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There are 9 ways to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Etienne Chateaucreux Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes 37

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Drive, car ferry  •  11h 29m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

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Bus, train  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Place du Pantheon
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes 37

Bus  •  18h 56m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Saint-Étienne 747
  3. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes 37

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 22m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Fly London Heathrow to Lyon, train, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lyon (LYS) LHR - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
  3. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon, train, bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
  4. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train, bus  •  10h 42m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
  4. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva, train, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
  5. Take the bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon 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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The cheapest way to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is to drive and car ferry which costs £110 - £180 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £220 - £290 and takes 10h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Place des Balayes via Paris and Châteaucreux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 56m.

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It is approximately 788 km to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

The best way to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, including transfers.

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London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire, arrive at Place des Balayes station.

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Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 11:33 AM in London and 12:33 PM in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

Map of how to get from London to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.
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  • Distance: 787.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 8m

What companies run services between London, England and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France?

You can take a bus from London Victoria to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Paris, Saint-Étienne, and Châteaucreux in around 18h 56m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €450
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €600
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€70 - €1300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €400
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€85 - €110
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€85 - €110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Bus operators
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Châteaucreux to Place des Balayes
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Loire
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Place du Pantheon
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
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
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €30
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. 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 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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