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Train Information from Dover to Paris

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€20)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Dover to Paris cover the 164 miles (264 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 44 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $25 (€20), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Dover Priory and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Dover to Paris

Train journeys are attractive options for travellers from Dover to Paris. Going by train is often cheaper than other means of transport available. The average journey on this route takes around 3 hours 26 minutes. There are no direct trains between Dover and Paris. Travellers will have to take a 24-minute train journey to Ashford International Station, and board a Eurostar train heading for Paris.

Dover to Paris train times: Daily departures

Depending on the day, there are 10 to 15 trains from Dover to Paris daily. The first train departs around 6:00 a.m., and the last one leaves some minutes before 9:00 p.m. Early-morning trains and late-night trains on this route may be sleeper services and not offer the full services available on daytime runs. Departures are spread throughout the day.

How long is the journey by train from Dover to Paris?

Trains from Dover to Paris (excluding the trip from Dover to Ashford) cover approximately 171 miles. With the fastest train, passengers can reach Paris in 2 hours 22 minutes. Journeys may take longer on weekends and holidays. Direct trains are available from Ashford International.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Dover to Paris?

Departure train station: The departure station for trains from Dover to Paris is the Dover Priory Station, located west of the town centre. Passengers can access it via public bus and taxi. Passenger facilities at the railway station include payphones, ATMs, car parking, toilets, and bicycle stands.

Arrival train station: Trains coming into Paris from Dover stop at the Paris Gare du Nord. The station is in the central part of Paris and is accessible by public transport services. Its proximity to famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Gallery, and Pont des Arts, makes it a prominent attraction for both Parisians and travellers. Facilities available for passengers at the station include free WiFi, gift shops, ATMs, first-class lounges, currency exchange, and lost property service.

Which train companies travel from Dover to Paris?

Eurostar operates trains from Dover to Paris up to 10 times daily, offering the fastest connections on this route. Passengers can choose from a range of trains between Dover and Paris.

Eurostar Dover to Paris

Eurostar is the largest provider of train services for people travelling from the UK to European countries. The high-speed and long-distance trains in its fleet service serve major UK regions and several European cities. Some of its trains travel from Dover (via Ashford) to Paris. The average trip lasts 3 hours 26 minutes, although its fastest trains complete the journey in under 2 hours.

Dover to Paris trains: Services on board

Eurostar offers both standard and premier seating aboard its trains. Passengers can bring along up to 2 items of luggage and a small hand item on journeys. Individuals may bring bikes, but these must be foldable or less than 85 cm long. Non-folding bikes or those over 85 cm are not allowed. Any extra luggage may be stored on separate trains and will incur a fee. No pets are allowed on Eurostar trains, but travellers may bring guide or assistance dogs along with them. Passengers with disabilities can bring their wheelchairs as there are spaces available in both standard and first-class sections. Toilets onboard are accessible.

How to find cheap train tickets from Dover to Paris

Getting low-cost trains from Dover to Paris requires some planning. Most train companies allow travellers to book tickets in advance at significantly lower prices. Passengers can also opt for a long-distance or connecting train. Although these are slower than high-speed or direct trains, the tickets are cheaper. Travelling during off-peak operational hours is another way to save money on trip expenses. The Omio site is a handy resource for individuals looking to find the best prices on trains from Dover to Paris.

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Trains from Dover to Paris
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Dover, United Kingdom by train?

Travel between Dover, United Kingdom and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Dover?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/25/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Dover and Paris as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Dover is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

What are the requirements?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Dover, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/25/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Dover from Paris here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Dover and Paris cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Dover to Paris trains for as little as $19 (€15)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Paris from Dover?
The train price from Dover to Paris is on average $25 (€20)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Dover to Paris by train?
You should expect to travel around 164 miles (264 km)  from Dover to Paris by train.
What is the Dover to Paris train travel time?
On average the Dover to Paris train time is 1 h 44 min  covering the 164 miles (264 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Dover to Paris depart from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Dover?

When taking the train from Dover to Paris, you can choose to depart from train stations like Dover Priory and Dover, Town Centre (Pencester Rd). Your route can end in train stations such as Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Dover Priory   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the train station in Dover to go to Paris? Where is the train station in Paris located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Dover Priory, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Dover.

The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of Paris.

What are the first and last departure train times from Dover to Paris?
The earliest train departing from Dover to Paris leaves at 4: 36 AM. The last train departing from Dover to Paris leaves at 6: 08 PM. You can find the latest Dover to Paris train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Dover to Paris to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Dover to Paris train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $25 (€20). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Dover and Paris. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dover
Paris
Dover Priory
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Kearsney
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Martin Mill
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