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Overview: Coach from Glasgow to Paris

distanceDistance557 miles (898 km)
durationAverage coach duration22 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£41 (€47)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Glasgow to Paris cover the 557 miles (898 km) long route taking on average 22 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £41, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Coach companies: National Express Glasgow to Paris

National Express coaches will get you between Glasgow and Paris from £41. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Glasgow to Paris, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from Glasgow to Paris, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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.

    Buses from Glasgow to Paris

    Coaches from Glasgow to Paris are available once a day, every day of the week except for Tuesdays, and including weekends. The journey takes between about 21h 30min and 22h. They all require one stop en route in London, which includes a bus change. You’ll travel via the Channel Tunnel, so there’s no need to budget for a ferry trip on top of the normal bus ticket price.

    Glasgow to Paris Bus Time: Daily Departures

    There are six buses coaches from Glasgow to Paris a week, at a frequency of one every day, with the exception of Tuesdays when no buses are available. They all leave at the same time in the late afternoon, from Wednesday to Sunday, but the Monday bus is a morning one. The earliest you can catch a bus to Paris from here is at around 9:15 a.m., with evening buses leaving each day at around 9:15 p.m.

    How long is the journey by bus from Glasgow to Paris?

    Coaches from Glasgow to Paris are regular and dependable, and all take roughly the same amount of time, with about a 30min differential. The Monday buses take about 21h 30min to get there, with all the others taking roughly 21h 55min. Both these journeys require a single change in London, at different stations, depending on the carrier with whom you choose to book your ticket. These change-overs take about 1h 55min on Mondays and around 2h 15min on other days of the week.

    Paris Eiffel Tour Yellow Girl. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Glasgow to Paris?

    Departure bus station: All buses to Paris from Glasgow leave from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station. It’s one of the largest bus terminals in the city, and you can get there from the centre of Glasgow using the McGills Bus Service X7 or X23 lines in about 4min. These leave every 30min from Glasgow Bath Street stop. Buchanan Bus Station has three small general convenience stores and a café, plus a couple of cash machines. All parts of the station are wheelchair accessible.

    Arrival bus station: You’ll arrive in Paris at either Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) bus station or at Place du Panthéon bus station. It will take you about 14min to get from Bercy Seine to the centre of Paris, on a Paris Metro train via Line 14. Otherwise you can catch a Line 87 bus for a trip of about 17min. The station has a small café, and a few vending machines and food kiosks. Only a night bus is available from Place du Panthéon to central Paris. It will take about 16min. During the day you’ll have to rely on a taxi, which will only take about 4min. This is a smaller station with a cash machine and a coffee bar. SNCF runs comprehensive nationally-standardised accessibility services at both stations.

    Which bus companies travel from Glasgow to Paris?

    FlixBus operates five of the six bus trips from Glasgow to Paris each week. These run from Wednesday to Sunday at around 9:15 p.m. On the way you’ll make a single stop in London at Victoria Coach Station, where you’ll transfer to a different Flixbus. You’ll arrive in Paris at Bercy Seine Station after a trip through the Channel Tunnel. National Express operates the Monday buses, together with Union Ivkoni International. After leaving Glasgow you’ll stop at Victoria Coach Station, where you’ll switch to a Union Ivkoni International bus that will take you to Paris Place du Panthéon bus station via the Channel Tunnel. The trip is slightly shorter than the others, as you’ll spend less time at the Victoria Coach Station stopover.

    FlixBus buses from Glasgow to Paris

    FlixBus operates most of the buses on this route, with one departing each day of the week except for Mondays and Tuesdays. They all take the same amount of time to make the journey, roughly 21h 55min, travelling at standard motorway speed. You can book a trip once a day at around 9:15 p.m., so be prepared to travel overnight on these journeys. You’ll travel all the way on FlixBus, but you will make a change to a different bus at London Victoria Coach Station.

    National Express and Union Ivkoni International buses from Glasgow to Paris

    We can consider National Express and Union Ivkoni International buses together, as they each operate a different leg of the trip. National Express buses leave once a week on a Monday morning, making a single stop in London, where you’ll transfer at Victoria Coach Station to the Victoria Green Line, and switch to Union Ivkoni International for the trip to Paris. Your total travel time on this route will be about 2h 30min.

