How to travel from London to Paris

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from London to Paris

How to get from London to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from London to Paris is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
08:00AM9h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
1021One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
09:00AM9h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:30PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
971One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
easyJet
06:05PM1h15
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
08:20PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
1501One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Eurostar
06:31PM2h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:50PMParis Gare du Nord
2441One-way
0 transfers
Eurostar
07:01PM2h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:20PMParis Gare du Nord
2441One-way
0 transfers
Eurostar
08:01PM2h22
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:23PMParis Gare du Nord
2441One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:30AM9h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:55PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
1021One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:00PM9h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:50AMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
1021One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:59PM9h41
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:40AMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
1351One-way
0 transfers
easyJet
07:00PM1h20
London Luton Airport (LTN)
09:20PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
1481One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
06:40PM1h20
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
09:00PMParis Orly Airport (ORY)
1571One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
01:40PM1h20
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
04:00PMParis Orly Airport (ORY)
1681One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from London to Paris

distanceDistance343 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range€57 - €30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €30 • 8 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €57 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling Airlines or Eurostar

Travel 343 km by train, coach or flight to Paris from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling Airlines or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from London to Paris.

How to Travel from London to Paris

Travelling between the British and the French capital can be done by plane, train, or bus and can take as little as 2.5 hours. Some of the most visited places in London include the British Museum, Westminster, and Hyde Park. In addition to its many museums, the most popular places to visit while in Paris are the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Luxembourg Gardens.


Travelling London-Paris

Already know what your preffered mode of travel from London to Paris is? You can book your travel ticket on your chosen travel mode by checking out our pages below. If you're still wondering whether to catch the train, bus or fly from London to Paris you can check out our research below.

Train: Train travel between these European cities is provided by Eurostar, which operates hourly high-speed trains from early morning until the evening. Trains depart from London St Pancras International, and on average take 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Paris Gare du Nord.

Bus: Eurolines, National Express, OuiBus, and Flixbus cover the bus route between London and Paris, with coaches departing approximately every 2 hours. Direct buses take 8 hours, and those that require changing buses at Paris Charles de Gaulle or Brussels take up to 12 hours. All coaches depart from London Victoria and arrive at either Paris Bercy or at the international coach station of Paris Gallieni.

Flight: Direct flights between London and Paris are offered by easyJet and Air France. Average flight time is just over 1 hour, and on any given day there are approximately 10 flights available. The departure airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton, and flights arrive at either Paris Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly.


London to Paris Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£18.10

8hrs

1 Month Before

trains

£68.62

2hrs 22mins

8 Weeks Before

flight

£52.60

1hr 20mins

1 Month Before



What is the best way to travel from London to Paris?

What is the cheapest way to travel from London to Paris?


The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is by coach. On average passengers can save 10% on the price of a coach ticket compared with the price of a flight or train ticket from London to Paris. Taking the bus is also the longest mode of travel between London and Paris with the journey time ranging between 8 hours and 10 hours.

There are approximately 20 daily departures from London Victoria Coach station to several Paris coach stations. The main coach providers are National Express, Ouibus, Eurolines and Flixbus. For the best coach deals on ticket prices it's best to book up to one month in advance.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Paris?


The quickest method of travel from London to Paris is by taking the train, with the direct Eurostar taking not much more than 2 hours to cover the distance. In fact, the London-Paris route is one of a number of major European travel routes that are quicker on the train than by flying, once the waiting time and airport transit time are taken into consideration. There are 14 Eurostar services a day, departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Gare du Nord in the north of Paris.

What is the most popular way to travel from London to Paris?


Most travellers going from London to Paris who book with Omio choose to travel either by train or flight. With an average of 40 direct flights a day between London and Paris this option offers passengers the best flexibility. The most regular flights are provided by British Airways between London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle with approximately 13 daily departures.

Other airlines which serve the London-Paris route include easyJet, Air France and Iberia. Most flights depart from London Gatwick, London Luton and London Heathrow, arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly.

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Travel between London and Paris on FlixBus, SWISS and Eurowings travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between London and Paris in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel between London and Paris, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance travel services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel to Paris from London.

        FAQs: Travel from London to Paris

        FAQs: Travel to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Paris.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from London to Paris: train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Paris from London is by taking a coach, which costs on average €30.

        This is compared to other ways of getting from London to Paris:

        A coach is less than a ferry with an average ticket price of from London to Paris.

        A coach is €27 less than a flight with an average ticket price of €57 from London to Paris.

        A coach is €141 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Paris costing on average €171.

        The quickest way to travel between London and Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Coach takes 8 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes on average 2 h 17 min.

        Paris is approximately 343 km away from London.

        The average frequency per day from London to Paris is:

        • Around 1 coach per day.
        • Around 10 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Paris as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Paris:

        • Coaches from London to Paris most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Paris, Porte Maillot.
        • Flights mostly leave from London Gatwick Airport and tend to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
        • Trains most often depart from London at London Waterloo and arrive in Paris at Paris Gare du Nord.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Paris:

        • You can travel from London to Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Ourbus, Megabus or Infobus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €30 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Paris.
        • You can travel by plane between London and Paris with Vueling Airlines, easyJet, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Finnair, KLM, SWISS, Lufthansa Cityline (2), KLM Cityhopper or Norwegian Air, and you can find Vueling Airlines London to Paris tickets for €57 on Omio.
        • You can travel from London to Paris by train with Eurostar, Fjord Line or Eurostar. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €171 with Eurostar from London to Paris.

        Yes, there are direct services available from London to Paris with the following travel companies:

        • 1 direct coach per day with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.
        • Direct train available with Eurostar or Eurostar 10 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Paris.

        Many of our customers travelling from London to Paris don't make Paris their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Barcelona, Amsterdam, Milan or Brussels, either of which you could add to your London and Paris trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Paris to any of these top destinations today!

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