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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.
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.
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.
Bus: Eurolines, National Express, OuiBus, and Flixbus cover the bus route between London and Paris, with coaches departing approximately every 2 hours. Direct buses take 8 hours, and those that require changing buses at Paris Charles de Gaulle or Brussels take up to 12 hours. All coaches depart from London Victoria and arrive at either Paris Bercy or at the international coach station of Paris Gallieni.
Flight: Direct flights between London and Paris are offered by easyJet, Air France, and Air Berlin. Average flight time is just over 1 hour, and on any given day there are approximately 10 flights available. The departure airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton, and flights arrive at either Paris Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly.
The cheapest way to get from London to Paris is by coach. On average passengers can save 10% on the price of a coach ticket compared with the price of a flight or train ticket from London to Paris. Taking the bus is also the longest mode of travel between London and Paris with the journey time ranging between 8 hours and 10 hours.
There are approximately 20 daily departures from London Victoria Coach station to several Paris coach stations. The main coach providers are National Express, Ouibus, Eurolines and Flixbus. For the best coach deals on ticket prices it's best to book up to one month in advance.
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.
Most travellers going from London to Paris who book with Omio choose to travel either by train or flight. With an average of 40 direct flights a day between London and Paris this option offers passengers the best flexibility. The most regular flights are provided by British Airways between London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle with approximately 13 daily departures.
Other airlines which serve the London-Paris route include easyJet, Air France and Iberia. Most flights depart from London Gatwick, London Luton and London Heathrow, arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly.
Travel between London, United Kingdom and Paris, France is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
Conditions of entry into France:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 14/06/2021. 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 to Paris from London.
The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.
Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 14/06/2021. 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 London from Paris here.
There are 3 ways that you can travel from London to Paris. You can take a coach, flight or train.
Paris is approximately 213 miles (343 km) away from London.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Paris:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Paris from London with the following travel operators:
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 between London and Paris.
Before travelling from London to Paris, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking London to Paris tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Paris. Tickets for a coach cost on average £57.
This is compared to other travel options to Paris:
A coach is about £6 less than a flight, which costs on average for this route.
A coach is £22 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to Paris costing on average.
The quickest way to travel from London to Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 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 8 h 30 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 16 min on average.
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