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

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Train  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Purley to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil

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Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar / ...

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Night bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris N700

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 27m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 14m

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

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

Fly London Gatwick to Paris Orly, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY) LGW - ORY
  2. Take the train from Antony to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Victoria
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Purley to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG

Fly London City to Paris CDG  •  6h 26m

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

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

Purley to Paris by train

75 Weekly Trains
3h 53m Average Duration
€120 Cheapest Price
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Paris is to bus which costs £18 - £45 and takes 11h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Purley to Paris is to train. Taking this option will cost £100 - £310 and takes 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Purley to Paris. However, there are services departing from Purley and arriving at Paris Nord via London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Purley and Paris is 327 km.

The best way to get from Purley to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs £100 - £310.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Purley to Paris, including transfers.

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Purley to Paris train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Purley station.

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The best way to get from Purley to Paris is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs £100 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £45 and takes 11h 5m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £190 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Purley. It is currently 1:12 PM in Purley and 2:12 PM in Paris.

Map of how to get from Purley to Paris.
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  • Distance: 327 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

You can take a train from Purley to Magenta via London St Pancras International LL and London St Pancras Intl in around 3h 53m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine every 4 hours. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Jersey, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€240 - €1800
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Belfast City, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €1800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€10 - €12
Train from Purley to Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€25 - €30
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Antony to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
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 Victoria station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€160

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Purley to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Purley to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs £5 - £12.

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