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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Dover by train, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

£135 - £362

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Train, car ferry  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Ter / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

£48 - £85

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Train, car ferry via Paris-Est  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Est to Calais-Ville Zz_2Y
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

£89 - £151

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 25m

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

£159 - £172

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 54m

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

£92 - £170

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

£83 - £339

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

£78 - £277

Fly to London City, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London City (LCY) CDG - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

£121 - £452

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Dover is to train and car ferry which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 6h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Dover is to drive and Eurotunnel which takes 3h 25m and costs 180€ - 200€.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Dover. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Dover Priory via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between Paris and Dover is 164 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Dover without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs 150€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Paris to Dover, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Dover is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 2:52 PM in Paris and 1:52 PM in Dover.

Paris to Dover train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dover Priory station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Dover.
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  • Distance: 164.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Dover via London St Pancras Eurostar and St Pancras International in around 4h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £370
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £140
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £450
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£30 - £45
Rail 1st Class
£40 - £60
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£45 - £55
1st Class
£45 - £60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Est to Calais-Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Ferry operators

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

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There are 211+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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