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There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2h 16m

  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 / ...

16€ - 40€

8 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

28€ - 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

190€ - 216€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 50m

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

55€ - 133€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 14m

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

61€ - 296€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 32m

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

55€ - 245€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h

  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€ - 376€

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 51m

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

78€ - 360€

Train to Southend, fly  •  4h 56m

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

114€ - 448€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £14 - £35 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Paris is to train which costs £100 - £310 and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Paris, Gallieni. Services depart every two 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 every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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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 16m and costs £100 - £310.

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The train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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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 16m and costs £100 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £35 and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £270 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 16m

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

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord every 3 hours. Tickets cost 110€ - 350€ and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from London to Paris, Gallieni every 3 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 45m. Blablabus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 750€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2000€ - 6500€
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
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 20€
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
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
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
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
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€ - 55€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 55€
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
28€ - 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 Eurolines FR, arrive at Paris, Gallieni station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 9:49 AM in London and 10:49 AM in Paris.

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

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Brussels Airlines, 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 and Busbud.

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There are 5742+ 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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