Travelling to Reims
French roads are in excellent condition and well-signposted, so travelling to
Reims by car should be relatively easy for foreigners. There are two route options
from Paris, which lies approximately 150kms away: on the A4-E50 directly; or,
on the A1 as far as Lille, then to Soissons on the A104, then to Reims on the
N31. Those entering France from Britain will need to make use of the car loading
services on trains using the Channel Tunnel, or on the ferries offering the same
The European rail network is a comfortable, efficient and cheap means of getting
around, and most major European cities are connected to Paris via rail. Likewise,
reaching France from Britain is easy, particularly now that the Channel Tunnel
has simplified the journey, with trains crossing the 340kms stretch between
London and Paris in just three hours.
From Paris, Gare de l'Est, there are between 9 and 12 connections to Reims
daily. The trip takes approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes. From Reims station,
there are both buses and taxis to the city centre.
Coach networks connect most large cities in Europe, and are generally both
reliable and cost-effective, though not the most comfortable means of travelling.
Reims itself is served by a decent local bus system.
Reims has its own airport, located eight kilometres from town. Taxis provide
transport back and forth, at a cost of approximately €15. Most foreign
arrivals will touch down at Charles de Gaulle Airport, however, and will need
to catch a connecting flight to Reims, or continue the journey by another mode
There are several ferries that regularly make the Channel crossing between
Britain and various ports in France, including Cherbourg and Calais.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Mercure Reims Cathedrale
Quality Hotel Reims
Holiday Inn Garden Court Reims City Centre
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