To London from Paris
The way I went to London from Paris is taking bus. I think the most people travel to London in Europe is usually use three way.
1. Take three or four hours of low-cost flights.
2. Take two hours of Eurostar train.
3. Take eight-hours bus.
After I checked these three ways, I chose to take eight-hours bus to London that I have to save money.
Flixbus is a German company and is currently the biggest one in Europe, you always can see its traces in Europe.
If you take long-term bus, they will be have two drivers that if the driver is too tried, the other driver can replace his place which it’s really reassuring for passenger.
Now, the most of European multinational buses have WiFi, sockets and toilets. So you don’t have to worry about what if you want to go toilet on the bus.
But one thing you have to know is not every socket has work, some of them was not working! Therefore, if your phone battery was died, you should care that.
In those many company of European multinational buses, the most impressed me was Regio Jet. If you take their bus, you will kinda feel that you take a plane not a bus. There is a screen in front of your seat, which allows you to watch movies and listen music, also they have waiter to ask you do you need some drink ? Just like service on plane.
在眾多的歐洲跨國巴士公司中，給我印象最深的是Regio Jet。 如果你坐他們的巴士，你會覺得自己乘飛機而不是巴士。 在座位前面有個屏幕，你可以看選擇看電影和聽音樂，他們也有服務生問您是否需要喝酒？ 就像飛機上的服務一樣。
I was taking Flixbus on the time at 08:45 AM from Paris to London and back in Paris by night car.
我搭乘 Flixbus 在 08:45 AM從巴黎到倫敦，然後乘夜車回到巴黎。
There are 13 pick-up locations in Paris of Flixbus. So I chose Bercy station at the Paris Bercy Seine metro station on the 14th purple line.
When I was taking the metro to the bus station on 6 AM, I saw a lot of backpackers carrying their heavy travel bags.
After arrival at Bercy of metro, there is only one exit. But now there probably have other exits, just need to make sure which one is closer to bus station.
After came out of the subway station, go to the left, it need to take a short walk about 10-15 minutes to flixbus station, but normally is according to which bus are you going to take.
There are many other bus stations at Bercy Station, so you can see many other company bus indicators, also you can see the Flixbus indicator.
從地鐵站出來後，向左走，到 flixbus 站要走幾步，大約10-15分鐘，但是通常是根據你要乘坐的公交車而定。如果你是搭乘其他巴士，或許會更快
After pass this park, you will arrived at Flixbus station.
When you come in, check your bus on the screen first that will show the bus information on it, which they will tell you which one is your bus.
If you can’t find the information of your bus, there have a service station next to it, you can ask and buy ticket on there.
Here, I want to share my experience with you. One time I was going to go to Belgium, my bus will leave about 10 more minutes after I came into the bus station. Obviously I have time to check which bus is the one that I gonna take, but some how, the screen was black on every screen, also the information station was still closed which mean I didn’t know where is my bus. So I was anxious that I was afraid to miss my bus again as l did last time.
Therefore, I was keep asking other people until I asked Flixbus stuff that I checked which one is my bus. If you have the situation as mine, you should ask other people immediately.
在這裡，我跟你分享我的經驗。 有一次我要去比利時，在我進入車站後，我的車還有大約10分鐘才會離開。 顯然，我有時間檢查我要乘坐的車，但是每個屏幕都是黑色的，而且信息站還沒開，這意味著我不知道我的公交車在哪裡。 所以我很擔心自己像上次那樣害怕再次錯過公共汽車。
After getting on the bus, the driver will give you an immigration card that you need to fill in the information.
In Europe, if you go to UK, you have to fill in the immigration card. The experience of mine, if you go to other countries you don’t need to write immigration card. However, you also have to do entry formalities in UK. Just the same procedures as you take a flight.
When you pass customs in the UK, the customs will also ask you few simple questions.
I was asked: Are you coming to the UK for five days? Do you live in London? Are you coming to visit it?
