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There are 8 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 23m

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

110€ - 350€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 343.6 km

28€ - 55€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

44€

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

190€ - 216€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 27m

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

125€ - 217€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 12m

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

55€ - 305€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 28m

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

55€ - 354€

Fly from London City  •  6h 38m

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

117€ - 504€

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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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 rideshare which costs £25 - £45 and takes 5h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Paris is to train. Taking this option will cost £100 - £310 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London - Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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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 - £310.

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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 Blablabus, 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 23m and costs £100 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £39 and takes 9h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £280 and takes 4h 12m.

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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, Blablabus operates a bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 5 times a day. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 9h 15m. Traveleuro Tours & Travels also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 480€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
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
Bus operators
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
44€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 140€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€
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 Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 7:21 AM in London and 8:21 AM 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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There are 19761+ 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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