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London to Paris – The easy way

London to Paris

Do you want to travel from London to Paris and are looking for the cheapest, best value trip? Ditch the plane and use our coach services instead!

Planes aren’t worth it for your London to Paris journey. Planes are great for getting us from A to B, but when you are travelling from London to Paris,
they can cause more trouble than they’re worth! This route is notoriously expensive – sometimes tickets cost £300 for a return trip – and you’ll have no guarantee that your plane won’t be delayed. Plus, there are lots of extra time additions when flying. You’ll have to spend a long time travelling to the airport, checking in, going through customs, and through immigration on the
other side… this is a huge add on to your Paris trip, making the actual travel time not much quicker than taking the bus.

London and Paris airports are generally located out of the city as well, meaning that you’ll need to add in (at the very least) an hour each way to get to and from the city centre. Take a London to Paris coach instead!

If you are after cheap tickets to Paris, look no further than our London to Paris coach service. Our ticket prices vary, but they are on the whole a lot cheaper than flying. You’ll save money when you get there too. Unlike planes, we leave from the city centre of both capitals, so it’s both easy and a lot cheaper to get transport to your accommodation. Our coaches are COVID-secure
Many people are worried about travel in the face of COVID-19. While a lot of people don’t want to get on planes for this reason, we can assure you that we are taking all measures possible to prevent the spread of the virus. We ensure that our buses are well ventilated, that there is hand sanitiser available and that the bus is cleaned regularly. In accordance with laws in both England and France, everybody on board is required to wear a mask (unless they have a medical exemption). You can relax while you travel with us, knowing that
we are doing everything we can to keep you safe!

VIP travel
We operate on an ‘everybody is a VIP’ basis, and want to make sure that all of our customers have the most luxurious experience possible. How do we do this? We have deluxe wide leather seats, powerpoints in easy reach of all seats, free WiFi onboard and clean toilets. You’ll feel completely refreshed when you arrive in Paris.

Overnight service
Our buses are overnight, so you can sleep and relax while you travel, arriving at your destination relaxed and ready to explore! We normally use P&O ferries for our water crossing, which takes around 90 minutes from Dover to Calais – you will be able to get off the bus and stretch your legs, as well as grab some food, before embarking on the rest of your journey. If you are a night owl, you could use the time on the bus to catch up on work, using our free WiFi, or read a book using our nightlights.

Easy booking
You can book either a return or a single ticket for your trip to Paris. If you need to change or cancel your ticket, contact us at least 24 hours before your departure and we will be more than happy to help. Unfortunately, we can’t cancel tickets within 24 hours of your departure time. So the next time you want to travel from London to Paris or vice versa, choose our deluxe,
great value, comfortable coaches!

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The new Brexit rules for travel and how they might affect you

The past twelve months have been somewhat chaotic for travel, yet it doesn’t mean there isn’t light at the end of the tunnel. As the vaccine amps up its distribution around the country, it seems travel might get on track sooner than we think. Yet once we are permitted to travel for leisure again, it is important to remember that Brexit has changed some of the ways that we used to travel between the UK and the EU. It is still an easy enough process, but there are things you need to think about. From your passport and health insurance to checking that you have the right documents, you want to make sure you are prepared for post-Brexit travel. Here are the new Brexit rules for entering UK and EU destinations.

Passports
If you are travelling to the EU post-Brexit, it is important that you check your passport beforehand. On the day that you travel, you will need your passport to be less than ten years old (no matter if it has six or more months left on it) and have at least six months left on the date.

Health Insurance
If you currently have an EHIC card, check it is valid. If not, you will need to get a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is the EHIC replacement. Alongside this, you will need adequate travel insurance that must cover any pre-existing conditions which were covered by your EHIC.

Documents you might need
Unless you are staying longer than 90 days, the main documentation you will need is your passport. If you are staying longer you may need a VISA which you should have obtained ahead of time. Some countries also differ on what documents are and aren’t accepted, for example, UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from France if you lose your passport.

Check your phone contract
While a lot of phone contracts boasted of free-roaming throughout the EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, this guarantee has now ended. Check with your phone operator before you go to see the charges.

VISAs
If you are visiting a country for up to 90 days in a 180-day window, you are counted as a tourist. This means you will not need a VISA to visit most European countries, but it is always good to check before you travel.

Driving in the EU after Brexit
While we can get you to France in no time and hassle at all, if you are planning on driving while you are out there, you will need to adhere to the rules. If you are meeting someone who has their own car and they are from the UK, they will need a GB sticker and a green card. If you are renting a car while on your trip, you might need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). This is true if you have a paper driving licence, a licence issued in Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man. You will need to check with the embassy of the country you are visiting before you travel.

