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

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Travel Information from London to Paris

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £75
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 8 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurostar

Travel 213 miles (343 km) by flight, coach or train to Paris from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are easyJet, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Paris.

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London to Paris Flights

There are approx. six daily direct London to Paris flightswith an average flight time of about 1h 30min. flight time, with a minimum of about 21 and a maximum of about 30 flights per week. You can also get connecting service along this route with stopovers via Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Passengers on flights from London to Paris involving stopovers in Barcelona should expect them to last between 1h 20min-8h 10min.

About Paris

Paris is one of the great historical capitals in Europe and is a global centre for commerce, arts and fashion, education and tourism. The North Atlantic Current provides the city with a mild if sometimes wet climate. Summer days are warm and pleasant with plenty of sunshine while winters are generally mild with temps rarely dipping below freezing which is perfect for seasonal trips from London to Paris. The currency used in Paris is the Euro dollar, so you should expect similar purchasing power as you would in London. Dinner time is typically between 07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m. but it’s not uncommon to find restaurants busy later in the evening. The nightlife in Paris is legendary and if you’re excited to explore the city after your flight from London to Paris you should expect to find many bars and clubs open til the early morning hours or even later in some districts.

How to Travel from London to Paris

Travelling between the British and the French capital can be done by plane, train, or bus and can take as little as 2.5 hours. Some of the most visited places in London include the British Museum, Westminster, and Hyde Park. In addition to its many museums, the most popular places to visit while in Paris are the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Luxembourg Gardens.

Travelling London-Paris

Already know what your preffered mode of travel from London to Paris is? You can book your travel ticket on your chosen travel mode by checking out our pages below. If you're still wondering whether to catch the train, bus or fly from London to Paris you can check out our research below.

Trains from London to Paris | Buses from London to Paris | Flights from London to Paris

Train: Train travel between these European cities is provided by Eurostar, which operates hourly high-speed trains from early morning until the evening. Trains depart from London St Pancras International, and on average take 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Paris Gare du Nord.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Paris?

The quickest method of travel from London to Paris is by taking the train, with the direct Eurostar taking not much more than 2 hours to cover the distance. In fact, the London-Paris route is one of a number of major European travel routes that are quicker on the train than by flying, once the waiting time and airport transit time are taken into consideration. There are 14 Eurostar services a day, departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Gare du Nord in the north of Paris.

Public transport in Paris

The city of Paris is served by three international airports including Paris Charles de Gaulle which is principal port of entry into the city. Ile-de-France Mobilites (IDFM), the municipal transport authority administer a robust public transport system consisting of commuter, suburban (RER) and intercity railway network services anchored by TGV high-speed trains which is operated by SNCF. RATP operates the city’s comprehensive bus, tram and metro systems as well as a syndicate of private bus providers known as Optile. There is also a municipal bike-sharing program throughout the city of Paris.

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Important bus & train stations, airports to Paris

Arrival flight station, airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle is the primary international gateway to the city of Paris and the largest airport in France. It is located about 17 miles (27 km) or approx. 27min by car, about 40min by train and about 46min by bus from Central Paris (Gare du Nord). Facilities at Paris Charles de Gaulle include hotels and lounges, WC with baby-changing facilities, shops and restaurants, ATMs and currency exchange facilities, medical services, luggage storage, car hire centre, an Information Desk and free Wi-Fi. Paris CDG Airport is fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. Paris Orly Airport is the second busiest airport in Paris with a location about 12 miles (20 km) or 22min by car, 45min by train and approx. 48min via bus from Central Paris. Among the facilities at Paris Orly are hotels, lounges, WC with baby-changing facilities, shops and restaurants, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, medical services, luggage storage, car hire centre, an Information Desk and free Wi-Fi. Paris Orly Airport is also fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

Which companies travel to Paris?

Air France and Vueling are two airlines providing London to Paris flights with multiple daily departures from London metro airports to the two major airports in Paris. Both carriers combine for at least six daily flights with a minimum of 42 flights many of which require connections. Air France provides the majority of direct service from London to Paris while Vueling is responsible for practically all of the connecting flights. The shortest trip from takes about 1h 20min via Air France while the longest flight on Vueling requires about 12h 15min due to an overnight stopover in Barcelona.

Air France flights to Paris

Air Franceoffers direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport with at least three daily departures for a minimum of about 21 and a maximum of about 25 flights per week. The journey by plane from London to Paris via Air France takes about 1h 30min on average though some flights make the trip in about 1h 20min which is fastest journey on the route. The busiest days for service from London to Paris on Air France are Fri-Mon with about four flights in some cases.

