London to France by bus
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Travel from London to Paris by Eurolines bus & then Isilines to get to other regions of France
Eurolines bus service from London to Paris and France
Travel comfortably in Eurolines coaches to France! London and Paris have a very extensive network of international coach connections, daily up to 6 pairs run between the two capitals. If you plan to travel by coach into northern France (from the UK), the journey probably won’t require connecting coaches, but when travelling into the southern regions of France, it will be unavoidable to change coaches, mostly via Paris. There isn’t a direct connection with London, which reaches out to all cities in France. Before the coach terminates, it also stops in a few other big cities and towns in France. Some coaches stop in Canterbury, Gillingham, Folkestone (for Kent) and Dover. In peak summer season you will find more connections, naturally the exact timetable is subject to change – just check the current information directly on the Eurolines website The cheapest way to travel to France is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some amazing cost savings. The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high-quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
Isi Lines (Isilines) is a France's long distance budget coach operator, offering services across France and is part of the much larger Transdev Group. They started operating in June 2015. Isilines closely cooperates with Eurolines so that the network of connections to France from London and Great Britain is very extensive. Travel in style on the Isilines service on a luxury coach: Enjoy the luxury of reclining seats, air conditioning or heating, toilet, powerpoints for laptops & smart devices and free Wi-Fi to use on those charged up devices. Thanks to the cooperation of Eurolines & Isilines, you can now travel to around 50 destinations in France, and many coaches are offered daily at different times of the day. The primary transfer point is Paris (Gallieni). Passengers will require to check in and provide passport information prior to boarding the coach at Victoria Coach Station before departure for the ferry or train crossing. Isilines is a scheduled coach service running across France; you can buy tickets for the operator’s services within France.
|Standard Eurolines coach from Great Britain to France||London Victoria Coach Station||Eurolines coach in Eurotunnel||Eurolines Coach Station (Gallieni) in Paris|
From Brittany to Alsace, from the Pyrenees to the Cote d'Azur. The UK's southern neighbor, the epitome of great art and vitality life. Whether you want to visit the castles of the Loire Valley or the beaches of Normandy, the menhirs of Brittany or the battlefields of Verdun, the cathedrals of Reims, Rouen and Rennes, or the lavender fields of Provence, the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Disneyland on the outskirts of the capital - France is always worth a visit. Enjoy crêpes (pancakes), Camembert (cheese) and cassoulet or the countless other regional specialties of the country, champagne, cognac, calvados or cider - according to your taste. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
- London to Paris & France
- London to Disneyland® Paris
- List of Eurolines stations ans stops in France
- Long-distance coach services in France (link)
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
- How to buy coach tickets online from Britain to France?
- Online tickets from France to London & Britain
- A special coach ticket for those living outside London
- How is the journey to France by Eurolines?
- Are you looking for a budget hotel or hostel in Europe?
- Get a travel insurance for the journey to France
- Currency Exchange online
- Car rental in France
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines EU web page, a complete list of operators affiliated in the Eurolines group is available under www.eurolines.com. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Travelling from outside London
Megabus and National Express have an expanded network in the UK so you can travelling not only from/to London, but from many other cities and towns in the UK. So you can get to or from London in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure and London as your start or final destination. Book your connecting travel through the National Express and Megabus websites.
