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Travel from Paris to St Quentin and Boulogne

I would like to travel from Paris Airport (CDG) to St Quentin where I would stay for a few days. After that I would like to do a return day trip from St Quentin to Boulogne. After that, I would like to travel from St Quentin to Dover in UK. Whilst I have no precise dates yet, could you tell me the best travel option to do this travel please. My severe limitation in trying to do this as I see it is that my lack of ability to speak French in any meaningful way. Your view on this would be appreciated please as I do not wish to be a problem.

Thanks

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Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello John,

Thanks for your question.

You would have to travel as follows :

- Paris to St Quentin via Douai or Lille or Amiens – TGV and TER trains.

- St Quentin to Boulogne (return) via Lille or Amiens – TER trains.

- St Quentin to Paris via Douai or Lille – TGV and TER trains.

- Paris to Dover via AshfordEurostar and ATOC train.

As you are travelling extensively within France, I suggest that you purchase a France Rail Pass.

For your travel from Ashford to Dover, you would have to purchase point to point tickets.

Request you to check the schedule and book tickets directly on our website http://www.raileurope.com.au/

Hope this helps!!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thanks very much for your advice and will certainly look into the Rail Pass. Can you tell me if there is a "pass product" available for travel in France, UK and the Republic of Ireland. If so, does it also provide for ferry travel across the Channel from Dover and between Ireland and UK.

Whilst I know it is my choice, from what you have said It would appear that my rail travel in France would be more direct (less stops/chances of getting lost) if I entered France from UK by ferry at Calais and then based myself at Lille for trips to Boulogne and St Quentin. Would you agree with that please.

Thanks

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Hello John,

Thanks for your revert.

There is no single pass which would cover France, Ireland and Britain.

Also there is no single pass which would cover Ireland and Britain.

As you are travelling extensively within France, I suggest that you purchase a France Rail Pass.

United Kingdom is not a part of this pass, however with a France Rails Pass, you would get discounted fares (Pass holder fares) on Eurostar train i.e. Paris to Ashford. The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass"

Hope this helps!!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thanks for your advice. The France Rails Pass appears more attractive every time I read about it. If I could have two more questions please. Does the France Rails Pass give discounted fares on the Eurostar from London to Calais as well as to Paris?. Am I correct in thinking that to get to Boulogne from Calais, I would then need to change train stations in Calais and then use TGV to get to Boulogne which would be covered by the France Rail Pass but whatever choices I make, I must make a seat reservation.

Thank you for all your help

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Hello John,

Thanks for your revert.

You would have to travel as follows:

- Calais to Boulogne - TER train. You can travel free with your France Rail pass.

Hope this helps!!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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