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from Glasgow to Paris

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

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To get from Glasgow to Paris on 27 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Glasgow International Airport1h55 21:45Paris Orly Airport
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16:10Glasgow International Airport16h25 09:35Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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How to Travel from Glasgow to Paris?

You can travel from Glasgow to Paris by bus, train or airplane. Trains and buses cross the channel via the Eurotunnel, so you won’t need to transfer to a ferry. These first travel from Glasgow to London, with the shortest train trip taking about 8h and the shortest bus journey around 17h 45min. They’re available every day of the week. Flights take the least amount of travel time from Glasgow to Paris. There are roughly 30 flights a day from Glasgow International Airport (GLA), the shortest of which takes just under 4h.

The main tourist attractions in Paris are virtually household names: the Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited city landmarks in the world, the Louvre Museum is an icon in the art world, and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most famous religious buildings in existence – and that’s barely scratching the surface of everything the City of Lights has to offer international visitors.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Glasgow to Paris?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Paris is to catch a bus. The journey comprises two distinct phases. You’ll first travel from Glasgow to London with a UK carrier like National Express or Megabus, then from London to Paris on FlixBus. You’ll make a couple of changes on the way to London and from there it’s a direct trip to France without any stops. Buses leave Glasgow Buchanan bus station every four hours, and once you get to London you’ll connect with one of four daily bus trips bound for Paris.

All of these journeys terminate at Paris City Centre Bercy Seine bus station. You can save even more on cheap tickets from Glasgow to Paris by choosing a slightly longer trip, catching a night bus that will take a little under 20h. You’ll also sometimes be able to get great deals if you remain flexible with your travel dates and times, benefitting from discounted tickets due to last-minute cancellations. You can use your travel pass for the UK legs of the trip, which is more cost-effective. Another tip to get from Glasgow to Paris the cheapest way is to book well in advance, when tickets often cost less.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Glasgow to Paris?

The fastest way to travel from Glasgow to Paris is to hop on a flight. The quickest is offered by KLM, partially operated by Air France, which takes around 3h 50min. British Airways provides the next fastest flights, which take about 4h 30min. If you add the mandatory 3h check-in time, you’re looking at an average of around 7h Glasgow to Paris travel time for the entire trip. Between these two airlines there are almost three dozen flights a day, giving you more than enough options no matter when you want to fly. You’ll make one change on any flight from Glasgow International Airport to Paris, regardless of the airline you choose. All of them land at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

Paris Montmartre Carrousel. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from Glasgow to Paris

Perhaps the most pleasant way of travelling from Glasgow to Paris is to catch a train. This will take about 8h, which isn’t too much longer than flying, if you factor in airport check-in times for international flights. You’ll travel on a combination of regional UK lines and high-speed trains from the UK to France. All trains travel to London first, departing once an hour on the first leg from Glasgow Central Station to Paris, travelling on Avanti West Coast. For the main part of the trip you’ll connect to Eurostar in London and then it’s a high-speed ride directly to Paris Nord Railway Station. These trains leave twice a day, and your total travel time will be around 7h 50min.

Train travel from Glasgow to Paris with Eurostar

Eurostar Glasgow to Paris trips offer a decent range of on-board facilities. Each seat has a charging socket for mobile devices and you’ll enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi connectivity. You can refresh yourself with food and drink from a café-bar. These are high-speed trains, travelling at roughly 185 mph (300 km/h), leaving from London St Pancras Station and arriving at Paris Nord Station. From here it will only take about 3min to get to the city centre on the local SNCF Transilien train service. These leave from Paris Nord every 10min on the D Line. You can also take the Line 4 subway train, which takes about 8min to get to central Paris. Overall, this makes a good choice for trips from Glasgow to Paris.

Buses from Glasgow to Paris

Glasgow-Paris buses are also a leisurely way to travel, if you’re not in any particular hurry. The majority of trips will see you boarding National Express at Glasgow Buchanan Station headed for London Victoria Coach Station. Here you’ll catch the No 700 FlixBus that will take you to Paris Bercy Seine bus station without any further stops. This is only about 11min away from central Paris on the Line 14 subway or the Line 87 bus. The total travel time will be roughly 17h 45min. In exchange for the extra duration compared to flights or trains, these tickets offer the best way of getting the lowest Glasgow to Paris price.

Traveling by bus from Glasgow to Paris with National Express and FlixBus

National Express and FlixBus combine on the Glasgow-Paris route. The former takes you from Glasgow Buchanan Station as far as London Victoria Coach Station, where you’ll transfer to FlixBus to travel to Paris Bercy Seine station. National Express is a basic domestic train service that offers free Wi-Fi and wheelchair assistance. You can take two medium-sized luggage items in the hold, or put one suitcase in the hold and bring a rucksack or something similar as carry-on luggage. FlixBus also provides limited mobility assistance, and you can bring one piece of hold luggage and one in the seating area.

Paris Eiffel Tower Tourists Happy. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Glasgow to Paris

KLM and British Airways operate most of the flights between these two cities. They both depart from Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and land at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. They both also make a single stopover en route, and there isn’t much to choose between them in terms of travel time – taking an average of around 4h 30min on their shorter flights. You’ll be able to get good deals on the Glasgow to Paris cost by keeping an eye on the Omio live flight schedules. Once you’ve landed at Charles de Gaulle you can catch the Paris RER Line B train, which will take about 40min to get to central Paris. Otherwise the ROISSYB bus makes the trip in just over 45min.

Flying from Glasgow to Paris with KLM or British Airways

The differences between flying with KLM or British Airways come down to shaving a bit of time off your journey, or deciding which airport you’d prefer as a stopover. The shortest trip of all is to board the early morning KLM flight, which will get you there in about 3h 50min. If you prefer British Airways, the fastest flight takes about 4h 30min. KLM makes a single stopover at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), while BA first flies to Heathrow. You’ll change planes at these stopover airports with both carriers.

To Paris by train/bus/flight—travel tips

You certainly won’t run out of things to experience in Paris. It’s one of Europe’s culinary capitals, overflowing with restaurants serving everything from rustic regional French food to Michelin Star-level haute cuisine.

The quintessential Parisian experience is to stroll down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, lined with fine jewellery and fashion boutiques. You’ll pass by many other iconic Parisian landmarks on this road, including the Place du Concorde and the gardens of Jardin des Champs-Élysées. At the upper end stands the Arc de Triomphe.

Along with the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay is one of the best art galleries in the city, and you can also eat at its splendid restaurant. For a romantic touch, take a sunset cruise along the River Seine that flows through the city. Remember that you can set an alert on Omio to be notified of Glasgow to Paris cheap tickets.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Paris

Travel 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 Glasgow to Paris.

Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Glasgow and Paris?

Travel between Glasgow, United Kingdom and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Paris from Glasgow?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Paris, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 25/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Glasgow to Paris.

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

Return travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom was last verified on 25/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Glasgow from Paris.

What is the distance from Glasgow to Paris?

The distance between Glasgow and Paris is around 557 miles (898 km).

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Glasgow to Paris?

Looking to extend your trip from Glasgow to Paris? Many Omio customers who go from Glasgow to Paris usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore London, Barcelona or Amsterdam from Paris, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.