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There are 13 ways to get from Folkestone to Paris by train, bus and ferry, bus, car train, car, car ferry or plane

Select a route below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via London St Pancras International Station  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International Station to Gare du Nord Eurostar

$117 - $311

Cheapest option

Busferry, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the busferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$59 - $89

11 alternative options

Train TGV  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv

$111 - $140

Train via Amiens  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Amiens
  3. Take the train from Amiens to Paris Nord Ic

$84 - $122

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3 h 19 min

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

$239 - $263

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 24 min

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

$63 - $103

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 54 min

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

$145 - $1,476

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 30 min

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

$123 - $348

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central 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

$88 - $245

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG

$101 - $259

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central 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 - $394

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG

$122 - $383

Train, train to Southend, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Paris CDG (CDG) SEN - CDG

$90 - $279

Map of how to get from Folkestone to Paris.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Paris via London St Pancras International Station in around 4 hours 31 minutes.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Avg. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Avg. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras International Station to Gare du Nord
Avg. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Avg. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $45
Premier
$50 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Avg. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
French Railways (SNCF)
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Amiens
Avg. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Amiens to Paris Nord
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$25 - $40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Avg. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$184
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Avg. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $30
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Centre - Bercy
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

How far is it from Folkestone to Paris?

The distance between Folkestone and Paris is 262 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Paris?

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Paris is to busferry and bus which costs £55 and takes 8 hours 59 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Folkestone to Paris?

The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Paris is to Eurotunnel and drive which takes 3 hours 19 minutes and costs £180.

Is there a direct train between Folkestone and Paris?

No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Paris. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Gare du Nord via London St Pancras International Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 hours 31 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Folkestone and Paris?

No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Paris. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central Railway Station and arriving at Paris Centre - Bercy via Folkestone/Dover and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 hours 59 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Folkestone to Paris?

It takes approximately 4 hours 31 minutes to get from Folkestone to Paris, including transfers.