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Travel Information to Paris from Manchester

distanceDistance375 miles (605 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£13 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £13 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £13 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 375 miles (605 km) by flight or coach to Paris from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach 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

Find the best tickets from Manchester to Paris and book with Omio

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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£70

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Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Paris

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for France due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Manchester to Paris?

International travel from Manchester, 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 Manchester?

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 21/01/2022; 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 Manchester to Paris.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Manchester, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

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

Is my journey back to Manchester from Paris restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • 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 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 21/01/2022. 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.

How do you get from Manchester to Paris?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Manchester and Paris. You can take a flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Paris?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Paris. Tickets for a flight cost on average £13.

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A flight is generally £17 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £30 from Manchester to Paris.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Paris?

The fastest way to get to Paris from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 14 h 50 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Manchester to Paris would I travel?

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Paris?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Manchester Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Paris?

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

  • You can take a flight from Manchester to Paris with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for £13 with Ryanair from Manchester to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Manchester by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £30 with Flixbus from Manchester to Paris on Omio.

Can I find a direct route between Manchester and Paris?

Yes, there are direct services available to Paris from Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with Ryanair or Air France.
  • You'll find direct coaches with.

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 Manchester to Paris.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Paris?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Paris often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase Manchester to Paris tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £13 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £30 one way.

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