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There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  10h 17m

  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
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Caen Ter

€216 - €533

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

€33 - €41

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen 713 / ...

€113 - €374

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ouistreham

€201 - €231

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Ouistreham

€75 - €110

Fly, train  •  8h 26m

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

€94 - €315

Waterloo Station to Ouistreham by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Ouistreham is around 23h 44m and covers a distance of around 918 km. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 41m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the Waterloo Station to Ouistreham service departs from Waterloo station and arrives in Ouistreham Eglise. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 44m
Fastest journey time:
22h 41m
Journey distance:
918 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€191
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:53
Last service departs at:
09:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Ouistreham subway, train and bus schedules

Subway 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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International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ouistreham is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ouistreham 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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £27 - £35 and takes 13h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £200 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Ouistreham. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Ouistreham Eglise via London, Lille and Gare SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 27m.

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It is approximately 248 km to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham.

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham without a car is to train which takes 10h 17m and costs £180 - £460.

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It takes approximately 10h 17m to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Ouistreham bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London 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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Waterloo Station to Ouistreham bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Caen station.

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Ouistreham is 1h ahead of Waterloo Station. It is currently 5:30 PM in Waterloo Station and 6:30 PM in Ouistreham.

Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham.
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  • Distance: 247.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 17m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Ouistreham, France?

You can take a train from Waterloo Station to Ouistreham via Warren Street station, Euston Square station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Le Mans, Caen, and Gare SNCF in around 10h 17m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
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
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
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 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
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)
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 Le Mans to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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
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
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 Caen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ferry operators

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

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