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There are 5 ways to get from Ulster to Paris by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night bus, car or car ferry

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Fly  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Donegal (CFN) to Paris CDG (CDG) CFN - CDG

74€ - 267€

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  28h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Tourist Information O'Connell Street 932
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the night bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

59€ - 70€

3 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny IT, stop 155961 to Busáras, stop 135001 32
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

187€ - 563€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001 32
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

79€ - 91€

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 29m

  1. Drive from Letterkenny to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Paris

111€ - 178€

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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.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Ulster to Paris is to bus and bus and ferry and night bus, which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 28h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Ulster to Paris is to fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ulster station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 and arriving at Paris Bercy via Dublin and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 35m.

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The distance between Ulster and Paris is 975 km.

The best way to get from Ulster to Paris without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 19h 10m and costs 180€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Ulster to Paris, including transfers.

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Ulster to Paris bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841.

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There is no direct flight from Donegal Airport to Paris CDG Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Ulster to Paris bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at Paris Bercy station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Ulster. It is currently 9:53 AM in Ulster and 10:53 AM in Paris.

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  • Distance: 975.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Ulster, Ireland and Paris, France?

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Gweedore to Paris every 3 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Donegal to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Donegal to Paris CDG via Dublin, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Donegal to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Letterkenny IT, stop 155961 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Tourist Information O'Connell Street
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
51€

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Donegal Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 19761+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Ulster to Donegal Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs 23€ - 29€.

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