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Overview: Coach from Dover to Paris

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesEurolines France, National Express or Ouibus

Coaches from Dover to Paris cover the 164 miles (264 km) long journey with our travel partners like Eurolines France, National Express or Ouibus. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Dover Priory and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Coach companies: National Express Dover to Paris

Find the best route from Dover to Paris with Omio's coach partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Dover - Paris coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets from Dover to Paris don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Coaches from Dover to Paris

    There are a number of different coach companies offering services between Dover in the UK and Paris in France. There are options for direct journeys while others involve at least one change; however, all journeys involve a ferry crossing. The fastest journey is generally just under seven hours.

    Which coach companies travel from Dover to Paris?

    Customers have many coach operators to choose from when booking a journey from Dover to Paris. Most direct journeys are operated by Eurolines. Ouibus also offers direct services to Paris, which are overnight on this route. For routes that involve a change of buses, two operators run different parts of the journey, usually National Express and Eurolines.

    How long is the coach from Dover to Paris?

    The journey time from Dover to Paris varies depending on the operator and departure time. The fastest journey time is found on direct daytime services, about six hours and 50 minutes. Direct night services often take around seven hours and 40 minutes. Services with a change at London Victoria have a journey time of roughly between 11 and 13 hours.

    How many coaches are there from Dover to Paris?

    Coaches from Dover leave regularly throughout the day. There are plenty of early starts, departing between 7 and 9 a.m. There are also lunchtime journeys, departing around noon, with services running through the afternoon as well. There are overnight journeys, which leave from Dover around 9 p.m., and services departing in the early hours of the morning as well.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Dover to Paris?

    Departure coach station: Eurolines and Ouibus services leave from Dover, Eastern Docks, close to the waterfront, convenient for the ferry crossing and a 20-minute walk from Dover Priory Rail Station. Where National Express operates the first leg of a two-part journey, the stop is Whitfield, Honeywood Road, a 20-minute journey from the railway station via the 61A bus. At Eastern Docks, passengers will find a services building with vending machines and various food and retail outlets.

    Arrival coach station: All services arrive at Paris Gare Routière Galliéni, conveniently located not far from the centre of the city, a six-minute walk from Galliéni Metro station. There are facilities for buying tickets and parking vehicles at the arrival station.

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    FAQs

    Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by coach between Dover and Paris?

    Travel by coach between Dover, United Kingdom and Paris, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Paris from Dover restricted?

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Dover?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Dover and Paris closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Dover, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

    Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Dover from Paris?

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dover, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

    Last checked on 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Dover from Paris.

    What is the distance to Paris from Dover by coach?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Dover via coach to be approximately 164 miles (264 km).

    Which coach station in Dover goes to Paris? Which coach station do I come into Paris from Dover?

    When departing from Dover, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Dover, Pencester Road (stop X), Dover, Foot Passenger Terminal and Dover, Eastern Docks. When arriving in Paris, you can end your journey in coach stations like Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.

    Omio customers book a coach from Dover Priory   to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure coach station in Dover located? Where is the arrival coach station in Paris located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Dover Priory and need to travel around 0.6 miles (903 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Dover to Paris?

    Take the Dover to Paris coach with Eurolines France, National Express or Ouibus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from Dover to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.