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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to London 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

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to London

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly Paris CDG to London Heathrow

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

Fly Paris CDG to London Gatwick, train

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

Fly Paris CDG to London Luton, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
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International entry into United Kingdom from France

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from France

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  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in London is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from United Kingdom.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to London is to bus which costs €15 - €22 and takes 9h 25m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar. Services depart five times a day, 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 five times a day.

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Paris to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris 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 €15 - €22 and takes 9h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €270 and takes 4h 11m.

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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 5 times a day. Tickets cost £95 - £300 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station twice daily. Tickets cost £21 - £26 and the journey takes 9h 25m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from Paris CDG to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £370
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £370
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £650
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
Ouibus
Website
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to London Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Paris to London
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £32
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 15m.

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Paris to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 10:08 in Paris and 09:08 in London.

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

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British Airways and Air France 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, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 4677+ 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 34 min and costs €15 - €27.

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