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There are 10 ways to get from Swindon to The Louvre by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train 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 58m

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

€147 - €397

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Swindon to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine London Victoria Coach Station - Paris Gare de Bercy Seine

€59 - €63

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Drive, car ferry  •  8h 26m

  1. Drive from Swindon to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to The Louvre

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Swindon to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to The Louvre

€212 - €244

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

€84 - €270

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 29m

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

€83 - €242

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris Orly (ORY) LGW - ORY

€109 - €195

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 4m

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

€140 - €393

Train to Bristol, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 21m

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

€68 - €241

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 40m

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

€101 - €277

Swindon to The Louvre by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Swindon and The Louvre is around 3h 44m and covers a distance of around 582 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 36m. Services are operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 44m
Fastest journey time:
3h 36m
Journey distance:
582 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€148
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
15:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Swindon to The Louvre train, subway and walk schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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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 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to The Louvre is to bus which costs £50 - £54 and takes 13h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to The Louvre is to train which costs £120 - £340 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via London Victoria Coach Station and Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Swindon to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Swindon and The Louvre is 419 km.

The best way to get from Swindon to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs £120 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Swindon to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Swindon to The Louvre bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Swindon station.

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Swindon to The Louvre train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Swindon station.

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The best way to get from Swindon to The Louvre is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs £120 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £54 and takes 13h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Swindon to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 419.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Swindon, England and The Louvre, France?

You can take a train from Swindon to The Louvre via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 4h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to The Louvre via London Victoria Coach Station, Paris Gare de Bercy Seine, Gare De Bercy, and Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti in around 13h 18m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Bristol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€19 - €24
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€19 - €24
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€155
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Bus operators
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 Swindon to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
National Express
Traveleuro
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€51
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
dfds.co.uk

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Swindon to The Louvre bus services, operated by Traveleuro, arrive at Paris Gare de Bercy Seine station.

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The Louvre is 1h ahead of Swindon. It is currently 12:55 PM in Swindon and 1:55 PM in The Louvre.

Swindon to The Louvre train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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

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