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There are 12 ways to get from Bristol to Paris 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.

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Train  •  4 h 48 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

$141 - $358

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Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$30 - $42

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Bus, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$101 - $279

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 2 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 16 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

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

$93 - $304

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 52 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 Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h

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

$106 - $396

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 Exeter, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Paris CDG (CDG) EXT - CDG

$128 - $365

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY

$175 - $1,544

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Paris is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Paris is to fly which costs £60 - £210 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Paris Centre - Bercy via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Paris is 285 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £100 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Bristol to Paris, including transfers.

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Bristol to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Paris is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £100 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 12 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £210 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Bristol to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Paris.
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  • Distance: 284.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St. Pancras International in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 12 h 35 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 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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 22 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
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
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 Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Megabus 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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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 Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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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Paris is 1 h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 11:18 PM in Bristol and 12:18 AM in Paris.

Brussels Airlines, easyJet, KLM and BMI Regional offer flights from Bristol Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 5065+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs £9.

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