There are 6 ways to get from Paris to English Channel by train, bus, plane or ferry

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, bus, travel  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Caen Ic
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Flers
  3. Travel from Flers to English Channel

5 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris West - La Défense to Caen 772 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Flers
  3. Travel from Flers to English Channel

Fly Paris CDG to Southampton, Catamaran, travel  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Southampton (SOU) CDG - SOU
  2. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  3. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW) CDG - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Fly Paris Orly to London City, train, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London City (LCY) ORY - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow, train, Catamaran, travel  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR
  2. Take the train from Woking to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

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The distance between Paris and English Channel is 278 km.

The best way to get from Paris to English Channel without a car is to train and bus and travel which takes 5 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Paris to English Channel, including transfers.

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

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Air France and Flybe offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Southampton Airport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 10€.

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Map of how to get from Paris to English Channel.
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  • Distance: 173.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and English Channel?

There is no direct connection from Paris to English Channel. However, you can take the train to Caen, take the bus to Flers, then take the travel to English Channel. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Caen, take the bus to Flers, then take the travel to English Channel.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Southampton via Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 St Lazare to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
South Western Railway
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 Caen to Flers
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris West - La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris La Défense to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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