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There are 9 ways to get from Canterbury to The Louvre 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

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Paris

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Bus via London

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

Eurotunnel, drive

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

Car ferry, drive

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

Train to London Heathrow, fly

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

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly

  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)

Train, train to London Luton, fly

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

Train, train to Birmingham, fly

  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)

Canterbury to The Louvre by train and walk

The journey time between Canterbury and The Louvre is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 567 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 27m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Eurostar, Paris RER and others, the Canterbury to The Louvre service departs from Canterbury West and arrives in The Louvre. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 14m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
3h 51m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 27m
Journey distance:
567 km
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
€149
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:18
Last service departs at:
17:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canterbury to The Louvre train and walk schedules

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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 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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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
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in France

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

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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: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to The Louvre is to bus which costs £21 - £30 and takes 8h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Canterbury to The Louvre is to Eurotunnel and drive which takes 3h 42m and costs £150 - £180.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via Dover and Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Canterbury and The Louvre is 283 km.

The best way to get from Canterbury to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £120 - £360.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Canterbury to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Canterbury to The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dover station.

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Canterbury to The Louvre train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to The Louvre is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £120 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £30 and takes 8h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to The Louvre.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 283.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to The Louvre via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dover to Paris once a week. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 5h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
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
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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
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 Dover to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
National Express
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
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 The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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The Louvre is 1h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 4:15 PM in Canterbury and 5:15 PM in The Louvre.

Canterbury 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 2402+ hotels available in The Louvre. Prices start at €87 per night.

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