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There are 11 ways to get from London to Culan by train, bus, bus and ferry, night 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus F

€152 - €416

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Bourges 727
  4. Take the bus from Bourges - Gare Routiere/R to Culan - Place Du Champ De Foire/R 160

€36 - €48

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Train  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Riom - Châtel-Guyon Ic
  3. Take the train from Riom - Châtel-Guyon to Montluçon

€255 - €596

Bus, train  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus F

€79 - €115

Bus, night bus  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the night bus from Paris to Bourges
  3. Take the bus from Bourges - Gare Routiere/R to Culan - Place Du Champ De Foire/R 160

€62 - €65

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 40m

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

€230 - €265

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 49m

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

€100 - €145

Fly London Heathrow to Clermont-Ferrand, train  •  10h 50m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) LHR - CFE
  2. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Montluçon

€129 - €446

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train, bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus

€81 - €297

Fly London Stansted to Limoges, train, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Limoges (LIG) STN - LIG
  2. Take the train from Limoges Benedictins to Chateauroux
  3. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus

€54 - €246

Fly London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien, train, bus  •  10h 28m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) STN - TUF
  2. Take the train from St Pierre Des Corps to Vierzon Ville
  3. Take the train from Vierzon Ville to Chateauroux
  4. Take the bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus

€99 - €238

London to Culan by train, walk, subway and bus

The journey time between London and Culan is around 10h 35m and covers a distance of around 829 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 43m. Operated by Eurostar, Paris Metro, SNCF and others, the London to Culan service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Culan abri bus. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 35m
Fastest journey time:
8h 43m
Journey distance:
829 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€152
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:01
Last service departs at:
10:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Culan train, walk, subway and bus schedules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Culan is 1 metre.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from London to Culan is to bus and ferry and bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Culan is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £190 - £230 and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Culan. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Culan - Place Du Champ De Foire/R via Lille, Paris and Bourges - Gare Routiere/R. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 9m.

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The distance between London and Culan is 580 km.

The best way to get from London to Culan without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 42m and costs £130 - £360.

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It takes approximately 8h 42m to get from London to Culan, including transfers.

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London to Culan bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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London to Culan bus services, operated by Rémi, arrive at Culan - Place Du Champ De Foire/R station.

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Culan is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 2:35 PM in London and 3:35 PM in Culan.

Map of how to get from London to Culan.
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  • Distance: 580.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 42m

What companies run services between London, England and Culan, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Culan via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Riom - Châtel-Guyon, Montluçon, and MONTLUCON Gare routiere in around 11h 31m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Flights from London Heathrow to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Limoges
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €240
Flights from London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€13 - €90
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 Austerlitz to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Limoges Benedictins to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to Vierzon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Vierzon Ville to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Gare de Lyon to Riom - Châtel-Guyon
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Riom - Châtel-Guyon to Montluçon
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Clermont-Ferrand to Montluçon
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Vierzon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €65
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Rémi
Phone
+33 2 38 70 30 30
Email
pole-internet@regioncentre.fr
Website
remi-centrevaldeloire.fr
Bus from Châteauroux Gare Routière to Culan abri bus
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€3
Website
Rémi
Bus from Bourges - Gare Routiere/R to Culan - Place Du Champ De Foire/R
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€3
Website
Rémi
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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
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
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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KLM, British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Culan. 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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