And then the baggage will pass through the X-ray machine. After all of these, you’re officially into UK.
我被問：你要來英國五天嗎？ 你住在倫敦嗎？ 你要來參觀嗎？
The Multinational buses in Europe, such as Filxbus, Regio Jet, DB Bus, etc. You can use mobile ticket that let the driver scan the QR code, which you don’t have to photocopy the ticket so that you can save the photocopying fee. First time I didn’t know it until I saw others just show their QR code to driver.
Paris is not as convenient as Taiwan, it can be solved by a convenience store, if you want to copy something and it’s very cheap!
On the contrast, the photocopying shop in Paris, the price is really high, and these black and white papers cost me 10 euros…
歐洲的跨國巴士，例如Filxbus，Regio Jet，DB Bus等。你可以使用移動票證，使駕駛員可以掃描QR碼，而不必對票證進行複印，從而可以節省複印費 。 第一次，我不知道，直到我看到其他人只是向駕駛員顯示他們的QR碼。
If you take Eurolines, they don’t have the QR code, so they asked to print the ticket that they can check your tickets and your name on their list.
Remember, you have to pay attention on the tickets and requests provided by each bus!
Flixbus has their app that you can use. In the app, you can see when your bus will come and leave.
Sometimes the bus will be delayed just like one time when I need to leave Würzburg, the bus is still not coming which made me so worried that I didn’t catch it, until I saw the App!
Just click the top of the QR code that the driver scanning it, and then you can get on the bus.
If you want to take other buses, you can use Omio to find it, even airplanes and trains. It will help you to find the one that you want to take. You can directly order tickets on the app.
After your order is completed, the mobile ticket will show up in the app. All you need to do is open the app when you need to get on your bus.
Here I want to remind you two very important point
1. Be sure to check your bus station’s address that you chose.
As I wrote on the up of this article, first time I took my way to London, I chose to take Flixbus to go there; however, I didn’t check my bus station’s location which it Ied me to miss by bus. I remember I was chose the ”Paris Bercy Seine Bus Station”. I used the Google map directly to sharing ” Bercy Seine” which it guide me to another metro station. I just found out that there was no one bus at all when I arrived at there.
Thence, I searching the address of ”Flixbus Paris Bercy Seine Bus Station” immediately that I got the real one. But it was too late when I arrived there which it was 10 minutes late and the bus had left already…So I have to bought the ticket of next bus to London.
2. Be sure to bring your passport
Although sometime the bus driver would not check your passport, but obviously if you want to go another country, the customs officer will check your identity.
Normally the bus driver will ask to check your passport before you get on the bus. If you don’t have a passport, you will be refused to get on the bus! One time, I was going to Copenhagen from Hamburg, one guy in front of me to get in line to get on the bus; however, the driver was check his ticket already and asked to see his passport before he get on the bus. He just told the driver that he lost his passport in Hamburg, but the driver still with strong attitude said you have to take your passport or you cannot get on the bus.
When I was in the bus, I watched him carrying his backpack helplessly and watching our bus leave which I want to remind everyone, In the country that you don’t really know, the passport is your identity that you must kept it safe, don’t lost it!
Here is my experience to share with you guys, I hope you guys will like it. Have a great day.
正如我在本文開頭所寫的那樣，第一次去倫敦時，我選擇乘坐Flixbus到達那裡。但是，我沒有檢查乘公共汽車錯過的巴士站位置。我記得我被選為“巴黎貝西塞納河公交車站”。我直接使用Google地圖分享了“ Bercy Seine”，它將我帶到另一個地鐵站。我剛發現到達那裡的時候根本沒有一輛公共汽車。
因此，我立即搜索了“ Flixbus Paris Bercy塞納河公交車站”的地址，就得到了真正的一個。但是我到達那裡已經太晚了，已經晚了十分鐘，而且公共汽車已經離開了……所以我不得不買下一趟去倫敦的公共汽車的票。