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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 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€

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Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

27€ - 50€

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

187€ - 213€

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

48€ - 121€

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG  •  4h 14m

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

51€ - 215€

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

50€ - 165€

Fly London City to Paris CDG  •  6h 30m

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

122€ - 205€

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 54m

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

61€ - 196€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 17m

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

51€ - 188€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 20m

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

100€ - 340€

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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.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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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 - £320 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Paris, Gallieni. Services depart every three hours, 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 - £320.

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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 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £200 and takes 4h 14m.

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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 every 3 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 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
55€ - 250€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
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
145€
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
20€ - 29€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€
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
27€ - 50€
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 15m.

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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 10:51 PM in London and 11:51 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 Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 19843+ 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 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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