How to get from Paris to Dover

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from Paris to Dover

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

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To get from Paris to Dover on 04 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:52Paris Gare du Nord1h50 18:42Gare de Calais - Fréthun
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Travel Information to Dover from Paris

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £80 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 164 miles (264 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Paris and Dover. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Paris to Dover.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Dover

Travel to Dover easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Dover.

Travel between Paris, France and Dover, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travellers from France enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Dover from Paris?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Dover, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 01/07/2022. 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 between Paris and Dover.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 02/07/2022. 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 Paris from Dover here.

There are 4 travel options from Paris to Dover: coach, flight, ferry or train.

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

A ferry is about £31 less than a coach, which costs on average £31 for this journey.

A ferry is £80 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Dover costing on average £80.

A ferry journey is usually £26 less than a journey to Dover by train, which costs on average £26 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Paris to Dover is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

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You should expect to travel around 164 miles (264 km) from Paris to Dover.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Dover:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Dover, Foot Passenger Terminal.
  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Dover at Dover Priory.

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

  • You can travel by plane to Dover from Paris with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Paris to Dover tickets for £80 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Dover with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Dover.

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Dover with easyJet, British Airways or Air France.
  • You can find a direct train to Dover with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Dover? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Dover usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Calais or Canterbury. If you're looking to explore London, Calais or Canterbury from Dover, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £31 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £80 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £26 one way on average.

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

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