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There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées by train, bus, ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Laval

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Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Reading to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Ambrières-les-Vallées

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Laval

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Portsmouth Harbour
  2. Take the ferry from Portsmouth Port to Saint-Malo Port
  3. Take the train from St Malo to Laval

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Reading to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ambrières-les-Vallées

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Jersey, ferry, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Jersey (JER)
  3. Take the ferry from Jersey Port to Saint-Malo Port
  4. Take the train from St Malo to Laval

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE)
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Laval

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Laval

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Laval

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  4. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Laval

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly, train

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

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £120 and takes 8h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées is to drive and Eurotunnel which takes 6h 44m and costs £180 - £220.

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The distance between Reading and Ambrières-les-Vallées is 340 km.

The best way to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs £220 - £470.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs £220 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £95 - £150 and takes 16h 40m.

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

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Ambrières-les-Vallées is 1h ahead of Reading. It is currently 8:36 PM in Reading and 9:36 PM in Ambrières-les-Vallées.

British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Jersey Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Ambrières-les-Vallées. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées.
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  • Distance: 340.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 54m

What companies run services between Reading, England and Ambrières-les-Vallées, France?

You can take a train from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, and Laval in around 7h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Ambrières-les-Vallées via London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3, London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Paris, and Laval in around 16h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €22
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€13 - €16
Anytime Day 1st Class
€22 - €30
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€24 - €30
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€11 - €16
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€20 - €35
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€8 - €12
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€13 - €22
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 Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from St Malo to Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Laval
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
Train from Massy-TGV to Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €65
1st Class
€50 - €65
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
€156
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€23 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €24
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
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
+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
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Laval
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Laval
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Ferry from Portsmouth Port to Saint-Malo Port
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€35 - €50
Car
€85 - €130
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€27 - €35
Car
€50 - €75
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Ferry from Jersey Port to Saint-Malo Port
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Condor Ferries

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