How to get from Glasgow to Paris

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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 19 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Paris from Glasgow

distanceDistance557 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £122
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 8 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £122 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or British Airways

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 557 miles between Glasgow and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or British Airways among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Glasgow to Paris.

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

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FAQs

International travel from Glasgow, United Kingdom to Paris, France is: Fully open.

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022; 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 between Glasgow and Paris.

The current restriction level for returning to Glasgow, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Glasgow, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Glasgow from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Glasgow, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Glasgow from Paris here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Paris from Glasgow including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Paris, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A train is generally £54 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £57 from Glasgow to Paris.

A train journey is usually £119 less than a journey to Paris by plane, which costs on average £122 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

Other travel options between Glasgow and Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 19 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 29 min   on average.

Paris is approximately 557 miles away from Glasgow.

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Paris is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Glasgow to Paris as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Glasgow to Paris:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Glasgow to Paris depart from Glasgow International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Paris tickets on Omio for £57.
  • Travel with British Airways to go to Paris by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways Glasgow to Paris tickets on Omio for £122.

Yes, there are direct routes from Glasgow to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct coach to Paris with.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Paris with easyJet or Transavia France.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Many of our customers travelling from Glasgow to Paris don't make Paris their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Barcelona or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your Glasgow and Paris trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Paris to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £57 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £122 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £3 one way.

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

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