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

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Recommended option

Train  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

186€ - 629€

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Chester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

31€ - 40€

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

127€ - 315€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 43m

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

230€ - 266€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 38m

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

154€ - 271€

Train to Manchester, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG

83€ - 306€

Fly Liverpool to Paris CDG  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Paris CDG (CDG) LPL - CDG

101€ - 209€

Train to Manchester, fly to Paris Orly  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAN - ORY

124€ - 219€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 37m

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

105€ - 465€

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Chester to New Pudsey
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Paris CDG (CDG) LBA - CDG

142€ - 574€

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Paris is to night bus and bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Paris is to train and fly which costs £70 - £270 and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Paris. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Paris. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Paris Nord via Crewe, Euston Square station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Chester and Paris is 605 km.

The best way to get from Chester to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 39m and costs £160 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Chester to Paris, including transfers.

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

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Chester to Paris train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Crewe station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Paris is to train which takes 5h 39m and costs £160 - £550. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £85 - £180 and takes 7h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Paris.
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  • Distance: 605.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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

You can take a train from Chester to Paris via Crewe, London Euston, Euston Square station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h 39m. Alternatively, easyJet, Blue Air and four other airlines fly from Chester to Paris 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Jersey, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 280€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Paris CDG via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 430€
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Crewe to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
65€ - 90€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
180€ - 240€
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 110€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
200€ - 270€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 95€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
70€ - 95€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
11€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
65€ - 80€
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
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
tfw.wales
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
Night bus from Chester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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 Manchester Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Chester to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Chester. It is currently 3:10 PM in Chester and 4:10 PM in Paris.

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

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easyJet, KLM and Air France offer flights from Manchester 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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