How to get from Manchester to Paris

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from Manchester to Paris

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

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To get from Manchester to Paris on 30 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:55Manchester Airport1h30 08:25Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Travel Information between Manchester and Paris

distanceDistance375 miles (605 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £144 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Travel 375 miles (605 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Manchester to Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Manchester to Paris.

How to Travel from Manchester to Paris?

Paris is widely considered to be one of the most romantic cities in Europe and will always be a popular destination with tourists from all over the world. If you're planning a trip from Manchester to Paris, you'll have the option of taking one of two modes of transport. The first option, and generally the most affordable, is to catch a train. There are approximately eight trains a day travelling from Manchester to Paris and your trip will take between 6h 20min and 7h 30min depending on the number of changeovers along the way.

Your second option, and by far the quickest is to take a flight from Manchester Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. If you take a direct flight, your travel time will typically be around 1h 30min but flights with single or multiple layovers can take anywhere from 5h 30min to 19h depending on how long the stopovers are.

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

When looking for the most affordable way to travel between Manchester and Paris, generally a train journey will be cheaper than taking a flight. However, you'll often find good deals through Omio on direct flights from Manchester to Paris operated by Air France that are cheaper than any other journey. When travelling via train to Paris, you can expect to have at least one changeover along the way, sometimes two changes and your trip can take anywhere from 6h 20min to 7h 30min.

If you're trying to save money, remember to book your travel as far in advance as possible. The closer you get to your date of departure, the more expensive you can expect the tickets to be. Another thing to keep in mind is booking with flexible travel dates. You'll often find different deals on different days of the week, with early weekdays typically being a much cheaper option than weekend travel, especially for flights.

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

The travelling distance between Manchester and Paris is roughly 375 miles (605 km) and your fastest mode of travel is to take a direct flight from Manchester Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport which will take approximately 1h 30min. If you're travelling via train, your departure point will be Manchester Picadilly station and will arrive at Paris Gare du Nord after one or two changes along the way.

A train ride will generally be around 6h 20min for trips with one changeover and around 7h 30min with two changes. Your starting train will be operated by either Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains and the last leg of the journey will be operated by Eurostar on one of their high-speed trains to Paris. Direct flights between Manchester and Paris are typically operated by Air France.

Paris Eiffel Tower. Source: Shutterstock

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Booking through Omio is the optimum way to get the best deals when searching for travel from Manchester to Paris. Omio consolidates results from a variety of websites and companies and displays all of the results on one page with filtering options that allow you to make the most informed choice. You don't have to worry about searching a wide range of sites that aren't in your home language, Omio gives you the opportunity to get all of the information you need in whatever language you choose. They also offer an Omio magazine that provides helpful tips to travellers on how best to travel and their mobile ticket option provides a paperless service that streamlines the process.

Trains from Manchester to Paris

If you're one of those travellers that enjoy the journey more than the destination, a train ride from Manchester to Paris is the perfect way to see the sights along the way. When travelling this route via train, you'll need to head to Manchester Picadilly station an hour before your departure time. There are typically eight or nine trains departing daily starting at 7:15 a.m., with the last train leaving around 12:30 p.m.

The starting leg of your trip will be operated by Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains, once you reach London St Pancras train station, you'll change trains and board one of the Eurostar high-speed trains to Paris. The last leg of your trip will take around 2h 15min.

Train travel from Manchester to Paris with Avanti West Coast and Eurostar

One of the most popular train companies operating the starting leg of this route is Avanti West Coast, formerly known as Virgin Trains. They offer a variety of long-distance routes between London Euston and several destinations in England, Scotland, and Wales. Their high-speed trains offer efficient service with less time spent on the train and they also come with additional comfort.

The second leg of your journey will be handled by one of the most well-known train operators in the country, Eurostar. Eurostar offers frequent daily travel on their high-speed trains from London St Pancras train station to Paris. Travelling with Eurostar come with a variety of benefits that include no weight limit on the luggage you take on board, no restrictions in terms of food, and they're one of the greenest companies to travel with.

Paris River. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Manchester to Paris

If you're taking a flight from Manchester to Paris, you'll need to arrive at Manchester Airport two hours before your departure time to have enough time to check in. You'll often find as many as 15 flights between these two destinations on any given day operated by British Airways, Air France, KLM, and more. A direct flight to Paris from Manchester Airport is generally operated by Air France and covers the distance in approximately 1h 30min.

If you're travelling with British Airways, you can expect to have a single layover at London Heathrow International Airport before heading to Paris. Flights with KLM typically have a single stopover at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol before completing the journey. Flights with a layover generally take around 6h 30min.

Flying from Manchester to Paris with Air France

If you're planning on taking a direct flight from Manchester to Paris, your flight will most likely be operated by Air France. Your flights will depart from Manchester Airport and arrive at the global hub for Air France flights, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where Air France serves around 25 French cities and around 168 different locations across 93 countries in the world. A direct flight from Manchester to Paris with Air France will take around 1h 30min.

You'll also find several flights partially operated by Air France as well as KLM. These typically have a single stopover in Amsterdam and have a total travel time of around 7h 30min, depending on how long the layover is. Another operator of these flights is British Airways. They offer flights with a stopover at London Heathrow International Airport and have a travel time close to 5h 30min with their shortest stopover.

To Paris by train/ flight—travel tips

As an art lover, you'll be hard-pressed to find somewhere better than Paris. You can take time out of your schedule to visit the recently renovated Musée d’Orsay and explore timeless pieces created by artists such as Manet, Renoir, or Degas. Interested in a little stroll? Head to Palais-Royal Gardens and marvel at the 17th-century walls while walking through the formal gardens and intricate boutiques.

If you're a fan of art history, you can spend time exploring one of the many museums that include the Louvre or Fondation Louis Vuitton, which is Frank Gehry’s contemporary art museum. Paris is teeming with internationally renowned landmarks that are all worth checking out, including the Eiffel Tower, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, and the Palace of Versailles, to name a mere few.

Manchester to Paris Travel Comparison

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Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Paris

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FAQs

Travel from Manchester, United Kingdom to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Manchester restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 28/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Manchester and Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Manchester 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 Manchester from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Manchester, 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 28/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Manchester from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way from Manchester to Paris is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A ferry journey is usually £39 less than a journey to Paris by coach, which costs on average £39 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £144 less than a journey to Paris by plane, which costs on average £144 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Paris by train, which costs on average £2 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 15 h.

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In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 3 min   on average.

The distance from Manchester to Paris is approximately 375 miles (605 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Paris is:

  • 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester 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 Manchester to Paris:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to Paris depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

  • You can travel between Manchester and Paris by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £39 with Flixbus from Manchester to Paris.
  • You can take a flight from Manchester to Paris with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £144 with easyJet from Manchester to Paris.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Paris with.
  • You can find a direct flight to Paris with.

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 buy tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers travelling from Manchester 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 Manchester 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 to Paris from Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £39 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £144 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £2 one way on average.

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

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