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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Canterbury by train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est

$76 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Canterbury Ouibus

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone

$260 - $287

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 44 min

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

$66 - $97

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Canterbury is to bus which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Canterbury is to train which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Canterbury. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord Eurostar and arriving at Canterbury West via Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Paris and Canterbury is 284 km.

The best way to get from Paris to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 65€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Paris to Canterbury, including transfers.

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Paris to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 65€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from Paris to Canterbury 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Canterbury 4 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 8 h.

Train operators
Eurostar
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eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Paris to Canterbury bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Canterbury is 1 h behind Paris. It is currently 8:27 PM in Paris and 7:27 PM in Canterbury.

Paris to Canterbury train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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