(GMT)07 DEC 2017 USPL:
London to Paris Ferry route to choose
-Dover-Calais: The traditional & fastest option, with the shortest sea crossing, via the traditional White Cliffs of Dover. Click for details.
-Newhaven-Dieppe: An alternative, with a longer sea crossing, but slightly cheaper cost, click here for details.
-Portsmouth-Le Havre: The comfortable overnight 'sleeper' option. Leave London Waterloo at 18:30, sleep in a comfortable en suite cabin on an overnight ferry 23:15-0800, then take the 10:02 train to Paris St Lazare next morning arriving 12:10. Total cost for train & ferry tickets is around £91 per person even bought on the day, plus £69 or so for a private en suite cabin for 1 or 2 people.
London to Paris takes around 10 hours by train-ferry-train.
Eurostar(high speed train, connecting London - Paris directly) takes just 2h15.
Train & ferry usually costs more than Eurostar, at least £80 one-way in total, when Eurostar starts at just £44 if you book a few months in advance..
The train-ferry-train option will lead you to the classic train & ferry experience, via the White Cliffs of Dover..
You may think the Eurostar option give you the Channel Tunnel experience, which is actually going under the sea but it's just 20 short minutes out of a 2¼ hour Eurostar journey in a complete dark....
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