There are 8 ways to get from Canterbury to Paris by train, bus, night 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  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

108€ - 370€

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Paris, Gallieni 450

24€ - 35€

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Night bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Dover, Dover to Paris, Paris N700 / ...

25€ - 31€

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3h 36m

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

179€ - 201€

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 47m

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

60€ - 89€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 40m

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

104€ - 305€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 45m

  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

99€ - 311€

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 58m

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

101€ - 368€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to night bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 7h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to train which costs £95 - £340 and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canterbury and arriving at Paris, Gallieni. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Paris. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Paris Nord via Ashford International Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Canterbury and Paris is 284 km.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £95 - £340.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Canterbury to Paris, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford International Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £95 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Paris.
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  • Distance: 284.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Ashford International Eurostar to Paris Nord 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 350€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Canterbury to Paris, Gallieni twice daily. Tickets cost 24€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
140€ - 190€
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
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 25€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Canterbury to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Dover, Dover to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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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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Canterbury to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Paris, Gallieni station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 8:14 PM in Canterbury and 9:14 PM in Paris.

Canterbury to Paris 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 6627+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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