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There are 12 ways to get from Reading to Paris by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  4h 20m

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

$97 - $277

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Bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700

$34 - $56

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Train, bus  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$35 - $51

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 59m

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

$229 - $260

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 28m

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

$85 - $132

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 57m

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

$78 - $281

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 11m

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

$70 - $222

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG

$98 - $336

Train to London City, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY

$122 - $1,457

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 33m

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

$109 - $309

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 47m

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

$126 - $341

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Paris CDG (CDG) LTN - CDG

$87 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Paris is to train and bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 11h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Paris is to train which costs £70 - £220 and takes 4h 20m.

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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, Paris via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 58m.

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The distance between Reading and Paris is 233 miles.

The best way to get from Reading to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs £70 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Reading to Paris, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Reading to Paris is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs £70 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £45 and takes 10h 58m.

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Paris.
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  • Distance: 233.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Paris via London Paddington, Paddington Rail Station, St Pancras, British Library, and London St. Pancras International in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Reading to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Paris is 1h ahead of Reading. It is currently 7:07 PM in Reading and 8:07 PM in Paris.

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

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There are 5261+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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