How to travel from Paris to London

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from Paris to London

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

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

07:00AMParis Orly Airport1h05 07:05AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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11:45PMParis12h45 11:30AMLondon
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09:25PMParis9h50 06:15AMLondon
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07:15AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h10 07:25AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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11:15PMParis10h05 08:20AMLondon
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Travel Information from Paris to London

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €320 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or Eurostar

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

How to Travel from Paris to London

Travelling between Paris and London can be done by either train, bus or flight and depending on the mode of transport can be done between 2 and 8 hours. Using the Eurostar service is the quickest and most convenient way between the two cities and gets from the capital of France to the capital of the UK within 2 hours.

Paris to London Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

£15

8:30 h

1 Day Before

£48

2:17 h

3 Weeks Before

£40

1:25 h

2 Months Before



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

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to London

Two providers, Eurolines and iDBUS operate direct routes, both finishing their journeys at London Victoria Coach Station, with an average travel time of around 8 hours. Eurolines services depart from Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet, with around 11 departures a day, while iDBUS routes leave from Gare Paris Bercy, with up to 7 departures a day. Although this travel mode option has the longest travel time it is the most scenic, and sometimes saves travellers the most money.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to London

The Eurostar service departs from Paris Gare du Nord and arrives at London St. Pancras International station in the centre of the city. There are around 10 Eurostar trains that depart Paris every day with a direct service time of between 2 and 2.5 hours. Facilities on the train include wifi, air conditioning, luggage racks and a refreshment service. To save money on Eurostar tickets book as far in advance as possible.


Most popular way to travel from Paris to London

While the Eurostar is often the mode of choice for people travelling from Paris to London, many people still choose to fly on this route. Airlines that fly between Paris and London include easyJet and British Airways. Flights depart from either Paris Orly Airport or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive at either London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City or London Luton airports. Between them, they offer over 30 flights a day, with a total journey time of around 4 hours including time needed at the airport.

Tip: Once Landed in London the most cost effective way to get around is to purchase an Oyster Card for a deposit of £5 which saves visitors money on trains, the underground, and the bus network. When leaving the city travellers can return the Oyster Card at most information points inside stations and receive the deposit back.


Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to London

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FAQs

International travel from Paris, France to London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if travelling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to London from Paris.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

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

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 Paris from London here.

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

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to London, which costs on average €1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A ferry is €63 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Paris to London costing on average €63.

A ferry is generally €320 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average €320 from Paris to London.

A ferry is €224 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Paris to London costing on average €224.

The quickest way to travel between Paris and London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by ferry can take NaN h NaN min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 17 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to London is:

  • Around 6 coaches per day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to 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 Paris to London:

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

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to London tickets on Omio for €63.
  • Travel with Vueling for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Paris to London tickets on Omio for €320.
  • Travel with Eurostar for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurostar Paris to London tickets on Omio for €224.

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

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

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €63 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average €320 one way for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is €1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is €224 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Paris to London 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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