One of the thing which is really nice nowadays when you travel is all the choices of transportation you have. Especially when you’re travelling from London to Paris or vice versa.
London to Paris Bus, train or plane? Which one should you choose for your journey?
I used all three of them during the past, they all come with their pros and cons, so at the end, there’s no perfect choice, you need to decide which fit your budget/times etc the best.
My first trip ever outside of France with a friend was to London and it was also the first time I ever flew on a plane. There’s so much many flights going to London from Paris and vice versa
– Lots of flight options / cheap prices
– Quickest journey (~40mins)
– You have to take a shuttle/Train to go back in the city so it adds some additional cost.
– Most of the low-cost flights only allow hand luggage and – obviously lands in the cities outskirts (Flight who lands in Beauvais instead of Orly/Charles de Gaulle are an absolute nightmare)
I took the night bus with some friends on my 2nd trips to London, simply because as high school students this was all we could afford and still really wanted to go on holidays. I’m all done for travelling in the cheapest way so I don’t mind travelling by bus I do it very often – however to be fair this trip was far from a pleasant journey, more like a nightmare. Although if the bus isn’t crowded it’s okay because then you can be more comfortable and at ease!
– Very cheap
-Night journey so you don’t waste time.
– Arrive right into London/Paris
– It takes SO long – the night journey is the longest
– If you have back issues don’t give it a try, seriously it was awful on our bodies/back.
– If you travel by day then you definitely waste a day – so meh.
I only recently went to London by Eurostar, the main reason is that before whenever I checked the prices were way too high for my budget. There’s an option though if you don’t mind not to choose the exact hour of your train you can choose either morning or afternoon Eurostar on Eurostar Snap starting £25 one way. (and sometimes less for special occasion !). I enjoy train ride a lot and the Eurostar is really nice (probably would be my first choice, to be honest !)
– Arrive in central London/Paris – so no shuttle fees
– No luggage maximum weight (only need to be under 85cm)
– No liquids restriction
– Can be really expensive
If you have a car obviously there’s more option, or you could take the ferry. But this is the best options for non-driver in my opinion. Plus driving, either in Paris or London, around is more of a hassle than anything else.
Hopefully, this little guide will help you choose which transportation you will pick to plan your next journey to London or Paris!
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