How to travel from London to Paris

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from London to Paris

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

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To get from London to Paris on Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Paris from London

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €170 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 213 miles (343 km) to Paris from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, 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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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Paris from London?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Paris, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 7/1/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Paris from London.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Paris here.

You can travel from London to Paris 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from London to Paris is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around €1 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A ferry journey is usually €60 less than a journey to Paris by coach, which costs on average €60 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally €170 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average €170 from London to Paris.

A ferry is about €322 less than a train, which costs on average €322 for this trip.

The fastest way from London to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Paris from London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average NaN h NaN min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 16 min.

The London to Paris distance is approximately 213 miles (343 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Paris is:

  • 6 coaches a day.
  • 12 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Paris:

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

  • You can travel between London and Paris by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €60 with Flixbus from London to Paris.
  • You can travel by plane between London and Paris with easyJet, and you can find easyJet London to Paris tickets for €170 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from London to Paris with Eurostar, and you can find Eurostar London to Paris tickets for €322 on Omio.

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

  • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to Paris with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Paris with easyJet, British Airways or Air France with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to Paris with Eurostar.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Paris often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from London to Paris, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is €60 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €170 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is €1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is €322 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Paris tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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