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London to Paris by coach

From London into the city of love in about 8 hours. Currently the route between Paris and London has been experiencing a boom in fancy, yet still affordable, coach service. Undoubtedly ticket prices are cheap, for example with the Eurolines’ special fare you can travel from London to Paris from £9, but this is not the cheapest fare, megabus sales one-way tickets for as little as £1 (one-way). This price is subject to availability of course. You can choose from three carriers. Every day Eurolines, iDBUS and megabus.com provide transportation between the two largest and most popular European capitals. Those bus links give you an unrivalled travel time from city center to city center. The operators coaches not only offer significant comfort - for example, modern equipment, comfortable seats, but also electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi are available for customers on on board.

If you’re travelling from outside London, Eurolines has a special rate connection fare on National Express services for just £15 single or return from any carrier's departure point. Megabus provides similar facilities.

Some coaches use the Eurotunnel vehicle shuttle service (meaning the coach sits on a train), while other services require a crossing on a ferry, which gives a mid-way break for walking around and catching some air.

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Trains & airlines from the UK to Paris

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 the London to Paris or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Paris 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 links services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.

Discover Paris

All the cliches about Paris are true - romantic, stylish, glamorous and utterly compelling - yet it retains suprises that continue to delight even the most seasoned visitors. Undoubtedly France’s jewel in the crown, it’s essential stop on any visit. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications


Megabus - Cheap Coach Service from London to Paris

Megabus coach service from London to Paris and Boulogne BOOK TICKET NOW

megabus.com now serves Paris!

Since Monday 16 April 2012, megabus.com has begun to operate services from the UK to Boulogne, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Megabus is offers cheap coach (bus) travel from London to Paris, with fares staring as little as £1, if you book a ticket online. The highest one-way fare is £30.
Megabus is a company run by the Stagecoach Group which offers discount intercity bus services in the UK and US.

London-Paris coach: This service runs 2x daily (1 daytime service, 1 overnight service) in each direction. From London Victoria Coach Station the coach travels to either Dover or Ramsgate for a ferry crossing to Calais or Boulogne (included in the price). The coach then makes stops in Boulogne before arriving in Paris.
Megabus also have a separate service between London and Paris which originates from Birmingham.

London to Paris with Megabus

Departing Coach times valid until 01/11/2013 Returning
MB MB Megabus service number MB MB
Daily Daily Days of operation Daily Daily
Megabus coach stops
10:30 21:30 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 18:00 7:30
FERRY FERRY CHANNEL CROSSING BY
FERRY FERRY
19:00
8:00
Arr. PARIS, Porte Maillot coach park Dep. 11:00 23:00
-

Bookings to all new international destinations will be available from many points across the UK with a change of vehicle at London Victoria Coach Station. Passengers will require to check in and provide passport information prior to boarding the coach at Victoria Coach Station before departure for the ferry crossing to the continent via either Dover or Ramsgate to either Calais or Boulogne. Regardless of the port of arrival in France, all services will call at Boulogne to pick up and set down.

Visit megabus.com for further details or to book!

Megabus one-way international coach fares are currently priced between £1 and £30 - this is exceptionally cheap - in fact, the cheapest way of travelling between the above cities. There is also a 50p booking fee on top. Fares are priced in pounds sterling (£) for British customers and in Euros (€) for French customers.
Megabus has purchased 10 new coaches for this European operation which have toilet facilities and free WiFi on board.

Why choose Megabus?
Video screens and free headsets for passengers who want to watch movies without disturbing other passengers. The 50-seat, double-decker buses also come with WiFi and power outlets at seats. Periodic one-pound tickets between London and Paris.


