Taking a flight from London to Paris gives you many more options for your travel plans. There are flights to the French capital from several of London’s airports, and the flight time from London City Airport is about 90 minutes.
Unless travelling at short notice, and trains are either full or only have expensive seats remaining, train usually wins over plane for both cost and convenience. Though the flight time is only 90 minutes, you need to allow at least the same again for getting to and from the airports and checking-in. With the Eurostar train now taking a mere 135 minutes for many departures, the plane no longer has much of a speed advantage.
The cheapest flights to Paris from London are usually with easyJet, who fly from London Luton Airport and London Gatwick Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Other possibilities are with Air France, who fly London Heathrow-Paris Charles de Gaulle, and British Airways, who fly from London Heathrow to both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly.
More convenient is CityJet, who fly from London City Airport to Paris Orly. In each case, when comparing flights with the train journey, you need to factor in both the time and cost of getting to and from the airports which, apart from London City Airport, are outside the city centres.
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