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There are 4 ways to get from Grays to Ypres by train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai
  4. Take the train from Courtrai to Ypres

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Grays to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ypres

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Grays to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Ypres

Grays to Ypres by train and walk

The journey time between Grays and Ypres is around 5h 23m and covers a distance of around 365 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 21m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Eurostar, SNCF and others, the Grays to Ypres service departs from Ebbsfleet International and arrives in Ypres. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Services
5h 23m Average Duration
€108 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Grays to Ypres is to bus which costs £29 - £45 and takes 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Grays to Ypres is to drive and car ferry which costs £110 - £180 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grays to Ypres. However, there are services departing from Ebbsfleet International and arriving at Ypres via London St Pancras Intl, Lille Flandres and Courtrai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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It is approximately 192 km to get from Grays to Ypres.

The best way to get from Grays to Ypres without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £90 - £340.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Grays to Ypres, including transfers.

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Grays to Ypres train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Ebbsfleet International station.

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The best way to get from Grays to Ypres is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £90 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £45 and takes 11h 19m.

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Ypres is 1h ahead of Grays. It is currently 7:40 PM in Grays and 8:40 PM in Ypres.

Grays to Ypres train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Ypres station.

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Map of how to get from Grays to Ypres.
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  • Distance: 191.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Grays, England and Ypres, Belgium?

You can take a train from Grays to Ypres via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Intl, Lille Europe, Lille Flandres, and Courtrai in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lille Flandres to Courtrai
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai to Ypres
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €12
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€98
Standard Car - Premium
€156

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