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There are 10 ways to get from La Défense Station to London by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£103 - £305

Cheapest option

Bus via Quai De La Gare  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£17 - £23

8 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria

£42 - £44

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from La Défense Station to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£168 - £184

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from La Défense Station to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£104 - £189

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£46 - £283

Train to Paris CDG, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from La Defense to Chatelet Les Halles
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR

£46 - £245

Fly Paris CDG to London City  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London City (LCY) CDG - LCY

£93 - £395

Train, train to Paris Le Bourget Apt, fly to London City  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from La Defense to Chatelet Les Halles
  2. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
  3. Fly from Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) to London City (LCY) LBG - LCY

£3,206 - £7,511

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  5h 51m

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

£97 - £390

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from La Défense Station to London is to bus via Quai De La Gare which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 11h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from La Défense Station to London is to train which costs 120€ - 360€ and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Défense Station to London. However, there are services departing from La Defense and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Chatelet Les Halles and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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It is approximately 210 miles to get from La Défense Station to London.

The best way to get from La Défense Station to London without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 120€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from La Défense Station to London, including transfers.

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La Défense Station to London train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from La Défense Station to London is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 120€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 49€ - 52€ and takes 10h 33m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 470€ and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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London is 1h behind La Défense Station. It is currently 1:54 PM in La Défense Station and 12:54 PM in London.

Map of how to get from La Défense Station to London.
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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between La Défense Station, France and London, England?

Eurostar operates a train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar twice daily. Tickets cost £100 - £300 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, Traveleuro Tours & Travels operates a bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria twice daily. Tickets cost £39 and the journey takes 9h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £370
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£3,200 - £7,500
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from La Defense to Chatelet Les Halles
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
RATP Paris
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Transilien
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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La Défense Station to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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