WW1 Battlefield Tours by Rail

Organized Battlefield Tours by Rail

Great Rail Journeys

ABTA No. V2170; AITO; ATOL 3278

Telephone: 01904 - 891 617

Website: www.greatrail.com Battlefield Tours

Great Rail Journeys is offering a range of guided battlefield tours during 2014. The journey by rail starts from London St. Pancras, with rail travel by Eurostar to a city where your hotel accommodation will be located. Tours to the battlefields are conducted on a coach. The Battlefields of Flanders Tour will be escorted by an experienced professional Tour Guide. Tours for 2014 are:

Visit the website for information and photographs for the tour itineraries, requests to tailor-make your tour, for the accommodation, maps and tour departure dates.

Treyn Rail Holidays

ABTA No. V2170; AITO; ATOL 3278

Telephone: 01904 - 734 939

Website: www.railholidays.com Battlefield Tours

To mark the Centenary of the First World War Treyn Rail Holidays is offering a range of 4 - 7 day guided battlefield tours. The rail journey starts from London St. Pancras, with rail travel by Eurostar to a city where the hotel accommodation is based. Tours to the battlefields are conducted on a coach led by an experienced guide. Tours for 2014 include:

Visit the website for lots of information and photographs for the tour itineraries, accommodation, maps and tour departure dates.

Independent Travel to the Battlefields by Rail

If you are planning a trip to travel independently by rail to the battlefield areas of Belgium and France, the following information and websites offer advice and help with searching for destination stations, timetables and train tickets.

The information given here is intended to assist you with your planning. Please be advised that the most up-to-date details of travel and train route availability will be published on the websites we recommend you look at below.

Rail Travel from the United Kingdom to France

For rail travel to France and Belgium from the United Kingdom you can travel by Eurostar:

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Rail travel from UK to Ypres/Ieper in Belgium

Rail Travel from UK to Arras

Rail Travel from UK to Amiens

Rail Travel from UK to Verdun via Paris

Rail Travel from Paris to Amiens, Arras or Ypres/Ieper

For international travellers arriving in France, you have the following options for onward travel to the battlefields.

See the websites for SNCF (French Railways), NMBS/SNBC (Belgian Rail) and Eurostar below:

Eurostar Train Travel

For information, tickets and timetables for travel from King's Cross, London, to Lille Europe Station, Paris and Brussels.

Website: www.eurostar.com

For information about the two railway stations at Lille (Lille Europe for Eurostar and Lille Flandres for local rail travel) see the information here:

Website: uk-voyages-sncf.com Lille stations

SNCF (French Railways)

For information on the official website of sncf, available in a range of languages and easy to follow, on trains & tickets, online booking, destinations, interrail & passes, deals, and hotels see the French railways website:

Website: voyages-sncf.com

Useful Links

Website: www.bonjourlafrance.com (France)

Website: www.bonjourlafrance.com Albert (Somme)

Website: www.gares-en-mouvement.com

NMBS/SNBC (Belgian Rail)

For timetables, online tickets, excursions & leisure, stations, on-board services, customer service see the official Belgian Rail website:

Website: www.belgianrail.be

Useful Link

This website gives helpful reviews and information about train travel to Ypres/Ieper.

Website: www.virtualtourist.com West Flanders Transportation

WW1 Railway Museum (Somme Battlefield)

Le P'tit Train de la Somme

Somme Battlefields Partner

A WW1 narrow gauge railway running between Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre. The railway is twinned with Leighton Buzzard Railway in England.

There is a museum, train rides along the River Somme, a small shop and café.

Address: P'tit train de la Haute Somme - APPEVA, BP 70106, 80001 AMIENS CEDEX 1

Telephone: +33 322 83 11 89

Email: appeva@club-internet.fr

Website: appeva.perso.neuf.fr

Related Topics

Maps for Travel to the WW1 Battlefields

For recommended modern cycling and walking maps on the Western Front battlefields, see our page:

Maps for Travel to the WW1 Battlefields

Visiting the WW1 Western Front Battlefields

Advice and useful information about travelling, accommodation and tourist information for visitors to the Western Front battlefields:

Visiting WW1 Western Front Battlefields

Battlefields of the Western Front

Pages on the battlefields by area including comprehensive listings and locations of military cemeteries, main memorials, battle remains, museums and accommodation:

The Ypres Salient, Flanders, Belgium French Flanders and Artois The Somme, Picardie, France

International Guild of Battlefield Guides

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The International Guild of Battlefield Guides is for guides with a specialism in battlefield history, providing an organization where guides can meet one another, share information and approaches to the subject. Members of the Guild can take part in an accreditation programme to become a “Badged Guide”. Visit:

Website: www.gbg-international.com

Battlefield Tours

Battlefield Tour Companies and Guides (from the United Kingdom)

Battlefield Tour Companies and Guides based in Belgium and France

Cycling Routes & Tours on the WW1 Battlefields

Self-drive Itineraries & Tours of the WW1 Battlefields

Battlefield Tours by Rail

WW1 Battlefield Tour Companies for Students & School Groups

Accommodation

Accommodation on the Western Front Battlefields