There are 11 ways to get from London to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  2h 20m

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

110€ - 350€

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Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris El450 / ...

16€ - 40€

9 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

29€ - 55€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 30m

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

196€ - 222€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 52m

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

73€ - 107€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 7m

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

66€ - 257€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 26m

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

56€ - 236€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  4h 51m

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

66€ - 247€

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 50m

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

74€ - 301€

Train to Southampton, fly  •  5h 11m

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

79€ - 335€

Train to Southend, fly  •  4h 55m

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

75€ - 249€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £13 - £35 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Paris is to train which costs £100 - £300 and takes 2h 20m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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 20m and costs £100 - £300.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 20m and costs £100 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £35 and takes 8h, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £230 and takes 4h 7m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London King's Cross to Paris hourly. Tickets cost 110€ - 350€ and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria to Paris Gallieni every 3 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 29€ and the journey takes 8h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
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
153€
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
[email protected]
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 19€
Anytime Single
17€ - 26€
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
[email protected]
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 27€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
40€ - 55€
Bus operators
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
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
29€ - 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 10m.

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:43 PM in London and 1:43 PM in Paris.

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

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

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

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There are 3886+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ 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 £5 - £35.

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