There are 10 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

$46 - $170

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Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$33 - $42

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Fly to Nantes  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$41 - $164

Fly to Lyon  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS

$58 - $228

Fly to Toulouse  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Toulouse (TLS) LGW - TLS

$38 - $158

Fly to Nice  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

$48 - $198

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$91 - $262

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700

$45 - $67

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$224 - $251

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$77 - $121

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France is to fly which costs £30 - £130 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via London St. Pancras International and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and France is 330 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £65 - £200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France is to fly which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £35 - £130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £200 and takes 3 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 11 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France.
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  • Distance: 330 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and France?

Vueling Airlines and easyJet fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Paris 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Paris via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Thameslink
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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France is 1 h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 7:43 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 8:43 PM in France.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to France train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord Eurostar station.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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