Trains & airlines from the UK to France
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from UK to France or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and France are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To France by coach, see current international timetables & fares
|Eurolines' routes from London
||Eurolines' routes from France||Eurolines services frequency
|LONDON TO PARIS (Gallieni)
||PARIS (Gallieni) TO LONDON
||up to 6 daily
|LONDON TO PARIS CDG AIRPORT (Roissy)
||PARIS CDG AIRPORT (Roissy) TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO AIX-EN-PROVENCE
||AIX-EN-PROVENCE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO ANGERS||ANGERS TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO AVIGNON
||AVIGNON TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO BAYONNE||BAYONNE TO LONDON||up to 8 daily|
|LONDON TO BEZIERS||BEZIERS TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO BORDEAUX
||BORDEAUX TO LONDON||up to 6 daily|
|LONDON TO BREST||BREST TO LONDON||1 service per day
|LONDON TO BRIVE||BRIVE TO LONDON||up to 3 daily
|LONDON TO CALAIS Cite Europe
||CALAIS Cite Europe TO LONDON||1 service per day|
|LONDON TO CALAIS Port
||CALAIS Port TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO CHAMONIX||CHAMONIX TO LONDON||Selected days
|LONDON TO CHATEAUROUX||CHATEAUROUX TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO CLERMONT FERRAND
||CLERMONT FERRAND TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO DAX||DAX TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO DIJON||DIJON TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO DISNEYLAND PARIS (Resort)
||DISNEYLAND PARIS (Resort) TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO GRENOBLE||GRENOBLE TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO LA ROCHELLE
||LA ROCHELLE TO LONDON||1 service per day / selected days only
|LONDON TO LE HAVRE
||LE HAVRE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO LE MANS
||LE MANS TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO LILLE
||LILLE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO LIMOGES||LIMOGES TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO LORIENT||LORIENT TO LONDON||1 service per day|
|LONDON TO LYON||LYON TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO MARSEILLE||MARSEILLE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO METZ||METZ TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO MONTAUBAN||MONTAUBAN TO LONDON||1 service per day|
|LONDON TO MONTPELLIER||MONTPELLIER TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO MULHOUSE||MULHOUSE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO NANCY||NANCY TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO NANTES
||NANTES TO LONDON||up to 3 daily|
|LONDON TO NARBONNE||NARBONNE TO LONDON||up to 5 daily|
|LONDON TO NIMES||NIMES TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO ORLEANS||ORLEANS TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO PERPIGNAN||PERPIGNAN TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO QUIMPER||QUIMPER TO LONDON||1 service per day|
|LONDON TO RENNES||RENNES TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO ROUEN||ROUEN TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO SAINTES||SAINTES TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO STRASBOURG||STRASBOURG TO LONDON||up to 5 daily|
|LONDON TO TOULON||TOULON TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO TOULOUSE
||TOULOUSE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO TOURS||TOURS TO LONDON||up to 4 daily|
|LONDON TO VALENCE||VALENCE TO LONDON||up to 2 daily|
|LONDON TO VANNES||VANNES TO LONDON||1 service per day|
|London, Gillingham, Folkestone, Dover to:
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return||UK to France|
||from £10||from £20||from £10||from £20||Reduced fares||France to the UK|
|Eurolines in order to keep their fares as competitive as possible
to these destinations they are not fixing them in the
traditional way. Please use the online journey planner
to calculate the best fare for you.
|There are no discounts for Youths or Seniors. Child discounts
for children aged 0-12 years still apply. Return fares offer
the best value as a discount is applied when outbound and
inbound journeys are purchased at the same time.
Age categories: Children: 4-12 years, Youth: 13-26 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
|Eurolines' cities and towns
||Stations and stops in France|
||Eurolines Coach Station, Ave du Gen. de Gaulle
|PARIS CDG Airport
||Terminal 2F, Level 0, Door No 8, Eurodisney stop
||Gare routière, Avenue Henri Mouret quai n°28
|ALENCON||Gare SNCF, Place de la Resistance
|ANGERS||Bus station, quai N, Place Semard
||Gare routière, 5 Avenue Monclar quais 14/15
||58 Boulevard Saint Roch, urbain bus stop, facing bar “Le Corail”
|BAYONNE||Abribus Place des Basques
|BEZIERS||19 Boulevard de Verdun, face au café “Le Capricorne”
|BORDEAUX (for Eurolines coaches)
||TBC bus stop, Terres de Bordes
|BORDEAUX (for Isi Lines coaches)||Parking Descas, 18 quai de Paludate au pied du Pont St Jean, face hôtel Ibis
|BOURGES||Bus Station, rue du Champs de Foire
|BREST||In front of gare routière, Au rond Rond-Point Henri Rol-Tanguy
|BRIVE||bus stop ‘Libeo’, in front of cafe, commercial centre Carrefour
|CALAIS Cite Europe
||Bus Stop, front of door 5, 101 Boulevard de Kent
||Eurolines stop, front of Ferry terminal