    Bus Glasgow to Paris: Services on board

    Flixbus is one of the budget bus operators, so it only offers a single class – you won’t be able to book a First class ticket. Standard class is perfectly comfortable and convenient, though. You’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi on board and each seat has a power plug point. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. You can take a single luggage item up to 44 lbs (20 kg) in weight, as well as a carry-on luggage item weighing no more than 15 lbs (7 kg). You won’t be able to travel with any pets, but you can bring a bicycle with you. Wheelchair and limited mobility assistance is always available, and service dogs are welcome.

    National Express also offers a single Standard class. It’s very much a commuter train service, rather than a long-haul carrier, without many perks, but you will get free Wi-Fi. You can take two medium-sized suitcases along in the hold, or place one in the hold and bring a soft piece of carry-on luggage on board with you. Foldable bicycles can count as one of these items. Wheelchair space is available and service dogs are allowed. Union Ivkoni is also somewhat utilitarian, offering a single class that has power sockets in comfortable seats, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. You can make arrangements for limited mobility assistance beforehand.

    How to find cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Paris?

    On this route you can get cheaper bus tickets by travelling with FlixBus. This can save you up to about a third of the price, particularly if you leave on Saturday or Sunday. You’ll also often find cheaper tickets by staying completely flexible with your travel dates and times, which will allow you to take advantage of discounted tickets as soon as they go on sale.

    The Omio online ticket platform is an ideal place to look for these. If you like to plan your holidays or business trips well in advance, you can sometimes also get cheaper tickets by buying them far ahead of your travel date, when they’re often cheaper. On other routes you can choose bus companies and routes that take longer to make the journey or stop more often on the way, as these are also usually cheaper trips.

    Paris Tourist Notre Dame River. Source: Shutterstock

    To Paris by bus—travel tips

    Paris is one of the world’s most iconic travel destinations, and its tourist landmarks are household names. While you’re there you can tick off many of your bucket list items, like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Art Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

    French cuisine is also world-famous, and this will give you the opportunity to taste authentic local dishes in places ranging from tiny family bistros to top-class restaurants. Theatre and opera lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to visit Palais Garnier, Opéra National de Paris, not least for its fine architecture and acoustics. It dates back to 1860, when Napoleon commissioned its construction.

    You can also visit what was the heart of Paris in the 18th century, Place de la Concorde, with its hallmark Egyptian obelisk at its centre. It’s still a central socialising square for Parisians. For more ideas on what to do and see in Paris, have a look at the Omio online magazine, The Window Seat.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Paris from Glasgow

    Take the bus 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 Glasgow to Paris.

    What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Glasgow, United Kingdom by coach?

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

    Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

    All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 25/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach between Glasgow and Paris as this information can change.

    Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France by coach?

    The restriction level for your return coach to Glasgow, United Kingdom from Paris is: Partially open.

    Is my return coach into Glasgow from Paris restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • 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 Glasgow, United Kingdom?

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

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 25/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Glasgow from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

    What is the cost of cheap coaches to Paris from Glasgow?

    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Glasgow and Paris for the next 7 days starting from £41  one way.

    How much is a coach ticket from Glasgow to Paris?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Paris from Glasgow is £41  one way.

    What is the distance to Paris from Glasgow by coach?

    The distance from Glasgow to Paris by coach is approximately 557 miles (898 km).

    What is the average Glasgow to Paris coach duration?

    While the time it takes to travel 557 miles (898 km) to Paris from Glasgow can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Glasgow to Paris is on average 22 h 10 min.

    When travelling by coach from Glasgow to Paris, which coach station in Glasgow do I depart from and which coach station in Paris do I arrive in?

    When taking a coach from Glasgow, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. When you arrive in Paris, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Glasgow Central   to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0.5 miles (757 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

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

    Which coach companies can take me to Paris from Glasgow?

    If you're looking for coaches from Glasgow to Paris, you can rely on National Express to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Glasgow to Paris route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    When does the first coach depart from Glasgow to Paris? When does the last coach depart from Glasgow to Paris?

    You can take the first coach from Glasgow to Paris at 21: 15   or take the last coach from Glasgow to Paris leaving at 21: 15. Look for the latest Glasgow Paris coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this trip.

    When should I book Glasgow Paris coach tickets to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way coach ticket from Glasgow to Paris is on average £41 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Glasgow to Paris available a few months in advance.