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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to English Channel by train, ferry, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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, Catamaran, travel  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to London Waterloo East
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
  4. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  5. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

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Train, car ferry, travel  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare to Gare de Le Havre
  2. Take the car ferry from Le Havre to Portsmouth
  3. Travel from Portsmouth to English Channel

Bus, Catamaran, travel  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to PORTSMOUTH, The Hard 030 / ...
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Bus, train, Catamaran, travel  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
  3. Travel from Portsmouth to English Channel

Fly Paris CDG to Southampton, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 3 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 Orly to London City, train, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 5 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 Gatwick, train, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 33 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 CDG to London Heathrow, train, Catamaran, travel  •  8 h 59 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

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train, Catamaran, travel  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Luton (LTN) CDG - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
  4. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  5. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Fly Paris CDG to Bristol, train, Catamaran, travel  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bristol (BRS) CDG - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour
  3. Take the Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
  4. Travel from Ryde Pier Head to English Channel

Questions & Answers

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 Catamaran and travel which takes 7 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 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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Flybe offers 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 38 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: 7 h 55 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 Ashford(Kent) Int., take the walk to Ashford International, take the train to London Waterloo East, take the walk to London Waterloo, take the train to Portsmouth Harbour, take the walk to Portsmouth, take the Catamaran to Ryde Pier Head, then take the travel to English Channel. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gare de Le Havre, take the walk to Le Havre Gare, take the line 5 bus to Le Havre Palais de Justice, take the walk to Le Havre, take the car ferry to Portsmouth, then take the travel to English Channel.

Airlines
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 London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Woking to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Paris-St-Lazare to Gare de Le Havre
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
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 London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Le Havre to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $45
Car
$70 - $100
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Le Havre to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$34
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$22
2-bed inside cabin
$60 - $90
Condor Ferries

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