Please sign in to post.

Dover to Paris Flight

My Parents and I will be coming off a British Isles Cruise and as there is no Eurostar at Ebbotsford and you need a car to get on the ferry I found a flight for $ 111 on Vueling from Gatwick to Orly as we will be spending time in Paris. The price includes checked luggage and hand luggage. As Gatwick is equi distance to St.Pancras and we are 3 we decided to take a private transfer to Gatwick.

I booed our flight for 1:00 PM as Carnival suggests booking around this time. We are arriving on a Sunday so the traffic should not be too bad.

Do you think this is a good option? Thanks

Posted by
3198 posts

Do you think this is a good option?

No, taking the train to London and then catch the Eurostar seems like a much better option in my mind. It will most likely be the fastest and cheapest option.

And no, Gatwick is not the same distance as St Pancras when you consider travel time.

Posted by
3815 posts

Now that everything is booked, I guess you might as well stick with the flight. Vueling flights are not refundable anyway; the best they offer is flight credit as far as I know. Make sure you purchase the luggage allowance that you need in advance, as the base fare does not include any sort of luggage beyond a tiny personal item (barely the size of a laptop bag), and paying for luggage is much more expensive at the airport.

Posted by
105 posts

Thanks. We booked the Optima Fare for $330 for 3.

Posted by
3198 posts

Even if the tickets aren't refundable, can you get your money back if you cancel the car to Gatwick? If so you need to compare the price of the train to what you would get back from the car (and any money saved from not having to travel from Orly to Paris), and the fact that a voucher with Vueling can be useful.

You don't mention when you plan to travel, but a ticket from Dover to London bought in advance costs £7 and a Eurostar ticket can be found for around €70. It would also save you about an hour of travel time.