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There are 6 ways to get from London to Sword Beach by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre to Le Havre Tgv

197€ - 489€

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Bus  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport London - Victoria Coach Station > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris - La Défense Bus station > Caen / ...

28€ - 38€

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Bus via Paris  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Caen 722 / ...

60€ - 64€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 34m

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

60€ - 92€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 7m

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

200€ - 230€

Fly, train  •  9h 7m

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

91€ - 358€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sword Beach is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Sword Beach is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 13h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Sword Beach is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £200 and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Sword Beach. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Bas Lion via Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport and Gare SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 49m.

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The distance between London and Sword Beach is 245 km.

The best way to get from London to Sword Beach without a car is to bus which takes 13h 49m and costs £24 - £35.

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It takes approximately 7h 28m to get from London to Sword Beach, including transfers.

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London to Sword Beach bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Sword Beach is to train which takes 7h 28m and costs £160 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 13h 49m.

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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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London to Sword Beach bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Caen station.

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Map of how to get from London to Sword Beach.
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  • Distance: 245.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

What companies run services between London, England and Sword Beach, France?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Sword Beach via Paris Nord, Massy Palaiseau, Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre, and Le Havre in around 7h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Sword Beach via Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, Caen, Gare SNCF, and Bas Lion in around 13h 49m.

Airlines
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
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Train operators
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 Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre to Le Havre
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Caen
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Bus operators
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Caen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Sword Beach. 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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