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Located over 800km away from Manchester, Paris is an easy to reach destination by road, air and rail. Flying is by far the quickest and simplest traveling option, as it's possible to get an inexpensive direct flight from Manchester Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport that only takes around an hour and a half. Traveling by bus, the journey can take as little as 15 hours, with one or two stops along the one - usually at London Victoria Coach Station. You can also connect via train which usually takes around 4 hours from Manchester Piccadilly, changing at London Euston before heading to Paris Gare Du Nord.
The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Paris is by bus, with fares available for under €25. If traveling to Paris by bus, National Express offer indirect routes from Manchester. Most buses depart every 2-3 hours from Manchester Bus Station, making a stop at either Birmingham Coach Station or London Victoria Coach Station (or both) before heading on to Paris Gallieni Station. The journey, including stops, usually takes around 17 hours.
Several airlines fly directly to Paris from Manchester, from British Airways to Air France. And with the quickest direct flights at 1 hour and 25 minutes long, it's a popular option. Most flights will depart from Manchester Airport (MAN) into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Some airlines will stop over in other countries across Europe before landing in the Charles de Gaulle Airport, namely Copenhagen, Madrid, Dusseldorf or Bournemouth - though this can take the journey time up to 23 hours long.
The overall time saving when traveling from Manchester to Paris, means that flying is the most popular way to travel between the two cities. Nevertheless, trains are a popular alternative, with a convenient short change in London. Whilst there are no direct train services to Paris, you can travel to London Euston first from Manchester. 3 trains usually leave every hour, taking just over 2 hours to get there. Once you've arrived in London Euston, take the Victoria or Northern tube line to London St. Pancras International where you can get the Eurostar to Paris Gare Du Nord. This direct train journey will also take just over 2 hours, with 1-2 trains leaving every hour.