|CHAMONIX||Eurolines Bus Stop, Coach Park, Rail Station
|CHATEAUROUX||Stop ‘CAP SUD’, D67, facing KIABI shop
||Salins bus station, quais 1-3 except Sundays - Jtn Bld Francois Mitterand/rue Leo La Grange
|DAX||Gare Routière quai n°2, 11 avenue de la gare
|DIJON||Cour de la Gare devant la gare SNCF - Quai 11/12 ou 13
|DISNEYLAND PARIS (Resort)
||Coach Station plus hotels
|GRENOBLE||Gare Routiere, quais 10-11
||Quai N, gare routière, Place de Verdun
||Gare routière du Havre, Rue Geffray, Quai B
||Rue Louis Harel de la Noé - Abribus Université P+R centre commercial - Université
||Bus Stop Metro ‘Lille Europe’, Boulevard de Leeds, near TGV Station
|LIMOGNES||bus terminal next to rail station, ave. des Benedictins
|LORIENT||Rue du Général de Bollardière, level with McDonald’s
|LYON||Eurolines, Coach Station, Centre d’Echanges, Lyon-Perrache
|MARSEILLE||Coach Station, pole multimodal St Charles, rue Honnorat
|METZ||Gare routière, Avenue de l’Amphithéâtre, quai n°16
|MONTAUBAN||17 Rue Salvador Alliende - Arrêt de bus Urbain
|MONTPELLIER||Ave du Colonel Pavelet, Tramway line 2, arret ‘Sabines’
|MULHOUSE||Post Office, Avenue General Leclere
|NANCY||Avenue de Bourgogne - Arrêt de Bus Vandoeuvre, CHU Brabois
|NANTES (for Eurolines coaches)||Bus Station Baco, Allee maison rouge, opp CHU Hotel Dieu
|NANTES (for Isi Lines coaches)||Route de Paris 2, Le long de la Clinique Jules Verne. 100m from tram stop ‘Haluchère’
|NARBONNE||Gare routière, à côté de la gare SNCF, 1 Boulevard Frédéric Mistral
|NIMES||Coach Station, Parvis Sud
|ORLEANS||Ave de la Liberation, Tramway ‘Liberation’ stop “Semtao”
|PERPIGNAN||12 boulevard St Assiscle, opposite new TGV station
|QUIMPER||Gare routière, 2 Place Louis Armand
|RENNES||Bus Station, Bld Solferino, quai 15
|ROUEN||23 avenue de Champlain - A côté de Pole Emploi
|SAINTES||Bus Station, Cours Reserseaux
|STRASBOURG||Place de l’Etoile ‘depose Etoile’
|TOULON||Gare routière, Boulevard de Tesse, Quai 24
||Bus Station, next to rail station, Bvd Pierre Semard 68
|TOURS||bus park Des Peupliers, Rue Edouard Vaillant
|VALENCE||Coach Station, 48 Rue Papin Denis
|VANNES||Gare routière, Avenue Favrel et Lincy
To purchase tickets online, you can do it using the Eurolines EU website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner provided and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended because the Eurolines routes between London and France are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Use the particular journey planner form Eurolines: Anyone from any country can buy tickets this way. Do a dry run first to check prices and availability before booking for real. Take advantage of the offered filters when making a purchase, such as: 'Duration' or 'Number of transfers.' The system will provide many connections, however, follow your instinct and think logically, some of the offered trips may vary by a few or several hours. The search results will also show cheap savings fares (if they will be available) or standard fares. You pay by debit or credit card and print out your tickets. Easy! The prices shown are in GBP or Euros. Passengers with open date return tickets must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least four days before the date they wish to travel. Buy a ticket online now.
France is connected with the UK by coach like no other European country - up to 6 direct environmentally friendly and comfortable Eurolines Plus services between London and Paris every day. The Eurolines' coaches are built to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Each coach has on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. In addition to standard Eurolines coaches, London to Paris operates Eurolines Plus coaches. These are the same as standard Eurolines except you can enjoy extra leg room, free Wi-Fi and watch DVDs. Folding bikes are accepted. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket.
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
Eurolines coach services to France depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at the Eurolines Coach Station, located by Gallieni subway stop. Buy a ticket online now.
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare, return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before, to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now.
Check-In in France
In Paris (Gallieni) Eurolines Coach Station, Ave du Gen. de Gaulle check-in is one hour before departure at the counters. If there is a Eurolines office that is open close to your departure point you can check-in at the counter - otherwise directly with the driver. From all other French departure points you check-in with the driver of the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services. All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.
Carriage of luggage
Each passenger is entitled to transport two pieces of primary luggage (suitcase, travel bag or backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg.
In addition to the main luggage, the passenger has the right to carry one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg. Luggage exceeding the limit as mentioned earlier can be transported with the crew’s consent only if there is enough space in the luggage hold.
For each additional luggage (1 piece, up to 25kg) or for exceeding the permissible weight of the primary baggage, the carrier shall charge a fee.
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