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There are 11 ways to get from Leicester to Paris by train, bus, car, car train, 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 59 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$122 - $305

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Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700

$41 - $65

9 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 8 min

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

$244 - $280

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 29 min

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

$99 - $153

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

$96 - $325

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG

$85 - $228

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY

$150 - $1,488

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 54 min

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

$137 - $361

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 11 min

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

$103 - $257

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG

$109 - $295

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

$168 - $395

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Paris is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Paris is to train which costs £90 - £240 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Paris, Paris via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Paris. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Paris Nord Eurostar via London St. Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Paris is 304 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £90 - £240.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Leicester to Paris, including transfers.

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Leicester to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Paris train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Paris is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs £90 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Paris.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Paris via London St Pancras International and London St. Pancras International in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $5,000
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Eurostar
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thameslink
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Paris is 1 h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 12:40 AM in Leicester and 1:40 AM in Paris.

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

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, Flybe and KLM offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 5186+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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