There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Paris by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry, 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  •  3h 48m

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

125€ - 390€

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Bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Coquelles - UK > Coquelles - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

44€ - 51€

9 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450

55€ - 71€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h

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

198€ - 228€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Reading to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

80€ - 118€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

72€ - 241€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

73€ - 281€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 36m

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

110€ - 409€

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 40m

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

107€ - 355€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 50m

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

78€ - 333€

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Paris CDG (CDG) STN - CDG

87€ - 310€

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Paris is to bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine which costs £35 - £50 and takes 12h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Paris is to train which costs £110 - £350 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Paris. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Paris, Gallieni via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Paris. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Paris Nord via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Reading and Paris is 374 km.

The best way to get from Reading to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs £110 - £350.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Reading to Paris, including transfers.

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Reading to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London station.

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Reading to Paris train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Paris.
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  • Distance: 373.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from London to Paris, Gallieni every 3 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 1200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
16€ - 20€
Anytime Day 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
12€ - 15€
Anytime Day 1st Class
21€ - 28€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 55€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
22€ - 28€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 80€
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
TfL Rail
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
TfL Rail
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Reading to Paris is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs £110 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 11h 46m.

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

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Reading to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Paris, Gallieni station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Reading. It is currently 8:31 AM in Reading and 9:31 AM in Paris.

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

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

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There are 7714+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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