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London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

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London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

I wish to travel to Ypres from London and then onto Paris a couple of days later. Can anybody please advise re trains.

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1. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

Probably the best way is to travel via Lille.

Ask in the Train Travel and/or Belgium forums maybe?

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2. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

From London you can take the Eurostar to Lille (Europe).

In Lille you can transfer to Lille Flandres (500 metres away) and take a train to Kortrijk (35 mins) and then another train to Ypres (30 minutes) For Paris, you can go back to Lille from where there are frequent trains to Paris (1 hour)

An alternative is to go from London to Brussels, Brussels to/from Ypres, and then Brussels to Paris.

Have a look at http://www.b-europe.co.uk/Travel for details of times and fares. You can make bookings and print out e-tickets through this site.

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3. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

Not an easy journey by train as there is no direct route. Take the Eurostar to Lille and check for local trains from there to Ypres on the Belgian rail site http://www.b-europe.com.

Seems to be a train an hour from Lille Flandres at xx.08 taking just over an hour with 1 change.

Return to Lille the same way and take a TGV to Paris.

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4. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

Take a look at www.rail-europe.co.uk

That website will give you all the info you need.

The way they recommend going to Ypres is via Brussels, taking roughly 4 and a half hours. The same going back to Paris, takes about 3 and a half hours.

Edited: 20 November 2013, 17:29
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5. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

"Take a look at www.rail-europe.co.uk"

This appears to be tours for rail enthusiasts and you need to pay £25 just to join the forum!

I'd do as #3 suggests on the outward journey, but then return by getting a train from Ypres to Brussels and then get a Thalys train to Paris.

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6. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

Some trains from Brussels Midi (Eurostar stop) are direct to Ypres.,..so I would do that rather than walking from Europe to Flandres and changing at Kortrijk

Edited: 20 November 2013, 18:46
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7. Re: London to Ypres, and Ypres to Paris

Just a thought, and further to the info provided in post #2 - you can get a Eurostar ticket from London to Brussels and add on the "All Belgian Station (ABS)" option for an extra £5 meaning you can use your Eurostar ticket to travel on to Ypres.

So, if you book your Eurostar ticket far enough in advance it will only cost about £45 to get from London to Ypres.

And you can also get the "All Belgian Stations (ABS)" option on Thalys, so included in your Thalys ticket from Brussels to Paris will be your journey from Ypres to Brussels for a minimal fee instead of buying a separate ticket costing an extra €17.10 (Price checked at http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx )

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