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There are 9 ways to get from Bournemouth to Paris by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  5h 34m

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

170€ - 463€

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Bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

24€ - 30€

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Train, bus  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

109€ - 245€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Paris

67€ - 103€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Paris

213€ - 241€

Train to Southampton, fly  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG

92€ - 452€

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

111€ - 476€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

104€ - 426€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 2m

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

162€ - 525€

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Paris is to bus which costs £20 - £26 and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Paris is to train which costs £140 - £400 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Paris Nord via Waterloo station, Euston Square station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Paris is 368 km.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs £140 - £400.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Bournemouth to Paris, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd.

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Bournemouth to Paris train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Paris is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs £140 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £26 and takes 13h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Paris.
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  • Distance: 367.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Paris via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Warren Street station, Euston Square station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Paris Bercy via London Victoria Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 13h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
17€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
28€ - 34€
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 110€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 170€
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 130€
Train from Bournemouth to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
90€ - 110€
Anytime Day 1st Class
170€ - 250€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
9€ - 25€
Off-Peak Single
17€ - 24€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
22€ - 35€
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
10€ - 15€
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
19€ - 35€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
26€ - 40€
Standard Car
75€ - 120€

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Bournemouth to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 3:28 PM in Bournemouth and 4:28 PM in Paris.

Bournemouth to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Eastern Airways, Loganair, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 9695+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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