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By train to London


Eurostar is the high-speed train that runs daily from Brussels Midi via Lille and Ebbsfleet and from Paris Gare du Nord. The crossing from France to England takes just 21 minutes. The Eurostar stops at London St. Pancras station where it's easy to get around London. This is one of the least stressful ways to travel and brings you straight to the heart of the city.  


Driving to London
If you plan to take the car to London there's two options, Eurotunnel or ferry boat. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
The 55 km long Eurotunnel connects Calais in France to Folkestone in England. You drive your car on to to a series of shuttle trains that take you into the tunnel. The journey through the tunnel is approximately 35 minutes but you need to add on time for customs and delays.  You can join the motorway to London at Folkeston and as long as there's not a traffic jam be in there in half an hour.
Ferry to London
The ferry can be fun, espeically if you have children. Park the car and relax.  You can take a ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich or Calais, France and Dover.
Hook of Holland - Harwich
Company: Stena Line
Crossing Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
From Harwich, the train takes you an hour and twenty minutes to Central London, Liverpool Street train station.
Calais - Dover
Companies: P & O, SeaFrance and Hoverspeed
Crossing Duration: 50 minutes - 1 hour 45 minutes
From Dover there is a connection to the motorway to London which takes about half an hour in good traffic.
By plane to  London
Most of the low cost airlines fly to airports a long way outside of London. Heathrow and Gatwick are the main airports and offer the most choice in airlines. The budget airlines such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Transaviafly to Luton and Stansted. An interesting alternative is London City Airport. This small airport is central and has quick check in times.

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