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There are 10 ways to get from Harwich to Paris by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry, subway or plane

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Train  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

146€ - 407€

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Drive, bus  •  14h 54m

  1. Drive from Harwich to Birchington-on-Sea
  2. Take the bus from Birchington-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

45€ - 61€

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Train, bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

82€ - 104€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 13m

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

205€ - 229€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 8m

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

128€ - 234€

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  4. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

86€ - 337€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 27m

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

85€ - 378€

Train to London City, fly  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris CDG (CDG) LCY - CDG

133€ - 504€

Train to Norwich, fly  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Paris CDG (CDG) NWI - CDG

136€ - 316€

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 39m

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

151€ - 496€

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The cost-effective way to get from Harwich to Paris is to drive and bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 14h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Paris is to train which costs £120 - £350 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Paris. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Paris Nord via Manningtree, Liverpool Street station and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Harwich and Paris is 351 km.

The best way to get from Harwich to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs £120 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Harwich to Paris, including transfers.

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

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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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Paris is 1h ahead of Harwich. It is currently 3:11 PM in Harwich and 4:11 PM in Paris.

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

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Paris.
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  • Distance: 351.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

You can take a train from Harwich to Paris via Manningtree, London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h 12m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Norwich to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Norwich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
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
14 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
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
14€ - 18€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 13€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
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 Birchington-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 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
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 Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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