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There are 12 ways to get from London to Chartres by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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 14m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres Chartres - Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 / ...

$100 - $266

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Bus Ouibus, train  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres Chartres - Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 / ...

$40 - $54

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Bus FlixBus, train  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres Chartres - Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 / ...

$52 - $79

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Chartres

$230 - $262

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Chartres

$91 - $135

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

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres

$121 - $1,445

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres

$111 - $319

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres

$80 - $237

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 33m

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

$88 - $232

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres

$109 - $350

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 5m

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

$121 - $359

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Chartres

$168 - $406

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Chartres is to bus and train which costs £30 - £45 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Chartres is to train which costs £75 - £210 and takes 4h 14m.

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The distance between London and Chartres is 225 miles.

The best way to get from London to Chartres without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £75 - £210.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from London to Chartres, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Chartres is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:34 AM in London and 4:34 AM in Chartres.

British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Chartres. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £3 - £4.

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Map of how to get from London to Chartres.
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  • Distance: 224.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between London, England and Chartres, Centre-Val de Loire, France?

You can take a train from London to Chartres via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 4h 14m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Montparnasse to Chartres
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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