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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from London to Paris. Traveling by coach from London to Paris usually takes around 9 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 8 hours,

Distance213 mi (344 km)
Shortest duration8h 0m
Cheapest price£15.71
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from London to Paris?

£31.32 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Paris. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£73£48£24JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from London to Paris is expected to range from £28 to £63. If you are looking to travel to Paris within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £28 and can be found on 4 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Paris in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £70 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£81£65£48£32£163020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £9.05 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from London to Paris?

There are 3 bus lines from London to Paris available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus89h 2m£40.13
Megabus19h 0m£32.69
Union Ivkoni110h 45m£31.33
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 8 trips from London to Paris, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    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 coaches 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 10 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you drive from London to Paris or do you have to take a ferry?

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.

What is the best way to travel from London to Paris?

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.

Can you take a day-trip from London to Paris?

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.

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Paris during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from London to Paris?

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 213 miles from London to Paris. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Coaches departing from London to Paris tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap coach tickets or just want an emptier coach you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Paris, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Paris every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from London to Paris without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Paris; ticket prices start at £57.36.

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 coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: Victoria Coach Station

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 coach stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • N Greenwich Stop F

  • Green Line Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Paris?

Main arrival station: Gare de Bercy Seine

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

Coach stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

  • University Library

  • Gare De Bercy

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