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Train Information from Paris to Canterbury

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Canterbury cover the 176 miles (284 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Canterbury West.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Canterbury, United Kingdom?

Travel between Paris, France and Canterbury, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Canterbury before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Canterbury, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Canterbury is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Canterbury 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 Canterbury?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

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:

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

Last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Canterbury closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Paris to Canterbury?
The train distance from Paris to Canterbury is around 176 miles (284 km).
How long is the train from Paris to Canterbury?
The Paris to Canterbury train duration is on average 3 h 44 min, which is to be expected when travelling 176 miles (284 km) between Paris and Canterbury. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Paris to Canterbury do I depart from? Which Canterbury train station from Paris do I arrive in?

Some of the Paris train stations to Canterbury you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Canterbury include Canterbury West and Canterbury East.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Canterbury West.

Where is the train station in Paris to go to Canterbury? Where is the train station in Canterbury located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Canterbury West and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Canterbury.

How many train services per day are there between Paris and Canterbury?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Paris to Canterbury. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Canterbury
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Canterbury.
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Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
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Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Metro lines: 4, 5
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30 | Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00
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Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00 | Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30
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Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
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Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
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Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Metro lines: 5, 10