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There are 12 ways to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry, plane or subway

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

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Buckingham Palace to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to The Louvre

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Buckingham Palace to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to The Louvre

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Fly London City to Paris CDG

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Subway, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the subway from Green Park station to West Hampstead station
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY)

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG

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

Buckingham Palace to The Louvre by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Buckingham Palace and The Louvre is around 2h 37m and covers a distance of around 460 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 35m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Paris RER and others. Typically 64 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 28m
Layover time:
9 min
Total time:
2h 37m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 35m
Journey distance:
460 km
Services per week:
64
Cheapest price:
€114
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:48
Last service departs at:
19:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buckingham Palace to The Louvre walk, subway and train schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Health declaration required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Monaco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, Suriname and Turkey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre is to bus, which costs £12 - £26 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre is to train which costs £95 - £310 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buckingham Palace station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Pont des Arts - Quai de Conti via Gare de Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Buckingham Palace station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Victoria station and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 57m.

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The distance between Buckingham Palace and The Louvre is 342 km.

The best way to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs £95 - £310.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Buckingham Palace to The Louvre bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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Buckingham Palace to The Louvre train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs £95 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £26 and takes 9h 41m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £170 and takes 5h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Buckingham Palace to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 342.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Buckingham Palace, England and The Louvre, France?

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord twice daily. Tickets cost €110 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 22m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine twice daily. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €4300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €900
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €280
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€156
Website
Eurotunnel
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Green Park station to West Hampstead station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €18
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Buckingham Palace to The Louvre bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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The Louvre is 1h ahead of Buckingham Palace. It is currently 12:01 PM in Buckingham Palace and 1:01 PM in The Louvre.

Buckingham Palace to The Louvre train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Air France and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2406+ hotels available in The Louvre. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Buckingham Palace and The Louvre. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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