Are you planning a trip from Dublin to Paris, but are having trouble sifting through your travel options and making a decision on how to get there? Dublin is a little less than 500 miles from Paris and separated by the Irish Sea and the English Channel, which makes flying the most logical choice.
But if you prefer not to fly for some reason or would like to make a stopover in London, travel by train and ferry from Dublin to Paris is always a good alternative. It can even make for a picturesque, leisurely way to see the UK, Irish Sea, and Irish countryside at a more contemplative pace, from the green hills to the crashing waves of the coastlines.
Flights From Dublin to Paris
International carriers including Aer Lingus and Air France and regional companies such as Ryanair offer several daily flights from Dublin to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Flights to Beauvais Airport located in the far outskirts of Paris tend to be a cheaper option, but you'll need to plan on at least an extra hour and 15 minutes to get to central Paris.
Travel From Dublin to Paris by Ferry and Train
You can get from Dublin to Paris via a combination of ferry and train travel, but you'll need to count on a long trip with multiple transfers. The easiest solution is to take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, Wales, continue on to London via train, then take the high-speed Eurostar train, to Paris, which traverses the English channel via the "Chunnel." The London to Paris route on the Eurostar leaves from The St Pancras International rail station in central London and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord station.
As mentioned, this option is not for the hurried traveler, but can be a good plan if a leisurely stop in London appeals to you.
Arriving in Paris by Plane? Ground Transport Options
If you're arriving in Paris by plane, you'll need to figure out how to get to the center of the city from the airports. Find out how by consulting our full article on Paris ground transport options. These include commuter trains, taxis, airline-run coaches, and municipal buses.