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There are 7 ways to get from London to Crespin by train, bus and ferry, 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 via Valenciennes  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Valenciennes Ter

€96 - €358

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Bus and ferry, train  •  6h 50m

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

€18 - €35

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Saint-Ghislain Ter

€99 - €365

Bus, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Valenciennes Ter

€21 - €38

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 38m

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

€185 - €200

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 55m

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

€54 - €79

Fly, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Quiévrain

€57 - €560

London to Crespin by train and walk

The journey time between London and Crespin is around 7h 30m and covers a distance of around 339 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Eurostar, SNCF and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the London to Crespin service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Quiévrain. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 30m
Fastest journey time:
4h 45m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€99
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:33
Last service departs at:
11:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Crespin train and walk schedules

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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Crespin 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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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from London to Crespin is to bus and ferry and train, which costs £15 - £35 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Crespin is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £150 - £180 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Crespin. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Quiévrain via Lille Flandres and Saint-Ghislain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between London and Crespin is 292 km.

The best way to get from London to Crespin without a car is to train via Valenciennes which takes 3h 53m and costs £80 - £310.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from London to Crespin, including transfers.

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London to Crespin train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Crespin is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 4:37 PM in London and 5:37 PM in Crespin.

London to Crespin train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Saint-Ghislain station.

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Map of how to get from London to Crespin.
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  • Distance: 291.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between London, England and Crespin, Hauts-de-France, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Crespin via Lille Europe, Lille Flandres, Valenciennes, and Valenciennes Gare in around 3h 53m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
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
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 Lille Flandres to Valenciennes
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Lille Flandres to Saint-Ghislain
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Quiévrain
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €20
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
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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Rwandair Express, Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Crespin. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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