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There are 11 ways to get from Colchester to Paris by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry, subway or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY)

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Fly London Stansted to Paris CDG

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Colchester to Paris by train and subway

The journey time between Colchester and Paris is around 4h 14m and covers a distance of around 536 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. Operated by Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the Colchester to Paris service departs from Colchester and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 75 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

75 Weekly Services
4h 14m Average Duration
€138 Cheapest Price
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 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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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris 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, returning to United Kingdom from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Paris is to bus which costs £18 - £40 and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Paris is to train which costs £110 - £340 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Paris. However, there are services departing from Colchester East Hill/High Street and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Paris. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Paris Nord via Liverpool Street station and London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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It is approximately 352 km to get from Colchester to Paris.

The best way to get from Colchester to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £110 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Colchester to Paris, including transfers.

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Colchester to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester East Hill/High Street station.

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Colchester to Paris train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Paris is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £110 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £40 and takes 13h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £190 and takes 7h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Paris.
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  • Distance: 352.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Magenta via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Intl in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Paris Bercy via London Victoria Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €440
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €18
Train from Farringdon to Luton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€17 - €21
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
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 Colchester East Hill/High Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
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.
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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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of Colchester. It is currently 12:11 AM in Colchester and 1:11 AM in Paris.

Colchester 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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