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There are 6 ways to get from London to Le Havre by train, car, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car train or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Le Havre Ter

146€ - 409€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport 757
  3. Take the bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Le Havre 732

31€ - 43€

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Drive, car ferry  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from London to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Le Havre

51€ - 76€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 17m

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

194€ - 215€

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Le Havre

88€ - 356€

Train to London Gatwick, fly, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Le Havre

89€ - 405€

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Domestic travel is restricted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Le Havre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Le Havre is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Le Havre is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 11h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Le Havre is to drive and Eurotunnel. Taking this option will cost £160 - £190 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Le Havre. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Le Havre via Lille and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Le Havre. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Le Havre via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between London and Le Havre is 225 km.

The best way to get from London to Le Havre without a car is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs £120 - £360.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from London to Le Havre, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from London to Le Havre.
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  • Distance: 224.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between London, England and Le Havre, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Le Havre via Paris Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
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 St Lazare to Le Havre
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 60€
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
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 Lille to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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 Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Le Havre
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
26€ - 40€
Standard Car
75€ - 120€

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London to Le Havre bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Le Havre station.

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Le Havre is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:12 AM in London and 4:12 AM in Le Havre.

London to Le Havre train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Le Havre station.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 237+ hotels available in Le Havre. 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 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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