There are 13 ways to get from Bristol to France by train, bus, car, car ferry, 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 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$144 - $363

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy Ouibus

$33 - $45

11 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700 / ...

$45 - $69

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 3 min

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

$77 - $173

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 19 min

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

$246 - $284

Fly Bristol to Paris CDG  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

$84 - $264

Fly Bristol to Toulouse  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS

$54 - $214

Fly Bristol to Nice  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Nice (NCE) BRS - NCE

$106 - $356

Train to Cardiff, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Paris CDG (CDG) CWL - CDG

$99 - $310

Fly Bristol to Nantes  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Nantes (NTE) BRS - NTE

$104 - $314

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

$112 - $348

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

$152 - $406

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG

$105 - $396

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to France is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to France is to fly which costs £75 - £250 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Bristol and France is 394 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Bristol to France, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to France. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Bristol, England and France?

You can take a train from Bristol to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Paris via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris City Center - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Bristol to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
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 Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
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
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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