Travelling for business
If you are travelling abroad for business, these guidelines have changed too. Whether you are going to a meeting or conference, touring art or music or providing services, it might not be as easy. It is a good idea to look into the ATA Carnet which can help you to transport goods or work abroad in the EU and to look into the individual requirements for the counties you are heading to.

These are just a few of the ways that travel to the EU, including entering France from the UK has changed post-Brexit.

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Latest News related to travelling during Covid 19

Sunday February 14th 2021

We respectively ask you to please read and take note of the following Important Travel Information to assist you both prior to and during your journey with us.

GOVERNMENT ADVICE FOR TRAVEL
We would like to make you aware of the latest government advice.

UK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The English Government has announced that as a result of increasing instances of COVID-19 around the world, from 04:00am on 18 January passengers aged 11 and above, arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a COVID test up to 3 days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel to England. All information on test requirements will be made available to passengers and transport operators through guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing for people travelling to England – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The current advice for anyone currently in the UK remains to stay at home and not to travel abroad unless it is for a permitted exempt reason. The requirements apply equally to visitors from other states and British Nationals, and we will be expected to deny boarding, if passengers are not in receipt of a
qualifying negative test. Border Force will also conduct further checks upon arrival. If a passenger arrives in England after 04:00 on the 18 th January without a pre-departure negative test result you could be fined £500.

If you test positive for COVID-19 while abroad, you should not travel and should follow the local relevant guidance on self-isolation. This is in addition to the mandatory completion of a passenger locator form and includes those
travelling from a Travel Corridor country. This extra layer of protection is in addition to all existing self-isolation requirements. We expect these measures to be in place until the end of the current lockdown, although we have been advised that a review will take place before the end of that period.

Please use the links below for the very latest information and all criteria for essential travel/border requirements across all our destinations:

England: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
Ireland restrictions – gov.ie – Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic (www.gov.ie)

Northern Ireland restrictions: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations
guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you
Scotland lockdown: Scotland in lockdown – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER THE UK

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
PASSENGER LOCATION FORMS -To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.

QUARANTINE – You may be required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice. If you are required to self-isolate, you may be able to shorten the self-isolation period by opting into a test to release scheme, depending on which part of the UK you are in. For further information and a
list of providers please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for international-travel

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

FACE COVERINGS – It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK. Full details of all criteria for essential travel/border requirements across all our destinations can be found using the links above:

CROSS CHANNEL FERRIES – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHILST ON BOARD WITH US

Social distancing protocols are in place across all our routes and we need to draw your attention to the guidelines when travelling on our ships. Please ensure your customers are aware of this prior to arriving at the port and we ask that all passengers respect these rules whilst traveling with us ensuring
the comfort and safety of everyone on board.
For the safety of both customers and crew and in line with government advice, it is now a requirement to wear a facial covering while in our public spaces on board, unless eating or drinking. This is a mandatory regulation for all passengers and they must wear a face mask or covering whilst travelling.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thursday January 14th 2021

Introduction of mandatory COVID test to enter England
The UK Government has announced that all passengers arriving in England from Friday 15 January at 04:00 am will be required to present a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of travel. You can read the official announcement here.

We are waiting for further details and confirmation of these requirements. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any more information or answer any detailed questions at this stage. We will update our information as soon as we receive more details.

Please note that a negative COVID test continues to be mandatory for entry into France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Other mandatory requirements continue to be in place for all countries including forms. Please check our essential travel information here.

Friday January 8th 2021

The latest test requirements for travellers entering the UK can be seen here – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/08/arrivals-to-uk-will-need-to-show-a-negative-covid-test-before-entry

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Policy

In this Coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy, you’ll find all the essential guidelines employees should follow during the coronavirus outbreak and temporary alterations of existing sick leave and work from home policies.

Policy brief & purpose

This company policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions, We assure you that we will always treat your private health and personal data with high confidentiality and sensitivity.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update you as soon as possible by email.
Scope

This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work in our office(s). We strongly recommend to our remote working personnel to read through this action plan as well, to ensure we collectively and uniformly respond to this challenge.
Policy elements

Here, we outline the required actions employees should take to protect themselves and their co-workers from a potential coronavirus infection.
Sick leave arrangements:

● If you have cold symptoms, such as cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, request sick leave or work from home.
● If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to the office only after you’ve fully recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.
Work from home requests:

