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There are 9 ways to get from London to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  2h 23m

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

110€ - 350€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 45m

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

24€ - 40€

7 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

28€ - 55€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 31m

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

190€ - 210€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 51m

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

119€ - 165€

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

46€ - 205€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 24m

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

46€ - 164€

Fly London City to Paris CDG  •  6h 29m

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

93€ - 345€

Fly London City to Paris Le Bourget Apt, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) LCY - LBG
  2. Take the train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Chatelet Les Halles

125€ - 661€

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Paris is to train which costs £100 - £310 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Paris, Gallieni. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between London and Paris is 344 km.

The best way to get from London to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £100 - £310.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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London to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Paris is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £100 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £190 and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord twice daily. Tickets cost 110€ - 350€ and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 5 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 45m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 800€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from London City to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Train operators
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
148€
Website
Eurotunnel
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Villiers Le Bel Gonesse Arnouville to Chatelet Les Halles
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Transilien
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
Bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 95€
Standard Car - Flexi
120€ - 140€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:14 AM in London and 6:14 AM in Paris.

London to Paris 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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Book your London to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to Paris bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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