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There are 10 ways to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry, plane or subway

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

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Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£123 - £352

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Drive, car ferry  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

£49 - £73

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Ashford International

£68 - £91

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Gare Montparnasse to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone

£161 - £175

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, subway, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR
  2. Take the subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£68 - £246

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£75 - £225

Line 4 subway, train to Paris Le Bourget Apt, fly to London City, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the line 4 subway from Montparnasse-Bienvenue to Les Halles
  2. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
  3. Fly from Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) to London City (LCY) LBG - LCY
  4. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

£84 - £246

Fly Paris Orly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London Gatwick (LGW) ORY - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£95 - £187

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Luton (LTN) CDG - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£79 - £335

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Birmingham (BHX) CDG - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

£117 - £348

Gare Montparnasse to Ashford by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Gare Montparnasse and Ashford is around 4h 13m and covers a distance of around 342 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 21m. Operated by Paris Metro, Eurostar and South Eastern Trains Service, the Gare Montparnasse to Ashford service departs from Gare Montparnasse and arrives in Ashford International. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 13m
Fastest journey time:
3h 21m
Journey distance:
342 miles
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
£123
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:54
Last service departs at:
16:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare Montparnasse to Ashford walk, subway and train schedules

France → United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from France

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  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican with the exception of France

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ashford is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ashford is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Ashford is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford is to drive and car ferry which costs €55 - €90 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs €180 - €210 and takes 3h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Montparnasse-Bienvenue and arriving at Ashford International via Paris Nord and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Gare Montparnasse and Ashford is 173 miles.

The best way to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €140 - €420.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford, including transfers.

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Gare Montparnasse to Ashford train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Ashford is 1h behind Gare Montparnasse. It is currently 6:46 AM in Gare Montparnasse and 5:46 AM in Ashford.

Gare Montparnasse to Ashford train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Map of how to get from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 172.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Gare Montparnasse, Île-de-France, France and Ashford, England?

You can take a train from Gare Montparnasse to Ashford via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, and St Pancras International in around 4h 42m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £210
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £110
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£28 - £120
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £50
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£26 - £40
1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from London Victoria to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £50
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£27 - £40
1st Class
£30 - £50
Train from Stratford International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£23 - £45
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£23 - £35
1st Class
£30 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Paris Metro
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Transilien
East Midlands Railways
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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