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Train Information to Paris from Reading

distanceDistance231 miles (373 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Reading to Paris cover the 231 miles (373 km) long route taking on average 4 h 36 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Reading and Paris?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Reading?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 03/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Reading to Paris before travelling.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Reading is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

Last verified on 03/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Paris to Reading train here.

What is the distance between Reading and Paris by train?
The Reading to Paris train distance is approximately 231 miles (373 km).
How long is the train between Reading and Paris?
The Reading to Paris train duration is on average 4 h 36 min, which is to be expected when travelling 231 miles (373 km) to Paris from Reading. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Reading to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Reading do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Reading to start your trip from including Reading and Reading West. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Reading   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the departure train station in Reading located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Reading, which is located around 0.2 miles (268 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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