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Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.

How to get to France

With only around 300 miles separating the capitals of England and France, it may be a perfect destination for your vacations or start walking across Europe!

Travel to France by Train

inspirational-landscape-from-train-compartment-orangeTravelling by train is one of the perfect ways to enjoy both a trip ant its destination. Eurostar.com offers direct traveling to the very heart of the European cities, including Paris, with high speed Eurostar train, which traverses the English Channel. The train departs from London’s St. Pancras International train station and arrives at Gare Du Nord in Paris. The duration of a trip from London to Paris by train is about 2h 30m. If you book one week in advance, you may get fares as low as £39.00. Although trains leave many times per the day, plan on taking a morning or early afternoon train if you do not want to spend a night in Paris. Check in closes 30 minutes before a train departs. Tickets can be collected from the automatic E ticket dispensers situated at check-in on any day prior to travel. You will need to enter your 6 letter booking reference, then insert the credit/debit card you used when you made the booking online. You can collect your tickets any day prior to departure between 05.00 and 21.30 but you must collect them at least 45 minutes prior to your train leaving. Once you arrive at Gare Du Nord in Paris, you may want to follow the signs to Métro and change to a mainline station termini according to your destination.

Travel to France by Ferry

This is a classic experience that helps you avoid the tunnel, especially if you are in the UK and you would love to reach France by a car. You may use AFerry.co.uk to book a ferry to Calais, France, from Dover Eastern Docks, England. AFerry.co.uk lists prices and booking opportunities of the most popular ferry providers. The lowest price for 1 foot passenger for a return ticket is £10. For up to 2 travelers by car, the price for a return ticket starts at £16. 4 people travelling by car with P&O Ferries may pay £18, and £46 if they choose DFDS Seaways. There’s availability to book online in advance or try buying a ticket at the port, because there are often places for you available. Ferries sail from Dover Eastern Docks to Calais every hour or two, crossing time 1 hour 30 minutes. The ferries arrive at Calais Maritime ferry terminal.  Try walking across the footbridge into town, it’s a 16 minute by foot to the city centre, or a 26 minute walk to Calais Ville station.  If you find yourself with a heavy luggage, you may want to ride with a shuttle bus from the ferry terminal to Calais Ville station, the bus fare is around €2 (pounds, however, are not accepted). Please keep in mind that the buses are irregular.  Make sure you leave yourself at least 50 minutes in Calais to cover the difference between the ferry arrival and the departure of the train to France. There are local trains from Calais Ville station to Boulogne and you may change onto an express from Boulogne to Paris Gare du Nord.  There are relatively few trains between Calais or Boulogne and Paris, so you may want to check French train times and fares at Uk.voyages-sncf.com or Capitainetrain.com. Booking online might save you a few pounds.