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There are 11 ways to get from London to Le Mans by train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train, line 91 bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the line 91 bus from Gare Du Nord to Montparnasse 2 - Gare Tgv 91
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans Tgv / ...

€143 - €404

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Bus, night bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the night bus from Paris to Le Mans S704 / ...

€58 - €61

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Train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Le Mans Tgv

€193 - €478

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 11m

  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 Mans

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 54m

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

€211 - €242

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

€120 - €357

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 27m

  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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

€121 - €346

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans

€138 - €258

Fly London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) STN - TUF
  2. Take the train from Tours to Le Mans

€63 - €178

Fly London Stansted to Nantes, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans

€111 - €263

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY) LGW - ORY
  3. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Le Mans

€126 - €256

London to Le Mans by train and bus

The journey time between London and Le Mans is around 6h 20m and covers a distance of around 669 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 36m. Operated by Eurostar, Bus RATP, TGV inOui and others, the London to Le Mans service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Le Mans. Typically 24 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 20m
Fastest journey time:
4h 36m
Journey distance:
669 km
Services per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€143
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:01
Last service departs at:
19:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Le Mans train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Le Mans 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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The most affordable way to get from London to Le Mans is to bus and night bus, which costs £49 - £52 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Le Mans is to train and line 91 bus which costs £120 - £350 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Le Mans. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Le Mans via Marne La Vallee Chessy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between London and Le Mans is 391 km.

The best way to get from London to Le Mans without a car is to train and line 91 bus which takes 5h 4m and costs £120 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from London to Le Mans, including transfers.

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London to Le Mans 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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Le Mans is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:19 PM in London and 6:19 PM in Le Mans.

London to Le Mans train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Map of how to get from London to Le Mans.
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  • Distance: 390.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Le Mans via Marne La Vallee Chessy in around 5h 18m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€13 - €95
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
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 Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €65
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Tours to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €30
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 Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Massy-TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
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
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gare Du Nord to Montparnasse 2 - Gare Tgv
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
ratp.fr
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
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
Night bus from Paris to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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 day
Website
dfds.co.uk

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

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There are 64+ hotels available in Le Mans. 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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