, W.A. Mozart Salzburg Hbf City Bus 77 (Obus)*
Sofia Airport Sofia Central Railway Station Bus 84*
Stockholm Arlanda Stockholm C Train, every 15 minutes
Stuttgart Echterdingen Stuttgart Hbf Train (S-Bahn) every 10-20 minutes
Verona Villafranca Verona Porta Nuova APTS Bus, bay # 39*
Vienna Schwechat Wien-Nord, Wien-Mitte Train (S-Bahn), every 30 minutes
Vienna Schwechat Wien-Mitte CAT (City Airport Train) every 30 minutes*
Zürich Zürich Hb Train, every 15 minutes