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

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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

173€ - 440€

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Bus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St 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 / ...

27€ - 33€

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

136€ - 218€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 46m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Paris

81€ - 123€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 12m

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

224€ - 258€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

164€ - 634€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

116€ - 336€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

108€ - 448€

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

82€ - 550€

Fly from Exeter  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Paris CDG (CDG) EXT - CDG

63€ - 262€

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Paris CDG (CDG) CWL - CDG

99€ - 470€

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Paris is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 15h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Paris is to train and fly which costs £70 - £480 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Paris. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Paris. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Paris Nord via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Exeter and Paris is 470 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs £140 - £380.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Exeter to Paris, including transfers.

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Exeter to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Paris train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Paris is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs £140 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £29 and takes 15h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £230 and takes 7h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Paris.
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  • Distance: 470.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Paris Bercy via London Victoria Coach Station and London - Victoria Coach Station in around 15h 15m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Manchester, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Belfast City, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Guernsey, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Manchester, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
70€ - 90€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
23€ - 29€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
18€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
90€ - 110€
Anytime Day 1st Class
170€ - 250€
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 60€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 170€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
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 Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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 Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
26€ - 40€
Standard Car
75€ - 120€

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 5:53 PM in Exeter and 6:53 PM in Paris.

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

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Air France and KLM offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2413+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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