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There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Paris by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  5h 15m

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

162€ - 413€

Cheapest option

Bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station 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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Bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station Uk041 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

58€ - 65€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 3m

  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

78€ - 119€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 15m

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

216€ - 245€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 47m

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

131€ - 554€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 58m

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

100€ - 339€

Fly from Bristol  •  4h 17m

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

90€ - 229€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

102€ - 389€

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  8h 8m

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

141€ - 593€

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Bristol to Paris is to bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, which costs £20 - £26 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Paris is to fly which costs £75 - £200 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bristol City Centre and arriving at Paris Bercy via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Paris Nord via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Bristol and Paris is 456 km.

The best way to get from Bristol to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs £130 - £360.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Bristol to Paris, including transfers.

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Bristol to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bristol City Centre station.

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Bristol to Paris train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Paris is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs £130 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £60 and takes 12h 7m, you could also fly, which costs £75 - £200 and takes 4h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Paris.
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  • Distance: 455.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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 Eurostar in around 5h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Paris Bercy via London Victoria Coach Station and London Victoria in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
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 Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 120€
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 180€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
40€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
100€ - 140€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 26€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
6€ - 9€
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 26€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Bristol to Paris bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at Paris Bercy station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 9:19 AM in Bristol and 10:19 AM in Paris.

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

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Air France offers flights from Birmingham 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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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs £9.

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