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There are 8 ways to get from Canterbury to France by train, bus, car train, car, car ferry 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  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$77 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$17 - $22

6 alternative options

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3 h 39 min

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

$254 - $283

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Paris

$63 - $101

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY

$133 - $1,463

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

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

$125 - $344

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

$91 - $240

Train to London City, fly to Luxembourg, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Luxembourg (LUX) LCY - LUX
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to St Avold

$105 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to France is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to France is to train which costs £55 - £160 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to France. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to France. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and France is 327 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to France without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Canterbury to France, including transfers.

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Canterbury to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to France train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to France is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to France.
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  • Distance: 327 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Canterbury, England and France?

Eurostar operates a train from Canterbury to Paris 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Canterbury to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Luxembourg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
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 Canterbury to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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France is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 5:48 PM in Canterbury and 6:48 PM in France.

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

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British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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