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There are 10 ways to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville by train, car, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car train, plane or ferry

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  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Ic

$130 - $315

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Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$41 - $96

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Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from London to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$54 - $116

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg

$65 - $135

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...
  3. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ic

$101 - $153

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cherbourg-Octeville

$245 - $282

Fly London Gatwick to Guernsey, ferry  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Guernsey (GCI) LGW - GCI
  2. Take the ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Dielette

$144 - $313

Fly London Gatwick to Jersey, ferry, bus, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Jersey (JER) LGW - JER
  2. Take the ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
  3. Take the bus from Barneville-Carteret to Valognes - Gare SNCF
  4. Take the train from Valognes to Cherbourg

$79 - $225

Fly London City to Jersey, ferry, bus, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Jersey (JER) LCY - JER
  2. Take the ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
  3. Take the bus from Barneville-Carteret to Valognes - Gare SNCF
  4. Take the train from Valognes to Cherbourg

$87 - $455

Train to Southend, fly to Caen, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR
  3. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg

$78 - $713

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville is to bus and car ferry which costs £30 - £75 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville is to fly and ferry which costs £110 - £240 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Cherbourg via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between London and Cherbourg-Octeville is 146 miles.

The best way to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs £95 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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London to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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

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Cherbourg-Octeville is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 10:37 PM in London and 11:37 PM in Cherbourg-Octeville.

London to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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Map of how to get from London to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 145.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

What companies run services between London, England and Cherbourg-Octeville, France?

You can take a train from London to Cherbourg-Octeville via Paris Nord Eurostar, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Guernsey
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Train operators
Eurostar
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 St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Valognes to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$14 - $22
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transports de Manche
Phone
02 33 055 550
Website
manche.fr
Bus from Barneville-Carteret to Valognes - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manche.fr
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
Manche Iles Express
Phone
0 825 131 050
Website
manche-iles-express.com
Ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Dielette
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com
Ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Barneville-Carteret
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
manche-iles-express.com

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Aurigny offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Guernsey Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs £12 - £27.

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