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There are 9 ways to get from Big Ben to The Louvre by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

€114 - €356

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

€29 - €55

7 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€49 - €52

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 39m

  1. Drive from Big Ben to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to The Louvre

€195 - €215

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from Big Ben to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to The Louvre

€65 - €100

Subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

€63 - €228

Fly from London City  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris CDG (CDG) LCY - CDG

€109 - €449

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

€47 - €268

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

€112 - €412

Big Ben to The Louvre by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Big Ben and The Louvre is around 8h 18m and covers a distance of around 463 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 44m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Paris RER and others. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 18m
Fastest journey time:
4h 44m
Journey distance:
463 km
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€115
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:21
Last service departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Big Ben to The Louvre walk, subway and train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Big Ben to The Louvre is to rideshare which costs £25 - £45 and takes 6h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Big Ben to The Louvre is to train. Taking this option will cost £95 - £310 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Big Ben station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Westminster station and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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The distance between Big Ben and The Louvre is 342 km.

The best way to get from Big Ben to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs £95 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Big Ben to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Big Ben to The Louvre train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to The Louvre is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs £95 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £42 - £45 and takes 10h 9m, you could also fly, which costs £90 - £390 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Big Ben to The Louvre train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Map of how to get from Big Ben to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 341.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Big Ben, England and The Louvre, France?

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord twice daily. Tickets cost €110 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 22m. Alternatively, Traveleuro Tours & Travels operates a bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy twice daily. Tickets cost €46 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €1300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €1300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €280
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Westminster station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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