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There are 11 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Royan by train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, car train, 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  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Angouleme Tgv
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Royan Ter

€213 - €488

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Bus, night bus  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Paris to Rochefort N723

€48 - €59

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Drive, car ferry  •  11h 37m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Royan

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 13m

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

€250 - €301

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

€74 - €798

Fly London Stansted to Nantes, train  •  10h 23m

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

€90 - €234

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Saintes

€97 - €275

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Royan

€150 - €382

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bordeaux (BOD) STN - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes
  4. Take the train from Saintes to Royan

€63 - €467

Fly London City to Bergerac, train  •  12h 6m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bergerac (EGC) LCY - EGC
  2. Take the train from Bergerac to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

€108 - €413

Train to London Luton, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bordeaux (BOD) LTN - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes

€77 - €166

London Paddington Station to Royan by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Royan is around 10h 38m and covers a distance of around 1084 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 36m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the London Paddington Station to Royan service departs from Paddington and arrives in Royan. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 38m
Fastest journey time:
10h 36m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€213
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:55
Last service departs at:
09:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Royan subway and train schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Royan is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Royan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Royan is 1 metre.

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

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Royan is to bus and night bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Royan is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £210 - £260 and takes 9h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Royan. However, there are services departing from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace and arriving at ROYAN - Atlantique via London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris and Gare SNCF Rochefort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Royan. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Royan via London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy and Angouleme. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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It is approximately 658 km to get from London Paddington Station to Royan.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Royan without a car is to train which takes 10h 30m and costs £180 - £420.

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It takes approximately 10h 30m to get from London Paddington Station to Royan, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Royan bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Royan.
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  • Distance: 657.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 30m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Royan, France?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Royan via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, and Angouleme in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Flights from London City to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from London Luton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €65
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€85 - €100
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€85 - €110
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 Angouleme to Royan
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Saintes
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Nantes to Saintes
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Saintes to Royan
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €19
Train from Bergerac to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €30
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
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 Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Paris to Rochefort
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
dfds.co.uk

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London Paddington Station to Royan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rochefort station.

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London Paddington Station to Royan train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Royan station.

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British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Royan. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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