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There are 9 ways to get from France to Canterbury by train, car train, bus, 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  •  3h 28m

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

$77 - $207

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Bus  •  9h 19m

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

$18 - $25

7 alternative options

Train, Eurotunnel, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Bus Station

$247 - $262

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 39m

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

$258 - $285

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 45m

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

$66 - $97

Fly Paris Orly to London City, train  •  5h 28m

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

$131 - $1,464

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 29m

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

$97 - $309

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$86 - $242

Fly Nantes to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Gatwick (LGW) NTE - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$81 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from France to Canterbury is to bus which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 9h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Canterbury is to train which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Petit Pont and arriving at Canterbury via Paris City Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame and arriving at Canterbury West via Paris Nord Eurostar and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between France and Canterbury is 523 km.

The best way to get from France to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs 65€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from France to Canterbury, including transfers.

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France to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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France to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from France to Canterbury is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs 65€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 9h 19m.

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Map of how to get from France to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 327 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between France and Canterbury, England?

Eurostar operates a train from Paris to Canterbury 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 1h 54m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Canterbury 4 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Nantes to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55m
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
Thameslink
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Canterbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

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

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France to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Canterbury is 1h behind France. It is currently 2:26 AM in France and 1:26 AM in Canterbury.

France to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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

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There are 744+ hotels available in Canterbury. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40m and costs 10€.

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