Eurolines - most frequent schedule and onward connections

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From Paris & France to London

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From London into the city of love in about 7 ¾ hours. With Eurolines’ special fares you can travel from London to Paris from £9, -. This price is subject to availability. Eurolines offers every day a large number of services, sometimes using Eurolines Plus vehicles, so you can travel quickly and easily. You can get to Paris from London up to 10 times a day, from Folkestone (Kent) and Dover up to 4x and from Canterbury and Gillingham one pair is served daily.
A novelty in the current timetable are three pairs of direct connections via the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Unrivalled travel time from city center to city center. The modern coach not only offer significant comfort - for example, modern equipment, comfortable seats, but free Wi-Fi is available to customers on the route London - Paris.
If you’re travelling from outside London, Eurolines has a special rate connection fare on National Express services for just £15 single or return from any carrier's departure point.

Simply check coach times & Fares directly on the Eurolines website

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

How to buy tickets & some helpful information

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 operators

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 UK 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.

Eurolines & National Express in one booking

National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there 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. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.


To Paris by coach, see current international timetables & fares

London to Paris

Coach times valid until 1/4 to 26/6 and 2/9 to 31/10/14 Departing
Eurolines service number 120 121 121 123 125 127 128 129 129
Days of operation Daily Daily FrtoM Daily Daily Daily Daily FrtoM Daily
Period(s) of operation - 1 2
- - - - 2 1
Travel classes
EP STA STA EP
EP EP EP EP EP
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 8:00 9:30 9:30 11:00 13:30 21:30 22:30 23:30 23:30
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley, Bus Stn. Dep. - - - - - 22:30 - - -
CANTERBURY, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - 23:10 - - -
FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service
Dep. 9:40 - - - 15:20 - 23:59 - -
DOVER, Eastern Docks Dep. - - - 12:55 - 23:30 - - -
CHANNEL CROSSING BY TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY FERRY
PARIS CDG Airport Arr. 15:45 17:30 17:30 - - 6:45 7:15 - -
PARIS, Gallieni, Coach Station Arr. 16:30 18:15 18:15 20:15 22:00 7:15 7:45 9:00 9:00

Paris to London

Coach times valid until 1/4 to 26/6 and 2/9 to 31/10/14 Returning
Eurolines service number 120 121 121 123 125 127 128 129 129
Days of operation Daily Daily FrtoM Daily Daily Daily Daily ThtoSu Daily
Period(s) of operation - 1 2 - - - - 2 5
Travel classes
EP STA STA EP EP EP EP EP EP
PARIS, Gallieni, Coach Station Dep. 8:30 10:30 10:30 12:30 15:00 21:30 23:00 23:30 23:30
PARIS CDG Airport Dep. 9:00 11:00 11:00 - - 22:00
23:30 - -
CHANNEL CROSSING BY TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY FERRY
DOVER, Eastern Docks Arr. - - - 18:00 - 3:30 - 4:50b 4:50b
FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service Arr. 13:35 - - - 19:35 - 4:05 - -
CANTERBURY, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - 3:50 - 5:10b 5:10b
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley, Bus Stn. Arr. - - - - - 4:25 - - -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:30 17:30 17:30 20:00 21:30 5:30 6:30 7:00b 7:00b

EP = Eurolines Plus, STA = Standard coach
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except..., Fr to M = Friday to Monday, ThtoSu = Thursday to Sunday
1 = 4/4 to 28/9.
2 = 3/10 to 31/10.
3 = 11/7 to 25/8.
4 = 18/7 to 25/8.
b = Crosses with P&O at 04:35 on Sunday mornings arriving 30 minutes later.

London to Paris

Coach times valid from 27/6 to 01/09/2014 Departing
Eurolines service number 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 127 128 129
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 4 - -
-
- 3 - - - -
Travel classes
STA EP STA STA EP
STA EP EP EP EP
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:30 21:30 22:30 23:30
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley, Bus Stn. Dep. - - - - - - - 22:30 - -
CANTERBURY, Bus Station Dep. - - - - - - - 23:10 - -
FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service
Dep. - 9:40 - - - 13:50 15:20 - 23:59 -
DOVER, Eastern Docks Dep. 8:55 - 10:55
- 12:55 - - 23:30 - -
CHANNEL CROSSING BY FERRY TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY TRAIN TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY
PARIS CDG Airport Arr. - 16:00 - 18:00 - - - 6:45 7:15 -
PARIS, Gallieni, Coach Station Arr. 16:30 16:45 18:30 18:45 20:15 21:00 22:00 7:15 7:45 9:00

