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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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2h 16m

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

65€ - 95€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

15€ - 22€

9 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Paris 214.7 miles

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

192€ - 217€

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 52m

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

66€ - 101€

Fly London Heathrow to Paris CDG  •  4h 15m

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

78€ - 252€

Fly London City to Paris Orly  •  4h 9m

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

91€ - 1222€

Fly London Gatwick to Paris CDG  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

54€ - 181€

Train to London Luton, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 52m

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

62€ - 190€

Train to Southampton, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG

77€ - 283€

Train to Southend, fly to Paris CDG  •  4h 55m

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

55€ - 192€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Paris is to train which costs £55 - £85 and takes 2h 16m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Paris Nord Eurostar. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between London and Paris is 215 miles.

The best way to get from London to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £55 - £85.

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

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London to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Paris is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 9h, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £230 and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from London to Paris.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from London King's Cross to Paris hourly. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London Victoria to Paris 4 times a day. Tickets cost 15€ - 22€ and the journey takes 9h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900€ - 34000€
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Southend to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 390€
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 1900€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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 Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 7:39 AM in London and 8:39 AM in Paris.

London to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Paris Nord Eurostar 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 train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your London to Paris bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 4130+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 67€ 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 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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