In an attempt to have my cake and eat it too, I’m trying to see just how feasible it is to do England, France, and Switzerland in one all-too-short trip. (OK, more accurately, London, Kent, Paris, and Zurich.) I’ve pretty much got the England side of things figured out, and have friends to crash with in Paris and Zurich, but it’s the inter-city transportation that may do me in, both time- and expense-wise. Apparently the UK has all the cheap airline hubs.
So what’s the fastest and cheapest way to travel between Paris and Zurich? I was amazed to discover that it’s far cheaper to fly from London to Paris, and definitely from London to Zurich, than to take the train or ferry/train combo. A Paris/Zurich train would be a beautiful ride, but kind of long; basically, it would take up either a whole day or a whole night of traveling. Are there any small regional airlines, comparable to Ryanair or Easyjet, that can do it quicker and/or cheaper? Or maybe a German one with a not-too-terrible connection in Frankfurt or something?