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from Birmingham to Paris

You can get from Birmingham to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Paris on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:15Birmingham International Airport1h30 21:45Paris Orly Airport
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£571One-way
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19:15Birmingham International Airport1h30 21:45Paris Orly Airport
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£571One-way
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09:15Birmingham International Airport3h25 13:40Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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£3011One-way
13:10Birmingham International Airport3h35 17:45Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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06:00Birmingham International Airport3h50 10:50Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Thu
19 May
£64Flixbus
£52Vueling
Fri
20 May
£50Flixbus
£224tab
Sat
21 May
£36Flixbus
£203Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
22 May
£49Flixbus
£151Air France
Mon
23 May
£30Flixbus
£56Vueling
Tue
24 May
£36Flixbus
£146KLM Cityhopper
Wed
25 May
£68Flixbus
£203Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
26 May
£66Flixbus
£141Vueling
Fri
27 May
£143Flixbus
£194tab
Sat
28 May
£101Flixbus
£635HOP!
Sun
29 May
£130Flixbus
£323KLM
Mon
30 May
£130Flixbus
£141Vueling
Tue
31 May
£141Flixbus
£124KLM
Wed
1 Jun
£141Flixbus
£143Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
2 Jun
£101Flixbus
£67Vueling
Fri
3 Jun
£48Flixbus
£174Brussels Airlines
Sat
4 Jun
£45Flixbus
£86Air France
Sun
5 Jun
£52Flixbus
£86HOP!
Mon
6 Jun
£57Flixbus
£56Vueling
Tue
7 Jun
£37Flixbus
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Travel Information from Birmingham to Paris

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£26 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £26 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £26 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by coach or flight to Paris from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Paris.

How to Travel from Birmingham to Paris

You can travel from Birmingham to Paris easily, with there being three options available to you. You can opt to travel by train, bus or plane to complete this trip, giving you all the flexibility you need. Perfect for a romantic trip to the Eiffel Tower, a history trip to the Louvre or a visit to taste the French cuisine, it’s never been easier to travel between these two destinations. The average train time is about 4h 45min, buses tend to take around 15h, whilst flying is only about 1h 25min. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to get to Paris at your own speed.

   

What is the Cheapest Way to travel from Birmingham to Paris

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Paris is by bus. Flying is also relatively good way to get cheap tickets from Birmingham to Paris. The Birmingham to Paris cheapest way does tend to be the longest option though, so you will need to decide if you want a lower Birmingham to Paris cost or a faster Birmingham to Paris travel time. The bus journey tends to be indirect, with one change need often at London Victoria coach station. There is around six buses departing each week, so you’ll be able to find one which suits your schedule. The bus company that offers this route is Flixbus, which is a great provider to travel with. To make sure you get Birmingham to Paris cheap tickets, it’s always a good idea to book as far in advance as possible.

What is the Fastest Way To Get from Birmingham to Paris?

The fastest travel time from Birmingham to Paris is by flights, which has an average journey time of around 1h 25min. Vueling and Air France fly this route regularly, so it won’t take long before you are in the French capital. There tends to be about 19 flights per week too, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. The departure times are also spread out across the day, so you’ll be able to choose a flight that works for you. All flights depart from Birmingham International Airport (BHX), but depending on which airline you fly with you will land in different airports, so be sure to check before you book. Vueling tends to land at Paris Orly Airport (ORY), whilst Air France often lands at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

Paris hotel des Invalides Bus. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from Birmingham to Paris

Another great way to travel from Birmingham to Paris is by train, which is fast and efficient. To do this journey you’ll need to travel from Birmingham New Street train station to London first, with Avanti West Coast being one of the main providers on this route. This part of the journey tends to take about 1h 25min.

You’ll arrive into Euston train station, from where you’ll need to take a short underground journey to King’s Cross St Pancras train station. From here you can catch the Eurostar to Paris Nord train station in about 2h 15min. The total journey time tends to be about 4h 45min, depending on how long your stopover is in London. There tends to be around nine trains that depart throughout the day from London to Paris, so you’ll have a good timetable to pick from. Upon arrival at Paris Gare du Nord, you can reach popular tourist attractions such as Sacre- Coeur in about 17min by foot.

Train Travel from Birmingham to Paris with Avanti West Coast and Eurostar

You can catch a range of trains throughout the week from Birmingham to London, with Avanti West Coast tending to be the fastest train. More than 30 trains operate this route on a daily basis, so you should be able to find one which is suitable for you. When you get to London on an Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Paris train, you’ll need to take a short journey on the London Underground Victoria Line to King’s Cross St Pancras. This is one stop and takes approximately 1min. From here you can get your connecting Eurostar Birmingham to Paris train the rest of the way.

The whole train journey tends to take around 4h 45min, so you’ll be enjoying croissants in no time at all. If you are travelling with a disability then you can request assistance on both parts of the journey by calling up in advance. Trains from Birmingham New Street to Paris are accessible to people travelling with disabilities or mobility issues, but if you need extra help boarding and alighting trains there will be someone on hand to help. The London Underground is also very accessible, with step-free access and lifts throughout.

Buses from Birmingham to Paris

When you get a bus from Birmingham to Paris, you will be able to enjoy a scenic journey through England and France. The bus provider that operates this route is Flixbus, which tends to complete the journey in approximately 15h. The bus journey that departs from Birmingham bus station is indirect, with there being a requirement for a change, often at London Victoria coach station. With there being at up to six journeys per week, you should find it easy to find a Flixbus Birmingham to Paris bus that suits your schedule. Once you arrive into Quai de Bercy bus station in Paris, you’ll easily be able to reach popular tourist attractions such as Pantheon, which is about 40min away on the line 24 bus.

