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There are 10 ways to get from Oxford to Paris by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

€140 - €387

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Bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station Tube
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€61 - €67

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 26m

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

€207 - €232

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 47m

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

€77 - €117

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

€88 - €283

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

€111 - €399

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

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

€72 - €385

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG

€100 - €310

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRS - CDG

€84 - €341

Train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAN - CDG

€141 - €503

Oxford to Paris by train and subway

The journey time between Oxford and Paris is around 3h 41m and covers a distance of around 556 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 29m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the Oxford to Paris service departs from Oxford and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 41m
Fastest journey time:
3h 29m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€140
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:32
Last service departs at:
15:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Oxford to Paris train and subway schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Paris is to bus which costs £52 - £58 and takes 11h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Oxford to Paris is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs £120 - £340.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Paris. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Paris Bercy via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Paris. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Paris Nord via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Oxford and Paris is 411 km.

The best way to get from Oxford to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs £120 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Oxford to Paris, including transfers.

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Oxford to Paris bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Oxford to Paris train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Paris is to train which takes 4h 29m and costs £120 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £52 - £58 and takes 11h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Paris.
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  • Distance: 411.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 4h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Paris Bercy via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and London Victoria in around 11h 18m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€28 - €35
Anytime Day 1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€13 - €17
Anytime Day 1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€28 - €35
Anytime Day 1st Class
€45 - €65
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 Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€45 - €55
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €150
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€29 - €35
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€85 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€160 - €240
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
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
Ferry operators

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

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of Oxford. It is currently 7:59 PM in Oxford and 8:59 PM in Paris.

Oxford 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 CDG Airport.

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