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 Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h10 09:20PMParis Orly Airport
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09:30AMLondon9h45 08:15PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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08:05AMLondon Gatwick Airport1h10 10:15AMParis Orly Airport
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08:10AMLondon Gatwick Airport1h20 10:30AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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11:45AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h20 02:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Travel Information to Paris from London

distanceDistance343 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€76 - €190
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €76 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €76 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or Eurostar

Travel 343 km by coach, ferry, flight or train between London and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €76. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Vueling 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Paris

Travel Tips: 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

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/6/22. 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.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Paris.

There are 4 ways to travel to Paris from London including taking a coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from London to Paris is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €76 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A flight journey is usually €82 less than a journey to Paris by coach, which costs on average €158 for the same trip.

A flight is generally €114 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €190 from London to Paris.

The fastest way from London to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options between London and Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 16 min   of travel time.

The distance from London to Paris is approximately 343 km.

The average frequency per day from London to Paris is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Paris from London as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight 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 board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Paris by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Paris tickets on Omio for €158.
  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling London to Paris tickets on Omio for €76.
  • Eurostar can take you to Paris by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Paris for €190.

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Paris with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with Vueling, easyJet, British Airways or Air France.
  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with Eurostar.

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

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!

When planning your trip to Paris from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing €158 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average €76 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average €190 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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