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There are 11 ways to get from Leicester to The Louvre by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4h 48m

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

162€ - 432€

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Bus via Leicester City Centre  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station Uk005
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

28€ - 36€

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Bus  •  12h 57m

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

55€ - 59€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 5m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to The Louvre

214€ - 243€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 3m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to The Louvre

138€ - 247€

Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Paris CDG (CDG) LBA - CDG

104€ - 337€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 33m

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

103€ - 478€

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 56m

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

96€ - 410€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 1m

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

113€ - 331€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 25m

  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

102€ - 338€

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 47m

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

113€ - 472€

Leicester to The Louvre by train and walk

The journey time between Leicester and The Louvre is around 3h 52m and covers a distance of around 613 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 41m. Services are operated by East Midlands Railways, Thameslink, Eurostar and others. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 52m
Fastest journey time:
3h 41m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
166€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:43
Last service departs at:
15:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leicester to The Louvre train and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to The Louvre is to bus via Leicester City Centre which costs £23 - £35 and takes 14h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to The Louvre is to drive and fly which costs £85 - £290 and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via London Victoria and Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Leicester and The Louvre is 486 km.

The best way to get from Leicester to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs £130 - £380.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Leicester to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Leicester to The Louvre bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to The Louvre train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to The Louvre is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs £130 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £47 - £51 and takes 12h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 485.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Leicester, England and The Louvre, France?

You can take a train from Leicester to The Louvre via London St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 4h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to The Louvre via London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria, Gare De Bercy, and Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti in around 12h 57m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 500€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 300€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
25€ - 50€
Off-Peak Single
45€ - 70€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
55€ - 80€
Train from Leicester to Kettering
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
7€ - 22€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
17€ - 26€
Train from Kettering to Luton
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 27€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 28€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
25€ - 40€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
50€ - 65€
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Kettering to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 140€
Train from Leicester to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 110€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
25€ - 31€
Anytime Day 1st Class
75€ - 110€
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 30€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
7€ - 10€
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
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
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leicester City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.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 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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The quickest flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Leicester to The Louvre bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at Paris Bercy station.

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The Louvre is 1h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 6:28 PM in Leicester and 7:28 PM in The Louvre.

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

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Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, KLM and Air France offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2414+ hotels available in The Louvre. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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