● If you are feeling ill, but you are able to work, you can request to work from home.
● If you have recently returned from areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases (based on government announcements), we’ll ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days, and return to the office only if you are fully asymptomatic. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
● If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being infected yourself, request work from home. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
● If you’re a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, request work from home. Follow up with your manager or departmental leader to make arrangements and set expectations.
● If you need to provide care to a family member infected by COVID-19, request work from home. You’ll only be permitted to return to the office 14 calendar days after your family member has fully recovered, provided that you’re asymptomatic or you have a doctor’s note confirming you don’t have the virus. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
Travelling/commuting measures:

● All work trips and events – both domestic and international – will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.
● In-person meetings should be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties (e.g. candidate interviews and partners).
● If you normally commute to the office by public transportation and do not have other alternatives, you can request to work from home as a precaution.
● If you are planning to travel voluntarily to a high-risk country with increased COVID-19 cases, we’ll ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
General hygiene rules:

● Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule). You can also use the sanitizers you’ll find around the office.
● Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.
● Open the windows regularly to ensure open ventilation.
● Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.
● If you find yourself coughing/sneezing on a regular basis, avoid close physical contact with your coworkers and take extra precautionary measures (such as requesting sick leave).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public service vehicle travel

December 24th 2020

The traffic commissioners remind public service vehicle operators of the government restrictions in place for COVID-19 and the rules around essential travel. Businesses should be mindful of local and national restrictions when taking bookings.

Operators found to be facilitating groups who are not adhering to the rules could find themselves in breach of the undertakings on their licence. This includes transporting organised groups to hospitality venues to watch sporting events in breach of the law and guidance.

Read the government’s guidance on safer travel

Read the government’s safer transport guidance for operators

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Covid test requirement for travel to France

Wednesday 23rd December

Travel from the UK to mainland Europe can now resume subject to certain conditions. This means we can operate our services from Wednesday 23 December onwards. From reports you will have heard in the news, a negative PCR COVID test will be required to travel to or via France. We would like to advise you that you will not be allowed to travel if you do not have a negative PCR COVID test result taken less than 72 hours before travel.

Note also that the French authorities are currently only allowing French Residents to enter France from the UK. 

Monday 21st December

Tonight, the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will be unable to access France. This will take effect from 11pm tonight (GMT) and will last for a period of 48 hours. Given this, hauliers must avoid traveling to Kent ports (including Eurotunnel) and other routes to France until this period is over.

Unaccompanied freight will continue to be able to travel to France and inbound freight will still be allowed to come to the UK. The Prime Minister will chair a meeting tomorrow to discuss the steady flow of freight into and out of the UK.

Hauliers seeking alternative paths must ensure they have made the correct arrangements to travel via that route. For further updates, click here.

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Why travel with TravelEuro between the UK and Paris?

Within weeks of its launch, our luxury TravelEuro coach service became a popular way to get to Europe on a tight budget.

What are the secrets of our instant success? Well of course our low prices help! Although, we want to share some other important reasons to travel from England to mainland Europe (or back) with us.

Cost, convenience and consistency

Our service enables travellers to go from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach, for a fraction of the cost that you might expect.

Our customers are delighted with the level of comfort TravelEuro offers (and free Wi-Fi). As well as the convenient times we offer for this low-cost cross-channel travel option. Our luxury coach journeys are available early morning and late evening and we stick strictly to our timetable for intercontinental coach trips. Passengers have found this level of reliability particularly valuable when picking up onward travel arrangements at their destination.

Cross-channel coach launched in the midst of a global pandemic

We launched this reliable twice-daily coach service in the autumn of 2020, despite the fact we were in the second UK COVID-19 lockdown! This made it a very welcome development for anyone who needed to get from London Victoria to Paris Bercy – or from Paris Bercy to London Victoria – for work or an essential visit. Of course, launching a new intercontinental coach option in the midst of a pandemic meant TravelEuro has made safety and hygiene a top priority from day one. Passengers going from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach will find our socially distanced seating reassuring. While behind the scenes, TravelEuro works hard to deep clean all vehicles after each journey. This is just one of the ways we give passengers peace of mind when they need to get from England to Europe, or Europe to England, as cheaply as possible, but with care and comfort assured.

Booking coach travel between England and France

Our travel service is a low-cost luxury travel option with high customer service standards.

When you book a journey from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and/or Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach, you need it to be as easy as possible. For TravelEuro cross-channel coaches, book online now for the best rates and instant confirmation.

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Travelling during the Covid 19 Era

Essential information to enter the UK

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

1) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
2) You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice.
3) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements
for entering the UK.

Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/). If you are traveling from France please check the French Government website, and wear a face mask at all times, keep a safe distance and not shake hands.

Please be advised: Before you travel kindly check each country’s official guidance regarding the COVID-19 epidemic on the government websites.

We sincerely thank you for your understanding.

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