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Coach Information from London to Paris

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£45 (€50)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesEurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, National Express, Union Ivkoni International or BlaBlaCar Bus

Coaches from London to Paris cover the 213 miles (343 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 40 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, National Express, Union Ivkoni International or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £45, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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Coach between London and Paris with National Express and FlixBus

Travel between London and Paris from £31 with Omio’s coach partners National Express and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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 between London and Paris, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from London to Paris:

    • 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 London to Paris

    Affordable, comfortable, and relatively quick, buses make a great alternative to flights and trains for those travelling from London to Paris. There are 14 weekday services that don't require a change, and 15 on weekends. The fastest buses reach Paris in 7 hours 15 minutes, and the slowest take just under 10 hours.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Paris?

    The London to Paris bus route is served by a few popular companies. Options include OuiBus and Eurolines, both of which operate direct services out of London Victoria Coach Station, and run buses every day of the week.

    How long is the coach from London to Paris?

    Travellers can expect a journey time of between 7 hours 15 minutes and 9 hours 45 minutes when travelling by bus from London to Paris. This includes a short journey on the Eurotunnel service.

    How many coaches are there from London to Paris?

    Buses leave London Victoria for Paris every day. On weekdays, there should be 14 direct services, which won't require a change along the way. There's also an extra departure on Saturdays and Sundays. Most buses leave in the late afternoon and evenings and travel overnight, but there should be options throughout the day.

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

    Departure Station: All coaches from London to Paris will depart from London Victoria Coach Station, whether travellers book with Eurolines or Ouibus. The Coach Station can easily be reached from most parts of London. The best option in many cases will be to catch the Underground to Victoria, then walk to the Coach Station (leave 10-15 minutes to be sure of making the connection on time). The Coach Station has limited shops and eating options, but Victoria Station offers everything travellers need.

    Arrival Station: Buses from London will arrive at the Gare Routiere Gallieni or the Gare Routiere Bercy-Seine. Gallieni is located in eastern Paris, not far from the city's main ring road. To get into town, transfer to the Metro Line 3, and catch services towards Republique. Buses also run into central districts from outside the Bus Station. Bercy is much more central. Many arrivals can walk to hotels or attractions, and Bercy Metro Station is also within a 5-minute walk. So onward travel should not be a problem.

    Walking Around in Paris

    Paris is a lovely city of quiet beauty paired with scenic, breathtaking views. To experience everything that the 'City of Lights' has to offer, walking is a great way to explore. Start your walk in the city centre at Place de la Concorde then proceed right into the heart of Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. The walk will then take you to the Louvre Museum. After you enjoy world famous art in the museum, you can get a dose of Paris culture and history in the surrounding gardens. Strolling along the banks of the Seine will leave you feeling refreshed and lead you to the historical Invalides. If you walk for about twenty minutes, you will reach the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower, and can then proceed to the Parisian market. Here you can buy just about anything, from fresh vegetables to the best cheese Paris has to offer. A walk through the Le Marais will let you enjoy the vintage boutiques lining the streets. You can end the walk at the Pompidou and appreciate the contemporary art of Paris.

    Coffee Shops in Paris

    Coffee drinking is a timeless Parisian way of life, which has seen famous artists and writers such as Picasso and Guy de Maupassant taking their coffee breaks in traditional cafes. Contrary to modern practice, historic cafes such as Le Select, Café de la Paix and Café de Flore in Paris had cigarette smoke wafting through the air, as customers were served hot espresso and fresh baguettes. The emergence of third-wave coffee shops such as the famous Ob-La-Di Café, the charming Boot Café, and Fragments in the Marais neighborhood have since seen cigarette smoking being banned indoors, however the traditional atmosphere remains. Third-wave coffee shops incorporate a striking contemporary setting and offer a wide array of iconic pastries and desserts, including crepes, crème brulee, cake, macarons, profiterole, and the highly favored Parisian croissants. These are designed to satisfy different appetites, particularly for those who have a sweet tooth. Most third-wave coffee shops in Paris have in-house bakeries. The most significant similarity between traditional and third-wave coffee shops in Paris is that they incorporate both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Newspapers, journals, and magazines are provided to customers with outdoor sitting areas, allowing coffee enthusiasts to take in the sights and sounds of Paris as they enjoy their chosen delights.

    Eating in Paris

    The city of Paris is famous for being one of the top foodie destinations in the world. Paris is home to over one hundred Michelin star restaurants that produce some of the best dishes in the world. Food is an important part of the culture of Paris and great care is taken to make sure that every bite is savored and every meal celebrated. Eat like a local and pick up a croissant or any freshly baked pastry for breakfast, all of which can be enjoyed while walking through the streets of Paris. One of the best places to pick up a delicious pastry is from Angelina's, a small bakery on the Rue de Rivoli which has been in operation since 1903. The Parisians like to have a long lunch at one of the city's famous and authentic bistros, such as Le Patruche in the 9th arrondissement, or La Rotisserie in the 5th arrondissement. Book in advance for a dinner at L'Astrance where Chef Pascal Barbot creates unique dishes that are popular with both locals and international visitors. Try the buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup for a taste sensation. Vegetarians and those with food allergies are well-catered for in Paris as well.

    Best Time to Visit Paris

    Paris is a cosmopolitan city, boasting a booming economy, proud cultural heritage, and numerous sights. Something interesting is always happening in Paris, the city of lights. For the avid traveler, there are many things to see all year round, but the best time to tour Paris is from June to August. The weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors, and the different colours in the squares and gardens of Paris are breathtaking during this time. Vacationers can always relax and have fun by the River Seine. Other summer activities include outdoor concerts and festivals. Spring is also a good time to visit Paris, when tourists can enjoy the blossoming flowers in many parks around the city. Spring stretches from March to May. The offseason, which is during fall and winter, is a rather quiet time of year to visit Paris. Some travellers take advantage of these months as there are thinner crowds. Travellers have a great opportunity to stroll around the Eiffel Tower without any rush or can peacefully admire the painting of Mona Lisa without waiting in a long queue. Whatever time of year you visit the city of lights, there are highlights that you should be sure to see during your trip.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from London to Paris
    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 London to Paris.
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for coaches between London and Paris?

    Travel between London, 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 London?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • 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)
    • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
    • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

    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 21/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach between London and Paris as this information can change.

    What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Paris, France?

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

    Is my return coach into London 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:

    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
    • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, 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 21/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to London from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

    How much do cheap coaches between London and Paris cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from London to Paris for the next 7 days starting from £31  one way.
    How much is a coach ticket from London to Paris?
    If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Paris coach price to come in at an average of £45  one way.
    How far is it from London to Paris by coach?
    The London to Paris coach distance is approximately 213 miles (343 km).
    What is the average London to Paris coach duration?
    On average the coach from London to Paris duration is 9 h 40 min  for the 213 miles (343 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by coach from London to Paris, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Paris do I arrive in?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

    Where is the coach station in London to go to Paris? Where is the coach station in Paris located?

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km 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 mile (s) / 2 km from the coach station to the city centre in Paris.

    What coach companies offer a service to Paris from London?
    Take the London to Paris coach with Eurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, National Express, Union Ivkoni International or BlaBlaCar Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from London to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When can I take the first coach from London to Paris? When can I take the last coach for the day?
    You can take the first coach from London to Paris at 20: 30   or take the last coach from London to Paris leaving at 22: 45. Look for the latest London Paris coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from London to Paris to get the best deals?
    If you purchase a coach ticket from London to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £45 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from London to Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London Liverpool Street Stn

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City