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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Downton by train, taxi, bus, car, car ferry, car train, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bedwyn
  3. Take a taxi from Bedwyn to Downton

£197 - £425

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ringwood National Express

£23 - £30

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Train, bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ringwood National Express

£111 - £313

Drive, car ferry  •  8h

  1. Drive from Paris to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to Downton

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 46m

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

£180 - £204

Fly Paris CDG to Bristol, train  •  6h 45m

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

£66 - £311

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Salisbury

£79 - £295

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 12m

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

£90 - £297

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Luton (LTN) CDG - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury

£101 - £315

Train to Paris Le Bourget Apt, fly to London City, subway, train, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
  2. Fly from Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) to London City (LCY) LBG - LCY
  3. Take the subway from Canning Town station to Waterloo station
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury
  5. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Downton, The Bull

£95 - £644

Fly Paris CDG to Birmingham, train  •  8h 52m

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

£130 - £429

Paris to Downton by train, subway, walk and bus

The journey time between Paris and Downton is around 10h and covers a distance of around 395 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 42m. Operated by Eurostar, London Underground (Tube), National Express and others, the Paris to Downton service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Downton, The Bull. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h
Fastest journey time:
7h 42m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
£111
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:11
Last service departs at:
17:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Downton train, subway, walk and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Downton is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Downton is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Downton is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Downton is to bus which costs €26 - €35 and takes 13h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Downton is to train and taxi which costs €230 - €500 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Downton. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Downton, The Bull via London Victoria Coach Station and Ringwood, Meeting House Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 33m.

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The distance between Paris and Downton is 236 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Downton without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5h 33m and costs €230 - €500.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Paris to Downton, including transfers.

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Paris to Downton bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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Paris to Downton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ringwood station.

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Downton is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 9:57 AM in Paris and 8:57 AM in Downton.

Map of how to get from Paris to Downton.
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  • Distance: 236.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Downton, Wiltshire, England?

You can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Downton via London - Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Ringwood, Meeting House Lane in around 13h 33m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £85
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £300
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £550
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bedwyn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£25 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Clapham Junction to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £70
Train from London Waterloo to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £75
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£60 - £75
Train from Basingstoke to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £32
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Transilien
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ringwood
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Downton, The Bull
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
More Bus
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Downton, The Bull
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Salisbury Reds
Damory Coaches
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
dfds.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bedwyn to Downton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
HungerfordTaxis.com
Phone
+44 1488 493 293
Hungerford Cars
Phone
+44 1488 685 467
1St Choice Taxis Hungerford
Phone
+44 1488 658 499
Paddy's Taxis
Phone
+44 1672 511 884
Marlborough Taxis
Phone
+44 1672 512 786
Website
marlboroughtaxi.co.uk
Browns Taxis
Phone
+44 7847 097 189

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easyJet offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Downton. 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 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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