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There are 5 ways to get from León to Paris by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Leon (LEN) to Paris Orly (ORY) LEN - ORY

€184 - €315

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Bus  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Paris N1154

€55 - €130

3 alternative options

Fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Leon (LEN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LEN - CDG

€78 - €202

Train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the train from Leon to Palencia Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Pasajes
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

€145 - €226

Drive  •  11h 4m

  1. Drive from León to Gare Montparnasse 1198.1 km

€130 - €200

León to Paris by train

The train journey time between León and Paris is around 15h 35m and covers a distance of around 1240 km. The fastest train normally takes 14h 31m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe AVE, Euskotren and others, the León to Paris train service departs from Leon and arrives in Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
15h 35m
Fastest train time:
14h 31m
Train distance:
1240 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€145
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:10
Last train departs at:
08:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

León to Paris train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from León to Paris is to bus, which costs €55 - €130 and takes 17h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from León to Paris is to fly which costs €180 - €320 and takes 5h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leon and arriving at Paris. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from León to Paris. However, there are services departing from Leon and arriving at Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 via Palencia, Pasaia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 36m.

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The distance between León and Paris is 928 km. The road distance is 1198.1 km.

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The best way to get from León to Paris without a car is to train which takes 12h 36m and costs €140 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from León to Paris, including transfers.

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León to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leon station.

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León to Paris train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Leon station.

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The best way to get from León to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs €180 - €320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €230 and takes 12h 36m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €130 and takes 17h 5m.

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Map of how to get from León to Paris.
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  • Distance: 927.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between León, Spain and Paris, France?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from León to Paris twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from León to Gare Montparnasse via Palencia, Pasajes, Pasaia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 12h 36m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Leon to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Leon to Paris Orly via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Leon to Paris Orly via Ibiza, Valencia
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Leon to Paris Orly via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Leon to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Leon to Paris CDG via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Leon to Paris CDG via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Palencia
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leon to Paris
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Leon to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
42h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Leon Airport to Paris Orly Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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León to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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León to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between León to Paris is 1198 km. It takes approximately 11h 4m to drive from León to Paris.

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Transavia France, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Leon Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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Book your León to Paris bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 2398+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from León to Leon Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs €27 - €35.

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