There are 12 ways to get from London to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  2 h 16 min

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

$75 - $240

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$17 - $25

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Rideshare  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 214.7 miles

$30 - $60

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from London to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the carferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Paris

$54 - $140

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 31 min

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

$220 - $247

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG  •  4 h 15 min

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

$89 - $289

Fly London City to Paris Orly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$110 - $1,426

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

$58 - $207

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 58 min

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

$69 - $205

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 9 min

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

$87 - $320

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 18 min

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

$99 - $329

Train to Southend, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 55 min

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

$60 - $227

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Paris Centre - Bercy. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Paris Nord Eurostar. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between London and Paris is 215 miles.

The best way to get from London to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs .

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The train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Paris is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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London to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

Eurostar operates a train from London to Paris hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $240 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
[email protected]
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
[email protected]​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 2:39 AM in London and 3:39 AM in Paris.

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

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There are 4974+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $74 USD 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 .

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