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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Kensington by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry, plane or subway

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Train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£102 - £300

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Bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria

£41

7 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 39m

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

£168 - £185

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 34m

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

£104 - £188

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) CDG - LHR

£49 - £222

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 29m

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

£43 - £323

Fly Paris CDG to London City  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London City (LCY) CDG - LCY

£93 - £465

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train  •  5h 20m

  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 West Hampstead to Kensington (Olympia)

£70 - £238

Train to Paris Le Bourget Apt, fly to London City, subway  •  5h 20m

  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 Bank station to Lancaster Gate station

£416 - £2,212

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Kensington 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 most affordable way to get from Paris to Kensington is to bus, which costs 48€ and takes 10h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Kensington is to train which costs 110€ - 350€ and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Kensington. However, there are services departing from Paris Bercy and arriving at Kensington, The Design Museum via Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Kensington station. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Earl's Court station via King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Paris and Kensington is 216 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Kensington without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs 110€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Paris to Kensington, including transfers.

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Paris to Kensington bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from Paris Bercy station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Kensington is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs 110€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 48€ and takes 10h 4m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Kensington.
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  • Distance: 215.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar twice daily. Tickets cost £100 - £300 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, Traveleuro Tours & Travels operates a bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria twice daily. Tickets cost £39 and the journey takes 9h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £270
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £310
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£410 - £2,200
Train operators
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
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
London Overground
Train from West Hampstead to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from West Hampstead to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£2 - £13
Off-Peak Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£5 - £8
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Bank station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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

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Paris to Kensington bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at London Victoria station.

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Kensington is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 10:08 PM in Paris and 9:08 PM in Kensington.

Paris to Kensington train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 3931+ hotels available in Kensington. 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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