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Cheapest price$16.17
Shortest Duration7h 45m
Trips per day19
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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.

How much does a bus ticket from London to Paris cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Paris were $19.05.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Paris is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $26.23 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London to Paris?

The distance between London and Paris is approximately 213.59 miles, or 343.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Paris?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Paris by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Paris?

On average there are 19 scheduled bus trips per day. Ouibus has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Paris, with an average of 13 trips per day and 256 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from London to Paris. Of the 19 trips there are 12 trips that are direct connections to Paris.

3 carriers offer London to Paris bus trips

Union Ivkoni

Book Union Ivkoni from London to Paris from $36.78. Typically there is one Union Ivkoni schedule per day from London to Paris and you can expect on average to pay $40.23 for a Union Ivkoni ticket to Paris. In London, Union Ivkoni departs to Paris from Green Line Coach Station, In Paris, Union Ivkoni arrives at University Library,

An average trip on Union Ivkoni from London to Paris takes 10 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Union Ivkoni trip will get you to Paris in 7 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Union Ivkoni offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $40.23 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Paris.

Movies
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
10h 0m
Avg. Price
$40.23

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from London to Paris from $16.17. There are 6 trips per day offered by FlixBus from London to Paris and you can expect on average to pay $24.76 for a FlixBus ticket to Paris. In London, FlixBus departs to Paris from Victoria Coach Station, In Paris, FlixBus arrives at 208 Quai de Bercy and one other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from London to Paris takes 8 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Paris in 7 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.89 for a weekend trip to Paris.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
8h 28m
Avg. Price
$24.76

Ouibus

Book Ouibus from London to Paris from $16.17. There are 13 trips per day offered by Ouibus from London to Paris and you can expect on average to pay $37.06 for a Ouibus ticket to Paris. In London, Ouibus departs to Paris from Victoria Coach Station, In Paris, Ouibus arrives at Bercy and one other station.

An average trip on Ouibus from London to Paris takes 10 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Ouibus trip will get you to Paris in 7 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Ouibus offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $41.24 for a weekend trip to Paris.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 46m
Avg. Price
$37.06
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Paris will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Green Line Coach Station
Buses arrive in Paris at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Paris for trips arriving from London:
  • Bercy
  • 208 Quai de Bercy
  • Rue Bernard Buffet 10
  • University Library
  • Massy