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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from London to Paris. Traveling by bus from London to Paris usually takes around 9 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance213 mi (344 km)
Shortest duration8h 15m
Cheapest price$37.97
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from London to Paris?

Bus tickets for a trip from London to Paris cost $77.02 on average. Tickets cheaper than $77.02 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from London to Paris is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $62. If you're planning to take the bus from London to Paris during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $105. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $46.51 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from London to Paris?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from London to Paris that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus109h 51m$90.93
Union Ivkoni112h 0m$61.21
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 10 trips from London to Paris, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 51 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from London to Paris, and the trip usually takes 12 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can drive from London to Paris without having to take a ferry. The Channel Tunnel (also known as the “Chunnel”) between the UK and France is a 31-mile tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. Coaches such as FlixBus, Eurolines France and Ouibus pass through this tunnel, as well as the Eurostar rail.

The cheapest way to get to Paris from London is to take a bus. Coach tickets average $30.30, but can be found for as low as $13.43. Prices for the Eurostar train start at $59, and flights typically cost between $75 and $200.

The fastest way to get from London to Paris is to take a plane. A direct flight takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, whereas the train takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. The slowest option is the bus, which takes between 8 and 9 hours. However, coaches depart as late as 11 p.m., which means you can sleep on the bus and arrive in Paris around 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. the next morning.

London to Paris is not an easy day-trip by coach, because it takes so long to get there. To fully enjoy Paris by bus, you will want to plan for at least two days to accommodate travel time. If you want to take a day-trip to Paris, the best option is probably the high-speed train, which would allow you to depart in the morning and return in the evening.

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 344 kilometers from London to Paris. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Paris, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Paris, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from London to Paris every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Paris; ticket prices start at $336.65.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All bus stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • N Greenwich Stop F

  • Green Line Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Paris?

Main arrival station: Gare de Bercy Seine

Buses arrive in Paris at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

  • Château De Vincennes

  • Place Du Panthéon 10

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