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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

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

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Bus

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG

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

Fly London City to Paris CDG

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris Orly

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

Train to Birmingham, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG)
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International entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • 7 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Suriname, Turkey and Ukraine
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Belgium, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Comoros, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium and Réunion
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • 7 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Dec 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £22 and takes 8h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Paris is to train. Taking this option will cost £95 - £300 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Paris. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 22m.

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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 22m and costs £95 - £300.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord takes 2h 22m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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London to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach 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 22m and costs £95 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 and takes 8h 50m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £230 and takes 4h 2m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 343.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord 5 times a day. Tickets cost €110 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris twice daily. Tickets cost €25 - €31 and the journey takes 8h 50m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €440
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Manchester, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€210 - €1200
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €440
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€155
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
RegioJet
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Ouibus
Website
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
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 15m.

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

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 09:07 in London and 10:07 in Paris.

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

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

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Book your London to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 5513+ 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 £4 - £35.

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