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L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:47 pm

All suggestions about travel and such like can go in here.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:10 pm

Buses run from the train station out to the Madjeski. From what I remember from the last time I was down (don't take it as gospel, it's a bit hazy) it was a pretty good service on the way out, but took a bit longer to get on a bus on the way back

http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/rugby-buses/
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:16 pm

Pubs in Reading that associate themselves with London Irish

The Gateway
http://www.reading-irish-pub.co.uk/

The Three Guineas
http://www.three-guineas.co.uk/
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:29 pm

We're flying to Heathrow first thing Sunday morning, then there's a direct bus to Reading from the airport.

Travelodge in Reading

On the way back, train via London.

Tickets in Y26 £20 unreserved seating

all in about £150, which is pretty good.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:30 pm

If you're thinking of flying, don't forget Virgin also fly to Heathrow from Edinburgh.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby Hil on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:34 pm

We are flying to Gatwick with Easyjet. There's a direct train once an hour from Gatwick Airport to Reading.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby Frenchy on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Getting a train to Reading is fairly straightforward - Edinburgh to King's Cross, then Paddington to Reading. make sure to leave plenty of time to get from KC to Paddington (3/4 hour minimum).
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:43 pm

Frenchy wrote:Getting a train to Reading is fairly straightforward - Edinburgh to King's Cross, then Paddington to Reading. make sure to leave plenty of time to get from KC to Paddington (3/4 hour minimum).


and book it through East Coast's website if there's three or more of you as you'll get a cheaper price on their group deal.

First journey we could see on the Sunday didn't get to Reading until four o'clock though, which is why we're flying down.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby chappo on Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:42 pm

flyin sleazyjet to gatwick, train direct to reading...return all in at just over £100pp.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby Hil on Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:19 pm

Official travel packages are out:

Our official travel partner Venatour have come up with the following travel package options:

Flight Option 1:

British Airways

BA1455 04APR EDI / LHR 1735 1855
BA1446 06APR LHR / EDI 1340 1500

2 night stay B&B at the Ibis Reading Centre Hotel

Return Airport transfers

Cost for Single: £307
Cost for twin: £265


Flight Option 2:

BA1439 05APR EDI / LHR 0900 1030
BA1438 06APR LHR / EDI 0935 1055

1 night stay B&B at the Ibis Reading Centre Hotel

Return airport transfer

Cost for single: £249
Cost for Twin: £225


Coach Option

Travel to Reading on Saturday 4th April, return after the game on Sunday 5th April

1 night stay B & B at the Ibis Reading Centre Hotel

Cost for Single: £148
Cost for Twin: £125

*Please note that all above costs are based on a minimum number of 20.

*Flight prices are held until February 13th (Friday) after which point I will have to re-cost the above flight package based on the updated flight price.

*Match tickets are not included at present. Once we have confirmation of prices, a best category match ticket can be included.

If you would like further information, or to book places, please contact Venatour on 0844 844 8123 or email: sarah@venatour.co.uk
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby chappo on Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:03 am

Return flights and trainsfers (see what I did there?), one night's B&B stay AND match ticket...£160. Not sure Venatours have got this travel thing quite right yet... :s

2 night's in Reading...?? Nah, ye're awrite, ta....
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby biffer on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:49 pm

Tickets now up for sale on Edinburgh site - as I said we bought in the unreserved section y26. Unreserved is good as it let's us congregate a bit.

It's in the corner of the ground, but to be honest you move one section along for an extra eight quid and everywhere else in the ground is thirty two. Basically the £28 tickets are on the five metre line.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby Geordie on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:25 am

Yep Section Y26 is the better option as you said. Everyone get together and get some noise going!
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby Buster65 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:01 pm

Booked two tickets in Y26 via London Irish ticket site. Looking forward to a rare away match. Been to Dublin a couple of times but always seem to be in amongst the home support.
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Re: L'Oirish ECC QF Travel

Postby GunnerRob on Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:05 pm

That's us booked up for section Y26 too. Got ticket numbers 815 to 817. Would like to think that's how many Edinburgh have sold, but I doubt it.
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