PRN: Rail or Fly? That is the Question. RailorFly.com Gives you the Answer
Not everybody knows that in our times of low cost flights a transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport (or vice versa) can cost you more than the flight itself!
Rail or Fly? That is the Question. RailorFly.com Gives you the Answer
MILAN, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Launch of the world's first website to provide a thorough and "all inclusive" comparison of costs and travel times of trains and planes for 500 routes in Europe and North America.
Not everybody knows that in our times of low cost flights a transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport (or vice versa) can cost you more than the flight itself! Or that a plane journey (including transfers to and from the airport) could be longer than a train journey.
"RailorFly.com's founding reason is that today - and more so in the coming decades with the expansion of high-speed railways - many travel routes are covered both by trains and planes at similar costs and travel times. The choice between the two options therefore depends on economic factors ('Which is the cheapest means of transport?') and duration factors ('Which is the fastest means of transport, including transfers and waiting times?')," said project founder Federico Pisanty. "Thanks to our 'First and Last KmÂ©' technology, RailorFly.com calculates the so-called 'first and last kilometre' of each plane journey (i.e. the distance from the city centre to the departure airport and from the arrival airport to the city centre): transfers to and from the airports and waiting times at the terminals. Furthermore, RailorFly.com provides customers with extremely useful information (public transport detail, timetables etc.) concerning these transfers."
This is, in fact, the second product offered to people on the move by this Milanese digital pubblications specialist, after "Tipi MetropolitaniÂ®" (tipimetropolitani.it), the first world multichannel editorial product dedicated to urban movers, special mention in the "eCulture" category of the eContent Awards in 2008, sponsored by the President of the Republic of Italy.
So to answer, whenever and wherever, the bothersome question: should I rail or should I fly?