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There are 10 ways to get from London to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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

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

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Bus via Aéroport CDG 1

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport

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Bus

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Paris

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly from London Heathrow

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train to London Gatwick, fly

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

Fly from London City

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

Train to Birmingham, fly

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG)
United Kingdom → France
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International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus via Aéroport CDG 1 which costs £16 - £21 and takes 8h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Paris is to train. Taking this option will cost £95 - £290 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London - Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between London and Paris is 344 km.

The best way to get from London to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £95 - £290.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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London to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Paris is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £95 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £210 and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord 5 times a day. Tickets cost €110 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 3 times a day. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €750
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€157
Website
Eurotunnel
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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London to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:33 PM in London and 4:33 PM in Paris.

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

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your London to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 2502+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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