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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to London by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 26m

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

£100 - £320

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 30m

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

£20 - £35

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Rideshare  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to London 214.7 miles

£32 - £34

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 31m

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

£171 - £189

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 50m

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

£46 - £107

Fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 9m

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

£49 - £204

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 20m

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

£48 - £162

Fly to London Luton, train  •  4h 59m

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

£53 - £162

Fly to London Stansted  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to London Stansted (STN) CDG - STN

£72 - £216

Fly to Southend, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Southend (SEN) CDG - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

£53 - £154

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 27m

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

£89 - £319

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to London is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to London is to train which costs 110€ - 350€ and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at London. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Paris and London is 215 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to London without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 110€ - 350€.

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The train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to London is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 110€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to London.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

Eurostar operates a train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar twice daily. Tickets cost £100 - £320 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to London every 4 hours. Tickets cost £23 - £35 and the journey takes 7h 30m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Paris CDG to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Paris CDG to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £120
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £500
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £430
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
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 Paris, Gallieni to London
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45
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 Paris to London
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£32 - £34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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London is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 12:22 PM in Paris and 11:22 AM in London.

Paris to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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

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Book your Paris to London train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 30685+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and London. 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 Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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