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There are 11 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 Intl to Paris Nord

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris

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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 Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Paris

Fly London Heathrow to Paris Charles de Gaulle

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

Fly London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle

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

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £12 - £26 and takes 9h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Paris is to train. Taking this option will cost £100 - £300 and takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Paris. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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 20m and costs £100 - £300.

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The train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Paris is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs £100 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £26 and takes 9h 10m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £240 and takes 4h 7m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost €110 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris every 3 hours. Tickets cost €25 - €31 and the journey takes 9h 10m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €410
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1000
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€230 - €900
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
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
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 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Place du Pantheon
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet
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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€98
Standard Car - Premium
€157
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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 Charles de Gaulle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 1:23 AM in London and 2:23 AM in Paris.

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

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Air France and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle 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, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2321+ 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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