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from Portsmouth to Le Havre

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How to travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

Passengers travelling from Portsmouth to Le Havre can opt for rail travel, bus travel or a flight. Journey times vary depending on the mode, although the minimum journey duration is around 8 hours and can extend to as long as 14 hours or more. Normally, services are available every day.

What is the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre on a cheap basis is certainly possible. Usually, the cheapest way to travel on this route is to go via bus. This would require going from Portsmouth's bus station to London Victoria followed by a further journey to a Paris bus station such as the station at Charles De Gaulle airport. The duration of the trip will vary depending on how a passenger chooses to travel. While bus travel is the cheapest, it is also the longest. Train travel is more expensive but takes around half the time to complete.

What is the fastest way to travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre?

The fastest way to travel on this route from Portsmouth to Le Havre is to go via a train service with a stopover in both the British and French capitals. Usually, train journeys on this route take around eight hours due to the connections required in London and Paris. It is also possible to go via plane. While this takes around one hour or slightly longer, there is a whole range of other time costs to factor in such as the train journey from Portsmouth to London Gatwick, which can take over an hour.

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Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre by train

Travelling by train from Portsmouth to Le Havre is possible, and there are many different providers on this route. One such provider is Eurostar, which runs services on the London to Paris leg of the journey. Passengers can also travel on Southern Rail from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Eurostar trains run around once per hour, even on weekends. The original station is London St Pancras, which is conveniently situated on the London Underground's Victoria line. From there, passengers can carry on to Paris' Gare du Nord station. Once at Paris, passengers can continue to Le Havre via SNCF on the TER service. A change may be required at Rouen. Once in Le Havre, passengers can disembark and go to the centre of Le Havre on foot. It is a 17-minute walk. The total journey time is usually over 8 hours.

Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre by bus

It is also possible to travel on this route via bus, and this is often a cheaper option. But bus travel on this route is not direct and requires a number of changes. Bus companies operating services on this route include National Express, which runs services from Portsmouth to London where a connecting bus can be caught at London Victoria coach station. This initial stretch of the journey usually takes over 2 hours.  Flixbus and Blablabus tend to operate the service from London to Paris where a changeover can be made for an onward journey to Le Havre, often by the same providers. This part of the journey usually takes just over 12 hours to complete. Several buses per day run on all of these routes. Overall, it can take around 14 hours to make this journey by bus.

Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre by plane

Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre by aeroplane is also possible. A passenger looking to do this would usually have to travel to a major airport such as London Gatwick. To do this, they would need to take a train using a service such as Southern Rail. This journey can take around 1.5 hours, although sometimes it can take closer to 2 hours depending on the provider and the time of day at which the passenger is travelling. Upon arrival at a French airport such as Paris Charles De Gaulle, a train using a service such as SNCF would be required. The flight itself takes just over an hour. 

Travel from Portsmouth to Le Havre by ferry

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