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There are 8 ways to get from London to Champagne wine region by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Epernay

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Reims

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Champagne wine region

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Champagne wine region

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Epernay

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Epernay

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Epernay

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Epernay
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Champagne wine region is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Champagne wine region is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Champagne wine region 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, returning to United Kingdom from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from London to Champagne wine region is to bus, which costs £75 - £110 and takes 12h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Champagne wine region is to train which costs £150 - £390 and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between London and Champagne wine region is 405 km.

The best way to get from London to Champagne wine region without a car is to train which takes 4h 41m and costs £150 - £390.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from London to Champagne wine region, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London to Champagne wine region is to train which takes 4h 41m and costs £150 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £75 - £110 and takes 12h 38m.

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

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There are 50+ hotels available in Champagne wine region. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Champagne wine region.
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  • Distance: 404.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between London, England and Champagne wine region, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Champagne wine region via Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, and Epernay in around 4h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Champagne wine region via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Reims in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
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 Paris l'Est to Epernay
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
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 Paris-Est to Épernay
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €24
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Reims
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Reims Champagne Ardenne TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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
€100 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€160

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