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a VirtualTourist member from Whitstable

Boulogne-sur-Mer

arriving from calais

My daughter and I are arriving by boat to calais then hopefully getting a train to boulogne. This doesnt appear to be as easy as I first thought. Does anyone know how frequent the trains are ? Also we shall be there whilst the fish festival is on. Does anyone know much about this ?

Thank you

Sylvia



7 Answers


answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

You can look at www.sncf.com

Or you can look at:

bahn.de/p/view/international...

which is excellent for all European trains, but only gives fares for journeys starting in Germany.

There are trains from Calais Ville to Boulogne Ville roughly every hour/couple of hours, taking from around 40 minutes to 1 hour+.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

The FĂȘte du Poisson (Seafood festival) is from 25 July-4 August.
So I took the Monday morning 28 July for a train search at www.voyages-sncf.com

You don't need to worry, there are numerous trains per hour. Every 10-20 minutes or so. The trip takes between 23 minutes to 1 hour and the cost is between 6 euro and 7.30 euro ONE-WAY.

On a Saturday morning less frequent, but still one or two per hour.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Bushey

This site is pretty useful source of info for Calais and the area:

day-tripper.net/channelportc...

Boulogne Fish festival dates are 25 - 27 JULY & 1 - 4 AUGUST




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

Ah, that's interesting. What is correct?

Boulogne-sur-mer's Tourist Information Office website states:
From Friday 07/25/2008 to Monday 08/04/2008

tourisme-boulognesurmer.com/...




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

The Northern France tourist info says it's 1/8 to 4/8:

northernfrance-tourism.com/e...

And this site says from 25/7 to 4/8:

channelchallenge.org.uk/Even...

Do they have it in two main sections, perhaps, with lots of fishy business in between? :-)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

hahaha! Sounds fishy to me!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Whitstable

Thanks all for your help. shall have to sort fish festival when we get there I think. Have only just found out that Speed Feries are now taking foot passengers to Boulogne, so that may solve all our problems.





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