Vueling flights to Paris

Vuelingflights from London to Paris depart London Gatwick Airport enroute to Paris Orly Airport with a minimum of three daily departures and a maximum of about six departures on the busiest days (Sunday, Thursday). Of the approx. 30 Vueling flights per week less than five of them are direct trips with the remainder requiring connections at Barcelona –El Prat Airport. These stopovers can extend the journey from London to Paris by as many as 8h with overnight stays in some cases for a total duration of about 12h 15min.

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Travel to Paris – travel tips

Paris is undoubtedly one of the great museum capitals of the world. The signature pyramidal architecture of the Louvre introduces it as the world’s largest museum and one of the most visited places in the city thanks in large part to its most famous exhibit – the Mona Lisa. Of course, Paris also boasts one of the world’s most iconic landmarks in the Eifel Tower, so visiting both should definitely be on your shortlist of things to do in the city once you’ve settled in after your flight from London to Paris.

If the queues are too long at the Louvre, hop over to Centre Pompidou whose unique architecture houses the largest modern art collection in Europe. When it comes to gastronomy Paris gets five Michelin stars and millions flock each year to its bistros, diners, cafes and fine dining establishments just to sample their creations. Café au Coin is an excellent choice for those on a fixed budget: café is served at 08:00 a.m. and you can enjoy wine and pizza even in the early morning hours. Vegans and vegetarians will go ohh-la-la for the menu at Soya which regularly doles out generous portions with couscous dishes as house highlights.

Flights London to Paris

Services on Board

  • Air France offers Premium Economy, Business and La Premiere classes as premium options on European flights. Economy Class is allowed one handpeice and a personal bag with a combined weight of 26 lbs (12 kg) while Premium Classes are allowed an extra handpiece for a combined wieht of 40 lbs (18 kg). Checked baggage for Economy is one bag not to exceed 50 lbs (23 kg); Premium Economoy and Business are allowed two bags each at the same weight and La Premiere passengers are allowed three bags each at the same weight. One pet per passenger can travel in the Economy cabin if at least 10 wks old and under 17 lbs (8 kg) in weight, but no pets are allowed in Premium seating classes. Pets travelling in the cargo hold must not exceed 163.5 lbs (75 kg) in weight. All pets must be properly vaccinated with relevant travel documents with advanced reservations.

  • Folding bikes must also be reserved at least 48h. prior to travel date for a fee. The bike must be stored in a secure case with handle bars fixed and pedals removed. Persons with reduced mobility must reserve any assistance animals or miblity aids at least 48h. prior to departure to receive escorts to and from aircraft. On-board assistance with seating, luggage, meals and bathroom trips will be provided.

  • On the other hand, Vueling is a low-cost carrier so there are no premium classes on any of its flights in Europe. Each passengers is allowed two cabin bags to fit under the seat or in overhead compartment. Other than assistance animals, one pet weighing no more than 17 lbs (8 kg) is allowed per passenger with proper vaccinations, travel documents and advanced reservation. Bikes are allowed with advance reservation and must be compactly stored in a secure case. Persons with disabilities should make reservations 48h. in advance for any assistance in terms of escorts to and from aircraft or with assistance animals. Flight crew will assist with on-board seating, luggage, meals and bathroom visits.

How to find cheap tickets to Paris?

  • The cheapest way to fly from London to Paris is to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible to take advantage of the best fares. Being flexible with travel dates and itineraries in terms of connecting flights can also help keep your costs to a minimum. Airlines often offer special rates and promotional discounts on popular routes like the one from London to Paris and roundtrip fares can also save money on return trips. If your travel party includes seniors, persons with reduced mobility or young children you may also be able to benefit from reduced fare tickets and it’s a great idea to enquire into volume discounts for large groups making the trip from London to Paris.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Paris

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What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Paris, France if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

International travel from London, 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 London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

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 25/01/2022; 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 London to Paris.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Paris, France?

Return travel to London, 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 London, 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 London from Paris.

What are my travel options from London to Paris?

There are 3 travel options from London to Paris: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Paris from London?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Paris, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Paris by plane, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £52 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £75 from London to Paris.

What is the fastest way from London to Paris?

The fastest way to get to Paris from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Paris that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Paris by train can take on average 2 h 16 min.

How far is it from London to Paris?

The London to Paris distance is approximately 213 miles (343 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Paris?

The average frequency per day from London to Paris is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Paris?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Who can get me from London to Paris?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Paris:

  • You can go to Paris from London by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £35 with easyJet from London to Paris on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach to Paris from London with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Paris tickets for £24 on Omio.
  • You can go to Paris from London by train with Eurostar. You'll see cheap train tickets for £75 with Eurostar from London to Paris on Omio.

Is there a direct service between London and Paris?

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Paris with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct flight with easyJet or Air France.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Paris.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Paris from London?

Omio customers who travel from London to Paris often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Amsterdam or Brussels. 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 purchase my London to Paris ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £35 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £24 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £75 one way.

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