Travelling by bus from Birmingham to Paris with Flixbus

Being the cheapest option, travelling by bus can be a great idea. The bus that operates this route is Flixbus, which has around six departures throughout the week. There tends to be two departures on a Monday, Friday and Sunday at 3:25 a.m. and 4:40 p.m., which take approximately 15h in total. During this trip you will also use the Eurotunnel in order to cross the English Channel. A bus from Birmingham bus station to Paris are a great idea, with it giving you the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. If you are travelling in a wheelchair, then it is advised that you call up at least seven days in advance as not all the buses are wheelchair friendly. The helpful staff will be able to advise you on which buses are suitable.

Paris Boat Tourist. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Birmingham to Paris

Birmingham Paris by plane is also a great option to travel from Birmingham Airport to Paris. With there being approximately 19 flights that depart throughout the week, from Air France and Vueling, you’ll be able to pick a time which suits you. The flights tend to take around 1h 25min on average, with there being departures from early in the morning to late afternoon. All flights depart from Birmingham Airport, but arrive into either Paris Orly Airport or Charles de Gaulle Airport. You can get to the city centre from Paris Orly Airport in about 38min by train, whilst Charles de Gaulle Airport is about 1h from the centre by train. Both Vueling Birmingham to Paris and Air France Birmingham to Paris are great for those travelling for tourism and business, as it gives you fast access to the French capital.

Flying from Birmingham to Paris with Vueling and Air France

Vueling Birmingham to Paris and Air France Birmingham to Paris routes are direct, so you’ll be in the French capital in no time at all. With around 19 flights per week there will be a great choice for you to pick from. Air France operates more flights at about 16 per week, with Vueling operating around three journeys each week. Whilst all flights depart from the same airport, Air France tends to land at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Vueling landing at Paris Orly Airport. If you are travelling with a disability, then you can call up your airline before you fly to ensure that help is on hand for you trip. The airline will be able to provide you with a temporary wheelchair and also help you get to and from the plane.

To Paris by train, bus and flight – travel tips

Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world so, with so much to do, it’s worth having an itinerary in place so that you don’t miss out on any of the top attractions. Begin your trip at the Musee d’Orsay, which boasts a range of photography, arts and sculptures. Then head over to Sainte-Chapelle, which is a great example of Gothic architecture in the city.

A trip to Paris wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t visit the Eiffel Tower, so head up and to the observation deck and get a great view of the city. The Arc de Triomphe is also a famous attraction you won’t want to miss, which has been an iconic landmark throughout French history. Take in the wonders of the Louvre Museum, where you can see famous paintings and historical artefacts. Then take a stroll through Montmarte, a neighbourhood which is bustling with restaurants and cafes. Finish off your trip at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, which is a stunning church that has great views of the skyline.

Quick Guide: Travelling from Birmingham to Paris

Average Price: £84
Distance: 421 miles
Cheapest Month: November
Flights per Week: ~ 43
Buses per Day: ~ 6
Trains per Day: ~ 20
 

General Information About the Journey from Birmingham to Paris

The journey to Paris from Birmingham can be completed by bus, train and plane. The quickest option is by plane, with direct flights from Birmingham International taking approximately 1.25 hours. Bus and train journeys require changes, at London Victoria Coach Station and London Euston respectively.

Travelling from Birmingham to Paris

Trains

Train journeys between the two cities require two changes, one at London Euston and one at London St Pancras. Services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston, operated by Virgin Trains, are frequent throughout the day, departing approximately every twenty minutes. The tube from Euston to St Pancras takes just three minutes. Eurostar trains to Paris depart London St Pancras at least once per hour throughout the day. The total journey time is just under 5 hours.

Plane

AirFrance and Flybe both operate direct services to Paris from Birmingham International Airport. With an average journey time of 1.25 hours, there are approximately six direct flights between Birmingham International and Paris Charles de Gaulle everyday.

Buses

Bus services to Paris from Birmingham are provided by both National Express and Megabus. All services to Paris depart from Birmingham Coach Station in Mill Lane, Digbeth. The average journey time to Gallieni Bus Station in Paris is between 13 and 13.5 hours. This includes one change at London Victoria. National Express operate approximately five services per day, running from very early in the morning to mid-evening. Megabus operate a weekday only service to Paris, with one early morning departure each day.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Paris

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FAQs

Is international travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Paris, France allowed?

International travel from Birmingham, United Kingdom to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if travelling from Birmingham?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Birmingham to Paris.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return to Birmingham, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Birmingham from Paris restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Birmingham from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 17/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Birmingham from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel to Paris from Birmingham?

You can travel to Paris from Birmingham 2 different ways: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Paris?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Paris. Tickets for a flight cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A flight is about £3 less than a coach, which costs on average £29 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get to Paris from Birmingham?

The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Paris by coach can take on average 12 h 5 min.

How far is Paris from Birmingham?

You should expect to travel around 311 miles (502 km) from Birmingham to Paris.

Where do I depart from Birmingham? Where do I arrive in Paris?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Paris:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham International Airport and arrive in Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to Paris?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Birmingham to Paris tickets on Omio for £29.
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Paris by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Birmingham to Paris tickets on Omio for £26.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Birmingham and Paris ends?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Paris often also extend their holiday to go to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Paris and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy my Birmingham to Paris ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £29 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £26 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Paris from Birmingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.