There are 11 ways to get from Brighton to France by train, bus, car ferry, car, car train 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  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$101 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700

$42 - $65

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$49 - $73

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe LD Lines
  2. Drive from Dieppe to Paris

$43 - $123

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$228 - $257

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

$57 - $204

Fly London Gatwick to Nantes  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$52 - $204

Fly London Gatwick to Lyon  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS

$69 - $263

Fly London Gatwick to Toulouse  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Toulouse (TLS) LGW - TLS

$52 - $194

Fly London Gatwick to Nice  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

$59 - $236

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

$120 - $341

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to France is to train and bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to France is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to France. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to France. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via London St. Pancras International and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Brighton and France is 308 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to France without a car is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs £75 - £210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Brighton to France, including transfers.

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Brighton to France bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to France.
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  • Distance: 308 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Brighton, England and France?

You can take a train from Brighton to Paris via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Paris via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris, Paris, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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 Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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