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There are 6 ways to get from London to Rue (Station) by train, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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 Boulogne-sur-Mer  •  5h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Boulogne Ville Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Boulogne Ville to Rue Ter

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais Ville to Rue Ter

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rang Du Fliers Verton Ter

Train, bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Amiens 713 / ...
  3. Take the train from Amiens to Rue Ter

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rue (Station)

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Rue (Station)

London to Rue (Station) by train

32 Weekly Trains
5h Average Duration
€112 Cheapest Price
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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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 Rue (Station) is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rue (Station) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rue (Station) 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, returning to United Kingdom from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Rue (Station) is to bus and car ferry and train which costs £85 - £160 and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rue (Station) is to drive and car ferry which costs £100 - £180 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Rue (Station). However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Rue via Lille Europe and Boulogne Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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It is approximately 187 km to get from London to Rue (Station).

The best way to get from London to Rue (Station) without a car is to train via Boulogne-sur-Mer which takes 5h and costs £95 - £340.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from London to Rue (Station), including transfers.

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London to Rue (Station) train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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Rue (Station) is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:59 AM in London and 1:59 AM in Rue (Station).

London to Rue (Station) train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Rue station.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Rue (Station). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Rue (Station).
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  • Distance: 186.6 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between London, England and Rue (Station), France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Rue (Station) via Lille Europe and Boulogne Ville in around 5h.

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 Europe to Boulogne Ville
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Boulogne Ville to Rue
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Lille Europe to Rang Du Fliers Verton
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€21 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Amiens to Rue
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €25
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Calais Ville to Rue
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€12 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €30
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lille Europe to Boulogne Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €42
1st Class
€32 - €38
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€80 - €140
Standard Car - Premium
€120 - €180
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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