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There are 10 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières by train, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Charleville-Mézières Li61

138€ - 438€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Charleville Mezieres Ter

33€ - 65€

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Charleville-Mézières

200€ - 226€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Charleville-Mézières

119€ - 221€

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Charleville-Mézières

115€ - 347€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Charleville-Mézières

103€ - 369€

Fly London City to Luxembourg, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Luxembourg (LUX) LCY - LUX
  2. Take the train from Thionville to Charleville Mezieres

94€ - 356€

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Charleville-Mézières

128€ - 377€

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Dinant
  3. Take the train from Givet to Charleville Mezieres

82€ - 603€

Fly London Stansted to Luxembourg, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Luxembourg (LUX) STN - LUX
  2. Take the train from Thionville to Charleville Mezieres

56€ - 235€

London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières by subway, train and walk

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Charleville-Mézières is around 11h 20m and covers a distance of around 452 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 5m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières service departs from Paddington and arrives in Charleville-Mézières. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 20m
Fastest journey time:
8h 5m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
138€
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:24
Last service departs at:
10:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières subway, train and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charleville-Mézières is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charleville-Mézières is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Charleville-Mézières is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières is to bus and ferry and train which costs £28 - £60 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £200 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Charleville-Mézières via London St Pancras Eurostar and Lille-Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Charleville-Mézières is 397 km.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs £110 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Charleville-Mézières station.

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

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières.
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  • Distance: 396.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Charleville-Mézières, France?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Charleville-Mézières via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Lille-Flandres in around 6h 22m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 500€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 500€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 90€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Flandres to Charleville-Mézières
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Charleville-Mézières
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Givet to Charleville-Mézières
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Charleville Mezieres
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Thionville to Charleville Mezieres
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
26€ - 40€
Train from Givet to Charleville Mezieres
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Dinant
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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