Bikes on Eurostar?

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  • Ah yeah I didn't think about that - last time I went was last year and we were shut in

  • I went over to race in Belgium earlier this year and it was ok to be out of the car.

  • I recently went to France with my family but came back a week early and booked my own ferry and had a realisation that may be of interest to people, especially given Eurostar look like they are no longer going to take bikes.

    You can take your bike on Brittany Ferries at no extra cost and you don't have to dismantle it or anything like that. They even let you on before the cars.

    Pretty quick direct trains (that you don't have to book bikes on) to Portsmouth or Poole from London. Some of the crossings are very slow or overnight but there is one that does it in 3 hours.

    Not sure if this common knowledge but it actually seems quite a quick, cheap and relaxed way to get your bike into France, especially from London.

  • yeah ferry is the way. i have done a few routes, newhaven-dieppe, portsmouth-le havre, portsmouth-st-malo, portsmouth-cherbourg-poole ... dover-calais obviously
    a number of those with a kid on the back seat or trailer as well.

  • +1.

    St Malo is only over night now I think. But at least you get a nice early start the next day.

  • valuable info


    Looks promising, only 2 bikes at a time though

  • Anyone travelled to France from Dover recently avec le bike? Any mad queues?

  • I took the ferry from Dover to Calais with a bike last thursday. No cue at all. In the Dover port you can skip all cues by following the red bike line.

    In Calais you need to line up with the cars, but no big cue there either when I took that a couple of weeks ago.

  • A fixie with pedigree owners that.

  • Thanks, great to know.

  • Certainly was!

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