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There are 11 ways to get from France to Essex by train, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$98 - $273

Cheapest option

Fly Toulouse to London Stansted, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to London Stansted (STN) TLS - STN
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$24 - $131

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Night bus, train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London Ouibus
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$53 - $72

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Essex

$227 - $254

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Essex

$84 - $126

Fly Paris Orly to London City, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London City (LCY) ORY - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$118 - $1,443

Fly Nice to London Stansted  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to London Stansted (STN) NCE - STN

$58 - $206

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Luton (LTN) CDG - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$88 - $232

Fly Nantes to London Stansted, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Stansted (STN) NTE - STN
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$38 - $241

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to London City  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from St Avold to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to London City (LCY) LUX - LCY
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$103 - $316

Train, train to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, fly to London Stansted  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Appenweier
  2. Take the train from Appenweier to Rastatt
  3. Fly from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) to London Stansted (STN) FKB - STN
  4. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$58 - $219

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The cheapest way to get from France to Essex is to fly and train which costs 20€ - 120€ and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Essex is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 190€ - 230€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The distance between France and Essex is 589 km.

The best way to get from France to Essex without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs 85€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from France to Essex, including transfers.

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The best way to get from France to Essex is to train which takes 5h and costs 85€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Essex is 1h behind France. It is currently 9:25 AM in France and 8:25 AM in Essex.

British Airways offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from France to Essex.
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  • Distance: 368.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between France and Essex, England?

You can take a train from Paris to Essex via Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 5h. Alternatively, Jet2.com, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Nice to Essex 3 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Nice to London Stansted via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Toulouse to London Stansted via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nice to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Toulouse to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Nantes to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from Nice to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Nice to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Nice to London Stansted via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to White Notley
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Avold to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Strasbourg to Appenweier
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Appenweier to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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