Most major capitals and cities of Europe have coaches to Paris including London. Travelling between the two cities by coach is comfortable and often cheaper than travelling by train or plane. Coaches from London to Paris are operated by Eurolines, Flixbus and Ouibus with all routes starting at London Victoria Coach Station. Journeys finish at either Gare Routière Quai Bercy-Seine or Gare Routière Internationale de Paris-Galliéni.
Gare Routière Internationale de Paris-Galliéni is the main international bus terminal in Paris and is located in Bagnolet, a suburb to the east of the city centre to which it is linked by regular Metro services or local buses. Gare Routière Quai Bercy-Seine can be found further out of the city on its south-eastern outskirts. Metro journeys from here into central Paris take around 35 minutes.
Eurolines, Flixbus and the French company Ouibus operate a similar schedule of services to Paris seven days a week. Most are direct, taking between eight and 10 hours. A few Ouibus routes involve connections in Brussels or Antwerp and can take up to 16 hours to complete the journey. Departures start in the early morning and continue at regular intervals until late at night.
Travelling by coach from London to Paris is a straightforward journey and considerably more cost-effective than flying or taking a train. All three companies have modern fleets with comfortable seating and onboard services that include a toilet, wifi and individual power sockets.
While the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées should be on any Parisian itinerary it is often fun to search out more unusual things to do in the city especially if you are travelling on a budget. Give the queues and cost of the Louvre a miss and visit one of the city's quirkier museums, most of which cost only a few euros to enter. The Paris Sewer Museum, the Counterfeit Museum and the Museum of Romantics should offer something for every taste. While part of the fun of city visits is exploring by foot, getting around Paris on public transport is easy. The transport network includes an extensive Metro system and RER trains as well as numerous local bus routes.