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

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Train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

148€ - 415€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury 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 / ...

23€ - 28€

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Train, bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

86€ - 114€

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3h 33m

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

186€ - 202€

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 18m

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

108€ - 205€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 35m

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

90€ - 347€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 59m

  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

94€ - 384€

Train to London City, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 18m

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

136€ - 516€

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  8h 14m

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

102€ - 349€

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

153€ - 504€

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £160 - £180 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Paris. However, there are services departing from Canterbury and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 25m.

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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 London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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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 4h 18m and costs £120 - £360.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Canterbury to Paris, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Canterbury station.

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Canterbury to Paris train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Paris is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs £120 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 12h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Paris.
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  • Distance: 284.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Paris via St Pancras International and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 4h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Paris Bercy via London Victoria Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly via San Sebastian, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
35€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Canterbury West to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
35€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
35€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 65€
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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
Bus operators
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 Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
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 Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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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 Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 3:14 PM in Canterbury and 4:14 PM in Paris.

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

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow 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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