Domestic flights, road or train – which is best?

Jenai Laignel / 01 December 2015

Time - none of us ever seem to have enough of it. We’re always looking for time-saving travel tips and how to make the most of our journeys.

When it comes to travelling throughout the UK or heading off on holiday to longer haul destinations, taking the plane from your own regional airport might not come to mind first as the best option to consider.

However, Flybe is challenging us all to re-think our approach to planning our journeys as it pledges to be the better alternative to rail, road and other airlines in providing time-saving travel for its passengers.

So let’s look at the advantages of taking a domestic flight the next time your need to travel further afield in the UK:


Takes the stress out of travel

Train or road travel is rarely fun and can be extremely stressful if you’re relying on them running to schedule for an engagement, or to catch a long-haul plane somewhere.

The ease and comfort provided by a domestic flight will ensure that your journey goes a lot smoother, meaning that you’ll arrive at your destination happy and completely stress free.


More convenient

The sheer number of UK domestic flights may come as a surprise to most – and the number is ever increasing.

Flybe, for example, operates from 37 airports in the UK including routes in some of the most remote airports in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The airline offers higher frequencies than most on the majority of its routes ensuring that whatever time of day you want to travel, there’s a time to suit your needs.


More reliable

We’ve all been there. Sitting in endless traffic jams, having to disembark a train to transfer onto a different service, rail travel suspended due engineering faults...

Flybe’s reliability, in terms of on time performance, is industry leading, according to Which! so you’ll certainly get to your destination quicker than you would by rail or road


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