Paris to London

Coach times valid from 27/6 to 01/09/2014 Returning
Eurolines service number 120 119 121 122 123 124 125 127 128 129
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - 4 - - - 3 - - - -
Travel classes
EP STA STA STA EP STA EP EP EP EP
PARIS, Gallieni, Coach Station Dep. 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 15:00 21:30 23:00 23:30
PARIS CDG Airport Dep. 9:00 - 11:00 - - - - 22:00
23:30 -
CHANNEL CROSSING BY TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY FERRY TRAIN TRAIN FERRY TRAIN FERRY
DOVER, Eastern Docks Arr. - 15:10 - 16:50 18:00 - - 3:30 - 4:50b
FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service Arr. 13:35 - - - - 18:35 19:35 - 4:05 -
CANTERBURY, Bus Station Arr. - - - - - - - 3:50 - 5:10b
GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley, Bus Stn. Arr. - - - - - - - 4:25 - -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:30 17:00 17:30 18:45 20:00 20:30 21:30 5:30 6:30 7:00b

EP = Eurolines Plus, STA = Standard coach
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except..., Fr to M = Friday to Monday
3 = 11/7 to 25/8.
4 = 18/7 to 25/8.
b = Crosses with P&O at 04:35 on Sunday mornings arriving 30 minutes later.

Standard fares:

Amendable and refundable. Available up to the day of travel.

London, Gillingham, Folkestone, Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to France
PARIS & PARIS CDG AIROPRT
from £33 from £44 from £33 from £44 Reduced fares France to the UK
Special tickets are available exclusively online for travel to Paris from £ 9 one-way and £ 14 return
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: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Paris?

To purchase tickets online you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines’s route between London and Paris is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.
Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone Eurolines office in Paris: (08) 92 89 90 91

There are several simple ways:

  • For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
  • To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.

Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:

  1. e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
  2. by collection: in one of the National Express office,
  3. by post: allow 7 working days.

Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.

Bookings via nationalexpress.com & eurolines.co.uk

Use this form to book direct with www.eurolines.co.uk & www.nationalexpress.com - all the cheap fares shown. Victoria Coach Station (or central) is Eurolines's London station.

Travelling to Europe from outside London

National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. 
It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.

The journey from London to Paris by Eurolines

Paris is connected with London by coach like no other European capital - up to 10 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 (mostly the FunFare ticket), 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. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. 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

You need to check in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. 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 at Paris (Gallieni) Eurolines Coach Station, Ave du Gen. de Gaulle

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. Coach tickets from Paris to London & Britain

Sea crossings

This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.

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Refreshment stops

Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.

Carriage of luggage

All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy a ticket online now.

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Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.

Currency

The official currency in France is the Euro. Do you want to exchange currency? Currency Exchange online.

If you're going on holiday, a prepaid currency card is a great item to have in your wallet. Here, we take a closer look at prepaid card option from My Travel Cash. There are a lots of great reasons why using a one of MyTravelCashs’ currency cards. They've found that different types of travellers use their products for different reasons, so, they've created special tailored products, for exapmle: Euro Currency Card, US Dollar Currency Card and Multi-Currency Card.
However, if you think that the traditional exchange of currency is a better option for you, then use the home delivery service offered by Post Office Travel Money. It’s a convenient and fantastic value option.
Post Office Travel Money has been awarded Best Foreign Exchange Provider for the last 3 years running by the British Travel Awards.  You can order online and get currency or Travellers’ Cheques delivered to your front door or pick up from one of 12,000 local Post Office branches.

Visit My Travel Cash and Post Office Travel Money websites and choose most convenient option.

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