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There are 8 ways to get from Folkestone to Paris 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  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$75 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$13 - $19

6 alternative options

Eurotunnel, drive  •  3 h 9 min

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

$206 - $226

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 39 min

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

$61 - $98

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  6 h 36 min

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

$149 - $1,485

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

$78 - $228

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 20 min

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

$140 - $366

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 45 min

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

$116 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Paris is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Paris is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £150 - £180 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Paris. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Radnor Park and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy via Canterbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Paris. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Paris Nord Eurostar via Ashford(Kent) Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Paris is 163 miles.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Folkestone to Paris, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Canterbury station.

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Folkestone to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Paris is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Paris.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from Folkestone to Paris 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Folkestone to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Canterbury to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Folkestone to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris is 1 h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 6:23 AM in Folkestone and 7:23 AM in Paris.

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

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British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 5108+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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